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Hiking in the Lake District

5 Days | Explore the Lake District and conquer England’s highest peak

4.3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
USD $1,705
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The Lake District is the perfect destination for a walking holiday with scenic trails, captivating fells, and spectacular scenery. Base yourself in Keswick, a charming market town surrounded by mountains and serene waterways, where you will be perfectly placed to take in the best of the Lake District and only have to unpack once. Along with conquering the highest peak in England, you’ll hike through an ever changing landscape, and discover Lake District walking expert Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fell, Cat Bells. Add a charming English town and atmospheric pubs to enjoy at the end of each day and this walking trip has it all.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In The Lake District including United Kingdom
Keswick, United Kingdom
Keswick, United Kingdom
Walking & Trekking
United Kingdom
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Keswick is a charming and vibrant market town that makes for the perfect base for your entire trip.
  • Safety always comes first – let your experienced and qualified leader show you the way as you experience the spectacular scenery of the Lake District.
  • Tackle the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike, which is also a home to Broad Crag Tarn, the highest standing water in England.
  • Enjoy a selection of walks up and around the most beautiful fells, including the favourite one of Alfred Wainwright – Cat Bells.
  • This trip is as green as it gets. We only use public transport and our accommodation can be reached from major cities in the UK by train.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip. Please carefully read descriptions of all the walks as you will need a good level of fitness to fully enjoy all the included hikes.
  • You are going to spend five fantastic days in the mountains. Mountain weather can change quickly, so you need to be prepared and ready for rain, wind, and sun. Please make sure you have good walking boots, rain gear, warm clothing, and sun protection for this trip.
  • On day 4 we will climb Scafell Pike 4, the highest peak in England – this is going to be a long and challenging day.
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


Map of Hiking In The Lake District including United Kingdom



4 breakfasts


Walking, public bus, private vehicle, boat


Bed & Breakfast (4 nights)

  • Keswick - Latrigg Hill Circular Guided Hike
  • Keswick - Cat Bells Guided Hike
  • Keswick - High Spy Summit Hike
  • Keswick - Cumbria Way Hike
  • Keswick - English Coast to Coast Guided Hike (Derwent Water to Grasmere Section)
  • Keswick - Boat Taxi on Derwentwater
  • Keswick - Scafell Pike Guided Ascent via Corridor Route
  • Keswick - Centenary Stone Hike

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 2pm on Day 1 in Keswick and finishes on Day 5 after a short hike planned in the morning.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Keswick is easily accessed from Penrith, with regular public buses and a journey time of just 40 minutes. Penrith is on the west coast mainline, so has frequent train departures to all points of the UK, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
4. Pre and post tour additional accommodation, arrival and departure transfers are available to book upon request, subject to availability. Please contact your Travel Consultant for more details.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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James · Traveled September 2023
Amazing hike of the lake district with very dramatic and inspiring scenery! Great to come home to the same hotel every night!
Review submitted 08 Oct 2023

Laura · Traveled September 2022
This was a good set of hikes in the Lake District! Be warned: it is very strenuous hiking with lots of mileage and elevation changes, including bouldering. The hotel was far outside Keswick, which is inconvenient. As this is the first year Intrepid ran this trip, I hope they take feedback and improve in future years.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2022

Vivienne · Traveled September 2022
Absolutely beautiful area with tough but satisfying hikes. Our group of 7 travelers, ages 21-76, was phenomenal- fun, fit and supportive. However our original guide was out sick so the tour was disorganized - 4 different guides over 5 days, late starts, zero communication from Intrepid. Kudos to guides Ian and Jason for filling in, they were both excellent.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2022

Steven · Traveled August 2022
The nice trip to see me of the most beautiful parts of England
Review submitted 20 Aug 2022
Hiking in the Lake District
USD $1,705