Tour ‘B’ – The Grand Tours of the Northern and Central Lake District

This full day tour takes us north to Keswick via Rydal, Grasmere, Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere. Eventually entering the Borrowdale Valley we climb the Honister Pass to the Honister Slate Mine before dropping down into Buttermere and a lovely drive passed Crummock Water. Returning to Castlerigg Stone Circle via the Whinlatter Pass.

Moving on to Pooley Bridge at the northern end of Ullswater we will take a 1 hour boat trip travelling the whole length of the lake. The only way to appreciate the wonderful views in this valley.

We will finally travel up the Kirkstone Pass and on towards Windermere for one more special view.



  • Rydal Village and Rydal Water
  • Grasmere
  • Dunmail Raise, the route to the Northern Lakes
  • Borrowdale Valley and Honister Pass
  • Buttermere
  • Crummock Water
  • Lorton Vale
  • Whinlatter Pass
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Pooley Bridge and a boat trip on Ullswater (England’s 2nd Largest Lake)
  • Kirkstone Pass
  • Return to Windermere