Six Lakes Lake District Tour (Half Day 4 Hours) | La Vacanza Travel

Six Lakes Lake District Tour (Half Day 4 Hours)

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere
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  • 4 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy the unrivalled scenery and the six most popular lakes.

On your four hour tour you will see some of the most visited lakes the Lake District, and unrivalled scenery that the Central Lakes has to offer, all from in the comfort of a spacious Volvo vehicle, accompanied by a knowledgeable driver.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Windermere, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

After departure from your desired location Bowness Pier Cruises Ticket Sales Office or Windermere Railway Station, our four hour six lakes tour will visit some of the most popular and scenic tourist attractions in the Lake District.

Our six lakes tour places its focus on the Northern side of the Lake District and it is perfect for those who want to enjoy the outstanding scenery the National Park has to offer. Our tour will allow you to enjoy our selected six lakes, including Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Grasmere Lake, and Rydal Water.

Stop At: Kirkstone Pass, Ambleside England

Following our departure, we will make our way over the famous Kirkstone Pass.

Kirkstone Pass stands proud at 1,489 feet making it the highest tarmac road in the National Park, therefore offering the most spectacular views back at The Lake Windermere and Morecombe Bay in the distance.

As we make our way you will also be able view the beautiful Troutbeck Valley, which was once the home to Children's author Beatrix Potter.

Location: Independent 90% | Assisted 10% | Time allocated: 15 Minutes | Walking difficulty: Very easy

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Brothers Water, Penrith CA11 0NZ, UK

Brothers Water is a small lake in the Hartsop valley in the eastern region of the Lake District in England. Once called Broad Water, it lies at the northern end of Kirkstone Pass, affording views on the descent towards Patterdale.

Location: ( Pass by without stopping )

Stop At: Ullswater, Penrith CA11 0JH, UK

The Lake District tour then travels on to Ullswater.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District, being approximately 9 miles long, it has also been described as the most beautiful lake in England. Referring to William Wordsworth, it was Glencoyne Park at Ullswater that gave him the inspiration to write his most famous poem, Daffodils.

Location: Independent 90% | Assisted 10% | Time allocated: 15 Minutes | Walking difficulty: Very easy

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England

As our tour continues following plenty of scenery and approximately 20 minute journey we arrive at the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.

It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.

Location: Independent 80% | Assisted 20% | Time allocated: 30 Minutes | Walking difficulty: Easy (gradual uneven incline)

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Thirlmere, Keswick England

Our tour returns south alongside Thirlmere.

Thirlmere spans some 3.5 miles long and 1.2 miles wide and it was originally two smaller lakes, which were purchased by Manchester City Cooperation Waterworks back in 1889.

The area was then given a dam, whose greatest height is 104 feet, and the area became one vast reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded with impressive views, including Helvellyn and Dollywagon Pike and it offers an unrivalled scenic route.

Location: ( Pass by without stopping )

Stop At: Grasmere, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

As we continue towards Windermere, we will make our final stop in Grasmere.

The home of William Wordsworth and Grasmere Gingerbread. Grasmere is probably one of Cumbria's most popular villages, with buildings that date from the 13th century and farms even older!

It is here where you can visit William Wordsworth's grave, which is situated in St Oswald's Church on the bank of the river Rothay.

The graveyard is also next to Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop that's certainly worth visiting.

Sarah Nelson invented this Gingerbread back in 1854 and the recipe remains the same today!

Location: Independent 90% | Assisted 10% | Time allocated: 45 Minutes | Walking difficulty: Easy

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Rydal Water, A591, Rydal, Ambleside England

After departing Grasmere, we make our way towards Rydal where you will enjoy the view over Rydal Water.

This small lake has become very popular with visitors of Rydal Caves and those who enjoy the work and former home of William Wordsworth.

Location: ( Pass by without stopping )

Inclusions
  • Bottled water - Still and Sparkling water available.

Exclusions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    1: Bowness Pier - Windermere Lake Cruises, Winander house, Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HE, UK
    2: Windermere LA23 1AH, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This is a private tour therefore unless pre-agreed, your tour will begin at Bowness Boat Pier or Windermere Railway Station.


    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

    Duration

    4 hours


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