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Walking in the Lake District QQQQ

Lake District, UK

  • Great Valley of Langdale
  • Haweswater
  • Windermere
  • Wray Castle

Walking in the Lake District

Lake District, UK

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Step into the Lake District

In the company of your naturalist expert, Diarmid ‘Dee’ Doody, enjoy three days of walking through the Lake District’s picturesque scenery. Along the way, your host hopes to highlight plenty of wildlife, including buzzards and peregrine falcons, and showcase sights including Haweswater and Windermere - which is overlooked by the impressive, but empty, Wray Castle. Dig out your walking boots and join us on this Lake District immersion.

Due to the occasionally muddy nature of the walking trails, Dee suggests bringing gaiters and walking poles with you. A sun hat is also recommended.

Including...

  • Expert Host
  • Saga Host
  • Included themed activities
  • Expert Host Talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with an expert host
  • Free hotel Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage
  • Cancellation rights

Plus this hotel features:

  • All breakfasts and dinners

Excursions

  • Three scenic walks

Great (and Little) Langdale Valley

Distance: approximately 10 miles
Difficulty: easy

Today’s walk takes you away from the lakes and into two of the most wonderful walking valleys to be found in the Dales. Your walk starts at The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, where you will be dropped off after breakfast. From here, follow above the road that leads to the Old Ghyll Hotel and from here you will walk into the truly stunning Great Valley of Langdale. You will find yourself in a valley system that is totally surrounded by high mountain peaks, offering the opportunity to walk through some truly gorgeous countryside. Stroll over ancient bridges - reflecting on centuries of travellers that have gone before you - and pass beautiful old cottages. The majority of the walking is easy under foot, however there are some sections that can prove muddy after rainfall, so extra care is recommended here. There will also be some uphill climbs to negotiate. As there is simply so much to see, today’s route is a wonderful way to end three days of walking in the Lake District.

Great Langdale mountains, Lake District National Park
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Haweswater trail

Distance: approximately 10 miles
Difficulty: easy

Owing to its rugged cliffs and strewn boulders, Haweswater has a far wilder and perhaps more dramatic feel about it. Your ten-mile walk is quite straightforward to follow as it is follows the edges of the lake all the way around. As Dee will perhaps tell you, it is a suitable place to see the rare ring ousel, redstarts, pied flycatchers during May, June and July, as well as buzzards and Peregrine falcons throughout the year. The walk starts from the car park at Burnbanks and there is a steady gradient to negotiate. After that, the walking is easy.  The trail follows the lake in an anti-clockwise direction and after half an hour you will pass ‘The Forces Waterfall’ before reaching the peninsula of The Rigg. After passing, you round the southern end of the lake and start to make your way back up the eastern side, strolling through some beautiful woodlands on the way. Short sections of the walk back follow the perimeter road.

Please note: an hour’s drive is required to reach Haweswater

Haweswater Reservoir in The Lake District
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Windermere trail

Distance: approximately 8 miles
Difficulty: easy

Head out from the hotel along footpaths to the ferry terminal and cross to the western side of Lake Windermere. Having disembarked the ferry, follow the beautiful lakeside footpath for approximately four miles northwards heading to High Wray bay. At Wray you are invited to visit the grounds of the now-empty Wray Castle. This Gothic revival castle was built more than 180 years ago. Located beside the water’s edge, it is a pleasant place to sit to enjoy lunch. On the return walk, it is possible to walk up into the woodlands and follow paths along the top of the ridge back towards the ferry.

Wray Castle in Lake District
  • Included on 4 nights itinerary

Walking in the Lake District QQQQ

Lake District, UK


2 passengers

Walking in the Lake District

Lake District, UK

2 passengers