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Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District

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Cumbria, United Kingdom

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Experience some of the highlights of the Lake District National Park on this full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular small-group tour from Windermere. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an expert guide, explore the beauty spots and villages of central Lakeland as you learn about its history. Ascend high mountain passes, visit a waterfall, take a sightseeing cruise, and see ten of the most beautiful lakes, including Buttermere and Thirlmere. Discover Borrowdale and quaint villages such as Grasmere; visit Castlerigg Stone Circle; and enjoy free time for lunch in the market town of Keswick.
  • Full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular tour from Windermere
  • Visit Borrowdale, Buttermere Valley and more
  • A stop at Castlerigg Stone Circle
Transport in a small mini-coach
On-board commentary in English
Food & drink
Additional Entrance fees
Drivers gratuity (optional)

Departure Point

1: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
2: Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK
3: Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK
4: Oxenholme Station, Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RB, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England and this full-day tour introduces you to just that; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes from the south to the north.

As you travel, admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells, and hear interesting facts from your guide about the Lake District's history and geology, and the people and events that have shaped this much-loved region. Follow the banks of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake; and make your first stop in the lovely village of Ambleside. Stretch your legs around the pretty streets and then continue to Rydal Water for a photo stop.

After capturing the scenery around this mirror-glass lake, continue through the picture-postcard village of Grasmere and ascend Kirkstone Pass, the region's highest pass, on route to Thirlmere, a reservoir formed from the merging of two natural lakes. Admire this picturesque expanse of water, and then travel through the lush Borrowdale Valley and past Bassenthwaite Lake.

Climb the rugged slopes of Honister Pass to the chocolate-box village of Buttermere and then drive by Crummock Water to Keswick. Here, pull up to enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and explore this delightful market town as you wish.

 Back aboard your minivan, venture further around the undulating hills to Castlerigg Stone Circle, an ancient circle of 48 stones. Take photos of this age-old site and learn how the stones were probably set here in around 3,000 BC to form a ceremonial site. During your trip, visit one of the area’s pretty waterfalls, and relax on a scenic lake cruise. As you sail, drink in the awe-inspiring views of the high fells, woodlands and villages, and absorb the sense of timeless beauty around you.

Your tour ends with drop-off back at the original start point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
Start the tour and meet all passengers at the main pickup point.
Stop At:  
Glenridding
The first stop is in the beautiful village of Glennridding, nestled in the Ulswater valley.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ullswater Lake
Stop by the shores of Ullswater for photographs.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Visit the ancient stone circle of Castlerigg, thought to be 4,000 years old.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Keswick
Stop in the charming town of Keswick and explore.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ashness Bridge
Ashness Bridge
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Honister Slate Mine
Stop at Honister where you will be treated to some of the most beautiful views in the Lake District.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Buttermere Lake
Buttermere is well known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the national park.
Pass By:  
Thirlmere in the Lake District
Pass by the man made reservoir nestled in the shadow of Helvellyn.
Stop At:  
Grasmere
Stop in the charming village of Grasmere and pass by the Lake.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Rydal Water
Pass by the stunning Rydal water.
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
End your fantastic day tour at your drop off point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be over the age of 5 to travel on this tour
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Mountain Goat

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Small mini van made it a more relaxed tour with only 10 people on board and lovely to meet other people." See review
  • "Great and worthwhile tour to get to know the Lake Districts." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Very good.
Sourav_C
, Oct 2020
It was absolutely perfect trip. Duncan our driver was very informative and we were shown some extremely good places. In Covid Times. The trip was handled with extreme safety and precautions and we felt safe.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Sourav_C Thank you for reviewing our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour you took with Duncan. I am pleased you felt safe and all our COVID measures were appreciated. I hope you can join us again soon. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Well worth doing
Sara_G
, Sep 2020
Recommend booking at start of your holiday to give you an idea of where you may want to visit later on. Tour guide Duncan very knowledgeable and funny 😂. We visited and saw things you wouldn’t of known about had you not done this tour - only disappointment was the boat trip is not running as part of this tour due to covid-19. Might be worth while Viator removing this from tour description
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Sara_G, Thank you for your review of our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour you took with Duncan. I am pleased to read your lovely comments on our driver-guide and that you enjoyed the day. I will take a look at the Viator description as it should have been updated regarding the removal of the lake cruise on this tour, thanks for bringing it to our attention. I hope you can join us again soon. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
The driver Duncan was very knowledgeable
Richard_E
, Sep 2020
Stayed extra day in the lake district just to do the tour it was worth it .Duncan was very knowledgeable and his presentation was excellent
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for reviewing our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour you took with our driver-guide Duncan. I am thrilled to read your lovely comments & I'm sure Duncan will be too. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Lakes tour
Hazel_U
, Sep 2020
Wonderful day out. Up mountains and down dales to see places we’d never find on our own. Excellent courier, Geoff, made it a very informative and interesting trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Hazel_U, Thank you for reviewing our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour with Geoff. I'm pleased to read you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed all the scenery on offer. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Great Day Out
Kirsty
, Sep 2020
Great trip. Would definitely recommend. Worth the money. Duncan was a great host and full of interesting facts. Would definitely do the tour again
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Kirsty, Thank you for reviewing our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour you took with Duncan. I am pleased to read your comments and we hope you can join us again soon. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Wonderful Lake district experience
Manobala
, Sep 2020
Excellent service and the person who is guiding us through the journey is so polite and giving so knowledgeful facts.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Manobala, Thank you for reviewing our Ten Lakes Spectacular. I'm pleased to read you enjoyed the excellent service and stories from our driver-guide. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Amazing
Barca
, Aug 2020
Duncan our tour guide was a pro.I will give him a five star!He have lots of knowledge with his job.I recommend this tour.Very clean coach for he does not allow food which I agree.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Barca, Thank you for your review of our Ten Lakes Spectacular tour you took with Duncan. I am pleased to hear your comments about our wonderful driver-guide, I'm sure he will be too. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Highly recommend
Haydn_W
, Aug 2020
Very knowledgeable guide, Geoff. Comfortable vehicle, stunning stop-off points and everything was on time. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Haydn_W, Thank you for your great review of our Ten Lakes Tour you took with Geoff. I am pleased to read you would highly recommend us & I hope you can join us again soon. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Nice tour
Chunxia_Z
, Aug 2020
A very nice trip. Beautiful lake views all day. The driver and guide is also very helpful. And the visitors in the same tour are very friendly
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to read you had a nice trip and enjoyed the beautiful scenery on offer. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Time well spent:)
janetamo
, Oct 2019
Kevin was an excellent driver. He had lots of humor and had a wealth of information for a tour. We kept us on a timely schedule. Would recommend

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