Walking Hiking

The Lake District – Walking Short Break

  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District
  • Short Break Lake District

Walking Short Break – The Lake District

England’s largest National Park, the Lake District, covers an area of approx. 2259 sq. Km and is made up of rugged mountains, tranquil open countryside and peaceful lakes (tarns). Picturesque towns and small villages nestle against an impressive scenic backdrop of glorious countryside. The Lake District has created a walker’s paradise all year round.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break €365 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€105
Tour Dates 2017 Friday 14th April to Monday 17th April: This tour is now fully booked 

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May: This tour is now fully booked 

Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Belfast to Keswick
Early morning pickup in Wicklow/Dublin or wherever to drive north to Belfast, stopping along the way for some refreshments. Then it’s on to Belfast to catch the 11.45 sailing to Stranraer, arriving at 13.45. From here we drive through the Scottish Lowlands down into North England and the Lake District, stopping of course along the way to visit the flowers or whatever We should arrive in Keswick, which will be our base for the duration of the tour around 6 pm. (Please Note; ferry times may change)
Day 2 / Scafell Pike
On our first walking day, we will take you to the roof of England: Scafell Pike. Following the river Lingmell Gill, we cross Stockley Bridge, taking us past Broad Crag and onto Scafell Pike (977m). Should we get the views that we deserve from the summit, we can see as far away as the Welsh and Scottish mountains and back home to our own Emerald Isle. We take a different but just as magnificent route down, once again offering spectacular views. Distance: 14 km/8.75 miles, Ascent: 1031 m/3093 ft
Day 3 / Ambleside & Grasmere
Our journey today takes us to the town of Ambleside, better known as “The jewel in the Lakeland’s crown.” The town is situated on the edge of Lake Windermere and has been home to many famous people; one of the most notable being that of Beatrix Potter. Our walk takes us out of the town through a small park and onto Deer How; from here you will have lovely views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside around Ambleside. Continuing on our journey, we will have some fabulous views across Grasmere Lake, and we will descend to Rydal Water. Our trip back takes us out to Rydal, where we will join the River Rothay and follow it back to Ambleside. Before returning to Keswick, we will visit the town of Grasmere, the birthplace of the famous poet William Wordsworth. Distance: 12km/7.5 miles, Ascent: 335 m/1005 ft
Day 4 / Back to Ireland
We will depart Keswick at approximately 08.30 and make our way back to Stranraer to take the ferry back to Belfast. We are usually back in Dublin around 7.30/8pm

Included

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 guided walks
  • All transport
  • Return ferry trip

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals

Testimonials

  • Once more a big thank you for a gorgeous week with splendid weather (which probably was none of your doing) and your splendid company (which certainly was a lot of your doing).  As if I hadn’t known: Connemara is a very beautiful spot on Gods earth.

    Eberhard Schmid, Germany
  • Many thanks for a well-planned trip. We had a blast. The hiking was fantastic…no rain…accommodating and lovely B&B’s…nice folks along the way…. just beautiful. We enjoyed a new play at the Abbey Theater and saw everything on our list in Dublin! Thanks for all your great instructions and helpful suggestions. I have recommended you to some friends from Arizona going this summer.

    Tricia, Arizona
  • The walk you led was one of the best trips David and I have enjoyed. I have been thinking about why that is so. Ireland itself is beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people. But Ireland is not alone in having those attributes.
    I decided the factor which contributed the most to our enjoyment was the fact that you were able to create a group of friends out of people who just met at the airport. That is very special, and one of the reasons I think Teresa is a very lucky woman (and from your comments,she too is very special).
    So again heartfelt thanks for leading us on a wonderful walk through gorgeous vistas.

    Shirley & David