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Eight Lakes Half Day Tour

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time-raw3 hours
Starting point
Your hotel in Windermere

This half day tour will take you to the northern Lake District for spectacular scenery, fascinating sites, eight lakes, typical English inns, and mountain passes all in one afternoon.

What to expect?


  • Lake Windermere views of the largest lake in the Lake District, surrounded by panoramic mountain scenery.
  • Kirkstone Inn the highest inhabited building in the Lake District.
  • Kirkstone Pass the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic and it connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley.
  • Brothers Water in the Hartsop Valley.
  • Patterdale the village where walkers begin their ascent via the Striding Edge path up to Helvellyn, the third highest peak in the Lake District.
  • Glenridding close to the old Greenside Lead Mine which was established in the 1650s, but now a peaceful craggy Lakeland village hugely popular with walkers.
  • Ullswater with spectacular views of the second largest lake in the Lake District.
  • Glencoyne where Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy saw the wild daffodils which inspired him to write his famous poem of the same name.
  • Scenic drive along the shores of Ullswater.
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views of the mountains Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.
  • Ashness Bridge perhaps the most photographed packhorse bridge in the Lake District due to its location and stunning views.
  • Surprise View is an extremely popular viewpoint looking out over Derwent Water with spectacular views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent.
  • Thirlmere the man-made vast reservoir which submerged the settlements of Armboth and Wythburn in 1889.
  • Dunmail Raise the low-level mountain pass and legendary burial place of King Dunmail.
  • Grasmere one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District with a small island in the middle, one of Wordsworth's favorite places when he lived at nearby Dove Cottage.
  • Rydal Water tranquil and serene with beautiful reflections of Loughrigg Fell.

What is included?

  • Half day tour
  • Experienced driver for your safety on the steep, narrow and twisty Lakeland roads and to provide expert commentary
  • Small group of up to 6 people for a more flexible and personalized experience
  • Use of personal radio communication technology to keep you in touch with your guide when you are off the minibus

Is this experience for me?

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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