High Adventure Day Tour From Keswick

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    09.30am
  • Departure Details :
    Central Keswick
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point in central Keswick
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Witness the grandeur of the Lake Districts central mountains and western fells on this full-day High Mountain Passes tour from Keswick. Traveling in small groups, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britains steepest. Ascend through breathtaking fells, visit Roman Hardknott Fort and ride the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater and stroll through the gardens of Muncaster Castle, home to the World Owls Trust before returning to Keswick.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

Your tour will depart from Keswick and will head into the western swathes of the Lake District. On route you will drive alongside the beautiful Thirlmere, Grasmere and Rydal Water before driving through the little town of Ambleside. As you drive through Ambleside you will be able to see the Bridge House, which stands over Stock Beck and has been around since the 17th century.

From Ambleside you will travel throughthe Langdale Valley, a favourite of rock climbers and walkers, as your guide shares information about the region and its culture. Ascend both the steep Wrynose and Hardknott Passes and soak up the spectacular views of the remote fells as you trace the narrow, twisting roads through the peaks.

Stop briefly at the top of the passes, take the opportunity to marvel at the awe-inspiring views to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, Englands highest mountains.

Arrive in the Eskdale Valley, and take a memorable ride on the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, affectionately nicknamed Laal Ratty (little railway). Trundle through picturesque woodlands and countryside, and stop for lunch (at own expense) at one of the quaint valley inns.

Afterward, continue to Wastwater, a beauty spot once voted as commanding Britains favorite view. Drink in the panoramas that encompass Wastwater, Englands deepest lake, and the surrounding high screes and mountains, including epic Scafell Pike. Then, stop at 14th-century Muncaster Castle, owned by the Pennington family. Stretch your legs around the castle's gorgeous, 18th-century gardens, famous for their azaleas, camelias and rhododendrons; and admire the castle exterior as you stroll. If you wish, pay a visit to the Hawk and Owl Centre, home to a variety of prize owls and hawks, located in the grounds.

Then, relax on your return journey to Keswick, passing the beautiful Loweswater and Crummock water!

Inclusions

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • A ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow gauge railway
  • Entry to the grounds & gardens at Muncaster Castle

Exclusions

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be 5 years or older

Confirmation is received at the time of booking

There will be a designated lunch stop where youll be able to purchase lunch

There are toilet stops on route

Minimal walking is involved

Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible

Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location

Seats cannot be reserved

Each passenger must have their own seat