Tales of the Lake District: A Self-Guided Drive Around Windermere and Hawkshead

Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Soak up the splendour of England’s largest lake, Windermere, on a scenic self-guided audio tour of the Lake District.

• Find out how Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth are connected to the area and take it some of its famous sites
• Hear from producer Martin Wilson, the owner and producer of Lake District Drives
• Do it all in 3 hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just tap start. The app has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Starting near Bowness Bay, you’ll make an anticlockwise loop around Lake Windermere and hear tales of the area.

Pass By: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

Soak up the splendour of England’s largest lake, Windermere, on a scenic self-guided driving tour of the Lake District.

Pass By: Rayrigg Meadow, Windermere LA23 1BW, UK

The tour passes by Rayrigg Meadow. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre, The, Lake District National Park, Visitor Centre, Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LJ, UK

The tour passes by Brockhole on Windermere. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0ER, UK

The tour passes by Waterhead. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Coniston Water, Coniston England

I’ll also guide you on an additional loop where you’ll have the opportunity to visit Coniston Village and Coniston Water, the third largest of the lakes.

Pass By: Tarn Hows, Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ England

On this tour you can look forward to beholding the beauty spot of Tarn Hows, and discovering the human impacts on this famous vista.

Pass By: Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA England

The tour passes by Wray Castle. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

On this tour you can look forward to discovering the quaint historic village of Hawkshead with its William Wordsworth connections.

Pass By: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Main St Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England

The tour passes by beautiful Tarn Hows and historic Hawkshead, too. You’ll discover how many of these places inspired Beatrix Potter, the famous children’s author, and we’ll also learn about her many other talents, beyond writing.

Pass By: Esthwaite water trout fishery, The Boathouse Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, Ambleside England

On this tour you can look forward to enjoying peaceful Esthwaite Water and its fabulous wildlife.

Pass By: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Colton Hill, Ulverston LA12 8AX England

The tour passes by Stott Park Bobbin Mill. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Fell Foot Park Windermere, Cumbria, Newby Bridge LA12 8NN England

The tour passes byFell Foot Park. You'll hear about it while you drive, taking in the beautiful country scenery.

Pass By: Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house, Blackwell Lodge Newby Bridge Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT England

On this tour, you can look forward to seeing wooden bobbins being made at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and learning about their crucial role in the historic Lancashire textile industry.

Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Exclusions
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
Departure Point

Rayrigg Road, Rayrigg Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK


Departure Time


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Tales of the Lake District: A Self-Guided Drive Around Windermere and Hawkshead
9/8/2022 - 12/21/2023

Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 to 5 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Wil_JM

20 Oct, 2022

Really enjoyed this audio tour! Thought we knew Windermere area quite well but turns out there's a lot more to it than we knew. The Lake District scenery was awesome with lots of interesting places and local stories, all well told in the audio. The app is also excellent for finding your way easily. Highly recommended!

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