Autumn in Lakeland – Skelwith Bridge

4 days
goat guide

DATES Fri 29th September 2023
- Tue 3rd October 2023

4 nights

The Lake District is a wonderful area of England for walking and we aim to bring you more uncovered spots to walk without crowds. This autumn we have added Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside - a beautiful spot at the end of the Langdale Valley. Alvina our local guide has some great walks planned so do join us. It is also the perfect opportunity to get some photographic tips from her as she is currently studying photography at Chester University.


Dates: Friday 29th September – Tuesday 3rd October (4 nights)

Guide: Alvina Labsvirs

Walking Grade: 2 Goats

Base: Skelwith Bridge Hotel, Near Ambleside, Lake District. Dating back to the 17th century this former farmhouse, corn mill and hostelry, has been lovingly converted and extended into the comfortable hotel it is today, but it still retains many of the original features and character. The great thing is it is away from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside but near enough if you would like to visit.

Please arrive by 3.30pm if you can  for a briefing with your guide and a short walk. Check in starts at 3.30pm. Check out is 10.30am on Saturday.

How to get there :  By train the nearest station is Windemere and then a bus on to Skelwith Bridge. Or to Oxenholme direct from London and on by bus or taxi to Skelwith Bridge. Once we know travel arrangements we will link people together for travelling together or sharing taxis.

The postcode is LA22 9NJ for those travelling by car.

Departure is after an optional  morning walk on the last day.

If you need help with flights or trains do get in touch with Helen our travel concierge service  –   Or call on – 01522 716180/07775 927746

Price: £928 per person for this all inclusive holiday to include:

  • Ensuite solo occupancy on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Packed lunches on 3 days Sat, Sun & Mon
  • All evening meals in the hotel restaurant
  • Guided walks with your local guide.
  • Local transport  as required

If you bring a friend or partner and share a room there is a discount of  £150 pp . Total price for holiday = £778 per person so please do bring a friend. We will revise and reduce your invoice once you have booked.

Not included: return travel to Skelwith Bridge, drinks and anything not mentioned in the itinerary.



This is a beautiful area at the end of the Langdale Valley in the Lake District. In a peaceful spot only 2.6 miles from Ambleside with it’s Lake District charm and many cafes,restaurants and shops full of local produce.

We choose Skelwith Bridge for its peace and tranquillity and the fact that you can walk in high fells or low valleys and right from the door of the hotel. Your local guide will take the middle paths to give you a flavour of the lovely Lake District and experience all the joys of hill walking. You will require a modicum of hill fitness but you certainly won’t be walking up hill all day. The area is full of very varied walks.



Itinerary – may change depending on weather or at the discretion of the guide. The guide will discuss the walks with you the evening before.

Day 1 Arrival: by 15.30 for a briefing and a short walk to get to know the local area before dinner.

Day 2, 3 & 4:

Walks will be chosen, according to weather and ground conditions, from the following:

Elterwater and Little Langdale


Langdale walk and Stickle Tarn

Silver Howe and Grasmere

Grasmere and Rydal Tarns


Consiton and Tarn Hows

Day 5: A short walk before departure



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