Wainwright’s Lake District
5 days from £929 per person
Imagine a place so captivating that someone dedicates their life to recording its beauty. Alfred Wainwright found that in the Lake District - and we explore the landscapes that so enchanted him. We cruise Windermere, taking in the astounding views of fells and woodland that hug its shores, and enjoy a photo-worthy drive through some of the area’s most exquisite scenery. A day at leisure allows you to explore further - perhaps pretty Ambleside or Bowness-on-Windermere - or relax at our lakeside hotel.
Your holiday includes:
2 excursions and visits
- Cruise on Windermere and one-way trip on Haverthwaite Railway
- Scenic coach drive of the Lake District
- 4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 8 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5) 4 dinners (days 1-4)
- Welcome drink
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Windermere and your hotel, located between Windermere and Ambleside. We aim for you to arrive between 4pm and 5pm and then there’ll be free time to settle in and enjoy the views over Lake Windermere.
Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina, Windermere (4-star)
Windermere & Haverthwaite Railway
We depart for Ambleside village where we board our cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding hills, secluded bays and wooded islands as we sail down the length of England’s longest lake. We disembark at Lakeside, at the southern tip of the lake, to join the Haverthwaite Railway. We take a short trip on this preserved historic line, built during the 1850s and 1860s to transport coal and iron ore at the height of the Industrial Revolution (if the railway is not available we’ll visit Lakeland Motor Museum instead). We’ll return to our hotel later this afternoon.
Today is free for you to make your own explorations. Maybe visit Ambleside, a largely Victorian village built originally by Romans to defend the lower fells from the Picts and Scots. Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall, is just a short walk from the village. Or head to Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, neighbouring villages that offer the opportunity to shop, dine or simply sit back and watch the boats on the lake. You may like to visit St Martin’s Church, which was built in 1483 and is one of the town’s most interesting buildings. The area behind the church, Lowside, is the oldest part of town, with narrow, winding streets to explore. You may also choose to rediscover childhood stories at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.
We head out on our scenic drive of the Lake District, passing by the many hills, fells and lakes in the ‘National Park of the North’. We’ll also be travelling through a number of well-known towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Keswick and Ullswater. After making a number of stops in scenic spots to take those all-important photos, we’ll return to our hotel.
Day 5 Windermere
Today we bid farewell to the Lake District. You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Important information about your destination
Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Windermere with splendid views across the Lake, this hotel is ideally positioned for exploring the surrounding area. Low Wood offers either traditional English cuisine in the Windermere Restaurant, or the more casual dining experience of the Langdale Lounge & Bar and the Café del Lago Bistro. There is a Leisure Club, with swimming pool, a gym with personal trainers, and a dance studio and squash court. The spa includes sauna, steam rooms, and a hair and beauty salon offering a range of treatments. The Water-Sports Centre offers instruction in water-skiing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, as well as providing speedboat rides and motorboat hire together with a superb lawn shoreline and one of the finest views across Lake Windermere. There are 111 en suite rooms, with colour TV, radio, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer - offering all the comfort and luxury for a memorable stay. There is a lift and free Wi-Fi in public areas.