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  • Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Nothing in Britain surpasses the grandeur of Lakeland's central mountains. The route is that fashioned by Emperor Hadrians's Roman legions in the first century AD. You will travel over the steepest passes in England, pausing to view the extensive remains of Hardknott Roman Fort.


  • Full-day High Mountain Passes Spectacular tour from Windermere
  • Travel over the steepest mountain passes in England
  • Fantastic views of Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike
  • Ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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What You Can Expect

The High Adventure - High Mountain Passes Spectacular

The High Adventure - High Mountain Passes Spectacular

Traveling over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes from Langdale to Eskdale. After traversing the passes stop at the Roman Fort, 1,000 ft, up on the fells. You have the opportunity to walk through the fort and see the fantastic view to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountains.

Next you will ride on the miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, before a lunch stop at one of the valley inns.

In the afternoon you will continue to Wastwater, Britain’s favorite view, and take in the views up into Wasdale and across the lake to the famous 1,500 foot screes. Your next stop is the splendid 14th century castle of Muncaster, a treasure chest of fine historic belongings and tales. In its internationally acclaimed gardens you will find magnificent examples of azaleas, camelias and rhodondendrons and also have the opportunity to visit the World Owl Trust.

On your journey back to Windermere you will see the beautiful scenery of Coniston Fells and Coniston Water.

Tour Highlights

  • The Langdales
  • Hardknott and Wrynose Mountain Passes - the steepest and most exhilarating in England
  • Hardknott Roman Fort - with magnificent views to Scafell and central mountain peaks
  • Ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway
  • Wastwater
  • 14th-century Muncaster Castle including World Owl Trust and Gardens
  • Coniston Fells and Coniston Water

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour ,driver / guide was great The roads are a bit hairy but with the experience of our driver we had no fear.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guide Elliot was informative and friendly. Was delighted with the tour. Thanks.

Bruce A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an outstanding and well balanced tour. We saw and experienced a lot of different things, with full marks going to our guide and driver for driving up and down the passes for a large part of the day. Amazing work.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour.
A minor glitch with the microphone at the beginning but soon solved.
Would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide including knowledge on ecology of the area, history, farming, buildings, sheep, etc. Very good driving - especially when having to maneuver or squeeze by oncoming traffic on the numerous single track roads with 2 way traffic. Really enjoyed how many sites we got to see on the tour and how far we went around the Lake District. We could never have seen as much or driven as far on our own. Tour is highly recommended especially if you don't have many days in the area or are first-time visitors to Cumbria.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing day, very knowledgeable driver/guide called Peter, you see different angles /aspects of the Lake District, highly enjoyable, breathtaking views, enjoyable ride in steam train- a fun filled day.I was not aware of the passage of time, incredible experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Welcoming, friendly and knowledgebale tour guides. This tour allows you you see the countryside, small villages and history. I enjoyed the option to either be picked up or meet at the main location.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

the high adventure trip was superb 1310 ft high not for the faint hearted,
tour driver was excellent friendly and great bloke
all in all we thought it was good value for money for a whole day trip around the lakes and trip to muncaster castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was a very nice experience. A very good driver. Lots of views.

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