The Lake District is a mecca for hiking in England. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns, to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains, this region offers walkers and hikers everything one could ask for. The natural beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries. For many, this is the finest area in England for hiking.

Our itinerary for 5 days and 4 nights includes two nights in each of Grasmere and Langdale, two ideal locations in which to base to access the best hikes and boasting superb hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Location

Grasmere

Grasmere, Ambleside, UK

Day 1+2

Skelwith Bridge

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, UK

Elterwater

Elterwater, Ambleside, UK

Chapel Stile

Chapel Stile, Ambleside, UK

Little Langdale

Little Langdale, Ambleside, UK

Langdale

B5343, Ambleside LA22 9JD, UK

Day 3+4+5

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

4 nights lodging
All breakfasts and one dinner
Detailed maps
GPS instructions
All luggage transfers
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Not Included

Transfers from/to arrive/depart cities

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any date between April 1 and October 31.
You can start any day of the week, subject to hotel availability.

TOTAL DAYS

5 days / 4 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Grasmere / Langdale

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate with options for more challenging hikes if desired

TERRAIN

Varied

COST

Luxe Accommodation (pp):
US $1,750

Single Supplement:
US $435

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us.
Getting There We recommend to fly into Manchester and transfer to Grasmere by bus (3h10) or fly into London and train to Windermere and bus to Grasmere. Additional information will be provided in the Tour Details you receive when booking.

1

Day 1

Grasmere

Stay at the Rothay Garden Hotel, a country house set in pretty gardens just outside of town. Lovely hikes through the moss-covered hills (known as ‘fells’ here) start from the property. Grasmere is a charming village with shops and cafes. Poet William Wordsworth described Grasmere as ‘the lovliest spot that man hath ever found.’

Hiking Distance (optional, or you can save as an add-on for Day 2): 7.5km; 230m.

2

Day 2

A favourite of Wordsworth…

Today we recommend a gentle lakeshore walk, a favourite of Wordsworth who was inspired by the natural beauty here; visit his former home, now a museum and then travel part of the coffin route when St. Oswald’s was the only parish church with a graveyard. Other options (or add-on) include a route to Easedale Tarn, a mountain lake that is surrounded by towering fells that rise steeply from the valley.

Hiking Distance: 9.9km; 160m.
Add-on (if not done on Day 1): 7.5km; 230m.

3

Day 3

Grasmere Lake

Hike from Grasmere to Langdale with views above Grasmere Lake on a direct route (with an add-on riverside walk option to the village of Skelwith Bridge), or take a more circuitous route via Tarn Crag and Blea Rigg with more distance and elevation (and views). Add-on options along the Cumbria Way trail are possible. Finish with a craft brew at Wainwright’s Inn with a roaring fire before arriving at your hotel.

Hiking Distance: 4.3km; 140m.
Add-on options: 6.1km; 75m or 14km; 600m.

4

Day 4

Great and Little Langdale

Choose from several hikes today. Lingmoor Fell is a pleasant walk that provides views of both Great and Little Langdale and includes beautiful mixed woodland and lower valley slopes. A longer route reaches Blea Tarn which is surrounded by rhododendrons and grassland. Enjoy lunch in the village of Little Langdale. It’s a moderate hike in elevation and boasts stunning views and a crossing of a slater bridge, built in the 16th century when this was a pack-horse route.

Hiking Distance: 11.3km; 400m or 15.7km; 350m.

5

Day 5

Departure Day

Please arrange your transfer depending on your onward travel.

Luxe

Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere

This 4-star property with extensive gardens boasts comfortable guest rooms, a riverside spa and award-winning restaurant. The location on the edge of postcard pretty Grasmere is ideal.


Langdale Hotel & Spa, Langdale

This 4-star luxury hotel has the feel of a country resort and is comprised of a series of low-lying traditional-slate buildings dotted around a forested 35 acre estate, surrounded by great walking. There is a superb spa on site with large pool.


The Lake District, England - Randonnee Tours Hiking Trip
Trip starting at
USD $1,750