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The Lake District High Adventure Tour

Tour Highlights - a private driver guided tour over the high passes of the Lake District

This classic Lake District tour is ideally suited to a private tour in a minivan as we drive the steepest and most exhilarating roads in England - needless to say the high mountain scenery is stunning! On a private tour we have the time for detours such as the Viking cross and hogsback tombs at Gosforth, actually walk into the Roman fort at Hardknott for the awesome view of Englands highest mountain Scafell Pike. The steam train Laal Ratty can be taken part way through the scenic valley of Eskdale and combined with a visit to Wastwater or alternatively can be ridden to the sea at Ravenglass - the choice is yours!

My favourite time for this tour is Spring and early summer when the gardens at Muncaster Castle are simply breathtaking. Lunch can be taken in a pub, tea room or bring a lake side picnic amongst the mountains surrounding Wastwater. 

This is a full day private tour on often narrow, steep and windy roads ideally suited to our minivans  - make it your own adventure into the remote Western Lake District


Departure  & Return Details Tour Availability
  • Place : your accommodation
  • Tour Start Time : 9:30
  • Tour End Time : 17.00 

Alternative departure points:

  • Oxenholme station 0845
  • Penrith station 0920

PRICE: £495 for up to 8 persons












Wastwater - the deepest lake in Cumbria accessible with a driver-guide


Hardknott Roman Fort - from here we can see Englands highest mountain on a private tour


Muncaster Castle and Gardens 

Hardknott Pass




Why Lake District Tours?



Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Andy is a great guide! Our day with him was definitely the highlight of our time in the Lake District, worth every penny. On a private tour we had the opportunity to see some real hidden gems off the tourist trail, we had the opportunity for a few nice walks, a great boat trip -- a million times better than the small group tour we took with another company, where we felt like herded cattle. I highly recommend private touring and Andy specifically!

Barrie Wallace

Superb day out! We wanted to go off the beaten track on a private tour to all the hidden places that a coach can't reach and where you wont find crowds, and Andy certainly did that! He drove down roads that were so narrow I would never take my car there! We found all sorts of hidden and wonderful places. Andy was attentive, knows the area like the back of his hand, pointed out all sorts of interesting things to us and was a careful and considerate driver. It was the highlight of our break. Thanks Andy
Pauline Phipps. 

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