Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5
View 6 Lakes in a morning, including beautiful Ullswater
Grasmere, The home of Wordsworth & Gingerbread
Castlerigg Stone Circle, 1000 years older than Stonehenge
Head over the famous Kirkstone Pass, the highest mountain road in the Lakes
Enjoy on board commentary from your driver/guide
Focusing on the northern Lake District this half day tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy the Lake District's spectacular scenery but are short on time.
This is our 4th Mountain Goat tour and we can't recommend them enough.
Today we had Meryl as our driver/guide. This is the 2nd time Meryl has been our guide and she is amazing. Honestly Mountain Goat management, Meryl is such a credit to your organisation.
We saw the most spectacular views, Meryl was so informative and made the morning a real pleasure. Love your tours and can't wait to do some more in the future.
Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of around 1300 stone circles in Britain and northern France but some say it is the one in the most stunning location. It pre-dates the most famous stone circle, Stonehenge. It’s commanding position has inspired many writers over the years and its purpose is still not known and probably never will be!
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Grasmere is one of the Lake Districts most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth and his family who moved here in 1799. From its stunning lake to Sarah Nelsons famous Grasmere gingerbread, it’s hard not to love such a place!
Thirlmere, at 3.5 miles long, 1.2 mile wide and 158 feet deep, was originally two smaller lakes, which were purchased by Manchester City Corporation Waterworks in 1889. The area was dammed with a dam whose greatest height is 104 feet, and the area became one vast reservoir.
Thirlmere has a stunning setting, with impressive views of Helvellyn and Dollywagon Pike around the reservoir.
Wordsworth’s visit to Glencoyne Park gave William Wordsworth the inspiration for his most famous poem, Daffodils. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District, being approximately 9 miles long, it has also been described as the most beautiful lake in England.
Kirkstone Pass has an altitude of 1,489 feet making it the highest tarmac road in the National Park. It connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater valley. Near the summit built on the site of a 15th Century Monastery is the old coaching inn, now popular with tourists, with low beams, open fires and good beer. From the car park opposite there’s a commanding view down to Windermere and Morecambe Bay in the distance. To the north of the pass you can also enjoy views of Brotherswater and Place Fell.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England surrounded by spectacular mountains and small villages. It is fed by the rivers Brathay, Rothay, Cunsey and Troutbeck. The lake has 18 islands and the main fish in the lake are trout, char, perch and the top predator is the pike; growing to 1.5m in length. If you would like to enjoy a cruise on England’s largest lake, head over to Windermere Lake Cruises website!
24th March 2018 - 28th October 2018
Half day 09:30 - 13:30
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.
Windermere Tourist Information Centre
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We also offer a hotel pick-up service for those staying in the Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside area.
This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.
We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.
There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the Windermere Tourist Information Centre.
This half day morning tour does not have a designated Lunch stop. However you can take advantage of Mountain Goat's packed lunch service.
You may cancel 48 hours prior to departure and recieve a full refund. After 48 hours no refund will be issued.
Start off by travelling over the famous Kirkstone Pass, the highest mountain road in the Lakes, before dropping down to take in Ullswater. You’ll have chance to stretch your legs at Castlerigg Stone Circle whlist taking in the panoramic views of the fells. The tour returns via the lesser known St John’s in the Vale. Then travel South along vast Thirlmere, with its interesting story. There is time to wander around the historic village of Grasmere before travelling back to Windermere.
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