Guided Walks & Electric Bike Tours 

Varying from a 2½-hour ‘Historic Carlisle’ town walk to a full-day Lake District stroll, guided walks are one of the best ways to take in the history, heritage and resplendent beauty of the locality.  If you would like to have your own guided walk in any area of Cumbria, please get in touch so we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

Alternatively, you might like to explore the Lake District by electric bike – the perfect way to immerse yourself into any landscape.  An electric bike takes the strain out of cycling uphill and enables you to better appreciate the passing scenery.  The Winster Wobble e-cycle tour has been carefully chosen to maximise scenic views (and minimise encounters with other traffic), along with plenty of stops at interesting locations and includes that all-important halfway stop at a traditional Lakeland pub for welcome refreshments.

Rydal & Grasmere Circuit

Capture the essence of the Lake District on an easy 5-mile guided walk linking Rydal Water with Grasmere.  Admire stunning views of lakes and mountains, discover the legacy of Cumbria’s slate quarrying heritage and follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth with optional visits to Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount.

Thank you for making our first day in the Lake District a BIG success.  Your enthusiasm brought the magic of this special place alive.  Glen Kendall

Borrowdale – created by fire, carved by ice

Discover a rich landscape created by fire and carved by ice on a full-day walking tour through the valley.  Follow medieval packhorse routes, climb up to an Iron Age hill fort, enjoy stupendous views over Borrowdale, wander through temperate ‘rain forests’, walk through a glacial meltwater channel, spot roche moutonnees a plenty and meet some interesting characters along the way!  This is a tour to excite anyone interested in geology, history and wildlife habitats.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Borrowdale . . . particularly the way that Anna made it an enjoyable Lake District guided walk rather than a lecture tour.  I don’t think we could have had better!  Rosemary Barclay, Lincoln

Historic Carlisle

Come along on a fascinating 2½-hour guided walk to uncover Carlisle’s 2000 years of history from Roman times.  Wander along ancient streets, uncover the city’s hidden secrets, admire the medieval Guildhall and discover the unexpected at St Cuthbert’s Church.

Tours run every Thursday afternoon (1.30-4.00 pm) between May and September.  Book through Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596) or email info@discovercarlisle.gov.uk

The tour was outstanding!  So interesting and informative.  The guide could not have done a better job.  Kate Taylor, September 2021

Anna is awesome! So cheerful and knowledgeable about all things Carlisle! I would definitely take another tour with her. Whether it’s Roman or British history, a cathedral or castle, she tells the story with passion, and you come away with a great experience. Highly recommended!  Robert Mudano, June 2022

Whitehaven Walkabout

An historic Georgian port with fascinating links with America through the trans-Atlantic Trade Triangle.  Did you know that the grandmother of George Washington is buried here?  Or that Whitehaven was used as a template for the development of New York?  Or that the last attack on England from the sea took place here?  Find out how and why these events happened on an engaging walk that delves into the industrial, maritime and architectural history of this fine Georgian town.

A gem of a tour.  I learned a lot more about Whitehaven than I could ever have imagined.  Barbara Grundy, April 2018

Winster Wobble – electric bike tour

Leave the crowds behind and come on a journey of discovery into the gently rolling countryside beyond Bowness on an electric bike tour.  Seek out ancient churches, admire medieval buildings, uncover some surprising cottage industries and enjoy stupendous views along the way.  Lunch at the Mason’s Arms near Bowland Bridge.

We were taken by surprise by the amazingly high quality of our guide’s performance.  Great attitude, energy and knowledge of the area!  C. Timmons, Western Australia

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