Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall Walking Holiday









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  • Uncover the spectacular Lake District on this guided walking holiday.
  • Embark on 4 walking days with packed lunches included.
  • Trek along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.
  • Visit Grasmere, once home to the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. 
  • Experience highlights like Dash Falls, Derwentwater & Skiddaw Mountain.
  • Stay in the historic market town of Penrith.

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2 Adults

Your Guided Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall Walking Holiday

Let’s explore the mountainscapes, glistening lakes, charming villages and tranquil valleys in of one of the most beautiful parts of England on this memorable hiking holiday in the Lake District. On this short break we’ll be perfectly based in the town of Penrith, a gateway to the best walking trails in the Lake District and the region's most spectacular scenery. Our first hiking excursion will take us along the Upper Barrowdale Valley, Castle Crag, Derwentwater and for those feeling more active you can trek to the top of Catbells. Then we'll see how the stunning landscapes greatly inspired the works of William Wordsworth with a hike from Grasmere, his former home. Our next activity will be to the historic Hadrian's Wall, a defensive fort built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, explore the well-preserved remnants and take in the wonderful surrounding views. Our final hiking day will take us through the rugged terrain of North Skiddaw, where we'll see waterfalls as we trek up to Dash Falls. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Lake District and join us on this walking holiday in England.

Please note, the average daily walking distance on these moderate hikes is between 12km – 17km, with a maximum daily walking duration of 5.5 hours. See our Activity Level Guide for more information. 

Trip Itinerary


Activity Level: Challenging


Travel to the Lake District

Fly to Newcastle

Let’s travel to the breathtaking Lake District! The Lake District is one of the most famous places in the UK for hiking, with its majestic mountains, serene valleys, and crystalline lakes, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Let’s travel to Newcastle airport where we will meet our local expert walking guide and travel to our hotel in Penrith, a charming historic market town on the outskirts of the Lake District. With its picturesque sandstone buildings and vibrant atmosphere, Penrith boasts a plethora of independent shops, restaurants, and cozy pubs, and will be our base for the next five nights.

Welcome dinner

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Let’s join our fellow group members tonight for a welcome meal included tonight in our hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to bond over a delicious meal and forge new friendships before embarking on our action-packed group walking holiday.


Seatoller to Keswick via Derwentwater & Castle Crag

Hike from Seatoller, the Barrowdale Valley, Castle Crag, Derwentwater to Keswick

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Today begins our first day exploring the beautiful Lake District. Let’s set off from Seatoller with a short uphill climb. Next let’s make our way along the Upper Barrowdale Valley enjoying the scenic paths of the wide valley, before reaching Castle Crag. Let’s climb the slate steep path to admire the beautiful views before continuing our adventure along the tranquil wooded shores of the lake at Derwentwater. There will also be an option for those today who wish to climb to the summit of Catbells. Our invigorating hike today will finish in the Lake District town of Keswick, where we will have some free time to explore its charming shops and pubs before returning to our hotel in Penrith.

Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 15 km / Ascent: 504m / Duration: 4.5 hours



Grasmere to Ambleside via Rydal Water & Lake Grasmere

Follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth

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Let’s explore more of the Lake District! This morning, we will begin our hike in the small village of Grasmere and former home to of the renowned poet William Wordsworth. From here let’s trace a scenic path along the western bank of Lake Grasmere, enjoying beautiful views over the water and scenic paths through the trees as we hike. Next, let’s follow the river towards the shoreline of Rydal Water. The scenery in this corner of the Lake District deeply inspired Wordsworth and along the way the route passes two of his homes, Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage. We will finish our days hiking in the famous Lake District town of Ambleside, where we'll have the opportunity to explore its charming streets. There will also be an option for those today who wish to climb up Loughrigg Fell.

Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 12 km / Ascent: 341m / Duration: 3.5 hours


Hadrian’s Wall

Hike from Greenhead to Housesteads Fort

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Today let’s immerse ourselves in the rich history of Northern England as we embark on an unforgettable trek atop the world famous Hadrian’s Wall. This ancient marvel, constructed to safeguard the rugged north-western frontier of the Roman Empire, spans 73 miles through some of the most dramatic scenery of England. Let’s explore a small section of this historic site as we hike from Greenhead to Housesteads fort. It's a section with some of the best-preserved wall, set in glorious surroundings.  Prepare to be captivated by undulating hills, traversing crags, and verdant fields as we journey through this historic landscape before finishing at the historic Housesteads Fort, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of the Roman soldiers stationed at this distant outpost of the empire (entry not included)

Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 16 km / Ascent: 148m / Duration: 5.5 hours


Bassenthwaite to Threlkeld

Hike north of Skiddaw

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Let’s uncover some more of the Lake District’s unique scenery as we hike the area north of Skiddaw. Let’s start in Bassenthwaite, and enjoy beautiful views and enchanting waterfalls as we make our way up towards Dash Falls. The rustic scenery lies in contrast to the more rural scenery of the rest of the Lake District adding a different dimension to our holiday as we pass waterfalls, mountain rocky paths and sweeping views. Our descent will bring us past the remote Skiddaw House, once a hunting lodge and now a rustic youth hostel. It was once described by the novelist Hugh Walpole as “one of the loneliest dwelling-places in all the British Isles”. Our days hiking will finish in the small village of Threlkeld from where we will return to our hotel.

Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 17 km / Ascent:387m / Duration: 5 hours


Return Home

Travel to Newcastle airport

Today it is time to say goodbye to the Lake District as we return home. Let’s head to the airport with our hearts full of unforgettable experiences amidst the rolling hills and serene lakes of this picturesque corner of England.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.


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