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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour provided by Mountain Goat Tours

Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

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Overview
Exploring the southern Lake District in winter means relying on public buses or driving on potentially icy roads. This half-day, small-group tour lets you focus on the often snow-capped scenery without transport worries. Retrace the steps of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter in Hawkshead, discover Tarn Hows and the Yewdale Valley, and cruise Lake Windermere with a guide for commentary and insights. A choice of departure points offers flexibility.
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You’ll have 3 starting options
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    Lake Windermere
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Great Langdale
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    Hawkshead
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Bowness-on-Windermere
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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Highlights
  • See the best of the southern Lake District by comfortable mini-coach
  • Travel the winter roads with ease and learn about the sights via a guide
  • Visit Tarn Hows and Hawkshead, and enjoy a scenic lake cruise on Windermere
  • Personalized: limited to 15, with Windermere, Bowness, or Ambleside pickup
What to Expect
Book your preferred pickup option and settle inside your air-conditioned mini-coach. Stop at Hawkshead, a whitewashed village dating to the 14th century. Hear how it grew around a wool market and how the children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Enjoy free time to stroll the cobbled lanes, browse for souvenirs, and see Hawkshead Grammar School, once attended by the young William Wordsworth. Continue to Tarn Hows, a mirror-glass tarn (small lake) enfolded in pine-coated hills that might be covered in snow. Admire the tarn and its backdrop of fells before driving through lakeside Coniston and the Yewdale Valley. Admire the gorgeous countryside and perhaps glimpse Yew Tree Farm, used as Beatrix Potter’s house in the movie Miss Potter. Finally, join a Lake Windermere cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, drinking in magnificent unobstructed views from the water toward the Langdales. Then, return ashore and end your tour at the starting point.
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Departure Point
Windermere Tourist Information Centre, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK Bowness Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HQ, UK Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Windermere Lake Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
Exclusions
  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Drivers gratuity (Optional)
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Additional Info
  • Children must be 5 years or older and have their own seat
  • Bring food & drinks with you as there are limited options on route
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tracy B wrote a review Oct 2019
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
A great tour, Geoff was friendly and patient and the right level of facts and information. Would definately recommend and travel again. Thanks Geoff
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Hello Tracy B, Thank you for your review, we're glad you had a great time on our tour with Geoff! It's great to hear you would recommend our tours to others and you would take another trip with us! Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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Brett B wrote a review Mar 2019
Blacktown, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Peter and Candance at the Tourist Information Center were extremely helpful and great to deal with. The tour was intelligently crafted and with picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings you couldn't possibly go wrong. If one has a day to spare this an ideal destination to
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Response from Mountain G, Digital Marketing at Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2019
Hi Brett B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I will make sure I pass on your kind words to Candice and Peter. It's great to see you enjoyed our half day winter tour, we hope to welcome you back when you're next in the Lake District. Best wishes, Lorna Snowden
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Qasim B wrote a review Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates25 contributions3 helpful votes
We only took this tour because the other one (10 lakes) was sold out. But this tour was very professionally conducted and the highlight of our uk visit. our tour fell on a rainy and misty day which has its own charm. The pick up was arranged directly from our hotel which is
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Mountain G, Digital Marketing at Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2019
Hi Qasim B, We're happy to hear you enjoyed our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour and it's fantastic we were the highlight of your UK trip! I will pass on your kind comments to Tess as we are very proud of our Driver/Guides. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Lorna Snowden
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biggavski wrote a review Nov 2018
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom303 contributions16 helpful votes
what better way to enjoy and explore the beautiful Lake district . Very helpful and super knowledgeable driver Peter … 'not Rabbit but FOX ' well you are in Beatrix Potter county after all lovely clean transport , plenty of photo opportunities and snack stops too will
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Marii F wrote a review Nov 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Peter and the lady at the office were extremely helpful and joyful! The tour was intelligently crafted with picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings as highlights. The stop at the bluebird cafe was the cherry on the cake :) This tour is a must for added tranquillity on
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Jayne J
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Perfect Tour!
This was a brilliant way of seeing a lot of what the Lakes can offer in a very short period of time. Aided and abet
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Teeky1
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High Adventure tour
As soon as our little Mountain Goat bus turned up flashing its lights, with Mark, the guide, waving inside, we knew
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454lilyz
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Grand and atmospheric views
A well-organized and interesting tour a little different from the typical lake side tours. Despite the spotty weath
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454lilyz
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Enjoyable tour
Mark was great - he made the trip engaging as he fed us interesting facts and stories about the lakes throughout th
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508charleneh
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Fabulous tour
I am a solo female traveller and did the ten lakes tour with Duncan. The tour was brilliantly organised. Duncan was
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R3703MTkathrynm
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Great day
Mark clearly loves the lake district and his job. He is a great guide with a cracking sense of humour. Despite the
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rathopark
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Amazing views and unique experience
An amazing introduction to the Lake District and its unique mountains and valleys. Our truly fantastic driver Mark
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dwipanjan
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Very well organised trip
Very knowledgeable driver Mark. Well organised and punctual trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Mark was amazing.
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913kyrab
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Great day
Mark was amazing ! So informative and friendly. Had such a lovely day. Regardless of the weather still saw some lov
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Dukest2ja
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Great tour
Excellent tour with very knowledgeable and friendly driver Mark, well organized and meeting social distancing requi
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KeyTraveller101
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Mountain Goat High Tour - Full Day Tour
Highly Recommend! Fantastic Days Out! Socially distanced, even our masks did not spoil the fun! Having driven the r
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gm072020
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New Normal Holiday Experience
We had our tour today in Lake District and it was fantastic. It was our first time going out since the lockdown has
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rajuramanathan
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Awesome trip great experience
We had a lovely time experiencing this trip. Duncan who ran this trip for us was absolutely marvellous; very knowle
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Yiping Z
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This Particular Tour Was Excellent
So, this specific tour was fantastic and the sceneries we passed by were all awesome. Driver was certainly experien
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Fitzyhughes
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A good tour
The tour itself was superb. The driver fabulous (Tony) I completely understand that seats can not be reserved...ho
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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