South and Western Lakes Tour

7 - 8 hours

This full-day Lakeland tour takes in some of the most beautiful and influential locations in and around the South and Western Lake District. This tour gives visitors a sense of the history and beauty surrounding the area.

Your knowledgeable driver will provide you with information about some of the influences that make the Lake District what it is today. The Roman and the Viking influence as well as the industrial activities of the 19th century.

Featured Highlights:

  • Corney Fell and Black Combe with views to the Isle of Man on a clear day
  • Views of Muncaster Castle
  • Stunning Wastwater (England’s deepest lake)
  • Wasdale Head, the smallest church in England and views of Scafell (England’s Highest mountain)
  • Gosforth Church with its Viking stone carvings
  • Hardknott & Wrynose Passes
  • Coniston Water

Optional Extras:

Take a trip on La’al Ratty, the narrow gauge railway located in the Eskdale Valley, departing from Ravenglass and enjoying spectacular scenery and the foot of England's highest mountains.

Our 2nd tour of our holiday had us heading towards the coast. The weather varied between blue sky and heavy rain but it didn't spoil the day in any way. First stop was the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway and the views on the 7-mile journey are as good you will find on other steam railways, and I have been on a few. We then moved on to Wastwater. Surrounded by mountains including the Great Gable and Scafell Pike, this deepest lake in the district, is quite something to see. Muncaster Castle was next set in 70 acres. We got plenty of time for lunch and to see the castle and the grounds and take in a talk about the World Owl Centre housed within the castle grounds. A drive back through the countryside completed the day with plenty of stop-offs for photo opportunities. Throughout the day, our driver passed on his knowledge of the area and certainly knows his stuff.

Badwolf1965 (Birmingham) via TripAdvisor

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