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Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth tours

Autumn reflections in Coniston Water

Lakeland Tour D - Full Day

14 Lakes and Tarns plus Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth Experience
Tour Highlights
  • Squirrel Nutkin’s Derwentwater, Borrowdale and Catbells.
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle - ancient sentinels of a bygone age
  • Aira Force waterfall - Lakeland’s most dramatic waterfall
  • Ullswater - “Queen of the English Lakes”
  • Kirkstone Pass
  • Troutbeck valley
  • Bowness-on -Windermere
  • Hawkeshead Ferry
  • Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm - home of Peter Rabbit (40 minute stopover)
  • Jeremy Fisher’s Esthwaite Water
  • Jemimah Puddleduck’s village of Near Sawrey
  • Beautiful Tarn Hows
  • Hawkeshead village - lunch and walkabout including Wordsworth’s Grammar School
  • Coniston Water - 45 minutes round lake cruise on the Steam Yacht Gondola with optional stop off at Brantwood Jetty for Ruskin Museum by prior arrangement [Service runs 23rd March to 31st October]
  • William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage
  • Grasmere village - walkabout followed by our return to Keswick
Our visit to Hilltop farm is a highlight of this tour but lovers of Beatrix Potter know that her world extended throughout the Lake District, from Sawrey, Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and Yewdale in the south to Derwentwater in the north and to the head of the Troutbeck Valley in the east. Likewise William Wordsworth traveled extensively throughout the Lake District and this tour is especially designed to visit particular places that can be associated with the areas two most famous literary figures. All will be explained to you by your driver-guide during this wonderful 14 lakes and tarns tour with lake cruise, stops for photographs and short walks.
Tour Includes

Coniston Water - round Lake Cruise, pub lunch, admission to Hilltop Farm and Dove Cottage

Tour highlights captured on complimentary CD

Tour Options

Optional light lunch at Beatrix Potter's Yew Tree Farm. Step back in time and enjoy home cooked foods in the historic tea room furnished by Beatrix Potter herself in 1930.

Click here for details about the Tea Room and to see the Menu.

Tour Notes

Hilltop is closed on Thursday and Friday; however, the gardens and shop are open at no extra charge.


Click here to download a PDF information sheet about this tour

Prices from 75.00
Child under 12
Prices from 50.00