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Wilderness Walking

Autumn Lake District


Deposit From: £380£380
Region: Lake District
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Confirmed: When 3 Travellers Book

Next Departure: 4th - 8th Nov 2024
Accommodation: Deluxe

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    Trip Overview

    Created by: Jane Gillies


    Join us on a fully guided walking holiday in the Lake District National Park amidst autumn’s fiery beauty. One of the country’s crowning jewels, this beautiful region in North West England encompasses a diverse landscape of peaceful valleys, rushing rivers, deep lakes, and charming, traditional villages. It is a place where the wild and pastoral meet during autumn, and the woodlands and steep-sided fells glow deep red, fiery orange, and golden yellow.

    Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, hike along stunning trails, explore castle ruins, and take a tranquil boat trip on this 5 day tour. As the evening cools and the sky turns midnight black and bright with stars, relax in your cosy hotel and enjoy delicious meals. A wonderful way to experience England at what may be its most romantic time of year, join us to discover the Lake District in autumn.

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    Day by Day
    Itinerary

    Day 1 – Glenridding and Afternoon Walk Read Less

    Day 1

    Glenridding and Afternoon Walk

    Meet your Wilderness guide at Penrith Train Station this morning and transfer to the pretty village of Glenridding, tucked at the foot of Kirkstone Pass at the southern end of Ullswater. After a relaxed lunch, head out for a mellow circular walk that winds through the trees and ascends gradually to Lanty’s Tarn (a small mountain lake), providing beautiful views. On your return, transfer a short distance to your cosy hotel, taking some time to settle in before dinner and a good night’s sleep.

    Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
    Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles | 170 m / 558 ft | Approx: 3 hrs

    Day 2 – A Boat Trip on Derwent Water Read Less

    Day 2

    A Boat Trip on Derwent Water

    After breakfast, join your guide and walk to Lodore Jetty (stopping if there’s time at the tumbling waterfalls) before boarding a boat and cruising out onto the shimmering surface of Derwent Water. Disembark on the far shore and enjoy a stunning hike along the water’s edge. The views here are lovely –  the surrounding fells a medley of shattered rocky peaks and bristling wooded crags. Enjoy the golden autumn colours and the smell of berry-heavy hedgerows before returning to your hotel for dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Walk Details: 9 km / 6 miles | 100 m / 328 ft | Approx: 4 hrs

    Day 3 – Whinlatter Forest and the Lakes Distillery Read Less

    Day 3

    Whinlatter Forest and the Lakes Distillery

    Head out this morning to explore a 100-year-old working forest and England’s only mountain woodland. Following a trail that ribbons through the trees, discover more about the history of the Lakes and take in views of the hills awash in fiery colour. After lunch, visit The Lakes Distillery for a guided tour and tasting. Producing whisky, gin, and vodka, learn about how the distillery’s location plays an intrinsic role in creating its excellent tipples.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Walk Details: 8 km / 5 miles | 200 m / 656 ft | Approx: 3.5 hrs

    Day 4 – Exploring Borrowdale Valley Read Less

    Day 4

    Exploring Borrowdale Valley

    After breakfast, set out with your guide to explore the picturesque Borrowdale Valley and the quiet hamlet of Watendlath. Walk alongside the river before passing through the trees and emerging onto the fellside – a lovely place to rest and take in the views of Esk Pike, Great Gable, and Honister. Later, as you cross over a packhorse bridge, keep an eye out for a cobblestone that was laid by King Charles III. This evening, head out for a delicious dinner in Keswick, toasting a wonderful week of exploring the Lake District in autumn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Walk Details: 9 km / 6 miles | 450 m / 1,476 ft | Approx: 4.5 hrs

    Day 5 – Lowther Castle and Depart Read Less

    Day 5

    Lowther Castle and Depart

    Visit Castlerigg Standing Stones this morning – Britain’s most dramatically situated stone circle. Found on a plateau encircled by craggy fells, this ancient monument is thought to be around 5,000 years old, making it older than Stonehenge. After admiring the view, travel to the charming village of Askham and enjoy a hike that explores the beautiful ruins of Lowther Castle. After lunch, your guide will transfer you to Penrith Station, where your trip will conclude.

    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
    Walk Details: 6 km / 4 miles | 145 m / 476 ft | Approx: 3 hrs

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your preferred departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    Our accommodation is a homely country house hotel nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, in close proximity to some of the region’s best walking trails. Surrounded by stunning scenery, it offers a peaceful retreat with elegant rooms and an acclaimed restaurant featuring locally sourced cuisine.

    Single Rooms

    There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of £420 is charged.

    Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Meals Read More

    All meals are included in this trip, from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5. Dinners are two courses as standard.

    Great food is paramount on all Wilderness England trips, and we will enjoy excellent regional cooking during this all-inclusive trip.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 4 nights accommodation in a 4* hotel.
    • All meals during the trip as stated in the itinerary (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
    • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide throughout.
    • All transfers during the trip starting and finishing in Penrith.
    • A distillery visit and other activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
    Grading Read More

    Green Graded 1-3

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace, and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

    Travel - Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness England Guide at Penrith Railway Station at 10:45am on Day 1 of your trip. The trip will conclude at Penrith Railway Station at 4:00pm on the final day of the trip

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded 1-3

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace, and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

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    This was a great hiking experience and I loved the opportunity to experience 5 National Parks in the UK with a varied landscape and environment.

    Laurel Pedri
    Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
    Reviewed on 04/10/2019

    Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 1,518 reviews

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