The Lake District Trail
The Lake District Trail takes you on an self-guided hiking adventure from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick. The walking route leads you into peaceful valleys, along exhilarating mountain passes and past pristine lakes and hidden tarns that all set the scene for a trek in a region noted for it’s literary pedigree.
With 5 walking days and 6 overnight stays this itinerary affords the perfect way to enjoy the hiking route in it’s entirety and also to explore the best walks at each location. This allows you to seek out the hidden gems that make the area so special. The Lake District Trail features hand-picked overnight accommodation in high quality B&B’s, country inns, and guesthouses. You can expect the highest levels of welcome, atmosphere and outstanding local cuisine. We also include daily door to door baggage transfers, detailed route notes and maps, a comprehensive pre-departure information pack as well as emergency support, should you need it.
Duration7 (5-8) Days I Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
What is included6 nights hand picked B&B, guesthouse and small hotel accommodation; Door to door baggage transfer as per itinerary; A detailed info pack, route book and printed maps for the group leader; Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.
What is not includedTravel to the start or from the finish of the walk; Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks; Ferry crossing from Ambleside to Bowness; Travel Insurance; Personal equipment; Transport when you need to skip a stage.
Best periodApril, May, June, July, August, September
Day 1: Arrive Ambleside
Day 2: Ferry to Bowness/Walk to Ambleside (hiking: 16km)
Day 3: Ambleside to Patterdale (hiking: 19km)
Day 4: Ullswater Lake and Place Fell circular walk (hiking: 13 km)
Day 5: Patterdale to Keswick (hiking: 19km)
Day 6: Derwent Water, Walla Crag and Friars Crag circular walk (hiking: 10,5km)
Day 7: Onward travel