Tour ‘B’ – Discovery Tour of the Northern and Central Lakes

This full day tour takes us north to Keswick via Rydal, Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere. Eventually entering the Borrowdale Valley we climb to ‘Surprise View’ for magnificent views over Derwentwater and the surrounding mountains. Returning to Keswick we take a 45 minute boat trip on the lake with Keswick Launch on board one of their lovely traditional Lakeland launches.

From Keswick we head out over the Whinlatter Pass into Lorton Vale for Crummock Water and Buttermere before climbing the Honister Pass to the ‘slate mine’ at the top.
Entering Borrowdale Valley we continue on to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

The final stop will be in the lovely village of Grasmere with it’s links to the ‘Wordsworth’ family and also to Grasmere Gingerbread.

A full day tour every Tuesday departing from Coniston at 8.45am, Ambleside at 9.15am and Windermere at 9.30am.


  • Rydal Village and Rydal Water
  • Continue on over Dunmail Raise, the route to the Northern Lakes
  • Borrowdale Valley and Surprise View
  • Lake Cruise on Derwentwater (included)
  • Whinlatter Pass to Lorton Vale
  • Crummock Water
  • Buttermere
  • Honister Pass
  • Borrowdale Valley
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Grasmere