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 €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€112
Tour Dates 2019 3rd May to 6th May
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse





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 northern England and the Lake District, stopping of course along the way to visit places of interest. 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


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

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals


  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

  • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

    Barbara and Michael

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