Walking Tours

There are a number of locations which the weekly Wednesday walk program cover:


Wray Castle to Hawkshead Guided Walk (Beatrix Potter)
Wednesday - 10th May, 31st May, 21st June, 12th July, 2nd August, 23rd August, 13th September, 4th October, 25th October     

This walk starts from the grounds of Wray Castle. After a brief photo opportunity this walk takes you along the shores of Lake Windermere before ascending the forest trails of Claife Heights. You will then continue onto explore Hawkshead where the former school of the famous poet Wordsworth is located.    

Distance 7.2km / 4.5miles  Ascent 237m/777ft



Grasmere & Rydal Shore walk to Ambleside Guided Walk (Wordsworth)
Wednesday - 17th May, 7th June, 28th of June, 19th of July, 9th August, 30th August, 20th September, 11th October,   

Starting in Grasmere, the home of William Wordsworth, the tour takes walkers from Dove Cottage into the village. Here you will visit the memorial garden where the Wordsworth family are buried. From the grounds of this ancient church the walk takes you along the shores of both Grasmere and Rydal Water before reaching the much photographed 17th century Bridge House in Ambleside.  

Distance 8.5km / 5.3 miles   Ascent 167m / 547ft



Tarn Hows to Coniston Village Guided Walk (Beatrix Potter, Ruskin & the Campbells)
Wednesday - 24th May, 14th June, 5th July, 26th July, 16th of August, 6th September, 27th September, 18th October, 

Visiting Tarn Hows is almost a rite of passage for anybody wishing to experience the beauty of the Lake District and it certainly is an idyllic place to walk set in a wooded landscape, surrounded by a selection of higher mountain fells.  But first, the walk starts on the lake shore of Coniston Water, one of the most iconic and tranquil of Cumbria’s lakes, wrapped up in the feats of Donald Campbell but also the famous Swallows & Amazons story. There is so much to enjoy on this guided walk from the scenery to the history of the Coniston area, brought to life by the tour leader.

Distance 7.9km / 5 miles   Ascent 122m / 400ft
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    • Times: Our 3 Walking Tours alternate every Wednesday from the 25th March to 30th October 2017 (10.00 to 16.30).

      Departs

      Official start point is Windermere Tourist Information Centre. The quided walk incluses transport to and from the location. 
      Tour pick-ups from select accommodation and locations in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

      Price: 
      All walking tours £42

      For full availability click "book by tour" on this page. 

      How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.

      Included Extras Full Day Walking tour & transport to walk from Windermere Tourist Information Centre.

      Please Note: A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this tour to operate

      We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.

      For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our Walking Tours Tour please contact us.


    • What should I wear and bring with me:

      Essential Items
      The list below is of essential equipment that every participant will need to carry/wear on the days walk:
       

      • Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential. 
      • Waterproof jacket and over-trousers. 
      • Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable). 
      • Spare warm fleece. 
      • Hat and gloves (even in summer – the windchill on the mountain can often be sub-zero at any time of year). 
      • Sunglasses, sun cream
      • Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 1.5-2 litres of water). 
      • Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks. 
      • A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
      • Any medication you need.
       
      Suggested Items
      • Thermos flask.  For mountain walks we recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on warm sunny days the summit can have cold winds. 
      • Walking poles if you are use to using them
       
      Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk, at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification any of the equipment requirements please don’t hesitate to ask.
       


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    Tour Highlights

    • Views from Wray Castle
    • Hawkshead Village
    • The forests of Claife Heights