Ullswater and Inspired Landscapes

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

Your tour at a glance

Travel through the tranquil lands and inspiring scenery of the Eastern Lakes on this one day tour.

The tour focuses around the Eastern Lakes travelling over the famous Kirkstone Pass and onto Ullswater. You will have chance to enjoy a Lake cruise and see the area that inspired Wordsworth’s Daffodils.

In the afternoon you will travel to the remote valley of Martindale and the reservoir of Haweswater.

Tour Itinerary


Adult Senior Student Child
£46 £44 £44 £37

Tour Days


24th March 2018 - 28th October 2018

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Full day 09:45 - 17:30

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;
  • A lake cruise on Ullswater;
  • Pickup & drop off from select hotels upon request.

Main Departure point

Windermere Tourist Information Centre

How to find us

Pickup Service

Windermere Tourist Information Centre

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.

Luggage on board

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


Lunch will be in the village of Pooley Bridge.
If you would like to spend more time exploring the village, why don't you use Mountain Goat's packed lunch service?

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 48 hours prior to departure and recieve a full refund. After 48 hours no refund will be issued.

This full day tour explores some of the remote valleys on the eastern side of Lake District. From Windermere we cross over the Kirkstone Pass, the highest pass in the Lakes, and make our way to Ullswater for a 40 minute cruise to Howtown.

Back on the bus we make a short climb with spectacular views into Martindale where we visit the 800 year old St Martin’s Church with its even older yew tree. We also visit the much younger church of St Peter’s that is famous for its stained glass windows. From here we drive along the shore of Ullswater to Pooley Bridge where there will be time for lunch in the village.

In the afternoon we visit Lowther Castle, former home to the Earls of Lonsdale, and look at the ongoing restoration work.  Following the tranquil Lowther valley we head south into Mardale where we view Haweswater, the dam and the mountains beyond.

With the last stop of the day there’s time for a short walk to the 12th century Shap Abbey, before making our way back to Windermere over the famous Shap summit.

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