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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Travelling in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend the breathtaking Lakeland fells without having to go hiking and visit Roman Hardknott Fort. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
  • Full-day High Mountain Passes Spectacular tour from Windermere
  • Travel over the steepest mountain passes in England
  • Fantastic views of Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike
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Transport in a small mini-coach
On-board commentary in English
Food & drink
Additional Entrance fees
Driver’s gratuity (Optional)

Departure Point

Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK

We meet passengers who select this option at Windermere Information, about 100 meters from the Windermere Railway Station.

Return Details

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Departure Point

Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK

We meet passengers who select this option at Bowness Bay Pier 3, next to the ticket office.

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Departure Point

Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK

We meet travelers who select this option at the bus stop opposite the Ambleside Library.

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Departure Point

Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RB, UK

We meet travelers who select this option at the ticket office in the Oxenholme Railway Station.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave the Windermere area by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, and journey into the western swathes of the Lake District. Admire the rugged scenery, and travel through the Langdale Valley, a favorite of rock climbers and walkers, as your guide shares information about the region and its culture.

Ascend both the steep Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, and soak up the spectacular views of the remote fells as you trace the narrow, twisting roads through the peaks. Stop at the ruins of Hardknott Roman Fort at 1,000 feet (304 meters) up on the fells. Take the opportunity to walk around the crumbled, 2nd century complex, built by the Emperor Hadrian, and marvel at the awe-inspiring views to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountains.

Afterward, continue to Wastwater, a beauty spot once voted as commanding ‘Britain’s favorite view.’ Drink in the panoramas that encompass Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, and the surroundinghigh screes and mountains, including epic Scafell Pike.

Then, relax on your return journey to Lake Windermere, passing beautiful Coniston Water and the Coniston fells before your tour ends back at the start point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
Begin your Lake District adventure tour.
Pass By:  
Hardknott Roman Fort
Travel across Hardknott Pass, past the ancient Roman fort before you descend into Eskdale.
Pass By:  
Wrynose Pass
Travel through the beautiful Wrynose Pass as you adventure into the wild Lake District.
Stop At:  
Wast Water
Stop to take in the views at Wastwater, England's deepest lake.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Scafell Pike Mountain
On a good day you may see the peak of Scafell Pike from your vantage point at Wastwater.
Pass By:  
Coniston Water
Pass by the stunning Coniston Water, famous for its links to Donald Campbell and his water speed record attempts and Swallows and Amazons!
Pass By:  
Mountain Goat Tours
End your fantastic day exploring the stunning Lake District.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be 5 years or older to travel on this tour
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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 The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour?
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 The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour.

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star-5
Experience second to none!
Millymopsmum
, Sep 2021
We travelled with Jim who was lovely, informative, funny and most importantly a great driver! We loved the tour and would definitely recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for reviewing our High Adventure tour, I am pleased you had a great day with Jim and would recommend us. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
The whole trip was...
Susan_T
, Sep 2021
The whole trip was amazing. Our tour guide Duncan was very knowledgable and laid back which added to the enjoyment of the tour
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Susan_T Thank you for your 5* review, I am pleased you had an amazing day with Duncan. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
High roads in Lake District
Bartosz
, Sep 2021
Great opportunity to see Lake District from its wild nature. Really loved the Hardknott Pass, even in cloudy weather was impressive. the way how Mark (our driver) went through the steepest and narrowest I have ever seen roads was impressive. :)) great driver, great knowledge and great personality. Thx again for whole trip, I wasn’t bored even for a second. Was few times in Lake District before, but this time I learn few new things about it. Thx again
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Bartosz, Thank you for your 5* review of our High Adventure tour. I am pleased to read you had a great day with our driver-guide Mark and enjoyed the commentary. Hope you can join us again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Would recommend
EUIBYUNG_P
, Sep 2021
Really glad we made the best choice. A great day out in the Lake District and the weather was absolutely fantastic. Our driver Duncan is very reliable, informative, humorous and knowledgeable. Thank you for his service again. :)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your 5* review, I am pleased you had a fantastic day and enjoyed Duncan's commentary throughout. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-4
Worth the money
Denzil_E
, Aug 2021
Good day and the tour guide was excellent only wish we had the weather. Would have loved to have the train trip added as thought this would be included
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Denzil_E, Thank you for your review, I am pleased to hear you had a good day on our High Adventure tour. Unfortunately, we haven't included the train ride as part of this tour since 2019 due to capacity issues and social distancing. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Would recommend
Iram
, Aug 2020
A great day out in the Lake District. Informative and interesting tour and a pleasant driver (Mark - dad jokes aplenty). Get to see a lot of the Lakes.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Iram, Thanks for reviewing our High Adventure tour and recommending it. I'm pleased to hear you found the tour informative and interesting. I'm sure Mark will be pleased to read your comments. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
Beautiful landmarks excellent guide
Abisoye_A
, Jul 2020
Mark our driver was exceptionally accomodating. He was very knowlegible about the lake district and the landmarks. He was so funny and had.little anecdotes to tell us about the area. He was a brilliant driver very assured and kept informed at all times. We got to see so many waterfalls just beautiful. I recommend this trip highly in fact my family are booking the beatrix potter trip for August this year. Worth every penny
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for reviewing the High Adventure Tour, I'm thrilled to hear you had a fantastic tour with Mark. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
star-5
The most interesting trip we ever have
Brybaczek
, Sep 2019
Kevin was our driver, he knows a lot of interesting stories about history of Beatrix Potter , and he had sense of humor which create that trip very funny , we had weather we could only dream about , such a wonderful experience, thank you!!!
star-5
Truly Spectacular.
Malcolm B
, Aug 2019
Surprisingly enchanting. Well organised and professionally handled. Showed us a part of England with steep hills, great vistas and beauty.
star-4
Good introduction to the Lake District
Neil L
, Aug 2019
Lake District weather the only real downside to a good day out. Good driver (I’m really pleased I didn’t have to). Good commentary with enough detail to make follow up reading worthwhile. Pub lunch was excellent.

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