The English Lake District

Of all the mountain regions of Britain, The English Lake District is probably the most popular and the most beautiful. Although our mountains are not very high, the highest Lakeland Peak being Scafell Pike at around 3,200 feet, these are nevertheless real mountains and need to be treated with due respect.

The region is very compact and there are countless footpaths snaking their way along the valleys and up into the mountains. The many lakes are very beautiful and some have passenger boat services, with landing points convenient for the start of walks. The lakes with the stunning backdrop of the mountains give the Lake District a unique blend of beauty and excitement. You will be staying in a selection of comfortable hotels in the Grasmere or Keswick areas.




Transport will be by either a small, fully fitted coach, in the case of larger parties or comfortable mini-bus driven by our Leader, for smaller groups.


This holiday is designed as a Grades B & C walking holiday. The different Grades are described below. With two Grassroutes Leaders, we offer a choice of walks on each walking day, dependent on the abilities and preferences of the party. With smaller parties where we have only one Leader the walks will be a mix of grades designed to fit the abilities of the group. The distances and ascents may be modified, will generally be as follows :-

Grade B

Up to 3,000 feet of ascent/descent, on distinct paths. Terrain may be steeply inclined and rough underfoot, with loose rock at times. Distances 10-15 miles.

Grade C

Up to 1,500 feet of ascent/descent, on distinct paths. Terrain may be steeply inclined and rough underfoot for short sections, with some occasional loose rock. Distances usually up to about 8 miles.


7 nights from 1,235
Dates 2015
Departures every Saturday from 28 March to 26 September.

NOTES: Meals included are breakfast and dinner each day. Single room supplement is 175.00. Longer options can be arranged on request - details on application.