Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a 93 mile circular walk starting and finishing in the popular tourist town of Windermere. This trail takes in each of the main Lake District valleys, along lake shores and over remote mountain passes. You will follow in the footsteps of shepherds and drovers along ancient pathways from one valley to the next.

Starting in Windermere, the route takes you through the picturesque towns of Ambleside, Coniston, Keswick and Grasmere (site of Dove Cottage the former home of the romantic poet William Wordsworth). The route takes you through some of the Lake District’s most impressive valleys including the more remote valleys of the western Lake District such as Eskdale, Wasdale and Ennerdale, linked together with paths over high mountain passes. One of the many highlights of this scenic tour is a visit to the remote Wasdale Head in the shadow of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

Our Holidays

We have three options on the Tour of the Lake District. You can walk the whole route over 9 days, or do either the walk from Windermere to Keswick via the western Lakes over 6 days or a short break from Keswick to Windermere over 3 days.

The section from Windermere to Keswick takes you through the quieter, more remote western Lakes, including the beautiful valleys of Ennerdale, Wasdale and Eskdale. The short break from Keswick to Windermere for those with less time, takes in the popular tourist hotspots of Keswick and Grasmere as well as the iconic valley of Borrowdale.

Tour of the Lake District

Windermere to Windermere 93 miles/150 km

The whole Tour of the Lake District starts in Windermere, takes in each of the main Lakeland valleys along lake shores and over remote mountain passes before returning to Windermere.

Code Length Average per day Price range
TL10 9 days walking (10 nights) 10 miles/16 km £770 - £979 Full Info Book
TL11 10 days walking (11 nights) 9 miles/14 km £842 - £1074 Full Info Book

The Western Tour

Windermere to Keswick 57 miles/92 km

This is a shorter option to the full route, but still takes in the quieter western Lakes, including the remote valleys of Ennerdale, Wasdale and Eskdale, as well as the popular tourist towns of Ambleside and Coniston before finishing in Keswick.

Code Length Average per day Price range
TLW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 10 miles/16 km £570 - £709 Full Info Book

The Eastern Tour

Keswick to Windermere 36 miles/58 km

This is a shorter option for those with less time, taking in the popular tourist hotspots of Keswick and Grasmere before finishing in Windermere.

Code Length Average per day Price range
TLE4 3 days walking (4 nights) 12 miles/19 km £359 - £428 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We have used Mickledore before (Dales Way). We have been very pleased with Mickledore on this trip as on our previous trip. Would be happy to use again if they do our next choice of route.

South Downs Way, April 2017
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Thank You! It all went really smoothly!

Dales Way, June 2017
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Just to say that the our party all had an amazing time walking the Wall!

Thanks once again for all your help in making our Mickledore holiday a truly memorable one!

Hadrian’s Wall, July 2017
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