Only got 1 day in the Lake District National Park? Well, we’ve got you covered. See the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 8 hours on our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour.
You will see Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ullswater, Brotherswater, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Buttermere, Crummock Water, Thirlmere, Rydal & Grasmere.
Our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour departs daily from Oxenholme, Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. This tour also departs 4 times a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday) from Keswick.
Established in 1972, Mountain Goat is creeping up to 50 years old, we offer sightseeing tours of the National Park in luxury 16-Seater, Mercedes Sprinter Minibuses. Mountain Goat is an award winning tour company and takes visitors off the beaten track. Book your tour with confidence, knowing your in safe hands. We also offer a 24-hour cancellation policy meaning you can get a full refund if you can’t make the trip.
Ditch the car and join our small group minibus tours, let our knowledgeable driver-guides navigate the winding Lakeland roads – you’ve got no chance of getting lost then! See Ten Lakes in one day! What better way to explore the National Park, no need to worry about map reading or parking, just sit back and enjoy the views.
But why should you visit the Lake District National Park? Not only is it a National Park, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Lake District is renowned for being the “most beautiful corner of England” and this full day Lake District tour introduces you to just that. We’ll take you to some of the hidden gems, only locals know about including Newlands Pass and Surprise View.
Travel over the highest mountain pass, Kirkstone Pass at 1,489ft high boosting views towards Windermere & Brotherswater, you won’t be disappointed. As you descend the pass towards Ullswater, you will take in the fantastic views of Brotherswater and Place Fell.
A Lake District tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle. One of our favourite places to show visitors on our Lake District tours is Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick. The main reason to visit this location is to enjoy the unrivalled 360-degree view taking in the surrounding fells, with Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra (Saddleback) all within view.
The tour stops in the market town of Keswick for about 1 hour, just enough to get lunch from a local café, restaurant, or takeaway. The heart of Keswick is the Market Square, ringed round with shops and hotels. There are no cars in the pedestrianised area which makes for a very pleasant shopping experience.
You may even spot some of the most loved Lake District sheep, the hardy Herdwick whilst touring, be sure to snap a photo of their smiling faces.
It is said, the Borrowdale Valley is one of the most idyllic places on earth, travel through the quaint villages and farmland before ascending Honister Pass which connects Borrowdale valley with Buttermere Valley.
At the top of Honister Pass, you’ll make a stop at the last working slate mine in England, Honister Slate Mine – your chance to take a piece of the Lake District away with you.
This tour includes multiple stops on route for the option of exploring the surrounding areas including Grasmere. Grasmere is famed for its connection with William Wordsworth who lived at Dove Cottage in the village and is buried in the churchyard at St Oswald Church. Be sure to visit the Grasmere Gingerbread shop whilst in Grasmere to pick up some delicious local Gingerbread.
After your drop, disembark the minibus at Windermere Information Centre and climb the short distance to the top of Orrest Head. This is an easy, short circular walk of just 784ft, giving you stunning views over Lake Windermere and beyond. This is the first fell Alfred Wainwright walked and wrote “It was a moment of magic, a revelation so unexpected that I stood transfixed, unable to believe my eyes”. Be sure not to miss it. Enjoy the views from the top of Orrest Head after a spectacular day exploring the Lake District. Watch the sunset over England’s largest lake Windermere and the fells beyond, including the Langdale Pikes – it’s not to be missed. It’s a favourite with locals and visitors alike and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it to.