Lake District: Langdale Valley and Coniston Half-Day Tour
- See Tarn Hows surrounded by mountains with birdsong in the trees, regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District
- Enjoy Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man
- View Great Langdale the spectacular U-shaped valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery
- Discover Little Langdale the secluded valley with Neolithic, Viking, Medieval, and smuggling connections
You linger at Brantwood long enough for you to take in the panoramic vista of the lake, overshadowed by Coniston Old Man opposite. Brantwood is the perfect spot for photos across the lake. Down below the house, a path snakes through a garden to the lakeshore jetty where you can walk out onto the lake for more amazing photo opportunities. Looking across the lake, you will see the village of Coniston crouched at the foot of the fells. This is your next location and on arrival, your guide will take you on a short walking tour around the village pointing out all of the interesting features along the way.
You now leave this lowland area and head up into the fells and some staggering, sweeping scenery. Little Langdale is a hamlet of a few scattered stone houses and a pub in the Little Langdale Valley. See spectacular views of the Langdale Pikes, a group of peaks on the northern side of the dale. From below, they appear as a sharp rocky ridge, though they are precipitous only on their southern side; to the north, the land sweeps gently to High Raise, the parent peak of the range.
The road now turns as you pass Great Langdale which is known to archaeologists as the source of a particular type of Neolithic polished stone axe head, created on the slopes of the Pike of Stickle and traded all over prehistoric Great Britain and Europe. Great Langdale is a huge U-shaped valley formed by glaciers which opens up to you as you descend back down from the fells.
- Fully escorted tour with commentary from an expert guide
Prepare for the activity
All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them