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High Fells and Summits of the Lake District

from $1,599.00

Tackle some of the highest and most famous walking routes in England

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    4 - 16
All about the High Fells and Summits of the Lake District.

The Lake District may have only been a National Park since 1951, however the area has been attracting not just walkers but poets and novelists alike for much, much longer.The majestic landscapes and dramatic routes transport visitors over fells, dales, and of course those magnificent lakes. This trip is designed to take in some of the most memorable summits the area has to offer.In just four and a half days we set out to explore and conquer, leaving the inimitable Scafell Pike to the very end. Basing ourselves in Keswick there’s easy access to some of the most cherished routes such as Striding Edge, many leading us right the way back down to end the day enjoying typical Cumbrian hospitality, be it around a roaring fire or over a refreshing drink.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts
* All accommodation
* All transport and listed activities

  1. Day 1 Arrive in Keswick on day one of the tour to meet your leader at 1pm at the George Hotel where we will be staying all week. 

    Arrive in Keswick on day one of the tour to meet your leader at 1pm at the George Hotel where we will be staying all week. We strike out from the hotel for a relaxed and easy introduction to the lakes by climbing Cat Bells. At 451 metres (1,480 ft) it is one of the most popular fells in the area and a great way to stretch the legs.In the words of the writer “It is one of the great favourites, a family fell where grandmothers and infants can climb the heights together, a place beloved.”A great introduction to our week in the fells.*Accommodation*: The George The George 

  2. Day 2 A short transfer of 10 minutes to the northern side of Skiddaw where we climb the fell from the north eastern route.

    A short transfer of 10 minutes to the northern side of Skiddaw where we climb the fell from the north eastern route, having a picnic on the top before descending in the afternoon back into Keswick for a well-deserved pint and dinner in the town. The walk is known for its 360 views towards the Irish Sea, Scotland, the Cheviots in the North East and into Yorkshire. It is the first of our big days on the fells and a wonderful long-distance walk.*Accommodation*: The George

  3. Day 3 We transfer 25 minutes to Patterdale for the walk voted #1 in Julia Bradbury’s Great British Walks. 

    We transfer 25 minutes to Patterdale for the walk voted #1 in Julia Bradbury’s Great British Walks. Not for the faint hearted, we take Striding Edge on the way up /and Swirrel Edge on the way down, the result of which is a walk that will remain with you forever. /*Accommodation*/: /The George

  4. Day 4 A day of dual ascents: Pillar and Great Gable. We transfer to the Honister Slate mine and attack the fells from the northern side, reaching Pillar first. 

    A day of dual ascents: Pillar and Great Gable. We transfer to the Honister Slate mine and attack the fells from the northern side, reaching Pillar first. Great Gable, one of the most well-known fells in the lakes, gets its name from its pyramid shape when viewed from Wasdale Head (it is dome-shaped from most other directions) From Great Gable we enjoy great views of Scafell (our goal for the next day) and the rest of the Northern Lakes. We head back to the Honister Slate mine, where we can visit the amazing underground mines and amphitheatres (prior booking required) before heading back to Keswick.*Accommodation*: The George

  5. Day 5 Our final day and the big one, Scafell and Scafell Pike where, for a fleeting second, we will be the highest people in England. 

    Our final day and the big one, Scafell and Scafell Pike where, for a fleeting second, we will be the highest people in England. We head from the Seathwaite carpark up the corridor route and onto the summit plateau, before looping back down to celebrate a job well done. We dine together in Keswick in the evening after a wonderful week in the majestic Lake District.*Accommodation*: The George

  6. Day 6 Our trip ends after breakfast.  Farewells and transfer back to Penrith station if required.

    Our trip ends after breakfast.  Farewells and transfer back to Penrith station if required.