Book your preferred pickup option and settle inside your air-conditioned mini-coach.
Stop at Hawkshead, a whitewashed village dating to the 14th century. Hear how it grew around a wool market and how the children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Enjoy free time to stroll the cobbled lanes, browse for souvenirs, and see Hawkshead Grammar School, once attended by the young William Wordsworth.
Continue to Tarn Hows: a mirror-glass tarn (small lake) enfolded in pine-coated hills that might be covered in snow. Admire the tarn and its backdrop of fells before driving through lakeside Coniston and the Yewdale Valley. Admire the gorgeous countryside and perhaps glimpse Yew Tree Farm, used as Beatrix Potter’s house in the movie Miss Potter.
Finally, join a Lake Windermere cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, admiring magnificent unobstructed views from the water toward the Langdales. Then, return ashore and finish your tour at your start point.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Hawkshead Grammar School
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