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The English Lake District World Heritage Site at World Travel Market 2018, stand UKI 220

If you or your clients are interested in discovering and exploring the reasons why the English Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, below are a couple of bookable products that do just that.

1. World Heritage Tour in the Heart of the Lakes - from Mountain Goat

Summary:
If you’re short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you. The tour will focus on the famous valleys of Great and Little Langdale, with time to take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the view at Coniston Water and the lovely village of Hawkshead.

Highlights:
• The Langdale Valley is a hub of Lake District Heritage and a stunning example of traditional upland farming
• The beauty spot and one of the best examples of a Design Landscape, Tarn Hows
• Views of Coniston water, famous for water speed records
• Hawkshead Village

 
Included:
• Transport in a small mini-coach
• On-board commentary in English
• Pickup and drop off from select hotels upon request

Not included:
• Food & drink
• Additional Entrance fees
• Driver’s gratuity (Optional)

Pickup locations:
• The main departure is at the Windermere information centre
• Other pickups at Bowness Pier and Kelsick Road Ambleside

Duration = 4 hours
Language = English
Available = Daily
Restrictions - children must be 5 years or older
Payment/booking - instant confirmation/Zaui, no booking fee

Cancellation policy:
• If you cancel 48 hours prior to the tour departure day a full refund is given. After this no refund will be issued
• We may rarely cancel tours in extreme circumstances like dangerous weather. In this situation you are entitled to a full refund
• Full T&Cs at www.mountain-goat.com

Full itinerary:
This tour introduces you to the cultural landscape and famous characters of The Lake District. Discover the landscapes and history which has created this UNESCO World Heritage Site you see today. This journey takes you to the Langdale valley, filled with heritage and traditional farmland. There are many picturesque views along the way including Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes.

You travel to Coniston, famous for world water speed records and the setting of the book Swallows & Amazons. 

Continue on to Tarn Hows, a scenic beauty spot with lake and woodland views. Then to the charming medieval village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school. 

This half day is delivered with commentary en route by the driver guide, who has a great passion for and knowledge of the landscape and heritage. 

Useful Information:
• There will be toilet and photo stops en route
• Timings may vary dependent on traffic and weather
• Minimal walking is required, but do wear sensible shoes and bring a light rain coat
• Remember passengers must be over 5 years old and children must have their own seat

2. The Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway tours of the Lake District.

Spend a full day touring the Lake District by various modes of transport and experience the Lakes like the early tourists did. You'll be accompanied by a tour guide from the National Trust who will provide an entertaining commentary.

The tour is ideal for organised groups (minumum 10, maximum 30) but enquiries from individuals and small social groups are very welcome too. 

Itinerary

10.15am - Meet at Haverthwaite Steam Railway Station – you will be greeted by a Tour Guide from the National Trust

10.40am - Journey commences on board a steam train from Haverthwaite Railway Station to Lakeside, a 3.5 mile journey

11.20am - Depart Lakeside on board a Windermere Lake Cruises 'Steamer' to sail northward on Windermere, arriving at Bowness at 12 noon

12.40pm - Sail by launch across Windermere, from Bowness Bay to the Ferry House

12.55pm - Stroll from the Ferry House to Claife Viewing Station, where a ‘Ferryman’s Picnic Lunch’ will be collected from the café

1.45pm - Depart Claife Viewing Station for a short drive by Mountain Goat minibus via Sawrey and Hawkshead to Coniston Pier to connect with Steam Yacht Gondola

2.15pm - Arrive Coniston Pier on the shores of Coniston Water

2.30pm - Board the Steam Yacht Gondola, originally built in 1859 by the Furness Railway Company. Enjoy the ultimate experience of cruising back in time, in the opulent saloons or relax on the open air decks to view the spectacular scenery around Coniston Water on a full lake cruise.

4.15pm - Travel back to Haverthwaite by minibus from Coniston Pier

5.00pm - Arrive at Haverthwaite Steam Railway Station

Please enquire after 2019 dates of departure.

Telephone: 015394 32733
Email: gondola.bookings@nationaltrust.org.uk