4-Night Southern Lake District Guided Walking for Solos Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Solos Walking Holidays
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A Guided Walking holiday based in the National Trust’s historic Monk Coniston Hall, overlooking Coniston Water, is the ideal way to explore the beautiful lakes and mountains in the Lake District National Park.

Trip Notes

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On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Option 1 - Tarn Hows

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In SummaryWalk in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter through the woods from Monk Coniston to the stunningly beautiful lake of Tarn Hows, returning via Yew Tree Farm; a great walk right on the doorstep. 

HighlightYew Tree Farm was donated to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter and used for the film Miss Potter. 



Option 2 - Black Crag & Holme Fell

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km) 

Ascent: 1,800 feet (560m) 

In SummaryWalk from Monk Coniston past Tarn Hows to the summits of two local hills, Black Crag and Holme Fell. 

Highlight: Holme Fell may be modest in height, but it commands extensive views over southern Lakeland. 


Option 3 - Wetherlam

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km) 

Ascent: 2,650 feet (820m) 

In SummaryAscend via Tilberthwaite Gill to the summit of Wetherlam, before descending via the disused workings of the Coppermines Valley 

HighlightThe ascent to the top of Wetherlam is rugged in places; but with luck you'll get to enjoy a view of many of the other peaks visited later in your holiday. 


Option 1 - Loughrigg Circuit

Distance: 6½ miles (10km) 

Ascent: 1,200 feet (380m) 

In SummaryA delightful contouring circuit of Loughrigg Fell with extensive views of four lakes and the surrounding mountains. This walk finishes in the popular Lake District town of Ambleside. 

HighlightThe immense Rydal caves, with their wonderful views over Rydal Water and Nab Scar beyond.


Option 2 - Red Screes

Distance: 9 miles (15km) 

Ascent: 2,600 feet (780m) 

In SummaryWalk from Ambleside to the picturesque High Sweden Bridge, continuing via Scandale Pass to the lofty summit of Red Screes. 

HighlightThe sense of achievement as you climb the final steps onto the summit of Red Screes and get to gaze out along Windermere to the South and Brothers Water to the North. 


Option 3 - Red Screes & Dove Crag

Distance: 11½ miles (18km) 

Total ascent: 3,600 feet (1,100m) 

In SummaryA challenging circuit taking in Red Screes and Dove Crag, returning to Ambleside over High Pike and Low Pike. The ascent of Red Screes entails a steep scramble. 

HighlightWith four 'Wainwright' summits to bag, this is a great high level route for a keen walker. 


Option 1 - The Langdale Valleys

Distance: 7 miles (12km) 

Ascent: 1,350 feet (420m)

In SummaryWalk along the peaceful valley of Little Langdale with its waterfalls and iconic Slaters Bridge. We pass Blea Tarn, then descend into the larger neighbouring valley of Great Langdale. 

HighlightBeautiful Blea Tarn, with its impressive views of some of the Lake District's most famous peaks. 


Option 2 - Above Langdale

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km) 

Ascent: 2,200 feet (680m)

In SummaryAscend to the great viewpoints of Side Pike and Lingmoor on the Langdale skyline. We descend to Elterwater Village to join the Cumbria Way along the base of this immense glacial valley. 

Highlight'Threading the needle' (squeezing through a narrow fissure) to reach the summit of Lingmoor, and its classic view of the Langdale Pikes.  

Option 3 - Bow Fell

Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km) 

Ascent: 3,300 feet (1,000m) 

In SummaryClimb two of the Lake District’s highest peaks. We first ascend to the top of Bow Fell via The Band , before continuing to the equally impressive Esk Pike.  

HighlightThere's a great sense of achievement in scaling the two highest summits of the Langdale valley, on this challenging but rewarding walk. 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

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19 Oct - 23 Oct
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