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Ten Lakes Tour - Full Day - Up to 4 People

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, Lake District, Windermere

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  • 8 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This Lake District tour is a must for engaging with much of the dramatic, lush and picturesque scenery the Lake District has to offer. You will travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional
Lakeland villages. With plenty of stops for admiring the views and capturing the perfect Instagram photos.

An insight into some of the Lake Districts most closely guarded, hidden gems. This tour will change the way you look at the Lakes.

This Tour Includes:

• Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
• Local expert driver / guide
• Parking Fees

This Tour Excludes:

• Food and Drink
• Attraction Entry Fees

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

At 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, Windermere is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and England and is fed by numerous rivers. The Romans built their fort of Galava at its northern end (Waterhead), and it has always been an important waterway for movement of heavy materials. Although the town of Windermere does not touch the lake (it took the name of the lake when the railway line was built in 1847 and the station was called "Windermere"), it has now grown together with the older lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Esthwaite Water, Ambleside LA22, UK

Esthwaite is a first class, well managed Trout fishery. It is a beautiful natural 280-acre water situated in the heart of the English Lake District with excellent facilities for boat or bank fishing.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Coniston is 5 miles long and is the 3rd longest lake. It has 3 islands, all owned by the National Trust. The lake was originally used to carry slate and ore from the mines around Coniston, to the Furness peninsular. In the 1850’s, a branch of the Furness railway came as far as Coniston village – this meant in Victorian times it was more accessible for tourists.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rydal Water, Ambleside LA22 9HQ, UK

Rydal is one of the smallest lakes at 3/4-mile-long, 1/4-mile-wide and with a depth of 55 feet, but it is very popular partly because of its Wordsworth connections. Steps lead up from the western end of the lake to ‘Wordsworth’s Seat’ – reputedly the poet’s favourite viewpoint.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Grasmere at 1 mile long, half a mile wide and 75 feet deep, would be an attractive and popular tourist area even without its Wordsworth connections. ‘The most loveliest spot than man hath found’ was Wordsworth’s famous quote describing the area of Lakeland that he most loved. The small island in the middle of the lake was his favourite destination while he was staying at nearby Dove Cottage. The island is now privately owned, and visitors should not land there, tempting though it is.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Thirlmere, Thirlmere, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Thirlmere at 3.5 miles long, 1.2-mile-wide and 158 feet deep, was originally two smaller lakes, which were purchased by Manchester City Corporation Waterworks in 1889. A dam was installed of which its greatest height is 104 feet, and the area became one vast reservoir. In the process, the settlements of Armboth and Wythburn were submerged, the only remaining building being the little church at Wythburn. The 96-mile-long aquaduct now supplies water to Manchester.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bassenthwaite Lake, A66, Bassenthwaite, Keswick England

Bassenthwaite is owned by the National Park Authority and is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4-mile-wide, but also one of the shallowest (70 ft). It is the most northerly of the lakes and has no major settlements on its shores. It’s is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. There is a shore path which runs the length of the west shore, but no access to the east side except at Mirehouse. Here there is a small open-air theatre, built in 1974 for the reading of ‘Morte d’Arthur’ to the Tennyson society at the place where it is thought that Tennyson, who often stayed at Mirehouse, composed much of the poem. Bassenthwaite is home to the vendace, a rare and endangered fish species found only here and in Derwentwater.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Derwent Water House Keswick on Derwentwater Nbiughl, Keswick CA12 5RF England

Derwentwater at 3 miles long, 1 mile wide and 72 feet deep, is fed by the River Derwent catchment area in the high fells at the head of Borrowdale and has a long historical and literary background. The Lake is very much a landscape of moods, varying from the dramatic waves splashing against Friar’s Crag when driven by southerly gales, to the absolute mirror calm of early mornings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Crummock Water, Buttermere, Cockermouth England

Situated between Loweswater and Buttermere. Often overlooked by its sister lake Buttermere, Crummock Water with the mighty Grassmoor on the west and the fells of Mellbreak on the east, it has unparalleled views from either side. It is 2 1/2 miles long, 3/4-mile-wide and 140 feet deep and is a clear, rocky bottomed lake flanked by steep fellsides of Skiddaw slate. The lake is fed by numerous streams including the beck from Scale Force, which with a drop of 170 feet is Lakeland’s tallest waterfall. The River Cocker starts from here, flowing towards Cockermouth where it joins the River Derwent.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Buttermere, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Buttermere, the lake by the dairy pastures, is 1 1/2 miles long, 3/4 of a mile wide and 75 feet deep. The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District. A visit to Buttermere is principally for its natural attractions, as the area offers some of the best walking country in Lakeland. There is a footpath running around the perimeter of the lake, and lovely walks to the summits of Haystacks and Red Pike.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Private transportation

  • Attraction Entry Fees and Food & Drink
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You can book collection from your hotel with 48 hours notice, included in this tour is one of our Private Hire vehicles for a maximum of 4 people.

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


10 Jul, 2023

Nice guide and nice vehicle. We enjoyed the tour. Hope to more in future. The guide was flexible to take care of our needs thanks


02 Jun, 2023

I travelled with my husband and 21 years old daughter. We had a full day private tour with Kevin and could not have had a better experience. He drove us to the 10 lakes and also other spots always showing the best places to see and telling the curiosities about each one of them. He is an excellent driver and knows everything about the Lake District Region. We also asked to see some specific spots which he took us happily. Highly recommend the tour and Kevin as the guide.


20 May, 2023

Each of the 10 lakes were so stunningly beautiful and each in such unique and unforgettable ways! We were concerned the day would become repetitive but this was so far from reality! We could not recommend this tour more highly!


01 Jun, 2022

What a fantastic experience, very smart, clean minibus, Simon the driver was very knowledgeable & friendly, & the tour covered everything you could possibly want to see & do in the Lakes.


31 May, 2022

Gary, and Agata, did a great job of planning our tour around a marathon in one of the towns that was included on the original tour. We had total flexibility and freedom to take as much or as little time as we wanted at each stop. The vehicle was very clean and comfortable and Gary was fun to spend the day with!

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