Summer Walking in Skelwith – the lovely English Lake District

5 days
goat guide

DATES Mon 31st July 2023
- Sat 5th August 2023

5 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 summer 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.


Dates: Monday July 31st to Saturday August 5th 5 nights and 6 walks

Guide: Alvina Labsvirs

Walking Grade: 2 Goats

Base: Skelwith Bridge Hotel, Near Ambleside, Lake District. A lovely country house hotel dating back to the 17th century. Lots of history as it retains the character of the original building but now with all modern comforts.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 taxi’s.

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: £995 per person for this all inclusive holiday to include:

  • Ensuite solo occupancy Bed & Breakfast in a Lake District country house hotel
  • Packed lunches on 4 days Tues,Wed.Thurs,Fri
  • All evening meals in the hotel restaurant
  • Guided walks with your local guide.
  • Transport required

If you bring a friend or partner and share a room there is a discount of  £200 pp . Total price for holiday = £795 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.

The hotel is also in lovely gardens to rest and relax after walks and catch some of the summer warmth – we hope!


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:  9 mile low level route with little ascent/descent

A gorgeous walk around the pretty tarns of Elterwater and Little Langdale.

Day 3:  An ascent of 350m and a circuit of 11 miles. 

Lingmoor,one of the Wainwrights, with beautiful views over to the classic Langdale Pikes.

Day 4: 11 mile route with a high point of 541m.   

Classic Langdale Walk to Stickle Tarn and a fabulous view of Pavey Ark.   Along the ridge between the Ambleside and Langale valleys.

11 mile route with a high point of 541m.

Day 5: 8 miles with 317 ascent/descent 

Coniston Walk – we catch the bus for the short ride to and we walk back via the beautiful Tarn Howes and up to Holme Fell

Day 6: depending on departure times we have options to do a shorter walk or another of the Wainwrights Loughrigg. From Loughrigg we can drop down to the beautiful Rydal Water and the take the Coffin Trail to Grasmere which is a 10mile walk. Grasmere is a a lovely village to wander around.



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