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The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere

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    Leave the Windermere area by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, and journey into the western swathes of the Lake District. Admire the rugged scenery, and travel through the Langdale Valley, a favorite of rock climbers and walkers, as your guide shares information about the region and its culture.
    Ascend both the steep Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, and soak up the spectacular views of the remote fells as you trace the narrow, twisting roads through the peaks. Stop at the ruins of Hardknott Roman Fort at 1,000 feet (304 meters) up on the fells. Take the opportunity to walk around the crumbled, 2nd century complex, built by the Emperor Hadrian, and marvel at the awe-inspiring views to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountains.
    
Arrive in the Eskdale Valley, and take a memorable ride on the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, affectionately nicknamed ‘La’al Ratty’ (little railway). Trundle through picturesque woodlands and countryside, and stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the quaint valley inns.
    Afterward, continue to Wastwater, a beauty spot once voted as commanding ‘Britain’s favorite view.’ Drink in the panoramas that encompass Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, and the surroundinghigh screes and mountains, including epic Scafell Pike.
    Then, relax on your return journey to Lake Windermere, passing beautiful Coniston Water and the Coniston fells before your tour ends back at the start point.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Kevin our driver was an absolute delight! Funny, interesting, knowledgeable, courteous and an incredibly skilful driver. His running commentary about everything from ancient history to sheep kept us thoroughly entertained throughout the whole day. Hard knot pass would be challenging in a tiny car and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Shantelle M
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Shantelle M, Thank you for your lovely review, we're very happy you had a great day out and enjoyed Kevin's company. I will let him know you had such a brilliant time! It's always great to hear such fantastic praise for our drivers knowledge...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We were treated to our High Adventure day by grandparents who had previously taken the Hadrian's Wall tour, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! From booking to pick-up and drop-off the admin side all went very smoothly, couldn't ask for better. Tony our driver was very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Cheeztoasty
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Cheeztoasty, Thank you for your review of our High Adventure tour, we're so happy you enjoyed yourself and had a great time in Tony's company. It's great to hear you enjoyed the whole itinerary we provide and that the children who took the tour...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We went on this tour with Derek on 28 July. He was a very competent driver on the narrow roads, funny and informative. He was obviously very familiar with the area and, despite already being familiar with the Lake District, we still learnt a lot....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    From booking to going the service was superb. The lady in the office could not hA e been more helpful. We were picked up from our holiday home and had an excellent tour. Our driver, Tony, was friendly, knowledgeable and friendly. We felt very safe...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jenny S
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Jenny S, Thank you for your review! We're very happy you found our team to be helpful! It's great to hear you had such a good time on the tour and enjoyed Tony's company, I will pass on your compliments to him directly. Hopefully...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Went on this trip today 31st July driver was excellent very friendly informative and very funny nothing was too much trouble I would highly recommend this tour. We got to see the most beautiful views the variety on the tour was great mountains,train ride, visit...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Patricia K
    Liz C, Marketing Manager at Mountain Goat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patricia K, Thank you for your lovely review of our high Adventure tour. We're very happy you enjoyed your day trip around the western Lakes and found your guide to be good company! It's great to hear you enjoyed your time at the attractions...More

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    Response from millom | Reviewed this property |
    Hi yes Wrynose and Hardknott pass can be scary with wrynose being the worst with the drops at the side. But the people that take you know the roads so well and are great drivers. they stop plenty hope you can give it a try... More
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    3 August 2019|
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    Response from peterdJ8188TC | Reviewed this property |
    There is a car park nearby I think it’s broad street or road with early bird parking between 8am and 9am which costs £1.00 for all day parking
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