The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Windermere

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  • 8 hours
  • Windermere
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This classic adventure tour of the Western Lakes uses a route pioneered by the Romans!

The tour focuses around the Western Lake District travelling over the Lake District’s famous mountain passes; Hardknott and Wrynose, which are some of the steepest in Great Britain. Pass the remote 2nd century Hardknott Roman Fort which includes remains of the headquarters building, commandants house and bath house.

During your day you will have time to enjoy traveling over Wrynose & Hardknott Mountain Passes, you'll see England’s deepest lake and visit the grounds of the 14th Century Muncaster Castle.

This tour is a chance to explore the real Lake District!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

Begin your Lake District adventure tour.

Pass By: Hardknott Roman Fort, Hardknott Pass, Eskdale CA19 1TH England

Travel across Hardknott Pass, past the ancient Roman fort before you descend into Eskdale.

Pass By: Wrynose Pass Road England

Travel through the beautiful Wrynose Pass as you adventure into the wild Lake District.

Stop At: Wast Water, Wasdale Head England

Stop to take in the views at Wastwater, England's deepest lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Scafell Pike Mountain, Seathwaite England

On a good day you may see the peak of Scafell Pike from your vantage point at Wastwater.

Pass By: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Pass by the stunning Coniston Water, famous for its links to Donald Campbell and his water speed record attempts and Swallows and Amazons!

Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Mountain Goat LTD 1AD Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AD England

End your fantastic day exploring the stunning Lake District.

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Driver’s gratuity (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be 5 years or older to travel on this tour
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
  • There are toilet stops on route
  • Minimal walking is involved
  • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage is available at the Windermere Information departure location
  • Seats cannot be reserved
  • Each passenger must have their own seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 16 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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.


8 hours

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

User's Reviews


26 Jul, 2022

Excellent day tour through Western falls with wonderful tour guide Mark. Periodic stops at beautiful viewpoints and glorious Wastwater with an engaging narration along the way by an experienced, humorous, charismatic and knowledgeable guide. Loved it.


22 Jul, 2022

Great experience! Tony is a really nice tour guide. Enjoy the history of Lake district and lovely towns and sceneric landscapes. The tour length is somehow a bit short for me for travelling all the places.


11 Jul, 2022

Excellent trip, but it was very hot at the back of the car, wish the company allows to open all the air conditioning while it’s sunny day during summer.


03 Jul, 2022

While the tour name contains the name "high adventure", it is not about us (tourists) exerting ourselves to have a high adventure...the name refers to the high-altitude and adventurous terrain over which the tour-bus takes us. This is perfectly elderly friendly and suitable with people with mobility issues. The tour must be one of the best I have gone for so far! The guide, Gerry, was FACTASTIC...witty, knowledgeable, wise and very kind!


08 Jun, 2022

Off the beaten path, with spectacular views as we went over the passes. This was truly a great day. Mark was fabulous, both an excellent driver and very knowledgeable. We did not see the lakes up close, but that was totally fine. Combine, this with a day of walking, and a lake cruise, and you've gotten a great Lake District introduction.

User's Picture Gallery


One of the great views

Time for a look and a photo!


View from Hardknott fort.

A View from Hardknott Fort,


Lake Windermere

View from Windermere looking down towards Bowness.


The valley near Hardknott

This gives an Idea why the coach company is called "Mountain Goat Tours".



On the way to "Munster Castle".


One of the many lovely views on the tour.

Where we stopped for a cup of tea.


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