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Lake District, England
4 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

The landscape in Lake District National Park is spellbinding.

4 Days
Road Trip
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It is little wonder that the Lake District has inspired painters, poets and writers - shimmering meadows ablaze with wildflowers, glistening deep blue lakes reflecting the surrounding hillside, moorlands dotted with free-roaming sheep and charming stone-built villages.

The absurdly scenic Lake District is a walker's and outdoor adventurer’s dream. Whether you wish to explore the rugged peaks on foot, get your adrenalin pumping on Honister’s via Ferrata, or canoe on the tranquil lakes, the Lake District has it covered.

The Lake District’s food scene has grown spectacularly over recent years. The combination of locally sourced produce and Michelin star restaurants have made eating out a truly outstanding experience.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Giddy views over the Lake District at Scafell Pike; England's highest peak
  • The tranquil waters and lakeside paths of Buttermere
  • Picturesque stone-built villages
  • Mouthwatering cuisine using local Cumbrian produce
  • Honister Slate Mine, a great place for adventurers with its deep mine tours and mountain activities

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • ACTIVITYCastlerigg Stone Circle
      Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane, Keswick, UK
    • ACTIVITYGowbarrow Fell (Ullswater view)
      Gowbarrow Fell, Penrith, UK
    • ACTIVITYAira Force
      Aira Force Waterfall, Matterdale, Penrith, UK
    • ACTIVITYFriar's Crag (view)
      Friars Crag, Keswick, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Keswick
      Keswick, UK
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYHonister - Via Ferrate Xtreme
      Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, UK
    • ACTIVITYStroll around Lake Buttermere
      Buttermere Lake, Cockermouth, UK
    • ACTIVITYHonister - Slate Mine Tour
      Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, UK
    • FOODLake Road Kitchen
      Lake Road Kitchen, Lake Road, Ambleside, UK
  • Day 3

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Homeground Coffee + Kitchen
      Homeground Coffee + Kitchen, Main Road, Windermere, UK
    • ACTIVITYClimb to the Scafell Pike summit
      Wasdale Head Car Park for Scafell Pike, Wasdale Head, Seascale, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYVisit Grasmere Village
      Grasmere, Ambleside, UK
    • ACTIVITYHire self-drive boat
      Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Cartmel
      Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, UK
    • FOODRogan & Co
      Rogan and Co, Devonshire Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, UK