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Lake District: The High Adventure Tour from Oxenholme

Product ID: 216150
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Get off the beaten track and enjoy a full-day tour exploring the Western Lake District. Leave from Windermere to experience England’s steepest passes, visit the splendid 14th-century Muncaster Castle, and admire Britain’s favorite view at Wastwater.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England
  • Admire the sights at Wastwater, voted “Britain’s Favorite View”
  • Explore the 14th-century Muncaster Castle and its internationally-acclaimed gardens
  • Admire views of the Hardknott Roman Fort and spectacular views of England’s highest mountains
  • Visit Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, and enjoy a train ride on a narrow gauge heritage railway
Full description
Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. The tour will take you off the beaten track, as you discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District complete with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes.

You will make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England, as you drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort (1,000 feet up on the fells). Next, embark on the famous miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, before enjoying lunch at a traditional country inn. In the afternoon, you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favorite View” at Wastwater, which includes England’s deepest and most dramatic lake.

Your next destination is the splendid 14th-century Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust. The beautiful scenery of the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water will then bring an end to this classic tour of the picturesque Lake District.
Includes
  • Transportation in a mini-coach
  • Live onboard commentary in English
  • Ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
  • Pickup and drop-off from Oxenholme Train Station
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance to Muncaster Castle
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Oxenholme Train Station, Kendal.

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children must be 5 years or older (this tour is unsuitable for children under 5)
• All passengers must have their own seat
• Seats cannot be reserved
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• There will be a designated lunch stop where it will be possible to buy lunch
• There will be toilet stops on route
• Minimal walking is involved
• Vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
• Routes are subject to change without notice and the vendor reserves the right to alter tours in the event of severe inclement weather, traffic congestion, or for operational reasons