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Great Lakeland Ridge Walks

A challenging hiking holiday conquering the major peaks and high ridges

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Holiday Highlights

  • Reach the major peaks and high ridges of Lakeland
  • Good food, comfortable accommodation and incredible views
  • Some of Britain's and Lake District's finest views
  • One of our more challenging walks

Your muscles ache, your feet feel the miles, and you certainly know you’ve exerted yourself to the full – but the views and the sense of achievement more than compensate as you finally relax in the comfort back at Hassness Country House.

This high-grade itinerary based at Hassness Country House is one of the toughest and most exhilarating week’s walking available in Britain! This challenging six-day programme is for experienced mountain walkers, includes several walks at the top end of the grade and, in less than optimal conditions, may be closer to grade 9. Expect to walk 9 - 13 miles each day with ascents between 925 - 1250m, some rock scrambling and exposure. You’ll need to be fit and have a head for heights. 

We aim for Lakeland Ridges, those long narrow elevated crests which run between peaks or from the mountain base to the top; the goal being to offer some of the most attractive and challenging forms of fell walking. Moreover, a full itinerary, possible with a strong group and good weather, might expect to summit as many as 22 of the highest Wainwrights, the group of 214 Lakeland peaks named after the hills and mountains described in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides.   

These ridges allow you to really stride out and admire the panoramic views. We aim to include some of the following routes: the High Stile Ridge, Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge, Bowfell and Esk Pike via Crinkle Crags, Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route, Pillar and the Mosedale Horsehoe and Grasmoor and its Satellites. 

We plan to operate this tour with two leaders to allow smaller group sizes on challenging terrain and extra flexibility in route choice and options.

  • Accommodation and all meals except dinner on Tuesday (which can be taken in one of Buttermere’s village pubs)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee always available and cake after each walk day
  • Six days of spectacular high-level walking
  • Services of some of our highest qualified leaders
  • All private transport necessary for the walking programme
  • One evening meal per week is NOT included in your holiday cost. Please see the Holiday Information Sheet for your departure for more information.
  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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