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Lake District Explorer

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1 Day, Sun 20 Oct 2019

Adults: £40.00 £36.00 Students: £35.00 £31.50

Early bird tickets for this year's trips are nearly gone!!


Explore the biggest lakes and tallest mountains in UK's most famous National Park!

A full-day adventure to England's largest national park. Cruise by steamboat up Lake Windermere, enjoy breath-taking views on beautiful hill hikes, and taste delicious food and drink, with friends, in pretty villages and on a local farm.

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What's Included

  • All transport - comfy, easy travel by private modern coach
  • FREE Lake Windermere Cruise - top-rated on TripAdvisor (worth £8.50)
  • FREE Low Sizergh Barn Organic Farm Shop visit - taste locally produced food
  • FREE Orrest Head walk - easy hike for views across the Lakes
  • FREE Wansfell Pike walk - moderate hike for awesome views
  • FREE Lakes mini-guide - map & top tips for things to see & do
  • Plenty of free time - explore more of the Lakes alone or with friends
  • Trip leader throughout - support & helpful tips to discover more of the Lakes
  • University pick-up / drop-off - hop on direct from uni
  • All local taxes / tips / service charges - no hidden extras

Choose to do as much or as little as you like with the group.

Not included:

  • Meals - bring a packed lunch or get tips for places to eat from your trip leader.
  • Insurance - travel insurance is not included, but always recommended.

Uh-oh, this trip is full, register your interest here, and we'll contact you if a place becomes available.

What you say

"Great day! Beautiful day (great weather) and amazing leaders! Thank you to the leader for being so nice... :) " - Tiffany, Leeds Beckett (Oct 2017)

"I will definitely be booking trips through 'Don't Be A Tourist' in the future! Our trip leader, Lauren, was enthusiastic and friendly, and the entire trip went smoothly! I was very pleased with the price of the trip, as well. I will absolutely recommend this company to other fellow study abroaders!" - Maria (America) October 2017

"It was great! The view was amazing. There is nothing negative we can really say." - Christie, Canada (Oct 2017)

Past Trips

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Our hostel
The mountain pass
Sampling the local brew


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This is a 1 day trip, no accommodation.


We've planned lots of free or low cost activities to help you explore more and make friends. When we arrive, you can choose to do as much or as little as you want with us.

Orrest Head Walk (easy) - FREE

Views across Lake Windermere

Orrest Head is a big hill (783ft) overlooking Lake Windermere. As soon as we arrive in the Lake District, we're going to walk up it for a picnic and stunning views across the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Cost: FREE
How to book: show up on the day

Wansfell Pike Walk (Moderate) FREE

Climbing the mini-mountain

At 1581ft (482m), Wansfell Pike is a big mini-mountain, if you know what we mean. Join our local guide a hike to see amazing views over Lake Windermere to England's highest mountains. If you don’t fancy coming to the top there are loads of viewpoints en-route.

Cost: FREE
How to book: just show up on the day

Lake Windermere Cruise - FREE

Cruise along Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, for a close-up view of spectacular mountain scenery, wooded islands and secluded bays.

Cost: only £7.30 FREE
How to book: just show up on the day

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