4-Night Southern Lake District Guided Walking for Solos Holiday
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.
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 to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.
Option 1 - Tarn Hows
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)
In Summary: Walk 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.
Highlight: Yew 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 Summary: Walk 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 Summary: Ascend via Tilberthwaite Gill to the summit of Wetherlam, before descending via the disused workings of the Coppermines Valley
Highlight: The 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 Summary: A 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.
Highlight: The 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 Summary: Walk from Ambleside to the picturesque High Sweden Bridge, continuing via Scandale Pass to the lofty summit of Red Screes.
Highlight: The 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 Summary: A 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.
Highlight: With 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 Summary: Walk 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.
Highlight: Beautiful 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 Summary: Ascend 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 Summary: Climb 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.
Highlight: There'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.
All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.
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