Offering a flavour of each of the main Lakeland valleys, and time to stop and wonder at their charms - a hidden waterfall in Eskdale, the morning mist over Buttermere, the tour described in Cicerones Guide to the Lake District leads quickly away from the busy tourist centres to the quiet pleasures of the fell country. Designed as a scenic tour of the Lake District, the route is primarily one of valleys and passes, rather than a tick-list of peaks attained. The shepherds and drovers chose their paths well, logical links from one valley to the next, and many of these ancient ways have been chosen for this walk. All footpaths and bridleways used are on established rights of way.
Windermere to Windermere
8 - 12 days