Lake District

Spectacular landscapes in a World Heritage Site. 

 

 

A designated World Heritage Site, The Lake District is home to some of the highest peaks in the UK and of course plenty of lakes! There really is no other landscape in the UK that compares to this wonderful area and getting your walking boots on is definitely the best way to see it!

Follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth & Beatrix Potter.

Here you’ll find England’s highest peak (Scafell Pike) and its largest natural lake (Lake Windermere), along with 14,560 sites of archaeological interest. Our tours are designed to suit all fitness levels, while maximising the lure of the landscape, and making the most of this holiday destination loved by literary greats including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

Unless you really want to cycle this incredibly dramatic terrain, we only offer walking tours in the Lake District.

There's lots of wonderful highlights to take in during your Lake District vacation, including:

  • England’s highest peak (Scafell Pike) and its largest natural lake (Lake Windermere)
  • Over 14,560 sites of archaeological interest
  • Stunning views across lakes and mountains.

Did you know...

  • The Lake District was a popular holiday destination for William Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter
  • It's home to Britain's 44th protected food: the Cumberland Sausage
  • The Lake District is home to four Michelin-Starred restaurants
  • Pencils were invented in the Lake District
  • Two villages are actually buried under one of the lakes; when the levels are low you can see the remains of the buildings!
The best time to visit the Lake District would be from April to September. The weather will be warmer during these months and also help visibility on the peaks.

By Train: The UK has an excellent railway network including both an east coast and west coast main line rail service running from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The West Coast Main Line runs from London though Preston to 3 stations in Cumbria. 

By Car: The UK’s network of motorways, and other major roads means that Cumbria can easily be reached by car. The M6 (from London to Glasgow) travels north through the centre of Cumbria – with junction 36 near Kendal, junction 40 at Penrith and junctions 42-44 at Carlisle.