Struggling to think of what to do during your summer visit? Why not make the most of your trip and experience the Lake District with a Mountain Goat tour? They have 4 tours available in the Windermere area, so there will definitely be one that suits your chosen adventure.
Established in 1972, Mountain Goat has 50 years of experience which has gained them multi-award-winning guided tours. The Castle Green team went on 2 trips with Mountain Goat to experience the stunning scenery and histories of the region; the High Adventure and Ten Lakes Spectacular.
Having experienced the High Adventure experience myself, I can highly recommend this tour. 9 hours of exploring the Langdales, Hardknott Mountain passes, Wastwater, Muncaster Castle Gardens, and not forgetting traveling on one of the steepest and narrowest roads in Britain. It’ll definitely be one for me to share with the Grandkids in years to come!
There are several opportunities to get off the minibus to take photos, and the friendly and informative tour guide is full of information about the views and locations and mysterious stories of the attractions!
After a morning of stunning views and experiencing nature, guests are dropped off at the family-run pub, Brook House Inn, which serves yummy traditional pub food! Afterward, we carried on to Muncaster Castle Gardens to visit the grounds and owls.
In the afternoon, my personal highlight was the time we spent in Coniston waiting for the steam gondola with delicious local ice cream! Our tour came to a close with a drop-off back at the hotel, where you could then enjoy your evening, perhaps with dinner in our Greenhouse Restaurant.
Heather from Reception, who experienced the Ten Lakes Spectacular tour said “The trip was amazing and the tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. They knew the best places to go to for the best views and were full of interesting facts. There were plenty of coffee stops and we had an hour in Keswick for lunch. We went to some fantastic places, my favourite being Buttermere. I haven’t been for years but now plan on going back very soon. It’s definitely worth the time and money, they take the stress out of the traveling meaning that you can just sit back and enjoy the sights”.
I really enjoyed my visit on the High Adventure tour. It was filled with information by the very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. I would recommend the trip to anyone who wants to experience the Lake District to the full. My favourite place was Wastwater (England’s deepest lake) as it’s somewhere I had never been before and the stories that were shared with us were fascinating. I hope to do another tour soon!
If you’re looking for a little shorter tour, then the Six Lakes Spectacular is a half-day tour that includes 6 Lakes in the Morning from only £19.72!
Which tour will you choose…...?
Tickets can be booked directly through Reception at Castle Green on 01539 734000 if you’d like to add a fun and exciting day out to your stay!
Find out more on: https://www.mountain-goat.com/Lake-District/Windermere