Copeland - Lake District Walking Tour

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour in the wonderful Lake District. The routes on this tour will take you away from the crowds and immerse you in the tranquillity of the lakes that are set against the backdrop of some of England’s highest mountain peaks.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: B&B
  • Start/Finish: Ravenglass
  • Distance:
  • Duration: 8 Days
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Choose from a seven day, six night or an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive in Ravenglass, an attractive coastal village and check into your accommodation. Ravenglass was the Roman's main port for northern Britain and there are many Roman remains in the area to explore on your tour.

Day 2 – Enjoy a circular walk around the Ravenglass coast. During the walk pay a visit to Munster Castle, the stately home of the Pennington family since 1208, complete with its extensive gardens and historic furnishings. You will also be able to visit the World Owl Trust with its collection of over 150 birds.

Day 3 - Walk from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge, a traditional and tranquil Cumbrian Hamlet. Follow the River Esk upstream where it flows from the steep rugged flanks of Scafell Pike down through woods to broad green pastures near the coast. This walk encompasses the full range of Lakeland scenery from rural to rugged to enjoy.

Day 4 – Enjoy a circular walk from Santon Bridge exploring Wasdale, the Lakeland's most secluded and unspoilt valley. It is bleakly beautiful and is surrounded by England's highest mountains, the Scafell's, Great Gable and Pillar. Wasdale also has England's deepest lake and also England’s smallest church. The classic view across West Water to Great Gable is used as the logo for the National Park and is often missed by visitors arriving by car so keep your eyes peeled.

Day 5 - Leave Santon Bridge on a linear walk to the totally undiscovered and unexplored tiny village of Boot. Boot is the most populous village in the Eskdale Valley and was an important local centre for ore mining in the 19th century. Eskdale Mill in the village provides a working example of a corn mill. The walk makes a gradual climb past the picturesque Blae tarn to a high point with traditional Lakeland views. 

Day 6 – Take a circular walk from Boot up Hardknock Path to a Roman fort. The walk then drops down into the valley and joins part of the grim route between Boot and the smallest church where the villagers took their dead.

Day 7 – Enjoy a final linear walk from Boot to Ravenglass via Muncaster Fell. The joys of Lakeland walking in miniature as the terrain looks deceptively mountainous but only rises to 1200 feet.

Day 8 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • Seven day, six night or an eight day, seven night itineraries to choose from.
  • This tour will start and finish in Ravenglass.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cumbrian walking holiday including:

  • Eskdale
  • Gosforth
  • Hardknot Roman Fort
  • Muncaster Mill
  • Traditional Pubs

Getting to Cumbria

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cumbria.

By Car – Cumbria can be reached via the M6 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cumbria including Manchester and Newcastle airport.

For more information on getting to Cumbria please visit the VisitCumbria website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Lake District

Choose from a seven day, six night or an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive in Ravenglass, an attractive coastal village and check into your accommodation. Ravenglass was the Roman's main port for northern Britain and there are many Roman remains in the area to explore on your tour.

Day 2 – Enjoy a circular walk around the Ravenglass coast. During the walk pay a visit to Munster Castle, the stately home of the Pennington family since 1208, complete with its extensive gardens and historic furnishings. You will also be able to visit the World Owl Trust with its collection of over 150 birds.

Day 3 - Walk from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge, a traditional and tranquil Cumbrian Hamlet. Follow the River Esk upstream where it flows from the steep rugged flanks of Scafell Pike down through woods to broad green pastures near the coast. This walk encompasses the full range of Lakeland scenery from rural to rugged to enjoy.

Day 4 – Enjoy a circular walk from Santon Bridge exploring Wasdale, the Lakeland's most secluded and unspoilt valley. It is bleakly beautiful and is surrounded by England's highest mountains, the Scafell's, Great Gable and Pillar. Wasdale also has England's deepest lake and also England’s smallest church. The classic view across West Water to Great Gable is used as the logo for the National Park and is often missed by visitors arriving by car so keep your eyes peeled.

Day 5 - Leave Santon Bridge on a linear walk to the totally undiscovered and unexplored tiny village of Boot. Boot is the most populous village in the Eskdale Valley and was an important local centre for ore mining in the 19th century. Eskdale Mill in the village provides a working example of a corn mill. The walk makes a gradual climb past the picturesque Blae tarn to a high point with traditional Lakeland views. 

Day 6 – Take a circular walk from Boot up Hardknock Path to a Roman fort. The walk then drops down into the valley and joins part of the grim route between Boot and the smallest church where the villagers took their dead.

Day 7 – Enjoy a final linear walk from Boot to Ravenglass via Muncaster Fell. The joys of Lakeland walking in miniature as the terrain looks deceptively mountainous but only rises to 1200 feet.

Day 8 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • Seven day, six night or an eight day, seven night itineraries to choose from.
  • This tour will start and finish in Ravenglass.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cumbrian walking holiday including:

  • Eskdale
  • Gosforth
  • Hardknot Roman Fort
  • Muncaster Mill
  • Traditional Pubs

Getting to Cumbria

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cumbria.

By Car – Cumbria can be reached via the M6 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cumbria including Manchester and Newcastle airport.

For more information on getting to Cumbria please visit the VisitCumbria website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Lake District
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