There are very few places in the Lake District where you can get remotely high in a car for chasing, let alone anywhere near a SOTA summit
Nearest to Windermere is Kirkstone pass but VHF is limited to an arc of about 30 degrees to the West and East and I would imagine (although I haven't tried it to be fair) that HF would be adversely affected as well.
Of course if you want SOTA activation then you've got Red Screes to the left, 45 mins of walking a stone staircase for relatively easy 10 points, or Stony Cove Pike on the other side which is nearer an hour of slog with a steep bit to start with. Or both if you're feeling really energetic.
I find it interesting how the SOTA points are allocated - I've not looked at the logic but I'm guessing it's something to do with maximum height within a region or country?
Anyway, I'm very fortunate to live where I do and hopefully if I can avoid falling off anything am looking forward to lots of nice views-with-radio-chatter over the next few years.
73's Mark. M0NOM
p.s. for those less able, or less willing , in the Lakes the Wainwrights on the Air competition is still going strong even if the website is in desperate need of a refresh. All the functionality is still working. http://wota.org.uk