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Classic Guided Mountain Walks in the Lake District

Classic Guided Mountain Walks in the Lake District

£ 150

Great Langdale, Ambleside

Beginner & Intermediate
Guides & Tours
Great Langdale, Ambleside
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:30
Duration: 6 hours
£ 150

Activity Highlights:

Join us for unforgettable guided classic mountain walks in the beautiful Lake District. Led by experienced Mountain Leaders, these adventures promise exhilarating ascents, stunning landscapes, and an enriching exploration of these iconic peaks.

Key Details

  • Ascent: Up to 1000m
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Terrain: Rocky paths, moderate slopes
  • Guided Costs: One-to-one £150, Private Groups £220 (2-6 people)
  • Open Groups: 1 person £125, 2 persons £180 (£90pp), 3-6 people please book a private group (£220)
  • Age Restrictions: Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What to Expect

We have a variety of guided walks to choose from, including Coniston Old Man, Bowfell and Esk Pike, Langdale Pikes, Red Screes, Crinkle Crags, and Steel Fell to Helm Crag. Each route offers distinct terrain, scenic views, and historical context. You can choose your preferred location when you book, and view details of these options below:

Coniston Old Man

Set off from Coniston at 9:30 for a moderate hike covering 6.3 miles. Follow the historic ‘Walna Scar Road’ through Banishead and the dramatic corries of ‘The Cove.’ Reach Goat’s Hawse and Coniston Old Man’s summit for sweeping views. Descend via the intriguing North East ridge. Explore mountain architecture and the area’s rich history through mountain paths and steep climbs.

Bowfell and Esk Pike

Starting at Langdale at 9:30, venture on an 8.5-mile journey. Ascend the Band to Three Tarns for views of Scafell. Reach Bowfell’s summit before Esk Pike, descending via Angle Tarn and Rossett Ghyll. Experience stunning mountain scenery with rocky terrain and steep climbs.

Langdale Pikes

From Langdale at 9:30, explore a 4.2-mile route with stunning views. Traverse Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Pike O’ Stickle, and Loft Crag. Enjoy mountain scenery with mountain paths and rocky climbs.

Red Screes

Begin at Ambleside at 9:30 for an 8.5-mile trek. Ascend Scandale Valley to Red Screes for extensive panoramas. Travel along Middle Dodd and return via the gentle S ridge. Experience varied mountain paths and fellside landscapes.

Crinkle Crag

Commence from Langdale at 9:30 for a 7.6-mile hike. Ascend the Band and traverse dramatic skyline ridges over the crags. Explore rocky summits and diverse terrains like rocky steps and grassy tracks.

Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, and Helm Crag

Set off from Grasmere at 9:30, covering 7.6 miles. Ascend Steel Fell, traverse Calf Crag to the beloved Helm Crag. Explore knolls and summits, navigating diverse terrains like rocky steps and grassy tracks.

Location

For our selection of Classic Mountain Walks, detailed joining instructions will be provided upon booking.  

Prerequisites

No specific experience is required; suitable walking gear and readiness for moderate physical activity are recommended.

Why Choose Us?

Benefit from over 35 years of Lathan’s mountaineering and photography expertise. Tailored individual or small group guided walks ensure an itinerary suited to your preferences, offering an immersive experience exploring these terrains.

You will be experiencing high places with a knowledgeable guide passionate about navigating these majestic landscapes.

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What's Included:

  • Expert guidance from qualified Mountain Leaders.
  • Recommended equipment list upon confirmation of your guided mountain walk.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal expenses at cafes or pubs during the walks.

Facilities

Car parking available

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, the walks cover 7-8 miles, but you can see the precise distances of different route choices in the activity highlights. Walks last around 6-7 hours, providing a full day’s adventure.

Prices vary based on group size: One-to-one walks cost £150, while private groups of 2-6 people are £220. Open group rates range from £125 for one person to £180 for two persons.

The terrain can include mountain paths, rocky areas, steep climbs, and varied landscapes, offering diverse and challenging routes. This depends on the location you have selected.

Absolutely! Individual and small-group guided mountain walks can be tailored to meet your preferences and scheduled at a time that suits you.

Prepare by wearing suitable clothing and footwear for mountain walks. Additionally, ensure you’re physically prepared for moderate hiking and check the provided equipment list before embarking on the adventure.

Extras / Options

One-to-one guided walk

Private group of 2-6 people

One person booking on an open group guided tour.

Two people booking on an open group guided tour.

Start: 9.30

Finish: 16.00

Location: Coniston

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 6.3miles/10.2km

Height Gain: 800m

1 Wainwright: Coniston Old Man (2633ft).

Start: 9.30

Finish: 17.30

Location: Langdale

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 8.5miles/13.7km

Height Gain: 900m

2 Wainwrights: Bowfell (2960ft) and Esk Pike (2903ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 15.00

Location: Langdale

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 4.2miles/6.7km

Height Gain: 710m

Start: 9.30

Finish: 17.00

Location: Ambleside

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 8.5miles/13.7km

Height Gain: 680m

2 Wainwrights: Middle Dodd (2106ft) and Red Screes (2541ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 16.30

Location: Langdale

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 7.6miles/12.2km

Height Gain: 760m

2 Wainwrights: Crinkle Crags (2816ft) and Cold Pike (2259ft)

Start: 9.30

Finish: 16.30

Location: Grasmere

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 7.6miles/12.7km

Height Gain: 510m

4 Wainwrights: Steel Fell (1811ft), Calf Crag (1762ft), Gibson Knott (1379ft) and Helm Crag (1299ft)

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts