expedia

United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

10 Lakes Winter scenic Lakes Tour

By English Lake District Tours
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation

Highlights

  • Beautiful winter scenery of the Lake District

  • See 10 lakes in a day

  • Visit an ancient stone circle surrounded by epic vistas

  • Enjoy a beautiful waterfall high in the hills

  • See Derwentwater from a 'suprise view'

Check Availability

November 2020

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Fully escorted and guided by one of our expert guides

  • What's included

    Multiple stops for photo opportunities

  • What's excluded

    Food and drink

Know Before You Book

  • Every passenger, including a child of any age, must purchase a seat

  • We reserve the right to alter the tour due to local traffic conditions or weather

What you can expect

Your day starts with a climb, all the way up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn for a stop to take in the views back down the valley right the way down to Lake Windermere and Ambleside. From here the road plunges down into the Kirkstone Pass and descends down to Brothers Water. We then travel along part of the shores of Ullswater with a stop for photos.

You then leave Ullswater and head north and west towards Castlerigg. Castlerigg Stone Circle stands on a superb natural plateau commanding a superb 360 degree view over the surrounding fells. Made up of 38 free standing stones, some up to 3 metres (10 feet) high, it is one of Britain's earliest stone circles dating back to the Neolithic period 4000 to 5000 years ago. Your journey now takes you a short distance to the head of Derwentwater where you stop at Lakeside near Keswick, for lunch. You then travel to 'Surprise View', one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Lake District.

The road now rises higher as you climb the fell to the Honister Slate Mine at the head of the pass. You have a brief stop here. You now descend slowly down the steep track as it twists and turns into the Honister Pass and on to Buttermere and Crummock Water. Buttermere could not be more of a contrast to the magnificent yet hard scenery of Honister. You are now entering the Vale of Lorton, one of the lushest and prettiest parts of the Northern Lakes. The spectacular scenery continues as you move on to Moss Force Waterfall.

From here the scenery softens and the fells decline into hills. You now take the road which will bring you into the Newlands Valley. You now head back towards Keswick and start the journey down towards Ambleside. On the way you will pass Thirlmere, and at the foot of the water, you then head back along your fourth, and last, mountain pass of Dunmail Raise. You pass Grasmere village to drive along the shores of Grasmere, your ninth lake. The road winds along the shore until you come to Rydal Water, your tenth and final lake.

Location

Open map

Activity Location

  • Lake District England

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Oxenholme
  • Oxenholme Road
  • Oxenholme England LA9 7HG
  • Windermere
  • Windermere England LA23 1AH
  • Bowness
  • Bowness-on-Windermere England LA23 3HQ
  • Ambleside
  • King Street
  • Ambleside England LA22
  • Stay in the know with the Expedia app

    Get real-time notifications, view your trip details and access mobile-only deals.

    Text yourself a download link

    By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
    Scan the QR code

    Scan the QR code

    https://www.expedia.co.uk///www.caa.co.uk/ATOL-protection/Consumers/ATOL-certificate/https://www.iata.org
    https://www.expediagroup.com