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Lakeland Explorer

Discover the majestic fells and tranquil waters of England's Lake District with a relaxed pace

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Holiday Highlights

  • Hassness Country House's legendary hospitality and stunning lake views
  • A relaxed pace of discovery of the Lakeland area
  • Magnificent Lake District mountainscape scenery
  • Visits to charming Lakeland villages
  • Buttermere walking trails - as featured in ITV's Britain's Top 100 favourite walks
  • Alfred Wainwright's ashes are scattered by Innominate Tarn - near to Hassness Country House

The English Lakes are beautiful at any time of year. The majestic fells and tranquil waters have attracted lovers of magnificent scenery for more than two centuries with both walkers and writers being inspired by spending time here. Our week of leisurely half day walks together with visits to cultural highlights captures two very different sides of the Lakes. There’s also time to stroll around Lakeland traditional villages and enjoy a cream tea, some locally made ice cream or a Cumbrian pint.

During your week, you will visit sites associated with Wordsworth around Grasmere plus walks around Buttermere, beside Derwentwater, Rydal Water and Windermere. Not forgetting visits to the delightful Borrowdale and Eskdale. A short journey from your idyllic base at Hassness Country House, you will have the chance to pay a visit to the fascinating Honister Slate Mines which is England's last working slate mine and home to the iconic Westmoorland Green Slate.

There will be various modes of transport with a ride on the picturesque Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway (known locally as the La’al Ratty). We will also visit the gardens at Muncaster Castle - 77 acres of arguably the most tranquil historic gardens in Cumbria. The drives to and from our day visits are beautiful in themselves.

Views from the lounge and bedrooms of Hassness Country House extend across the lake to Red Pike; they are some of the finest in England. There is also a terrace from where you can admire red squirrels and Herdwick sheep as well as mountain reflections on the lake. The relaxed atmosphere of Hassness Country House reminds us of holidays from a bygone age. Each morning you begin your day with a hearty full English breakfast, and end your evening with a delicious meal. This is a special holiday in a special place.

  • Accommodation and all meals except for 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Cream Tea one afternoon at the Daffodil Hotel
  • All transport necessary for the walking programme
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • One evening meal per week is NOT included in your holiday cost. Please see the Holiday Information Sheet for your departure for more information.
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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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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