Heart of the Lake | England Day Tour

This half day tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy the Lake District's spectacular scenery but are short on time.

The tour will focus on the famous valleys of Great and Little Langdale, with time to take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the view at Coniston Water, famous for world water speed records.

There are many picturesque views along the way including Tarn Hows & Loughrigg Tarn. Lastly, a quick stop in Hawkshead before returning to Windermere.

Tour Itinerary:

Blea Tarn

Blea tarn is definitely one of the Lake District's hidden gems. You can enjoy stunning views of the tarn itself with the famous Langdale Pikes as its backdrop, it really is positioned in the heart of the wild Lake District.


Hawkshead is a charming medieval village of narrow alleys and characterful squares in the valley between Lakes Windermere and Coniston. Hawkshead is home to a Grammar School which was established in 1585 and where the famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth went to school. There has been a church on the hill overlooking the village since the 14th Century but the current church was built in the 16th Century.

Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is a picturesque beauty sport just to the north of Coniston, originally three smaller tarns, Low, Middle and High, but the building of a dam raised the water level to create a larger body of water. Tarn How's is accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability due to it's manageable footpath. The footpath around the tarn is just short of two miles long and offers the most stunning views.

The Langdale Pikes

The Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognizable peaks in the Lake District. Viewed from Langdale their flanks are craggy and appear very steep, the short of territory that appeals to climbers rather than walkers. However this is something of an illusion, for although there are plenty of crags to keep climbers happy the fells that lay between them are not as steep as they first appear - a trick of perspective. The provides adventurous walking in a very dramatic setting.


  • Transport in a 16 seater mini-bus;
  • On-board commentary in English;
  • Pick-up service from selected hotels.

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