The Heart Of The Lake District Walk
Discover a self-guided walking holiday in the Lake District, located in the most magical part of England... Start your walking tour 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 walks are world-class. The mountains rise from sea level to heights of over 3000 feet (almost 1000 metres), and are intersected by lush green valleys, often containing lakes. There is a wealth of history and heritage unrivalled in so small an area. A walking tour in the heart of the Lake District is sure to please one and all!
Your Lake District Walking Holiday Itinerary:
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 11 miles/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 after breakfast.
Superior B and B: £735.00 per person. Dinner on 5 nights: £185 per person. Accommodation in small hotels, inns and guest houses with en-suite facilities. (£775.00 if luggage transfer from Wasdale Head is included)
Standard B and B: £575 per person. Guest houses, Bed and Breakfasts and farms. Shared bathrooms sometimes necessary (upgrades available at extra cost).
Single supplement or extra nights: on request Local Guide for groups (or individuals): £200 per day
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.
Lake District Walking Vacation - Practical Information
A selection of carefully chosen B&B's or Inns – all rooms with private bathrooms. Upgrades are possible and it is possible to mix and match the accommodation if you wish – please ask us.
WHAT TO TAKE
Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sun block/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit
WHEN TO GO
Mid-April to mid-September. Accommodation will be difficult to obtain on UK national holidays unless booked well in advance (and may require an alteration to the programme).
The closest airport to Windermere is Manchester airport. It is also an option to fly into Glasgow, Birmingham or London airports.
Windermere has its own railway station and can be reached by rail from most major cities although a change will be required.
7 nights accommodation with full English breakfast 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 UNLESS AT EXTRA COST) . Back-up service.
Lunches, dinners, sightseeing expenses, Windermere ferry, taxi journeys, luggage transfer to Wasdale Head
We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for whatever reason.
Departure dates: any day April-October subject to accommodation availability.
Contact us to book your walking holiday in the Lake District or to ask a question. We look forward to hearing from you!