Experience the very best of the Southern Lake District this Winter in this small group mini-coach tour with a local knowledgeable guide. If you’re short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you ... More info ›
Experience the very best of the Southern Lake District this Winter in this small group mini-coach tour with a local knowledgeable guide. If you’re short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you. The tour will cover the beautiful Lake District from the town of Windermere. Take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the lovely village of Hawkshead. Finishing the tour with a cruise on Lake Windermere. Throughout the tour there will be plenty of time to admire the scenery, as your local guide takes you through one of the most beautiful corners of England.
This tour introduces you to the culture and famous characters of The Lake District. Discover the landscapes and history which has created this UNESCO World Heritage Site you see today.
On leaving the Lakeland village of Windermere the tour heads to the medieval village of Hawkshead, which dates back to the 14th Century and grew to be an important wool trading market. During free time there is the opportunity to explore the village famously linked to William Wordsworth, who attended Hawkshead Grammar School, and children's author Beatrix Potter who lived nearby.
The tour heads onwards to the picturesque tarn of Tarn Hows, where you will have chance to admire the view of the tarn, with the Lakeland Fells as the dramatic backdrop.
On leaving Coniston the tour makes its way through the Yewdale Valley, you may even see a glimpse of Yew Tree Farm which was used in the film Miss Potter as Beatrix Potter's home.
On arrival back at lake Windermere, you will join a Windermere Lake Cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, where you can sit back and enjoy unobstructed views from the lake towards the Langdales. As the tour draws to an end in Bowness Bay we transfer you back to your start point.