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The Lake District Round – 9 days

May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct £919 pp

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The Lake District Round – 9 days

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About this Adventure

A  UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District National Park offers visitors rugged mountains, mesmarising lakes, stunning waterfalls, ancient woodland and picturesque towns and villages.  The Lake District Round will take you into the heart of this spectacular National Park, past green valleys, over high mountain passes, along shimmering lakeshores and through pretty towns and villages.

The bustling town of Ambleside, at the head of Lake Windermere is a perfect starting and finishing point for your walk.  Why not treat yourself to an extra night at the end of your adventure to relax and explore everything that this pretty town has to offer.

Quick Facts

  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • 9 days’ walking
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Approximately 90 miles (144km)
  • Heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Beautiful Scenery, Mountains, Woodlands, Tarns and Lakes
  • Historic Cumbrian Towns

About & Details

Explore the heart of the stunning Lake District National Park.  The route involves a variety of terrain including more challenging rocky sections, grasslands, as well as beautiful woodland and lakeside walks.  The lower level walk will suit fit hill walkers.  For anyone looking for a more challenging walk, the high-level mountain route offers an alternative for those who prefer summits to the valley.

We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a small day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. This trip is based on 2 people sharing, if you are a solo traveller please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

Dog-friendly

If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Getting there and back

Getting There

By Road: Ambleside is approximately 35 minutes from junction 36 on the M6.  Leaving the M6, take the A590 and follow signs towards Barrow, Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale.  Continue straight to join the A591 and follow signs to Ambleside.

By Public Transport: Windermere Train Station connects to Manchester and Manchester airport (with changes). Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.

By Air: The nearest airport is Manchester (MAN), from where you need to take a train to Winderemere.

Getting Away

By Road: Ambleside has easy access to the M6 North and South and to Manchester Airport.

By Public Transport: Trains depart from Winderemere to Manchester Picaddily.  Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.

By Air: The nearest airport is Manchester (MAN).  Trains depart from Winderemere to Manchester airport (with changes).

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at the end of the trail, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

Dates and prices

For available dates please see the ‘build your trip’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

Inclusions

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
Exclusions
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional extras

  • Single room supplement £35 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £35 per person per night
  • Odd group supplement £35 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night prior to start (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £95 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Ambleside

    Arrive at your chosen accommodation in Ambleside.

  • Day 2 Ambleside to Coniston

    Leaving Ambleside, your first day will not involve any significant climbs but that is not to say that you won’t be treated to some magnificent views from higher points like Loughrigg Fell.  You will walk across low fells, through magical forests, along peaceful lakeshores and through pretty Cumbrian villages, taking in historic landmarks including a farm once owned by Beatrix Potter.  Relax for the night and take in the cafes and restaurants of Coniston.

    12.5 miles (20km) and 610m of ascent.

  • Day 3 Coniston to Boot (Eskdale)

    As you climb out of Coniston to head into the more remote western fells make sure you stock up on essentials as you will not reach another big village or town until you arrive in Keswick.  Your walk will take you along the exposed ancient drovers route of the Walna Scar Road with the Old Man of Coniston towering on your right.  You will enjoy magnificent views from the Coniston fells and have the chance to stop for a well deserved lunch at the small hamlet of Seathwaite before another, easier climb of the day leads you to Boot, a small village in Eskdale where you will spend the night.

    12.5 miles (20km) and 906m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 14 miles (22km) and 1200m of ascent.

  • Day 4 Boot (Eskdale) to Wasdale Head

    Today is an easier day with fewer climbs and although still a long day, you will be rewarded with some of the most magnificent views in the Lake District as you climb out of Eskdale and towards Wasdale.  Walk all the way up the valley besides the beautiful Wast Water, England’s deepest lake, taking in the Screes, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and the slopes of the Sca Fell range.  Your accommodation for the night will be in Wasdale.

    11 miles (18km) and 470m of ascent.

    Mountain Route –  10.5 miles (17km) and 980m of ascent.

  • Day 5 Wasdale Head to Buttermere

    Although a shorter day, this section of the walk is truly enjoyable.  You will pass the remote Black Sails pass before continuing into the beautiful Ennerdale valley.  A short climb over Scarth Gap nestled between Hay Stacks and High Crag offers the first stunning views of Buttermere before descending into the village where you will relax for the night.

    7.5 miles (12km)  and 780m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 10 miles (16.5km) and 1150m of ascent.

  • Day 6 Buttermere to Keswick

    You leave Buttermere on a long, steady climb on good terrain with views of the Sail Beck and Rigg Beck valleys.  The superb views continue as you cross the Newlands Valley, walk under the famous Cat Bells before joining the Cumbria Way,  through glorious woods, eventually bringing you out on the shores of Derwent Water before strolling to the pretty market town of Keswick where you will spend the night.

     10 miles (16 km) and 490m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 11 miles (17.5km) and 1020m of ascent.

  • Day 7 Keswick to Rosthwaite

    Taking one last look over the rooftops of Keswick, you will soon reach the beautiful setting of Castlerigg Stone Circle, constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. Continue to walk across pleasant farmland before climbing to the summit of Walla Crag to enjoy the panoramic views on offer.  As you descent gently through the fells you will come to the pretty packhorse bridge in Ashness before climbing again through green woodland, eventually reaching the beautiful Borrowdale valley and Rosthwaite, where you will relax for the night.

     9.5 miles (15.5km) and 560m of ascent.

  • Day 8 Rosthwaite to Grasmere

    As you leave Borrowdale valley and start your climb into the fells make sure you take time to savour the views behind you, where the woodland, fells, green pastures and white cottages sit peacefully together.  Continue to climb the remote Greenup Gill using a steep but clear path to reach the ridgeline of Greenup Edge.  Descend over low crags and boggy ground before the path winds upwards again and follows the course of Far Easedale Gill, leading you to the lakeside village of Grasmere, where you will spend the night.

     8 miles (14 km) and 580m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 10 miles (16km) and 1100m of ascent.

  • Day 9 Grasmere to Patterdale

    After a relaxing breakfast and time to explore the lovely village of Grasmere, you will start what is one of the shorter days by walking through peaceful farmland and quiet lanes, dominated by views of Helm Crag.  A bridleway will take you back up into the fells with the steep side of Seat Sandal on your left and the slopes of Great Rigg and Fairfield towering to your right.  The path is clear and good as you descent through the steep rocky terrain of Grisedale before arriving in the village of Patterdale, where you can relax for the night.

    8 miles (13km) and 610m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 10 miles (16km) and 1100m of ascent.

  • Day 10 Patterdale to Ambleside

    The final day of your adventure offers a relaxing mix of lakeside, pastoral and fell walking.  Enjoy views towards Kirkstone Pass and the high fells of Fairfield and Hart Crag.  Follow the valley bottom straight into Ambleside and visit one of the cosy pubs or coffee shops for a celebration and well deserved rest.

    9.5 miles (15km) and 750m of ascent.

    Mountain Route – 11 miles (18km) and 750m of ascent (via Red Screes).

    We will always endeavour  to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason that may be deemed necessary. Any timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Payment Terms

  • Deposit £199 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10-weeks before departure