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Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
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Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District

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Home to some of England’s most beautiful landscapes, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lake District is a world of rugged fells, rolling hills, and mirror-like lakes. With onboard commentary from your guide, journey through the English countryside to explore top attractions including the Castlerigg Stone Circle and Honister Pass on foot. Stroll through pretty Ambleside—with round-trip travel included.
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Dr_Waugh wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom6,013 contributions3,827 helpful votes
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Lovely climb to helm crag today but the weather was against us and we were drenched even though we were in good gear. We parked in the school car park and walked along Easdale lane until we started the ascent. Most of the paths were streams today!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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RLD_133 wrote a review Oct 2020
Ripon137 contributions58 helpful votes
We hiked up Helm Crag last week and we were so lucky with the weather! The walk is steep but there are steps most of the way so it’s not too difficult underfoot. Views from the top were fab. We followed a previous reviewers instructions regarding the free car park and I’m glad we did this! We were looking forward to a drink in the hotel bar at the end of the walk but it was closed as we went mid-week so a good idea to take your own refreshments.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Andrew wrote a review Sep 2020
Welwyn, United Kingdom1,385 contributions573 helpful votes
I struggle to find the words to describe the view and the feeling when you finally make it to the very top. It is simply breath taking. I did a bit of research before hand and found out there is a small free car park near Lancrigg Hotel (LA22 9QN) where you can park and start your ascend from there. The road that leads to the car park is single track and narrow so beware. The hotel grounds look really nice. We did not on this occasion, but I think it would be a great idea to stop of for a cream tea or a drink on your way down. For us the experience was approximately 2 hours in total (return). My personal opinion is that the ascend was quite tiring. Only the last bit was tricky and involve some climbing. There rest was just steep(ish), lots of steps and constant. It is fine if you pace yourself. Remember to take sufficient water. We have a small Maltese (dog) and she was the most energetic. I can see it can be difficult when it is damp or wet. We went on a clear day and it was simply wonderful. Someone commented that the sunset is really nice and that had planted a seed in my head as it does sound very nice but as I did more research and talked to someone at the Lancrigg hotel about it, this is only feasible for someone that is experienced and if you have a head torch. It made sense afterward because as soon as the sun set's, you will not have enough time to get down with the light available. I found it difficult to find the path in the light, never mind in the dark. We visited mid/late afternoon (4pm on the 1st Sept) and I think that is the best time. You don't get the blazing sun. It was not busy. The pictures that we took came out really nice. If possible, I would go on a clear day and it is not too windy as you will be exposed at the top. This is definitely worth doing. It is the highlight of our trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ben P wrote a review Aug 2020
Tring, United Kingdom66 contributions7 helpful votes
We set off from Grasmere and path was reasonable signed. It’s a pretty steep climb up steps for the most part. Footpaths are good but it’s a busy route so expect to stop a fair bit to let others past. Great view over Grasmere, and fun seeing the “lion” overlooking the village. Definitely recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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robertmU5328DU wrote a review Aug 2020
Carlisle, United Kingdom235 contributions79 helpful votes
Drove to Grasmere, parked on a lay-by just before the village as parking in the village is very limited. Walked through woods and past meadows, streams and pretty cottages and eventually arrived at a right hand fork and a sign that says helm crag. Then just ascend on the stone steps all the way to the top. Is very easy and obvious route. We got to the top as the sun was coming down and found the lion and the lamb first , then a little way along the top the howitzer comes into view . From the other side the howitzer becomes the old woman playing the organ, such fun! Descent is the same way , curious eyes from the sheep in the bracken observe you all the while . We passed cottages with foreign plated cars in the driveways so they had come from all over the world to climb these mountains and we felt grateful that we could climb even after being at work all day and a short drive . Would highly recommend and great for pics
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Date of experience: August 2020
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