The Lake District Short Break

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5 Days & 4 Nights
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The Lake District Short Break

  • Walk in the footsteps of Wainwright to admire Lake Windermere from Orrest Head
  • Breathtaking panoramic view of Ullswater from the Grisedale Valley
  • Wander "as lonely as a cloud" as you traverse dramatic mountain passes
  • Enjoying the famous Cumbrian hospitality
  • The rugged peak of Skiddaw which dominates the skyline
This route through the English Lake District follows trails along rugged fells, up dramatic mountain passes and past peaceful lakes and tarns. Every day includes exhilarating walks with spectacular views in every direction. Wainwright described Grasmere, one of the charming villages en route as, "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found" and not only is this true here, but of many other places you will come across on this tour. Climb up to Orrest Head for fantastic views over Windermere and witness glistening Ullswater, arguably Britain’s most beautiful lake. Delight in the multitude of sublime landscapes that have inspired many writers and artists over the centuries.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ambleside Day 2: Ferry to Bowness/Walk to Ambleside 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 3: Ambleside to Patterdale 11.5 miles / 19 km Day 4: Patterdale to Keswick 12 miles / 20 km Day 5: Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at a 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.

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