A driver guided tour through stunning scenery, picturesque villages, wild mountains and stunning lakes - at least ten! Add to this optional walks to waterfalls, ancient stone circles and local farmhouse tearooms for a great day out in the English Lake District. If you have time for only one tour then arguably this is the one! In our opinion this is the most varied and complete exploration of the Lake District possible on a one day tour.
High mountain passes, stone circles, spectacular waterfalls and ten lakes make this a tour to remember.
Never ones to follow a crowd we make sure the Lake District Explorer is full of unique and special moments such as walking amongst ‘Wordsworth’s daffodils’ or standing below Aira Force.
We do not ignore the deservedly popular beauty spots such as ‘surprise view’ and Grasmere but mix this up with hidden gems that will take your breath away.
Refreshment stops on this tour are equally special and we offer you a chance to experience a true ‘taste of Lakeland’ whether it is homemade ice cream or traditional Herdwick lamb stew – did we mention the best homemade scones and cakes in the Lake District?. On market days and when group size dictates we will stop at the market town of Keswick for lunch.
The Lake District Explorer gets off the beaten track on minor roads with distant views of Scotland and a breathtakingly beautiful drive that clings to the lake shoreline of Buttermere and Crummock Water.
More lakes, Grasmere, gingerbread and the option of a cruise on Lake Windermere finish a remarkable day out.
To get the most out of this tour it helps if you can walk on uneven ground for 15- 20 minutes though this is optional.
Pick up 0845 from Oxenholme 0930 from hotels in Windermere and Bowness or 0945 from Ambleside
Return 1630 to your hotel or Windermere station or 1829 at Oxenholme