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Scenic Tour of the Lake District in Winter

Scenic Tour of the Lake District in Winter

From US$ 122.52 per person

Winter tour: see the beauty of the Lake District in the winter months. Experience ten unique lakes and many breathtaking mountain passes.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Experience the beautiful winter scenery of the Lake District
  • See 10 lakes in a day
  • Visit an ancient stone circle surrounded by epic vistas
  • Enjoy a waterfall high in the hills
  • See Derwentwater from a 'suprise view'
Full description
Start your day with a climb up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn, where you will take in the scenic view of Lake Windermere and Ambleside. Then descend into Kirkstone Pass and down to Brothers Water, along the Ullswater shore with a stop for photos. Head north and west towards Castlerigg, where a natural plateau commands a superb 360-degree view over the surrounding fells. A short walk then takes you to the head of Derwentwater for lunch before traveling to 'Surprise View,' one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Lake District. From there, the road rises toward the Honister Slate Mine at the head of the pass. After a brief stop, descend slowly down the path as it twists and turns towards the Vale of Lorton, one of the lushest and prettiest parts of the Northern Lakes. The spectacular scenery continues as we move on to Moss Force Waterfall. The scenery softens and the fells decline into hills as we descend into the Newlands Valley, then head back towards Keswick and start the journey down towards Ambleside. On the way, we will pass Thirlmere and then along the picturesque mountain pass of Dunmail Raise. We will journey past Grasmere village along the shores of Grasmere. The road winds along the shore until we arrive at Rydal Water, the tenth and final lake on our tour.
Includes
  • Fully escorted and guided by one of our expert guides.
  • Multiple stops for photo opportunities.
  • Food and drink

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Important information

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  • Every passenger, including a child of any age, must purchase a seat.
  • We reserve the right to alter the tour due to local traffic conditions or weather.
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5 /5

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Review summary

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  • Service
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Made me fall in love with the Lake District

When Tim arrived at the meeting point at King Street, he smiled and said "it's just you today, so we're off!" The tour could have easily been cancelled, so greatly appreciated that they honored the booking! Tim is incredibly knowledgable about the entire area and history, and the many layers that play into the Lake District and the sites we visited. My brother-in-law grew up in the Lake District, and appreciated Tim's perspective and information - as well as the times he would stand back and just let me drink in the scenery. We were able to accomplish so much in a day but it didn't feel rushed. Thank you for such a wonderful introduction to the lakes and villages - we'll be back and for the Beatrix Potter tour!

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November 26, 2018

March 24, 2019

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