Guided Walking Holidays in the Lake District
The English Lake District is unique. Nowhere else is there such a concentration of attractive hills and beautiful lakes criss-crossed by such a network of accessible pathways and trails.There are steep cliffs for the rock-climbers and lakeside paths for the strollers, but also many summits which can be reached by the averagely fit walker going at a steady pace. History and literature are everywhere, from the monks of Furness Abbey who owned great tracts of the Lake District to the writers - Wordsworth of course; but also Ruskin, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome.
Pathways Walks currently offer four guided tours in the Lake District.
NEW! The Heart of Coniston - this is a unique three-day break based around Coniston Water. You will do some gentle hill-walking and lake sailing but also enjoy guided visits to John Ruskin's home at Brantwood and the Ruskin Museum in Coniston Village. It is an ideal way to combine some exercise with cultural visits. You will leave feeling you have really explored and learned about the area. See our Heart of Coniston page.
Best of the Coast to Coast: Three days, either midweek or a long weekend! We are prejudiced, obviously, but we think the very best bit of the Wainwright's Coast to Coast is walking from Ennerdale Bridge to Shap (the next day to Kirkby Stephen is pretty good too and we can add this to your itinerary). We are offering a trip with nights at Ennerdale Bridge, Borrowdale and Patterdale. You would probably need either a day before or after for travelling.
In this guided walking trip you get guiding, baggage transfer, B&B accommodation for three nights for £325pp. The best way to travel is by train (taxi from St Bees) and back from Shap but we can arrange a transfer for you.
Dates to be arranged to suit the group (minimum 6 people at this price)
The Strider - six days' guided walking round the south-western Lake District.
The Abbey Lands Way - five days' guided walking from Barrow-in-Furness to Grange-in-Borrowdale passing through Woodland Fell, the Duddon Valley, Eskdale and Borrowdale.
Weekends: Get away from home and join us for a taste of freedom in the Lake District. Two nights accommodation (Friday & Saturday) and two days' guided walking (Saturday and Sunday).
Cost: From £255pp depending on accommodation available. (Minimum 2 people)
Staying Locally and Need a Guide?You may be staying in a Lake District Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering Cottage or Timeshare ...your accommodation's taken care of, but how do you make the most of the walking opportunities in this fantastic region? Simple ... contact us, talk over your level of walking and what you want out of it. Pathways Walks will put together a programme of guided walking and show you what you want to see, whether it's adventurous routes on the high peaks and ridges or relaxing strolls at valley level. We can show you how to make the most of bad weather days - you don't have to go shopping!