Guided Walking Holidays in the Lake District

By Mark Wright

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous this summer then our sister company KE Adventure Travel have just the thing. Building on the success of last year’s events they are once again running two magnificent week long guided walking holidays right here in the Lake District curated and led by KE staff.

No-one has more experience of adventure travel than KE, and being Lakes based like us, this is their home turf. They’ve been here for over 30 years now and they know the area like the back their hand. You could say it’s their local playground!

These holidays are a clever choice for a number of reasons. It’s a chance to leave the National Trails for a while and scale some of the highest peaks in the Lakes. You can book with confidence, safe in knowledge that you’re being guided by KE’s very own qualified Mountain Leaders. Also it’s an opportunity to walk with a group, which can be particularly rewarding to those who might otherwise walk solo, and even couples or friends will enjoy meeting and walking with like-minded enthusiasts and sharing a memorable experience together.

South Lakes Classics

The entire KE office has been involved in hand-picking their favourite walks to share with you on this week long adventure which will see you tick off no fewer than 21 Wainwright’s. With your base in the picturesque town of Ambleside you’ll embark on what the team believe are six of the very best day hikes in the South Lakes. These include Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, the classic Fairfield Horshoe, an exploration of the Langdale Pikes, as well as a circuit of Bowfell and Esk Pike from Great Langdale.

There are two dates available for the South Lakes Classics – Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 June and Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 August. The price for this incredible experience is just £995 per person.

Three Peaks Plus

Keswick is home to both the Mickledore and KE Adventure offices, so what better place to base the Three Peaks Plus. Once again the team have put their heads together to create a superb week long exploration of the Northern Lakes. On your way to ticking off 13 Wainwright’s you will summit three of the Lake District 3000ers – Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Scafell Pike, as well as enjoying a circuit of the stunning Coledale Horsehoe and scaling the mighty Blencathra!

There are two dates available for the Three Peaks Plus – Saturday 23 to Saturday 30 July and Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 October. The price for this unbelievable adventure is just £1,145 per person.

So, if you’ve always wanted to take on the biggest and best walks in the Lakes, now is your opportunity to be safely guided by KE Adventure’s qualified Mountain Leaders. Follow the links to learn more about the South Lakes Classics and the Three Peaks Plus. If you’ve any questions at all, email or call them on 017687 73966. Do hurry to secure your place as space is limited.