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    Nature, Hiking, and History in the Lake District National Park

    Nature, Hiking, and History in the Lake District National Park
    Starts from

    Manchester

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    34

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    262 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Manchester

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    262 mi

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    Heather Cole

    Heather Cole

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Hike along the scenic shores of Ullswater.
    • Taste secret recipe gingerbread.
    • Brave the dizzying heights of the Honister Via Ferrata.
    • Soak up the sights on a lake steamer cruise.
    • Feel the spray on your face beside plummeting waterfalls.
    This three-day route whisks you off to explore the beautiful Lake District National Park. Famed for its rugged mountains, picturesque lakes, and quaint market towns, this rural region takes you far off the beaten track in search of adventure.
    Your explorations kick off with gingerbread and poetry in Grasmere, while surrounded by some of the park’s most sublime views. On day two you’ll check out the northern Lake District, where the mountains are bigger, and the scenery is even more dramatic than in the south. Discover the home of the world’s first pencil in Keswick and test your nerves at the Honister Pass Via Ferrata. Saving the best until last, day three is all about mysterious stone circles, plunging waterfalls, and a soul-affirming lakeside meander around Ullswater.

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    This three-day route whisks you off to explore the beautiful Lake District National Park. Famed for its rugged mountains, picturesque lakes, and quaint market towns, this rural region takes you far off the beaten track in search of adventure.
    Your explorations kick off with gingerbread and poetry in Grasmere, while surrounded by some of the park’s most sublime views. On day two you’ll check out the northern Lake District, where the mountains are bigger, and the scenery is even more dramatic than in the south. Discover the home of the world’s first pencil in Keswick and test your nerves at the Honister Pass Via Ferrata. Saving the best until last, day three is all about mysterious stone circles, plunging waterfalls, and a soul-affirming lakeside meander around Ullswater.
    Heather Cole

    Heather Cole

    Travel Expert

    • Hike along the scenic shores of Ullswater.
    • Taste secret recipe gingerbread.
    • Brave the dizzying heights of the Honister Via Ferrata.
    • Soak up the sights on a lake steamer cruise.
    • Feel the spray on your face beside plummeting waterfalls.

    Travel itinerary

    Poets and Peaks in Literary Lakeland
    11 Activities

    Day 1

    100 mi0.9 mi

    Poets and Peaks in Literary Lakeland

    Today is all about introducing you to the Lake District National Park, beginning with one of England's most scenic drives along the A591. You'll stop at historic Sizergh Castle to break your journey, before heading into the heart of the Lakes. Once the stomping ground of several literary giants, the quaint village of Grasmere offers up delicious gingerbread, poet William Wordsworth's cottage, and a rowing boating adventure.
    18:45
    The Northern Fells, Standing Stones, and an Epic Via Ferrata
    12 Activities

    Day 2

    32 mi2 mi

    The Northern Fells, Standing Stones, and an Epic Via Ferrata

    Day two of your Lake District road trip sees you take on the country's most dramatic via ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, drive over iconic mountain passes, and walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors at Castlerigg Stone Circle. If you thought the views yesterday were incredible, just wait until you see what's in store today! Derwent Water, Keswick, and Buttermere are the stars of the show, with plenty of scenic stops that will have you grabbing for the camera.
    19:00
    Ullswater Cruise with Hiking and an Abbey
    11 Activities

    Day 3

    130 mi0.6 mi8 mi

    Ullswater Cruise with Hiking and an Abbey

    Today, you'll head to Ullswater, where a ride on the lake steamer gives you a unique perspective of this idyllic valley. Lace up your boots for a scenic hike along the lake shore, and get your camera ready for one of the park's most splendid waterfalls. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, before meandering back to Manchester with a surprise bonus stop along the way.

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