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Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
"This private tour starts at your hotel in Windermere and heads to the dramatic Langdales and onto the infamous Wrynose and Hardknott passes.After ascending over the passes you continue on to Wastwater the deepest lake in England voted 'Britain's favourite view'. Your next stop is for lunch at the Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge a community owned pub. After lunch you will continue on through Buttermere and ascend Honister Pass passing by the famous Honister Slate Mine through Borrowdale and onto Keswick.On the return to Windermere you visit the 4000 year old Castlerigg S then drive alongside Ullswater 'the most beautiful lake in England' before ending the tour back in Windermere.""""The tour of the Lake District begins at your hotel and heads to the dramatic Langdale Valley. After spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes
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Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
"This private tour starts at your hotel in Windermere and heads to the dramatic Langdales and onto the infamous Wrynose and Hardknott passes.After ascending over the passes you continue on to Wastwater the deepest lake in England voted 'Britain's favourite view'. Your next stop is for lunch at the Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge a community owned pub. After lunch you will continue on through Buttermere and ascend Honister Pass passing by the famous Honister Slate Mine through Borrowdale and onto Keswick.On the return to Windermere you visit the 4000 year old Castlerigg S then drive alongside Ullswater 'the most beautiful lake in England' before ending the tour back in Windermere.""""The tour of the Lake District begins at your hotel and heads to the dramatic Langdale Valley. After spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes
From GBP130.00
 
Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
"This private tour starts at your hotel in Windermere and heads to the dramatic Langdales and onto the infamous Wrynose and Hardknott passes.After ascending over the passes you continue on to Wastwater the deepest lake in England voted 'Britain's favourite view'. Your next stop is for lunch at the Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge a community owned pub. After lunch you will continue on through Buttermere and ascend Honister Pass passing by the famous Honister Slate Mine through Borrowdale and onto Keswick.On the return to Windermere you visit the 4000 year old Castlerigg S then drive alongside Ullswater 'the most beautiful lake in England' before ending the tour back in Windermere.""""The tour of the Lake District begins at your hotel and heads to the dramatic Langdale Valley. After spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes
From GBP130.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cumbria

Kirklinton Hall Gardens

Looking for open gardens for this trip, on the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, I found Kirklinton Hall on the internet. It looked perfect, magnificent ruins of a once grand hall with gardens and river...
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May 09, 2015

Muncaster Castle

Lovely old castle. The family still lives there, but a large part of the castle is open to the public. The fees help them to keep the castle going. The grounds are spectacular and there is also a...
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Mar 12, 2013

Hutton Roof Crags

This is one of Britain's best examples of limestone pavement, to be found not far from Kirkby Lonsdale.Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve is now an area of special scientific interest and is a wonderful...
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Jul 01, 2010

Cumbria's Only Model Village

This is a wonderful little secret, Lakeland Miniature Village. It's situated in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands and really is a delight. It only just seems to be making a name for itself recently,...
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Jul 01, 2010

Hodbarrow Nature Reserve

This is situated at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, close to Millom and north of Barrow-in-Furness.Hodbarrow was an area of iron ore mines, mined from 1855 to 1969. In the early 1900's the mining...
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Jul 01, 2010

Egremont Castle

If you have found your way to Egremont then take a look at it's castle.Built around 1130 it was the seat of the Baron of Copeland. Built from red sandstone, surrounded today by houses, it sits above...
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Jul 01, 2010
 
 
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Ulverston Canal and Canal Foot

This is a 1.5 mile length of canal, running from Ulverston to the sea lock at Canal Foot in Morecambe Bay. It opened in 1796 purely as a means of the town having a port and was used originally for...
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Jul 01, 2010

Barbondale

This is a great route, following the river, from just north of Kirkby Lonsdale to Dentdale. A lovely moorland route which is popular with motorcyclists. It's also a great place to simply sit by the...
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Jul 01, 2010

Hampsfell Hospice From Grange-over-Sands

This is a walk from Grange over Sands, up to the limestone pavement overlooking Morecambe Bay. There is a refuge on the tops, with superb views.Over the Easter break I at long last walked up to...
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Jul 01, 2010

Shap Abbey

Another gloriously remote location, Shap Abbey ruins stand some 1.5 miles west of Shap, on the banks of the River Lowther in northern Cumria. It's a tranquil place and not a sight to be easily...
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Jul 01, 2010

Mungrisdale Area

The last weekend in October 2009 found us out and about in the motorhome in a stunning area north of Penrith and Keswick. This, despite it's proximity to both, is untouched by mass tourism and offers...
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Jul 01, 2010

Eskdale to Boot via Miterdale & Burnmoor Tarn

Starting point Eskdale Green Ratty Railway StationHeight gain, approximately 800 feetHighest point - Burnmoor Tarn 253m (830 feet).Walking time approximately 4 hours + ½ hour on trainDistance...
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Jun 02, 2008

Suggestions for combining walks with La'l Ratty

I have already mentioned “The La’l Ratty" (Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway) in my Things to do tips.However you can combine several walks on the Lakeland Fells with a trip on this delightful...
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Jun 02, 2008

Walking over Muncaster Fell by the Old Road

Walking over Muncaster Fell by the Old RoadStarting Point - Irton Road Station in EskdaleDistance, approximately 6 ½ milesWalking time 3 / 3 ½ hours + ½ hour return to Eskdale on the trainHeight...
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Jun 01, 2008

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Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5UU, United Kingdom
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Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LP, United Kingdom
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Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 2WF, United Kingdom
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Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PA, United Kingdom
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Old Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DJ, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Cumbria

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Mirehouse

We came across Mirehouse entirely by accident whilst driving around Bassenthwaite Lake. It happened to be open, so we decided to visit. The house was built in 1666 by the 8th Earl of Derby. He sold...
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Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle's cathedral is the second smallest cathedral in England (Oxford is the smallest) but that's only because it lost a big chunk of its nave (the central part). The spire blew down and the north...
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Town Centre

I enjoyed wandering Kendal's historical town centre. There is nothing particularly special or historical about its appearance. Like the vast majority of English is has a very, very long history...
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Wordsworth House and Garden

It is impossible to visit the Lake District without coming across some reference to the poet William Wordsworth, but why would you want to try? In Cockermouth you can visit the birthplace and...
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Wasdale Head

This Link is to an article published in our local magazine in July 2016 about my own memories of The Wasdale Head Show In My oppinion one of the BEST days out in West Cumbria is "The Wasdale Head...
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Castlerigg Stone Circle

According to English Heritage, "Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a...
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"Wasdale -- " My Back Yard " !!!"
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"My County"
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"Where I Live....."
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"Ulverston, Cumbria"
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"Lake Windermere"
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