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Heart of the Lake District

From £785.00
7 Days & 6 Nights
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Heart of the Lake District

  • Relaxed walking in the beautiful surrounds of the Lake District
  • Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth
  • The cosy tearooms of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick
  • Walk to the top of Helm Crag, to see the iconic "Lion & the Lamb"
  • Views over the glimmering shores of Derwent Water from Cat Bells
Enjoy gentle walks in the heart of the Lake District, based in Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. On this tour, we have carefully chosen some of the easier walks available in the region, so that you don't need to be an experienced hill-climber to still enjoy some of the most amazing views! From a relaxed walk along the shores of Lake Windermere to the famous home of Beatrix Potter, to an energising but short walk to the top of Cat Bells over Derwent Water - experience classic Lakeland at its best without too much of an effort! Staying in cosy B&B's and guesthouses, discover for yourself the landscapes which have influenced many poets and authors including Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge.


Day 1 Arrive in Ambleside Day 2 Beatrix Potter Walk to Wray Castle and Hill Top 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 3 Walk to Grasmere 4 miles / 6.5 km Day 4 Grasmere and Helm Crag Loop Walk 4.5 miles / 7.3 km Day 5 Transfer to Keswick, Derwent Water Loop Walk via Walla Crag 6.5 miles / 11 km Day 6 Walk to Cat Bells 5.1 miles / 8.2 km Day 7 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at the bar. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

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Self-guided walking & cycling is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
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Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

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Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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