8 days in Lake District Itinerary

8 days in Lake District Itinerary

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8 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Glenridding
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Glenridding

Glenridding
Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Popular historic sites such as Castlerigg Stone Circle and Castle Crag are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Buttermere. Change things up with a short trip to Central Fells in Braithwaite (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, trek along Helm Crag, take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, and get great views at Walla Crag.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glenridding trip website .

Valletta, Malta to Glenridding is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Valletta, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Glenridding, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Glenridding

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Castle Crag, Alpacaly Ever After, Buttermere Lake, Helvellyn
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Loughrigg Fell. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Muncaster Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Shap Abbey (in Shap), Bigland Hall Equine Group (in Backbarrow) and The Porterage Co. Wine, Cheese, Gift & Cigar Shop (in Ulverston). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, pause for some serene contemplation at Kendal Parish Church, and steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windermere journey maker website .

You can drive from Glenridding to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside, Ulverston, Coniston, Troutbeck, Newby Bridge Weir
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

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