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Winter Scenic Tour - The beauty of lakes and mountains in the winter

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Highlights
  • Maximize your visit with a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary
  • Discover the Lake District’s often-overlooked winter vistas
  • Benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour
  • Save time with a range of convenient pickup locations available
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Pickup from Bowness 09:55
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Pickup in the layby at Pier 1 at the lake side in Bowness at 9:55am
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Pickup from Ambleside 10:13
Pickup from King Street in Ambleside near the car park at 10:13am
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Pickup from Windermere 09:45
Pickup outside of Windermere Railway Station entrance at 9:45am
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Overview
Gain a unique perspective of the Lake District on a winter tour, and benefit from included round-trip transfer to explore the frozen landscape with ease. Take advantage of a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary to tick off several scenic landmarks in just 1 day, including the Kirkstone Pass, Castlerigg, and the Moss Force waterfall, and learn more about the region from your guide.
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Stop At: Kirkstone Mountain Pass, Lake District, Cumbria, England

A brief stop at Kirskstone Pass for photos

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ullswater Lake, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We stop on the shore of Ullswater for another photo opportunity

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aira Force, Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

An opportunity to take a short walk through the forest to the waterfall of Aira Force. It's great to be able to explore the outdoors here on well established paths.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We then make our way to Castlerigg Stone Circle to explore this late Neolithic stone circle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Our lunch stop is at the cafe attached to the Theatre by the Lake at Lakeside, Keswick. This great location is right next to Derwentwater and you will have plenty of opportunity to explore the area

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

There is time for a brief walk along the shore of Derwentwater

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ashness Bridge, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We now make our way to Suprise View and Ashness Bridge for fantastic views across Derwentwater towards Catbells and Skiddaw. You will have plenty of time for photos!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Honister Slate Mine, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Our next stop is at Honister Slate Mine, the last slate mine in England. The views from here are fantastic.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buttermere, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We travel down the Honister Pass to Buttermere. More opportunities for photos!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Moss Force, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

After climbing up the Newlands Pass we arrive at Moss Force waterfall. We will stop here to take in the views.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Weather permitting, we will call in at a great overlook spot for Bassenthwaite Lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

We pass through Grasmere and see the world famous Gingerbread Shop

Stop At: Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

A brief stop outside of Dove Cottage to see the place where William Wordsworth lived.

Duration: 5 minutes
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

I booked this trip as part of a long weekend visit to Windermere to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. The Lake District has been somewhere we've both loved since way back before marriage and children and when we arrive, we just feel at peace with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane L
englishlakestours, Manager at English Lake District Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Families visiting the Lake District often forget how difficult it can be for the driver who is concentrating on the narrow, twisty roads and who often get to see very little of the countryside because of this. Taking a tour with us allows them to...More

Reviewed February 24, 2019

I absoultey loved this tour, The views were amazing and the tour guide, We do have beautful country and I'm glad I got see it all. Tim was a fanstatic at his job and he had some good story too

Date of experience: February 2019
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englishlakestours, Manager at English Lake District Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

We are really pleased that you enjoyed the day so much. We do our best to explain everything to you and guide you every step of the way rather than dump you somewhere and give you a time to be back at the bus.

Reviewed February 23, 2019

Our driver, Tim, arrived on time and was very professional and helpful at all times throughout the day. His driving was fantastic, and he provided interesting commentary on the different points throughout the tour. I went on this tour in late February, and, since the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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englishlakestours, Manager at English Lake District Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

We are always happy to try to show you as much as we can of the area you are visiting. It is very important to us that you enjoy your tour and it sounds like you did!

Reviewed February 19, 2019

Winter Scenic Tour organised by English Lake District Tour was excellent. It was professional and well planned. They gave good commentary on the history of the place. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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englishlakestours, Manager at English Lake District Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us. We put a lot of effort into planning our tours with an awful lot of research and development before we go live with a tour.

Reviewed December 22, 2018

Hands down, this was the very best, most informative tour company I've ever been on a tour with!! I was able to take two of their tours (Winter Scenic Tour + Brontes/Haworth Tour), and I wish I could take every single tour they give! I'm...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KellySalminen
englishlakestours, Manager at English Lake District Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

We had a great time showing you around Kelly and it was great for us to talk to you about your work too. We always will try to ensure that our guests leave our tours wanting more! It means we have done our jobs properly...More

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