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The Lake District Round

From $1,720.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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The Lake District Round

  • Discover the dramatic landscapes of the English Lake District
  • View the unfolding vistas through the eyes of Wordsworth and Ruskin
  • Relax in cosy and friendly Lakeland country inns
  • Wander ‘as lonely as a cloud’ as you traverse dramatic mountain passes.
  • Gaze up at Skafell Pike, England’s highest mountain
This self guided circular walk takes you deep into the heart of the English Lake District. From the foot-dipping charms of Windermere and Coniston Water, the route travels onward through the rugged fells visiting eight of the famous lakes in total. Starting in Ambleside with it’s literary legacy of poets and writers the route traverses mountain passes following in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and her charming characters. The dominating peaks of the Old Man of Coniston, looming Skafell Pike, rugged Skiddaw and brooding Helvellyn are some highlights of this Lakeland Fells walk.


Day 1: Arrive Ambleside Day 2: Ambleside to Coniston 12 miles / 19 km Day 3: Coniston to Boot 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 4: Boot to Buttermere 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 5: Buttermere to Keswick 14 miles / 22 km Day 6: Keswick to Patterdale 14 miles / 22 km Day 7: Patterdale to Ambleside 12 miles / 19 km Day 8: Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados. 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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Why Macs

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

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Positive Impact

Positive Impact

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

At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided hiking or biking adventure.

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