Taking in many places associated with the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, this tour is an ideal opportunity to see the scenery which inspired her.
You will also cruise on one of the famous lakes. If the cruise is cancelled an alternative extra will be included in the tour.
This afternoon tour takes you to Hawkshead, Lake Windermere and much more. The route varies in the winter and summer due to Hill Top Opening Times and the weather. View the different itineraries below:
Winter 2019 - 04/11/19 - 14/02/20
Following a similar route to our summer tour you will first take to the water on a lake cruise along the Lake District's largest lake, Windermere. You will have the chance to view the incredible scenery from one of Windermere Lake Cruises' ferries as it shuttles you towards the northern end of Windermere.
You will then head into the heart of the Lakes, through valleys where majestic fells stand stoically against the elements. Here you will have a chance to explore the incredibly beautiful landscapes which inspired Miss Potter's work and her love for Lakeland.
As you travel through this incredible national park there will be plenty of stops, where you will find yourselves surrounded an expanse of beautiful scenery, whether you stop at a small tarn nestled high in the mountains, or on the bank of a meandering river you will be treated to some beautiful views.
Onwards to the medieval village of Hawkshead. During the winter this quaint Lakeland village is a tranquil paradise, filled with exciting shops and charming buildings. Venture through the streets for a bite to eat with the air filled with the soft scent of wood smoke from the traditional Pub's log fires.
During the Winter months the tour includes a cream tea in a traditional country house hotel. On the final leg of your tour we will journey back to Windermere where you can relax in lounge of the hotel. This added extra replaces Hill Top House during the winter months.
Summer 2020 - 15/02/20 - 31/10/20
Leave Windermere in the early afternoon and head along Lake Windermere, learning about the history of the area and lake along the way from our knowledgeable, local driver guides. You will catch several glimpses of the glittering lake as you drive towards the central Lake District.
If there is time you may be treated to a stop at the National Trust site, Wray Castle. A beautiful castle which stands tall on the north west shore of Windermere. Boasting beautiful views of the surrounding fells the castle is a popular destination for national park visitors. (Again, please be aware this stop is not guaranteed, it is dependant on timings and Hill Top entry times.)
Onwards we travel through more of the Lake District's landscapes, areas which inspired Miss Potter when writing her famous Tales of Peter Rabbit.
Next we visit stop at Hill Top Farm, once owned by the famous author this beautifully preserved building is as enchanting as traditional farm houses come.
You may choose to enter to house and see how she lived. This is additional and can be added to your basket when booking. Please check the house opening times before booking as it closes Fridays outside of UK school holidays.
Onward to the beauty spot Tarn Hows, this man made tarn provides some of the most incredible views in the Lake District. On a clear day you can see the Langdale Pikes, a favoured adventure for walkers.
From Tarn Hows we head back to Windermere to finish your tour.
Both our summer and winter tours are an ideal afternoon out for fans of Miss Potter, taking in some great locations in a scenic afternoon. Even if you’re not a fan of the author you can sit back and enjoy some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer.