Guided Walks – Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall & Carlisle

The following guided walks in Carlisle, Whitehaven and the Lake District are just a small selection of the type of low-level guided walks I can offer.  Varying from a 2½-hour ‘Historic Carlisle’ town walk to full-day Lake District strolls, these guided walks take in the history, heritage and resplendent beauty of the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, Eden Valley, West Coast and many other scenic areas of the county.

If you would like to arrange one or more guided walks on a specific theme or in a particular area, please get in touch so we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

Historic Carlisle

A city rich in 2000 years of history!  Come along on a fascinating 2½-hour guided walk to uncover Carlisle’s heritage from Roman times.  Wander along the city walls, explore the wonders of the Cathedral, peep into the ancient Guildhall and discover the unexpected at St Cuthbert’s Church.  Tours every Thursday afternoon from May to September (1.30-4.00 pm). Book through Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596).

Absolutely fascinating tour with an excellent guide – we thoroughly enjoyed it!’

Eric & Lin Todd, July 2017

Historic Carlisle guided walks

Whitehaven Walkabout

An historic Georgian port with fascinating links with America through the trans-Atlantic Trade Triangle.  Did you know that the grandmother of George Washington is buried here? Or that Whitehaven was used as a template for the development of New York?  Or that the world’s first underground coal mine was located here.  Find out how and why these events happened on an engaging walk that delves into the industrial, maritime and architectural history of this fine Georgian town.

A gem of a tour.  I learned a lot more about Whitehaven than I could ever have imagined.’ 

Barbara Grundy, April 2018

Whitehaven Walkabout - view of Wellington Pit with Jonathan Swift's house in the foreground

The Beauty of Borrowdale

Discover a landscape created by fire and carved by ice on a full-day walking tour through the valley.  Follow medieval packhorse routes, climb to the top of an Iron Age hill fort, wander through temperate ‘rain forests’, walk through a glacial meltwater channel and spot roche moutonnees a plenty!

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Borrowdale . . . particularly the way that Anna made it an enjoyable Lake District guided walk rather than a lecture tour.  I don’t think we could have had better!’

Rosemary Barclay, Lincoln, November 2015

Borrowdale guided walks

Rydal & Grasmere Circuit

Capture the essence of the Lake District on an easy 5-mile guided walk linking Rydal Water with Grasmere.  Admire stunning views of lakes and mountains, discover the legacy of Cumbria’s slate quarrying heritage and follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth with optional visits to Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount.

‘Thank you for making our first day in the Lake District a BIG success.  Your enthusiasm brought the magic of this special place alive.’

Glen Kendall, June 2012

Rydal and Grasmere guided walks
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