- Luggage transfer between hotels
- B&B's or Hotels from 3*- 5*
- Full breakfast daily at hotels except day 1
- Visits, tours and admissions
- Headsets for walking tours
- Ticket wallet & luggage tags
- Smartphone App with GPS routs
- 24-hour emergency helpline
- Color coded routes on local maps
One of the UK’s World Heritage Sites, The Lake District offers outstanding, rugged countryside unlike anywhere else in the country with mountains and of course lakes appearing at every turn. This self-guided walking tour moves away from the tourist traps to immerse you in the tranquility of the lakes, set against the backdrop of England’s highest mountain peaks.
Day 1: Circular route from Ravenglass (5.5 - 7 Miles)
Enjoy a circular walk around the Ravenglass coast. During the walk pay a visit to Munster Castle, the stately home of the Pennington family since 1208, complete with its extensive gardens and historic furnishings. You will also be able to visit the World Owl Trust with its collection of over 150 birds.
Day 2: Linear route from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge (3.75 - 5.5 Miles)
Walk from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge, a traditional and tranquil Cumbrian Hamlet. Follow the River Esk upstream where it flows from the steep rugged flanks of Scafell Pike down through woods to broad green pastures near the coast. This walk encompasses the full range of Lakeland scenery from rural to rugged to enjoy.
Day 3: Circular Route from Santon Bridge (6 - 10 Miles)
Enjoy a circular walk from Santon Bridge exploring Wasdale, the Lakeland's most secluded and unspoilt valley. It is bleakly beautiful and is surrounded by England's highest mountains, the Scafell's, Great Gable and Pillar. Wasdale also has England's deepest lake and also England’s smallest church. The classic view across Wast Water to Great Gable is used as the logo for the National Park and is often missed by visitors arriving by car so keep your eyes peeled.
Day 4: Linear route from Santon Bridge to Boot (7 - 8 Miles)
Leave Santon Bridge on a linear walk to the totally undiscovered and unexplored tiny village of Boot. Boot is the most populous village in the Eskdale Valley and was an important local centre for ore mining in the 19th century. Eskdale Mill in the village provides a working example of a corn mill. The walk makes a gradual climb past the picturesque Blae Tarn to a high point with traditional Lakeland views.
Day 5: Circular Route from Boot (6.75 - 14.25 Miles)
Take a circular walk from Boot up Hardknock Path to a Roman fort. The walk then drops down into the valley and joins part of the grim route between Boot and the smallest church where the villagers took their dead.
Day 6: Linear route from Boot to Ravenglass (4.75 - 9.25 Miles)
Enjoy a final linear walk from Boot to Ravenglass via Muncaster Fell. The joys of Lakeland walking in miniature as the terrain looks deceptively mountainous but only rises to 750 feet.
Day 7: Return Home
Enjoy the beginning of your day in Ravenglass before you need to start your journey home.