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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

  • See the best of the southern Lake District by comfortable mini-coach
  • Travel the winter roads with ease and learn about the sights via a guide
  • Visit Tarn Hows and Hawkshead, and enjoy a scenic lake cruise on Windermere
Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
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Exploring the southern Lake District in winter means relying on public buses or driving on potentially icy roads. This half-day, small-group tour lets you focus on the often snow-capped scenery without transport worries. Retrace the steps of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter in Hawkshead, discover Tarn Hows and the Yewdale Valley, and cruise Lake Windermere with a guide for commentary and insights. A choice of departure points offers flexibility.
What to Expect
Book your preferred pickup option and settle inside your air-conditioned mini-coach.

Stop at Hawkshead, a whitewashed village dating to the 14th century. Hear how it grew around a wool market and how the children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Enjoy free time to stroll the cobbled lanes, browse for souvenirs, and see Hawkshead Grammar School, once attended by the young William Wordsworth.

Continue to Tarn Hows, a mirror-glass tarn (small lake) enfolded in pine-coated hills that might be covered in snow. Admire the tarn and its backdrop of fells before driving through lakeside Coniston and the Yewdale Valley. Admire the gorgeous countryside and perhaps glimpse Yew Tree Farm, used as Beatrix Potter’s house in the movie Miss Potter.

Finally, join a Lake Windermere cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, drinking in magnificent unobstructed views from the water toward the Langdales. Then, return ashore and end your tour at the starting point.
Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful Tour

The tour was amazing and it was fortunate for us to travel on a sunny day. The view of Tarn Hows was fantastic. Our guide Peter was very kind and helpful! Hope can come here again in spring :)

Thank jmueld2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
Relaxing and beautiful

Our guide, Tess, took us through the lake district at the perfect pace to enjoy the sights while driving us safely and giving us good history and information about the region. The stops in the different towns were picturesque and the boat tour at the...More

Thank BrianTX12345
Reviewed October 7, 2018
Yorkshire Dales & Lake District

Early straightforward pick up in York 8a.m..Lee took us through the Dales via the Wensleydale Creamery, a great surprise to be cheese tasting...loved it. On to the afternoon with Kevin to view the Beatrix Potter houses(outside) past Coniston Waters and on the lake Windermere. A...More

Thank niceone2
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile
Memorable day trip

We booked full day trip with Mountain goat tours , unfortunately our train got delayed and we had to miss the tour. However, the team had offered us place in half day tour and it was nice experience. Especially with our driver/guide Derek. He knows...More

1  Thank 390vinayaks
Reviewed December 23, 2017
Excellent guided tour.

Wow! What a fantastic tour. We started off with a boat ride from Bowness, and the onboard 'Winter warmer' is definitely worth trying. We were collected from Ambleside by the guide, who gave a very good commentary throughout. It made the drive round much more...More

1  Thank PeterSwallow2014
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Response from 390vinayaks | Reviewed this property |
Around 5pm ... enjoy the day