Enjoy a day trip to the Lake District

Here at Mountain Goat we have been touring the Lake District fells since 1972 and we are now making the Lake District more accessible for people visiting cities such as York and Manchester. We offer five tours from Manchester a week and one tour from York a week which gives customers a great introduction to the Lake District whilst taking them off the beaten track. We also offer a Private Hire service to the Lake District, whereby our customers can have exclusive use of our vehicle and driver/guide for the day, visiting any places of interest they wish to see.


Anyways, back on track to our day trip to the Lake District.

Why Visit the Lake District?

The Lake District hosts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK and in the world. It is steeped in history and has some of the greatest literary association to be found anywhere. It really came to no surprise that the area was granted World Heritage Status in 2017. You can find England’s largest lake, Windermere situated in the heart of the Lake District, which attracts thousands of visitors a year. As part of Mountain Goat’s day trip to the Lake District you will get to enjoy a Cruise on Lake Windermere whilst sitting back and taking in the views of the fells. The Lake District is also home to England’s largest mountain, Scafell and its deepest lake, Wastwater. Both of which can be seen on a scheduled High Adventure tour from the Lakes or a Private Hire from a city of your choice.


The day trip offers return transport from either Manchester or York to the Lake District National Park, in a comfortable vehicle with no more than 16 passengers, so you can enjoy a more personal, small group experience. On route to the Lake District and around the newly appointed World Heritage Site you will have a live commentary from your knowledgeable Driver/Guide where you will learn a lot about the countryside and the people who found inspiration here, such as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. The tour will give you the opportunity to visit Beatrix Potter’s (Creater of Peter Rabbit) former home of Hill Top and its stunning gardens. Everything inside the house is how it would have looked many years ago, as if Beatrix had just nipped out to shop! (The gardens are free to explore but the house is an additional cost of £10.90 for an adult and £5.45 for a child over 5).


The tour will then make a stop in the Medieval village of Hawkshead, where William Wordsworth attended a Grammar School. There is plenty of time to explore the village where you can see the Grammar School or visit St Michael & All Angels church as it stands high looking out over the village of Hawkshead with lovely views of Claife heights, Helvellyn and the Langdales.  You can also find the Beatrix Potter gallery in the village which is a 17th century stone-built house, it has lots of original book illustrations by Beatrix Potter.


Another stop of the day is to Tarn Hows, which is a picturesque beauty sport just to the north of Coniston, originally three smaller tarns, Low, Middle and High, but the building of a dam raised the water level to create a larger body of water. Tarn How’s is accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability due to its manageable footpath. There will be the opportunity here to take in the stunning views and to take photographs.


A trip to the Lake District is certainly one to add to your to do list!