• Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $55.40

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Nothing in Britain surpasses the grandeur of Lakeland's central mountains. The route on this full-day trip is that fashioned by Emperor Hadrians's Roman legions in the first century AD. You will travel over the steepest passes in England, pausing to view the extensive remains of Hardknott Roman Fort, before returning back to Windermere.
Traveling over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes from Langdale to Eskdale. After traversing the passes stop at the Roman Fort, 1,000 ft, up on the fells. You have the opportunity to walk through the fort and see the fantastic view to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountains.

Next you will ride on the miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, before a lunch stop at one of the valley inns.

In the afternoon you will continue to Wastwater, Britain’s favorite view, and take in the views up into Wasdale and across the lake to the famous 1,500 foot screes. Your next stop is the splendid 14th century castle of Muncaster, a treasure chest of fine historic belongings and tales. In its internationally acclaimed gardens you will find magnificent examples of azaleas, camelias and rhodondendrons and also have the opportunity to visit the World Owl Trust.

On your journey back to Windermere you will see the beautiful scenery of Coniston Fells and Coniston Water.

Tour Highlights
  • The Langdales
  • Hardknott and Wrynose Mountain Passes - the steepest and most exhilarating in England
  • Hardknott Roman Fort - with magnificent views to Scafell and central mountain peaks
  • Ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway
  • Wastwater
  • 14th-century Muncaster Castle including World Owl Trust and Gardens
  • Coniston Fells and Coniston Water

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Windermere Railway Station or accommodation in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere or Ambleside.
Departure Time:
9:45am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere

Muncaster Castle, The High Adventure - High Mountain Passes Spectacular

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 16 people)
  • Entrance fees to Muncaster Grounds
  • Ravenglass/Eskdale Steam Railway ticket
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Minimum age is 5 years
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: g_racheva, July 2016

Very beautiful views, very interesting and friendly driver.

Reviewed by: Chris, June 2016

A great way to see a few lakes and the roads that take you there.
The castle was remarkable.
Fantastic views of mountains and lots of sheep.
Friendly,informative and. (Most importantly) competent driver.
Plus got to ride a little steam or diesel train.
Would not even bother renting a car.