Half Day Best of the Lake District

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This half day tour gives you a fantastic overview of the Lake District in a short amount of time. It’s an ideal way to see amazing landscape associated with this stunning National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you start your Lake District tour, you will visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

You will see incredible scenery as you venture into the heart of the Lake District from Hawkshead, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Visit the Langdale Valley and Blea Tarn, a beautiful body of water.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Great Langdale, Great Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Visit the Langdale Valley, the Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognisable peaks in the Lake District.

Stop At: Blea Tarn, Little Langdale England

See the beautiful body of water, Blea Tarn

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Coniston, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Coniston is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph.

Stop At: Tarn Hows, Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ England

Beautiful views of Lake District landscapes

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead Grammar School, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

Learn about the life of legendary poet William Wordsworth and explore the school he attended.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • On-board commentary in English
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • Plenty of time off the vehicle to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air
  • Lake cruise included

  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be 5 years or older
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • There will be places in Hawkshead to buy food or drink but we recommend you have Lunch before the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

1: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
2: Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK
3: Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK
4: Oxenholme Station, Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RB, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


17 Nov, 2021

We booked 2 tours with Mountain Goat and our second trip was a half day tour. Starting with a cruise up Lake Windermere, journeying through the Langdale valleys and taking in some wonderful scenery particularly the rolling hills. Our driver Derek was superb with a great sense of humour and knowledge of the Lake District. This one is for Beatrix Potter fans!


15 Nov, 2021

Had a Fantastic Tour with Mark Shipley - He Was Very Knowledgeable and a Great Drive and Guide - Thanks for a Lovely afternoon


11 Nov, 2021

Perfect half-day tour to see a sampling of the Lakes. We saw lakes, fells, villages, and waterfalls. Our guide Mark was exceptional!


04 Nov, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Duncan (driver/guide) was very knowledgeable, friendly and provided entertaining and informative commentary. The locations and scenery stunning.


14 Oct, 2021

Fantastic tour with Gerry - a knowledgeable man and gave us a lot of stories about Lake District. Although I feel that 1 day is not enough for exploring the Lakes, you still can enjoy it briefly through this tour.

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