Windermere Lake District National Park High Mountain Pass Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in England

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Discover the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Lake District without having to go hiking!  Enjoy this minibus tour of the national park’s high mountain passes. Absorb incredible views from the Wrynose and Hardknott Mountain Passes, and the superb panoramas from Wastwater, voted Britain’s best view. You will also enjoy a ride through Eskdale on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway and entry to Muncaster Castle garden and grounds.
Take in the striking mountains and western fells of the Lake District on this guided full-day adventure. Travel steep roads through the Hardknott and Wrynose Passes, and take a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway before seeing Wastwater Lake and historic Muncaster Castle's gardens. Depart from Windermere, driving through the majestic Great Langdale Valley toward the mountain passes of Wrynose and Hardknott - 2 of the steepest roads in England. Following the line of an old Roman road (the tenth highway). The journey from Langdale take you to Wastwater, the deepest lake in England overlooked by its highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the background. The area features "Britain's Favourite View," it captures the lake surrounded by the sheer, rugged slopes of the Wastwater Screes. Arriving in Eskdale we stop for lunch at a pub with a light lunch menu, before boarding the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Affectionately dubbed La’al Ratty, the heritage line takes you through enchanting, ancient woodlands down the valley. After your charming train ride, continue your tour to Muncaster Castle, here entrance to the grounds and Garden is included. The time here varies dependant on the day but you will have time to explore some of the extensive Gardens and view the Valley of which the Castle overlooks. On the way back to Windermere, pass through the beautiful Yewdale Valley as a picturesque end to your tour.

What’s included

  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • A ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow gauge railway.
  • Entry/Admission - Muncaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

What’s not included

  • Food & drink
  • Additional Entrance fees
  • Driver’s gratuity (Optional)