Copeland - Lake District Walking Holiday

One of the UK’s World Heritage Sites, The Lake District offers outstanding, rugged countryside unlike anywhere else in the country with mountains and of course lakes appearing at every turn.

This self-guided walking tour moves away from the tourist traps to immerse you in the tranquillity of the lakes, set against the backdrop of England’s highest mountain peaks.  

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: B&Bs, Hotels and Inns (3*) or Luxury Hotels (5*).
  • Start/Finish: Ravenglass
  • Distance: Minimum: 3.75 miles / 6 km per day Maximum: 14.25 miles / 23 km per day
  • Duration: This tour has either a 6 night or 7 night option.
  • Availability: This tour is available from March until September.
  • Altitude: The maximum altitude on this tour is approximately 1286 feet.

Arrive in Ravenglass. Stay overnight. Ravenglass is an attractive coastal village and was the main Roman port for northern Britain. There are many Roman remains in the area to explore as well.  

A: Circular route from Ravenglass (Full route: 7 miles / 11 km | Short Route: 5.5 miles / 8 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Ravenglass. No luggage transfer required.  

B: Linear route from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge (Full route: 5.5 miles / 8 km | Short Route: 3.75 miles / 6 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight at Santon Bridge. Luggage will be transferred.  

C: Circular Route from Santon Bridge (Full route: 10 miles / 16 km | Short Route: 6 miles / 9 km)  

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 Wast 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. 

Stay overnight at Santon Bridge. No luggage transfer required. 

D: Linear route from Santon Bridge to Boot (Full route: 8 miles / 12 km | Short Route: 7 miles / 11 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Boot. Luggage will be transferred. 

E: Circular Route from Boot (Full route: 14.25 miles / 23 km | Middle Route 7.75  miles / 12.5km | Short Route: 6.75 miles / 10 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Boot. No luggage transfer required. 

F: Linear route from Boot to Ravenglass (Full route: 9.25 miles / 14 km | Short Route: 4.75 miles / 7 km)  

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 750 feet. 

Stay overnight in Ravenglass. Luggage will be transferred. 

Key Details:

  • The 7 day, 6 night holiday will be routed B C D E F (misses A)
  • The 8 day, 7 night holiday will be routed A B C D E F 
  • 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, When travelling from the north leave the M6 at Shap junction 38 and when travelling from the South leave the M6 at South Lakes junction 36.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cumbria including Carlisle and Blackpool airport Carlisle is the closest Airport to Windermere it is 39 Mile away.

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

Arrive in Ravenglass. Stay overnight. Ravenglass is an attractive coastal village and was the main Roman port for northern Britain. There are many Roman remains in the area to explore as well.  

A: Circular route from Ravenglass (Full route: 7 miles / 11 km | Short Route: 5.5 miles / 8 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Ravenglass. No luggage transfer required.  

B: Linear route from Ravenglass to Santon Bridge (Full route: 5.5 miles / 8 km | Short Route: 3.75 miles / 6 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight at Santon Bridge. Luggage will be transferred.  

C: Circular Route from Santon Bridge (Full route: 10 miles / 16 km | Short Route: 6 miles / 9 km)  

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 Wast 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. 

Stay overnight at Santon Bridge. No luggage transfer required. 

D: Linear route from Santon Bridge to Boot (Full route: 8 miles / 12 km | Short Route: 7 miles / 11 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Boot. Luggage will be transferred. 

E: Circular Route from Boot (Full route: 14.25 miles / 23 km | Middle Route 7.75  miles / 12.5km | Short Route: 6.75 miles / 10 km) 

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. 

Stay overnight in Boot. No luggage transfer required. 

F: Linear route from Boot to Ravenglass (Full route: 9.25 miles / 14 km | Short Route: 4.75 miles / 7 km)  

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 750 feet. 

Stay overnight in Ravenglass. Luggage will be transferred. 

Key Details:

  • The 7 day, 6 night holiday will be routed B C D E F (misses A)
  • The 8 day, 7 night holiday will be routed A B C D E F 
  • 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, When travelling from the north leave the M6 at Shap junction 38 and when travelling from the South leave the M6 at South Lakes junction 36.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cumbria including Carlisle and Blackpool airport Carlisle is the closest Airport to Windermere it is 39 Mile away.

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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