TOUR C – The Lakes Explorer Full Day Tour


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Tour Description

If you have time for only one tour then arguably this is the one!  In our opinion this is the most varied and complete exploration of the Lake District possible on a one day tour.

High mountain passes, stone circles, spectacular waterfalls and ten lakes make this a tour to remember.

Never ones to follow a crowd we make sure the Lake District Explorer is full of unique and special moments such as walking amongst ‘Wordsworth’s daffodils’ ,standing below Aira Force or walking on a little known road surrounded by mountains with views to Scotland.

We do not ignore the deservedly popular beauty spots such as ‘surprise view’ and Grasmere but mix this up with hidden gems that will take your breath away.

Refreshment stops on this tour are equally special and we offer you a chance to experience a true ‘taste of Lakeland’ whether it is homemade ice cream or traditional Herdwick lamb stew – did we mention the best homemade scones and cakes in the Lake District?. On market days and when group size dictates we will stop at the market town of Keswick for lunch.

The Lake District Explorer gets off the beaten track away from other tour companies to explorer minor roads with distant views of Scotland  and  a breathtakingly beautiful drive that clings to the lake shoreline of Buttermere and Crummock Water.

More lakes, Grasmere gingerbread and the option of a cruise on Lake Windermere finish a remarkable day out.

To get the most out of this tour it helps if you can walk on uneven ground for 15- 20 minutes though this is optional. 


Departure & Return Details  Tour Price Tour Availability


Place : Windermere station
  • Tour Start Time : 9:30
  • Tour End Time : 16:30

Alternative departure points:

  • Accommodation in the Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside area before 0930
  • Oxenholme station 0845 for an additional charge. Please see our day trips from London for details 

Prices are based on a minimum of 4 persons on the tour and a maximum of 8.  See terms and conditions


We regret that children under the age of 5 cannot be taken on a group tour


Optional Cruise on Lake Windermere payable locally


Tour stops are subject to change due to weather and road conditions on the day




  • Adults: £68
  • Child: £55
  • Private tour £450
  • We recommend bringing some cash to purchase lunch as not all services have card facilities. 




Why Lake District Tours?


Blue Badge Tourist GuideDear Andy,
We are still talking about the wonderful tour you gave us of the Lake District on December 28.  We couldn’t have had a better day and I am so glad we saw Dove Cottage the day before and could spend the whole day outdoors.  That sunny day and the places you took us combined for amazing photographs and really made our trip.  Your expertise was exactly what we needed, to say nothing of how nice it was for me to be driven around and not to have to hunt for things.  We hope to get back to your area soon.
Thanks so much,  


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