The Lake District National Park contains England’s highest mountains and deepest lakes. It has long been a favourite of writers, such as Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and the children’s novelist Arthur Ransome. For Lake District walking holidays, our Lake District Valleys tour explores the delightful landscapes of Windermere, Coniston, Langdale and Grasmere, while our more demanding Mountains tour takes in some of the peaks and high passes of the northern and western part of the Lake District.
On this 5 or 7-night easy-to-moderate grade tour you will start from Lake Windermere and walk past at least nine other lakes, including Coniston Water and Grasmere. You also have the opportunity to climb the peaks of Old Man of Coniston and Helvellyn. You can visit the former homes of Beatrix Potter near Hawkshead and William Wordsworth at Grasmere (both open to the public).
This 7-night tour for experienced mountain walkers explores the more rugged and remote western half of the Lake District. The tour includes the larger lakes of Derwentwater and Buttermere as well as valley walking in Borrowdale and Wasdale. En-route you walk across the high passes of Scarth Gap, Black Sail, and Esk Hause. Weather permitting, this tour also provides the opportunity to ascend Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.