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. Please be aware that this is a challenging route, you will need to be profficient in map reading and the use of a compass. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding the suitability of this walk, we are happy to help.

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 $1161 - $1463 Full Info Book
TL11 10 days walking (11 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1269 - $1606 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 $859 - $1061 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 $541 - $642 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This was our fourth trip with you and the planning and execution was as meticulous and helpful as ever. We already have recommended you to friends who did some of the South West Coast Path with you earlier in the summer.

Tour of the Lake District, May 2018
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The Cumbria Way touched our hearts and souls. What a beautiful walk through such amazing country. Everyone I talked to at Mickledore from the very beginning treated me with the utmost respect and kindness. The knowledge of all employees helped to serve us and enhanced our walking experience. You have many hikes to chose among and I’m sure I will be back for another experience very soon. Thank you for all of your knowledge and wisdom and flexibility. Good work and much appreciated!

Cumbria Way, July 2018
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My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our trek over the trails in Yorkshire comprising the Herriot Way. All of the inns and B&B’s selected by Mickledore were unique and superb. Many thanks for a well planned and organized walk. I hope to do another walk in the UK in the future and Mickledore is the only company I would consider.

Herriot Way, May 2018
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