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  1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Windermere
  4. Lake District

Ultimate Lake District Tour Visiting 10 Lakes

Product ID: 175479
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Get to see the Lake District in glorious detail on a fully guided visit to 10 Lakes. Take a boat trip on Ullswater, the second largest lake. Step back in history 4,500 years as you visit an ancient stone circle. See the tallest mountains in England.
About this activity
Duration 8 - 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See amazing mountains and lakes, some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District
  • Take a relaxing boat trip on Ullswater
  • Visit an ancient stone circle surrounded by epic mountain views
  • Be 'suprised' by the view over Derwentwater
  • Visit the only remaining slate mine in England
Full description
Your day starts with a climb, all the way up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn for a stop to take in the views back down the valley right the way down to Lake Windermere and Ambleside. From here the road plunges down into the Kirkstone Pass and descends down to Brothers Water. As you arrive at the village of Glenridding, you join a 1-hour cruise on Ullswater to relax and see the stunning fells as the boat cruises the full length of the lake.

You then leave Ullswater and head north and west towards Castlerigg. Castlerigg Stone Circle stands on a superb natural plateau commanding a superb 360 degree view over the surrounding fells. Made up of 38 free standing stones, some up to 3 metres (10 feet) high, it is one of Britain's earliest stone circles dating back to the Neolithic period 4000 to 5000 years ago. Your journey now takes you a short distance to the head of Derwentwater where you stop at Lakeside near Keswick, for lunch. You then travel to 'Surprise View', one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Lake District.

The road now rises higher as you climb the fell to the Honister Slate Mine at the head of the pass. You have a brief stop here. You now descend slowly down the steep track as it twists and turns into the Honister Pass and on to Buttermere. Buttermere could not be more of a contrast to the magnificent yet hard scenery of Honister. You are now entering the Vale of Lorton, one of the lushest and prettiest parts of the Northern Lakes. The spectacular scenery continues as you move along the shore of Crummock Water with unparalleled views and also the site of an ancient battle.

From here the scenery softens and the fells decline into hills. You now take the road which will bring you into the Whinlatter Pass, your third mountain pass on this tour. The pass winds through Whinlatter Forest. Then on to the Whinlatter Viewpoint where you will stop again to allow you to admire the magnificent views of Bassenthwaite. You now head back towards Keswick and start the journey down towards Ambleside. On the way you will pass Thirlmere, and at the foot of the water, you then head back along your fourth, and last, mountain pass of Dunmail Raise. You pass Grasmere village to drive along the shores of Grasmere, your ninth lake. The road winds along the shore until you come to Rydal Water, your tenth and final lake.
Includes
  • Guided and escorted throughout
  • Boat trip on Ullswater
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
The weather can be changeable in the Lake District so please bring a coat and sensible shoes.

All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them.
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4.7/5
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Value for money
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English Lake District Tours

Product ID: 175479