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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Your tour at a glance

This half day Lake District tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy the National Park's spectacular scenery but are short on time.

This tour will focus on the famous valleys of Great and Little Langdale, with time to take in the picturesque view at Blea Tarn. You will also enjoy the view at Coniston Water, famous for world water speed records.

There are many picturesque views along the way including a trip to the Langdale Valley and Blea Tarn.

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Summer 2023

4th September 2023 - 22nd March 2024

Adult Senior Student Child
£30 £30 £30 £30

Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 28th March 2025


Tour Days

Summer 2023

3rd September 2024 - 22nd March 2024

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 28th March 2025



Half day 10:00 - 14:00

Activity Level

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.



Group Size

16 passengers


  • Transport in a 16 seater mini-bus;
  • On-board commentary in English;

Main Departure point

Windermere Tourist Information Centre

How to find us

Pickup Service

Main Pick up locations:

Windermere Tourist Information Centre
Windermere Information Centre, Victoria Street, Windermere, LA23 1AD

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Bowness Bay Pier
Outside Windermere Lake Cruises Ticket Office, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ

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Kelsick Road, Ambleside
Kelsick Road Bus Stop, Ambleside, LA22 0EA

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This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.

We ask all passengers to arrive on time, as we will leave promptly at the displayed time.

We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the Windermere Tourist Information Centre.


This half day tour stops in a traditional Lakeland village where you can get something to eat or drink. 

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure and receive a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

For full terms and conditions please see here.

This fantastic Lake District tour departs from Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside every morning throughout the summer. It introduces the culture and the famous characters of The Lake District, which created the landscapes you see today. 

The tour starts in Windermere and heads towards the Langdale Valley, which is filled with heritage and farmland. On route to the Langdale valley you will drive along the famous Lake Windermere and our Driver/Guide will tell you many stories about our wonderful National Park.

Driving through the Langdale Valley you will experience some spectacular views, including views of the Langdale Pikes. The Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognisable peaks in the Lake District. The Langdales are where you will usually find many Herdwick Sheep, as they stroll across road and lay out in the fields, it really is a fantastic photo opportunity.

From here you travel over to Blea Tarn, which is a stunning body of water that sits between Little Langdale and the larger Greater Langdale. It is situated in the heart of the wild Lake District and we certainly think it is a hidden gem!

After stopping for a photo at Blea Tarn, you will then take a scenic route to visit Coniston by going through the Yewdale Valley. The Yewdale Valley is bounded by steep, craggy fells and it offers visitors some magnificent scenery. Nearby you can also find Yew Tree Farm, which was once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter, she purchased the farm back in 1929 and left it to the National Trust when she died. You might also recognise Yew Tree Farm from the 2006 movie, Miss Potter.

Coniston is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph. You might also catch a glimpse of a Steam Yacht Gondala that's a rebuilt Victorian steam powered yacht that offers cruises on Coniston Water.  You will have time to take in the stunning scenery at Coniston. Come and explore the best of the Lake District with us, book your seat on our award-winning guided tours today.

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