Walking Holiday - devised by ourselves

We have put together our very own Lake District Walking Holiday taking you on a journey through some of the most picturesque villages, valleys, lakeshore paths and lower fells that the area has to offer. The Lake District is a beautiful place bursting with stunning scenery, a different aspect round every corner, tumbling water falls, and bustling villages.  Using our own guesthouses Orchard Cottage in Coniston  and Brathay Lodge in Ambleside your accommodation needs are taken care of.  Our holiday is a self-guided walk through the central Lake District taking in the villages of Ambleside, Windermere, Troutbeck, Grasmere, Elterwater, Coniston as well as visiting some of the most picturesque areas.   The basic holiday consists of 4 nights with 5 days walking but this is flexible as is the start and end points.   Once booked details of the walks and route map will be sent to you

Click on the day below to see more details of the walks and photos of each day 

We have designed the walk to start from Windermere for people wishing to arrive by train.  If you wish to arrive by car that isn’t a problem both guesthouses have car parks and we can adapt the start and finish to the holiday to suit you.  We can arrange luggage transfers for anybody who doesn’t wish to carry their bags.  If you would like an extra night in Ambleside at the start or end of the holiday or in Coniston mid-way through we can build all this into the price quote for you.  Prices start from £210 per person inc luggage transfers. Based on 2 people occupying an en-suite room inc. breakfast, (standard room at Brathay Lodge if you wish to upgrade there will be an extra charge). Single occupancy a supplement will apply.  Extras packed lunch from £5 each.  Not included in our price are any taxi fares, train, bus or boat tickets and any car park charges these will be your responsibility. You are responsible for getting yourself to Ambleside at the start of the holiday and home from Ambleside at the end

We have walked all the routes as described for each day. We do not take any responsibility for you if you get lost after straying from them and although not too strenuous walking is a form of exercise and should not be entered into if you have been advised against it. Please make sure you have suitable travel insurance

Day 1 – Windermere to Ambleside
Day 2 -  Ambleside/Grasmere/Ambleside
Day 3 – Ambleside to Coniston
Day 4 – Coniston/Torver/Coniston
Day 5 – Coniston to Ambleside

If you would like more information please contact us and we will be only too happy to discuss all your requirements and give you more details.


Walking the Cumbria Way you can use a company like Absolute Escapeshttps://www.absoluteescapes.com/  specialists in Self Guided Walking Holidays

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18 Yewdale Road
Cumbria, LA21 8DU

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