The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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


This classic adventure tour of the Western Lakes uses a route pioneered by the Romans!

The tour focuses around the Western Lake District travelling over the Lake District’s famous mountain passes; Hardknott and Wrynose, which are some of the steepest in Great Britain. Pass the remote 2nd century Hardknott Roman Fort which includes remains of the headquarters building, commandants house and bath house.

During your day you will have time to enjoy traveling over Wrynose & Hardknott Mountain Passes, you'll see England’s deepest lake and visit the grounds of the 14th Century Muncaster Castle.

This tour is a chance to explore the real Lake District!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

Begin your Lake District adventure tour.

Pass By: Hardknott Roman Fort, Hardknott Pass, Eskdale CA19 1TH England

Travel across Hardknott Pass, past the ancient Roman fort before you descend into Eskdale.

Pass By: Wrynose Pass Road England

Travel through the beautiful Wrynose Pass as you adventure into the wild Lake District.

Stop At: Wast Water, Wasdale Head England

Stop to take in the views at Wastwater, England's deepest lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Scafell Pike Mountain, Seathwaite England

On a good day you may see the peak of Scafell Pike from your vantage point at Wastwater.

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

End your fantastic day exploring the stunning Lake District.

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Driver’s gratuity (Optional)
  • Children must be 5 years or older to travel on this tour
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
2: Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK
3: Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK
4: Oxenholme Station, Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RB, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


30 Oct, 2022

Spectacular views and stunning driving from Duncan - oh my word, these guides need to be awarded some sort of DVLA platinum driving status. There were moments on the high narrow slopes when I was nervous but Duncan was zen with bionic skills even leisurely carried on his commentary. I've now been on the 10 Lake tour, the Beatrix Potter tour and now this last high mountain pass tour of the year and I've been totally thrilled with each experience. This tour had stunning views! Our group had lunch at the Brook House Inn where the lunch was really yummy and very reasonably priced. Can't fault the day, tour or guide. Thank you so much!


18 Oct, 2022

It was a very good journey and the best part of the journey was Tony our excellent driver. His driving was first class his commentary was very interesting and his general manner very helpful, courteous and considerate to us. he also ensured that we were in time for the birds of prey at Muncaster. And their flying and was totally fascinating. We had a very good day.


03 Oct, 2022

The most memorable part of this trip was Wast water. Was interesting to see the landscapes while was raining heavily.


02 Oct, 2022

We had the most beautiful day in the Cumbria, Lake District. We never been in Lake District so I thought would be wonderful if somebody will show us around. We booked a trip with the Mountain Goat and they took us all around the Lake District. The Driver was amazing. All around the trip he was talking about the sights and was funny as well. We had several stops to take pictures and we had a table booked in a small village at a local pub. The food was great. Also I would like to highlight the driver's skills , OMG , he was excellent how he drove the mini bus and what roads . 👏 I already recommend to 2 of my friends the full day tour and the Montain Goat company.


30 Sep, 2022

This was the High Point of my holiday in many ways. The stunning scenery, the skill of driver Derek to negotiate the narrow, winding, steep (and I mean steep) roads over the high passes. He was a font of knowledge with a wry humour . His driving was just the right speed to appreciate the scenery. There were plenty of stops for photo opps. We were so lucky to also have a fabulously sunny day but I don’t think Derek had a hand in that! I would recommend this trip to anybody. It is worth every penny.

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100% worth it 👌


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Highly recommend!!!!


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Excellent day out!


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