Hidden Gem - Tour of the Lake District

Our hidden gem this month is the Tour of the Lake District. It’s just a great idea – take a week of holiday in the Lake District and see all the best sights.

Vital stats:

  • A week-long ‘tour’ visiting all the main valleys of the Lake District, with some high-level options when the weather is good.
  • 93 miles within the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Year-round walking and exploring and great places to stay, although winter weather is sometimes more challenging.

Where is it?

Wastwater reflections, an almost perfect mirror image on a calm day ((Stage 5)Packhorse bridge, Wasdale Head, behind the inn, for centuries a place of rest and refreshment (Stage 6)Crookabeck Houses, tucked away on a quiet lane on the way to Hartsop (Stage 12)A bird's-eye view of Buttermere from Red Pike (Stage 7)Tranquil Buttermere, on a still May afternoon after rain (Short Walk 6)

What is so special about this book?

It’s just a great idea – take a week of holiday in the Lake District, see all the best sights and landscapes, stay in some iconic pubs and hostels, with low level (aka bad weather) and high level alternatives. All planned out and sorted for you!

A one-line review:

Spend a week in the Lake District walking the ‘Tour of the Lake District’, and return with new knowledge and perspective, to fuel many more returning trips.

Try this if you liked:

Get involved with Cicerone