The Lake District
Take the winding Wrynose and Hardknott Passes to the coast at Ravenglass. Visit the Roman mountain fort of Mediobogum and travel England’s prettiest narrow-gauge railway. See Muncaster Castle with its splendid garden.
William Wordsworth, England’s greatest Romantic poet was a Cumbria man. Born at Cockermouth, educated at Hawkshead, he wrote his greatest work at Grasmere and retired to Rydal. Visit these locations, including Grasmere’s world-renowned Wordsworth Trust Museum and Dove Cottage
A day of dramatic landscapes, lakes and mountains. Over Kirkstone Pass, and along Ullswater, visit the Neolithic stone circle of Castlerigg, and onto Keswick. Up Borrowdale and over spectacular Honister Pass to Buttermere and Crummock Water. Return via Whinlatter Pass with England’s only mountain forest and three more Lakes, Thirlmere, Grasmere and Rydal Water.