Are you ready to follow me on an unforgettable adventure? Traverse through ancient woodland as you hear the waterfalls roar & rumble on their journey through their rocky path. Feel the chill as you enter the 400ft tunnel... immerse yourself in darkness... lose yourself in mystery... Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of wonder you experience inside the caves & cavern - just don't forget your camera or your friends will never believe you. Step back in time as I teach you about how this incredible landscape was formed through violent volcanic & glacial events millions of years ago. Unearth the long forgotten past & understand how ancient beliefs in gods and spirits brought bloodshed to these lands. Learn of the hardships faced by men, women & children working in the many mills and the mines during the Victorian era and understand how Wordsworth's poetry helped to transform society. This is a stunning circular hike that will leave you breathless at the beauty of nature & marvelling at the Lake District's history.
We all know that the best travel experiences are when you meet the locals and get off the beaten tourist path. So join me, your new local friend, on a journey through the best scenery that England has to offer. I'm a 5* rated, passionate Lake District guide with a knack for finding hidden gems. Together we'll discover sights that even the locals don't know about. As an amateur historian with a love for anthropology (the study of human societies and cultures and their development), I'll share fascinating tales of history stretching back 500 million years. Learn how this incredible landscape was formed through cataclysmic geological events, uncover what our ancient ancestors found when they settled this mystical land and hear how the people of the Lake District impacted the lives of every man, woman & child in Britain.
Energy bars Dietary info: The energy bars are G.F & Vegan
Torches & Ponchos I'll provide torches to light the cave and spare ponchos in case it rains!
We'll be away from the main tourist hotspots of Windermere & Ambleside, instead, taking lesser-known paths around the Langdale Valley. Suitable for those with a low-moderate level of fitness - no big hills but there are some inclines. The quickest group took 4.5 hours, the longest group took 7 hours with breaks. Access to caves is via a tunnel of approx 130m x 2m wide. Head height approx 1.5m
Need transport? Pick up from your hotel is possible from South Lakes areas only such as Windermere / Ambleside & surrounds - £5 one way / £10 return per destination. Can't see the date you want? Wish to book for a large group / add more people? Don't like dogs? No problem!