Lake District guided tours

Cumbria is a wonderfully diverse county with varied landscapes.  Whether you would like to take in the dramatic scenery of the central Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall or wander through the gently rolling landscapes of the Eden Valley or Solway Plain in search of history and heritage, the choice is yours entirely.  To help you decide, here is a small selection of scenic Lake District guided tours that you can experience at leisure.

If you would like to learn more about how to make the most of your stay in Cumbria and the Lake District, please get in touch.

Ten Lakes Scenic Tour

Come on a journey of discovery through outstanding scenery.  Experience the wonders of nine lakes (and one reservoir), four mountain passes and one unforgettable feast of scenic delights from the comfort of a luxury vehicle.  Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy a shorter 5- or 7-Lakes tour with options to visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, Aira Force, Dove Cottage and many other sites with refreshment stops in traditional tearooms or country pubs.

Anna was exceptional.  Her knowledge and attention to detail was exemplary.  I had the most amazing time!   C. Devonport, New Zealand, Oct 2023

Anna is a joy to work with.  She’s very good at pacing a trip and is by far the best prepared guide I’ve ever known!  Bill and Candy Beal, North Carolina, Oct 2016      

Beauty of Borrowdale & Buttermere

On this full-day tour, we visit the northern part of the Lake District to take in awe-inspiring vistas of the mountains, tranquil lakes, waterfalls, babbling brooks and traditional Lakeland farmhouses that seem ‘rooted’ in the landscape.  The tour is interspersed with optional walks to the Bowder Stone and along the lake shore at Buttermere (ending at an ice-cream parlour) and can include a cruise on Derwentwater at the end of the day.  The perfect way to appreciate the drama of the North Lakes.

Anna did a superb job on our North Lake District adventure.  She is very knowledgeable and made sure every detail was taken care of.  The tour was both informative and very fun.  Anna also was great at tailoring our tour to match our personal interests.  I highly recommend Anna.  Mark Weisbard, June 2023


One of my favourite Lake District guided tours that combines the best of all worlds!  The day includes a visit to Dalemain, a lake cruise on a ‘steamer’, a walk through ‘picturesque’ landscaping to view the impressive sight of Aira Force cascading down a wooded ravine, and ends with afternoon tea overlooking the lake.

I can’t begin to tell you how much we loved our day in Ullswater.  It was fabulous!  Shelley Johnson, Virginia, US