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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 untouched Western Lake District.

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

This tour includes attractions worth £15.50

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: Great Langdale, Great Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Enjoy spectacular views of the Langdale valley

Pass By: Hardknott Roman Fort, Hardknott Pass, Eskdale, Cumbria, 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: 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • Service animals allowed
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, the pickup location you have chosen is where you will be collected from. It is not possible to be collected from a different location once chosen. If you are not at the correct pick up location and miss the tour, we cannot offer alternative arrangements.
  • 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

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


19 May, 2024

The day trip was brilliant and Tim our driver was the best. We went off the beaten track into beautiful country. It was so much better than driving oneself Thank you Tim for a wonderful day


18 May, 2024

The tour had some highs and lows. Firstly and most Importantly, the driver was very good . His knowledge of the region and driving skills were amazing. Views were spectacular !!! Sadly for some reason we were taken to have a steam train ride, that was not mentioned in the tour itinerary and also i didnt notice any other reviews about it either. So I don't understand why was it added to the tour. I understand the train was old and traditional, but we were put into tiny kid size wagons, that were claustrophobic, dirty and full of bugs and cobwebs. Many previous reviews mention, that there was plenty of photo stops on the road and stop at the castle. However we had only two photo stops (Langdale and Wast water) in whole day and no castle. Instead of wasting around 40 min on waiting the train and riding it, we could had couple of stops for views and photos in the mountains. There were many cars and minivans parking around high passes, so I can't see one reason, why we couldn't have done it. Yes I know it is mentioned that all these passes are pass by, but if we had time for the train, we surely could have had time to really enjoy the mountains. So for me personally this train thing and lack of stops in the mountain ruined big part of the tour.


13 May, 2024

Our tour was taken with Dave, who was not only an excellent driver but was also very informative, with lots of information on the area. We toured some villages until we came to Hardknott pass, which was one of my favourite parts of the trip and was memorising. We also visited Wast Water Lake which was beautiful. The day finished off with a cool miniature train ride. Highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Lakes.


07 May, 2024

We spent a truly amazing day out on the High Altitude tour. Our fantastic guide Tony knew all the best places to visit and stop, and was extremely knowledgeable (and entertaining). He was a very careful and courteous driver when taking on the challange of navigating the twists and turns of the narrow roads up and over the high passes. This was our first Mountain Goat experience, and we look forward to trying some of the other tours next time we holiday here. All in all, a highly recommended trip, thank you Tony!!


05 May, 2024

The views and seeing an area of England that I did not know existed. The country side was spectacular and the guide was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver in difficult terrain.

User's Picture Gallery


A Fantastic Tour in the Lake District


A truly amazing day out on the High Altitude tour.


Outstanding tour


Ben the G.O.A.T.


Best of the lakes


The High Adventure Lives Up To It’s Name


High Adventure tour, brilliant!


The High Adventure


Exploring the Lakes District with ease.


An enjoyable and comfortable day out!




Beautiful experience


Great day out ,fantastic views & photo opportunities, pub lunch if you want or bring your own food .


Amazing views and experience


Well done !!


Great, scenic introduction to the Lakes District.


Wonderful tour!


this is fun


Breathtaking Cumbria


100% worth it 👌


Spectacular tour, highly recommend


Perfect day out


5 stars for Derek


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