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Lake District Trek

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  • A Grand Tour of the Lake District, visiting the favourite valleys and mountains of Alfred Wainwright, Britain’s best known ‘fellwalker’ and guidebook writer. For each day’s walk there are at least two route choices including amoderate option and a more challenging alternative, which will take in one or more ‘Wainwights’ (summits described in his 7 volume ‘Pictorial Guide’). The options always start and finish in the same place so you can mix and match as you go along. On this tour we guarantee: 7 lakes including the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of lakes, and numerous
    mountain tarns; England’s highest peak; traditional Lakeland villages; Herdwick sheep; the stomping ground of the
    Romantic Poets; and above all, spectacular scenery unlike anywhere else in the world!

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Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Company

Wandering Aengus Treks

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Destinations

Alfred Wainwright, Lake District

Wandering Aengus

We love the Lake District, and we love to introduce new people to its many charms and old friends to its new places. Wandering Aengus Treks is an independent company established since 2001. We provide logistics and support for walkers on the majority of the established long-distance paths of Northern England, as well as our own carefully crafted itineraries in the Lake District. Living in the National Park and keen walkers ourselves, we are confident that our itineraries showcase the best of our home to those who prefer to see the world on foot. We also appreciate the importance of where you arrive at the end of a glorious day in the hills and all our accommodations are selected personally with comfort and welcome in mind. On our tours your luggage is transferred between overnight stays so you can walk with a light day pack and personalised route notes take away the stress of navigation. We also provide all the maps and information you will need to get the most out of your visit, and for any issues that might arise, we give you an emergency contact number so you are never completely on your own.

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Day 1: Arrive in Ambleside

At the head of Windermere, England’s longest lake. After checking in you can explore this interesting town, the capital of the South Lakes. There is a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to choose from for your evening meal.

Day 2: Walk to Langdale

Todays walk starts with a gentle climb out of Ambleside to the shoulder of Loughrigg Fell offering extensive views over Windermere’s sparkling waters and of the Central Fells. Depending on your choice of options you can visit Elterwater and follow the Cumbria Way along the meandering Great Langdale Beck, or climb to Loughrigg’s summit and stride out over the ridge forming the watershed between Grasmere and Langdale, ticking off the Wainright summits of Silver How and Blea Rigg, before descending into Langdale past the sensational Stickle Tarn.

Day 3: Walk to Wasdale

Lake District fell walking doesn’t come much better than today’s offerings. One of your options follows an ancient trading route over Esk Hause to reach Wasdale, Cumbria’s most remote valley containing England’s deepest lake and, it is said, it’s smallest church. Other options allow you to ‘bag’ Wainwright summits along the way, including Bowfell, Esk Pike, Broad Crag and the highest point in England, Scafell Pike. Three options today of varying degrees of difficulty. Choose the route that’s best for you.

Day 4: Walk to Borrowdale

Leaving Wasdale your route options today include following in the footsteps of ‘Old Moses’ who reputedly distributed moonshine wandering from one valley to the next across the passes through the mountains. Alternatively, you can tick off a couple more wainwrights in the form of Great Gable and Green Gable on your way to Borrowdale. Wainwright was very fond of Borrowdale, saying it contained “the loveliest square” mile in the country.
Day 5: Walk to Grasmere Borrowdale is steep on all sides but there are hidden weaknesses which can be exploited to provide a well graded ascent out of the valley. Tremendous views taking in all the major fell groups of the Lake District await. Choose between a moderate hike descending the valley of Far Easedale or collect more Wainrights in a spectacular ridge walk to Helm Crag (a.k.a. “The Lion and the Lamb”). Both options end at the lovely Grasmere, former home and resting place of William Wordsworth. You can visit the house where he and his sister, Dorothy lived and where he wrote many of his famous poems.

Day 6: Walk to Patterdale

Crossing the range to Patterdale, today’s options include following the Coast-to-Coast path through the lovely Grisedale Valley, or a more challenging route over Helvellyn with the option to bag 3 more Wainwright summits and cross ‘Striding Edge’. Whichever route is chosen, you are guaranteed a day of excellent walking as you cross from the Central to the Eastern fells.

Day 7: Walk to Pooley Bridge

The final day of this Grand Tour of the Lake District travels the length of Ullswater, ‘Queen of Lakes’. As always, we provide different options to suit your inclination and today you can choose between a walk along the quiet Eastern shore path via Howtown, or a stride out on the high ridges of the nFar Eastern Fells where Roman Armies once marched. The more challenging option today includes at least 4 Wainwrights with the opportunity to extend the walk to collect 3 more. Both routes come together at the bronze-age stone circle known as ‘The Cockpit’ before an easy walk down into the village of Pooley Bridge, situated on the northern tip of Ullswater

Day 8:
Depart

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What's Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in twin or double room with ensuite or private bathroom.
    7 breakfasts
  • Secure luggage transfer between each overnight stop
  • Route notes for at least 2 different walk options on each day plus maps
  • An information pack giving details of each night’s accommodation, its location and local facilities, restaurants, banks, shops etc
  • An emergency contact number

What's Excluded:

  • Travel or activity insurance
  • Travel to / from the start / end of the holiday
  • Meals other than breakfasts
  • Single accommodation (available on request –supplement required)

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We love the Lake District, and we love to introduce new people to its many charms and old friends to its new places. Wandering Aengus Treks is an independent company established since 2001. We provide logistics and support for walkers on the...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Guiding method
    Self Guided
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Ambleside
  • Maximum Altitude
    978 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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