Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour
Travel around Lake Windermere, the most famous body of water in the Lake District, and then stop to stretch your legs in the charming village of Ambleside with its rural pubs and independent shops. Have your camera at hand for impressive lakeside shots at Rydal Water, and continue to Grasmere, a tiny village of limestone cottages framed by slate quarries and rolling green hills.
Drink in the beauty of Thirlmere, and hear how the reservoir provides water for most people living in the county of Cumbria. Admire the timeless views that characterize Borrowdale Valley and gaze out at Bassenthwaite Lake, one of the largest in the Lake District. Travel along Honister Pass, a tiny road that snakes around the mountains, and visit Buttermere village with its namesake lake.
After traveling through Newlands Valley to see Crummock Water, stop in the Cumbrian capital of Keswick for a leisurely lunch (own expense). Enjoy some free time for a look around the town, and then meet back up with your guide to continue exploring more Lakeland villages and beauty spots.
Stretch your legs on a stroll around Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about its history that dates back to Megalithic times. Pass along Kirkstone Pass to see your last two lakes — Ullswater and Brothers Water — and then return to the start point in Windermere to finish your tour.
- Transport in a small mini-coach
- On-board commentary in English
- Food & drink
- Additional Entrance fees
- Drivers gratuity (Optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be 5 years or older
- 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
We had a very good local guide cum coach driver and he was very good in his explanation of the history of Lake District. We especially enjoyed the Grasmere gingerbread although the near zero temperatures was not what we were used to since we were from Singapore! Mountain Goat tours are highly recommended especially this one. We will love to come back in April sometime in the future as the temperature would be to our liking. Cheers, satisfied customer. (:
Fantastic tour. Geoff the driver made the tour a great day out . His knowledge of the lakes was great
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating much that day. Guide could had been a bit more informative.
This tour was amazing!
Tour was very good. Our guide Phil was very nice. Highly recommend Mountain Goat Tours.
This tour was great. Tony our driver was full of knowledge and really informative. We had perfect winter weather crisp and bright and showed off the views perfectly.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative.