The Lake District

Cumbria, England

Holiday overview

Destination

England


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate to Strenuous


Month

Apr - Oct


Price

£ 575 pp


Duration

7 nights


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The Lake District lies in the county of Cumbria, in England’s north west corner. It is the largest of Britain’s National Parks, and is famous . The scenery that has inspired poets (most famously William Wordsworth) and painters

A self-guided walking tour of this magical part of England. Start at Windermere and finish at Keswick. The Lake District lies in the county of Cumbria, in England’s north west corner. It is the largest of Britain’s National Parks, and is famous throughout the world for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. The mountains rise from sea level to heights of over 3000 feet (almost 1000 metres), and are intersected by lush green valleys, watered by beautiful lakes. There is a wealth of history and heritage unrivalled in so small an area.

 

Price Options:

Option 1:

Superior B and B: £685 per person.Dinner each night: £175 extra. Accommodation in small hotels, inns and guest houses with en-suite facilities.

 

Option 2:

Standard B and B: £575 per person.

Guest houses, Bed and Breakfasts and farms. Normally shared bathrooms. Dinner not included but available within easy reach of accommodation.

Luggage transfers are not included to/from Wasdale Head, luggage is transferred from Eskdale to Windermere. Therefore no access to luggage on day 6 at Wasdale Head.

Single supplements and extra nights: available on request Local Guide for groups (or individuals): £200 per day

 

Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation with full English breakfast
  • Dinner in Option 1 if half board price paid
  • Provision of map sections and route descriptions
  • Orientation meeting on Day 1
  • Boat ride on Derwentwater on final day
  • Luggage transfers. LUGGAGE TRANSFERS TO/FROM WASDALE HEAD NOT INCLUDED.
  • Back-up service.

 

Not Included:

Lunches, dinners (unless Option 1 half board option taken), sightseeing expenses, Windermere ferry, taxi journeys, luggage transfer to Wasdale Head.

 

Departure Dates:

Any day April-October subject to accommodation availability

Day 1:

Arrive Windermere. Orientation meeting.

 

Day 2:

Walk to Coniston via Hawkshead, with public transport available from Hawkshead if required (7 miles/12 kms to Hawkshead 11miles/18 kms to walk the whole route, with 350 or 500 metres of height gain respectively).

 

Day 3:

Day in Coniston. Sightseeing or walking available.

 

Day 4:

Walk to Eskdale via Seathwaite-in-Dunnerdale, where taxi rendezvous can be arranged if required (7.5 miles/13 kms to Seathwaite, 12 miles/20 kms to walk the whole route, with 600 or 800 metres respectively of height gain).

 

Day 5:

Day in Eskdale. Sightseeing or walking available, including a chance to climb Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

 

Day 6:

Walk to Wasdale Head (6 miles or 10 kms with 250 metres of height gain).

 

Day 7:

Walk to Lodore via Seatoller-in-Borrowdale, where public transport is available if required. At Lodore catch boat to Keswick. (6 miles/10 kms to Seatoller, 11 miles/18 kms to walk the whole route, with 500 or 700 metres respectively of height gain). Taxi service from Keswick to Windermere (pay locally).

 

Day 8:

Departure