When & Where
9.45 to 17.30. From March 25th 2017 to October 29th 2017.
Daily from Windermere
Summer tour pick ups from select accommodation and locations in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal £5pp (Mon-Sat), Keswick £5pp (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Official start point is Windermere Tourist Information Centre at 09:45hrs. Pick up times from other locations vary.
£44 Adult, £42 Senior & £35 Child.
How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.
A ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and entry to Muncaster Castle Gardens.
Whats Not Included
Please Note: A minimum of 1 passenger is required for this tour to operate.
We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our The High Adventure Tour please contact us.
On leaving Windermere you will head towards the famous the Langdale Valley, famed for rock climbing and walking. You may even spot a local breed of sheep, the Herdwick, as you make you make your way through the valley.
You then begin your ascent of the steep Wrynose & Hardknott mountain passes. The views from the remote and narrow roads towards the fells are spectacular. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities to take those memorable shots throughout the tour.
Arriving in the Eskdale valley, you will board the heritage railway affectionately known as La’al Ratty (little railway), as you make your way down the valley you will travel through ancient woodlands.
Next you travel to Wastwater, once voted ‘Britain’s favourite view’. This location has the deepest Lake in England with its highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the background. The lake is surrounded by mountains, creating a truly dramatic scenery, an image synonymous with the National Park.
You will then have the opportunity to explore Muncaster Castle’s Gardens, which date back to the 18th Century. Where a walk along Georgian Terrace can be enjoyed with fell views in the distance.
Travelling back towards the central Lake District, we travel past Coniston and through the Yewdale Valley bringing to an end this classic Lake District tour.
This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
You have the opportunity to purchase food & refreshments during the tour. During this tour we will stop either at a traditional Lakeland Pub or local café.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Due to train timetabling we cannot guarantee the type of engine which will be used during your journey.
Muncaster Castle Gardens
Within your tour price you receive entry to Muncaster Castle Grounds. Entry to the Castle itself is an additional cost, payable direct to the attraction on the day. Please note Castle opening times vary and may not coincide with the tour.
Clothing & Footwear
We suggest you wear comfortable and sensible footwear, we also recommend bringing a light raincoat.
We are happy to accept assistance dogs only on this tour. Please contact us to advise us in advance.
Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
For full terms and conditions please see here.
*Please note our route maps are a guide only