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 9 days and 8 nights includes three nights in each Grange (Keswick) and Grasmere, and two nights in Langdale, all ideal locations in which to base to access the best hikes and boasting superb hotels, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Location

Grange

Grange, Keswick, UK

Day 1+2+3

Brandelhow

Brandelhow, Keswick, UK

Derwentwater

Derwentwater, Keswick, UK

Keswick

Keswick, England, UK

Grasmere

Grasmere, Ambleside, UK

Day 4+5+6

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 7+8+9

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

8 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

9 days / 8 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Grange (Keswick) / Langdale

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate with options for more challenging hikes if desired

TERRAIN

Varied

COST

Luxe Accommodation (pp):
US $2,550

Single Supplement:
US $640

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 Keswick by bus (3h30) or fly into London and train to Windermere and bus to Keswick. Additional information will be provided in the Tour Details you receive when booking.

1

Day 1

Arrive to Grange (Keswick)

Stay at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel, a country house set in the pretty Borrowdale Valley, just outside of the village of Grange. Alfred Wainwright, the critically acclaimed British fell-walker and guidebook author described this valley as the loveliest square mile in Lakeland. Stroll over to the Grange Café, built in 1859. If time permits, there is an option for an easy-going walk from the hotel into the nearby hills.

Hiking Distance: 8.1km; 530m.

2

Day 2

Derwentwater or else…

Choose between several hikes, the most popular of which is a lakeside walk around Derwentwater. Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants in Keswick and then walk back to Grange or take a classic wooden boat cruise across the lake to Ashness Gate or Lodore Falls to shorten the day and enjoy time on the water. Lodore Falls has a great café and from here back to the hotel it is just 2.5 km.

Hiking Distance: 17.6km; 185m.

3

Day 3

Cat Bells

The extra day will give you time to walk to Cat Bells, a beautiful local fell walk at a height of 450m with views that will take your breath away. Other options or add-ons include walk loops to Maiden Moore or Castle Crag.

Hiking Distance: 8.5km; 375m or 8.1km; 530m or 6 km; 200m.

4

Day 4

The Stonethwaite Beck River

Leaving Grange, the suggested route today is along the Cumbria Way, following the Stonethwaite Beck river south through lush back-country of Lake District National Park. Stop for tea at the Flock-Inn Tearoom in Rosthwaite mid-morning and as you descend to Grasmere, pause at a local café & bar for a lunch or a rewarding drink. Grasmere is a charming village that resident and poet William Wordsworth called it as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.”

Hiking Distance: 16.9km; 600m.

5

Day 5

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.

Hiking Distance: 9.9km; 160m.

6

Day 6

Easedale Tarn

The extra day will give you the opportunity to hike one of the other options from Grasmere. Moderate hikes include Easedale Tarn, a mountain lake that is surrounded by towering fells that rise steeply from the valley or a more challenging hike to Blea Rigg.

Hiking Distance: 7.5km; 230m gain or 13.6km; 600m.

7

Day 7

Grasmere Lake

Hike from Grasmere to Langdale with views above Grasmere Lake on a direct route, 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 option: 14km; 600m.

8

Day 8

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.

9

Day 9

Departure Day

Please arrange your transfer depending on your onward travel.

Luxe

Borrowdale Gates Hotel, Grange

Set on 2 woodland acres on the edge of Grange-in-Borrowdale, this upscale Victorian country hotel features rooms with fireplaces many with exposed beams. There is an upscale restaurant on site with classic British and modern French fare and hiking trails depart from the hotel.


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 $2,550

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