Lake District Walking Holidays Itinerary

Mike and Paula know the Lake District extremely well, their chosen walks provide everything you want in a short break to relax and unwind.

All our guided walking breaks in the Lake District require a reasonable level of fitness, walkers should be comfortable with a moderate degree of exertion and challenge. Alternatively if you prefer to do your own thing we can offer plenty of ideas and information; route guidance and maps provided.

Our short walking break in the Lake District offers three full days of walking in some of the most beautiful parts of the southern Lake District. We offer a choice of easy/moderate or moderate/hard walks each day. This is dependant on at least 4 people joining the walk.

A packed lunch includes a filled roll, fruit,chocolate bar,crisps and a drink.

Below is a sample itinerary of our walks.

Easy/Moderate; 5 to 7 miles well marked paths with short ascents and descents.

Moderate/Hard; 6 to 12 miles some mountainous terrain with steep ascents and descents.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Arrive mid-afternoon for tea and cake or maybe sample a local ale ; meet other guests and have a chat about the walking week.

Day 2 – Langdale Valley

9 miles Moderate/Hard 7 miles Easy/Moderate.
The harder walk traverses the Langdale skyline to the summits of Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.

The easier walk takes us to Elterwater returning via Colwith Force and Slaters Bridge.

Day 3 –  Easedale Round

8 miles Moderate/Hard 7 miles Easy/Moderate.

Our harder day starts in Grasmere, from here we complete the Easedale round taking in Helm Crag and Sargeant Man.

The easier option traverses beautiful Rydal Terrace with an optional climb onto Loughrigg Fell,then into Grasmere and back along the ‘Coffin Route’ to Pelter Bridge.

Day 4 – Coniston Old Man

7 miles Moderate/Hard 7 miles Easy/Moderate.
The harder walk climbs to Dow Crag, Coniston Old Man and Swirl How before returning via Levers Water to Coniston.

The easier day takes us through Tilberthwaite to Tarn Hows before returning to Little Langdale.

Day 5 – Departure Day

Depart after breakfast.

For those wishing to extend their short break in the Lake District there are plenty of things to see and do:

 pinnacle walking boots in purpleBeatrix Potter Gallery
Hawkshead
Brantwood near Coniston (Home of John Ruskin)
pinnacle walking boots in purpleDove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
Hardknott Roman Fort

Custom Made Walking Breaks

If you have a small walking group and would like us to organise a tailor-made walking break for you based at the Three Shires Inn please get in touch. In conjunction with the Three Shires Inn we are able to create three to seven day tailor-made walking breaks for small groups at any time of year. Contact Mike or Paula on 01625 576 321 or Jane at the Three Shires Inn directly on 01539 437 215.