Lake District walks and self-guided walking holidays

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All Lake District self-guided holidays include ensuite accommodation, breakfasts, luggage transfer, maps and route cards or guidebook, and are available throughout the year

Wandering Aengus Treks are based in the Lake District and we are the specialists in self-guided Lake District walking holidays.

On the majority of our itineraries there are at least two route options each day, so you can choose between a moderate walk or a more challenging hike.

If you don't want to go completely self-guided, we can also provide an experienced local guide for one or more days of your holiday - just give us a call

Check out our fixed price holidays below (click in the pictures or the titles for more info and prices), or contact us if you would like a personalised itinerary.


Lake District North

4 nights from £420 per person

Three full days of sensational walking in the Northern Lakes from two bases on Derwentwater and Ullswater. Each day you have a range of walking options to cater for all tastes and ambitions. Options include climbing England's third and fourth highest peaks, as well as easier alternatives following old coaching roads, along lake shore paths and through pretty villages.

Grasmere. Photo by Dave Willis

Lake District South

4 nights from £420 per person

Three full days of walking from bases in Ambleside and Coniston. Walk options include the Fairfield Horseshoe and Coniston 'Old Man', as well as more moderate routes which will take you through a landscape of dry-stone walls running impossibly up steep hills, tiny villages tucked into the folds of lofty peaks, quiet mountain tarns, and simply breathtaking views.

Whiteless Pike and Lad Hows, Buttermere

Lake District West

6 nights from £625 per person

Within this remote and lesser visited part of Lakeland are the hidden jewels of Buttermere and Crummock Water and the sombre Wastwater, deepest of all the lakes, beneath England's highest mountain. This 5 day valley to valley walk also includes options to bag some of the big peaks including Robinson, Grasmoor, Red Pike, High Stile, Haystacks, Great Gable and Scafell Pike.

Langdale Pikes

Heart of the Lakes

6 - 9 nights from £599 per person

This simply superb holiday will take you through the heart of the Lake District from Ambleside in the south to Keswick in the north. A stay in the Langdale Valley makes a perfect base from which to explore the best mountain walking the Lake District has to offer. On this holiday you can choose to spend 2 or 3 nights in each of the three bases.


Lakes Explorer

5 nights from £530 per person

For those who don't want to change accommodation every other day, our ‘Lakes Explorer’ is a centre-based tour with a variety of self-guided walks in the North and Western sectors of the Lake District. There is a choice of moderate and more demanding walks to enjoy over a five day stay in Keswick, the 'adventure capital' of England, including several Wainwright summits and an option to climb Scafell Pike, England's highest peak. All required transfers are provided for this tour.

Over Water

Secret Lake District

2 - 6 nights from £210 per person

The Caldbeck Fells - John Peel country - is an area that sees few visitors, yet its wild and beautiful fells offer superb walking with panoramic views of the Scottish hills, as well as the familiar peaks of Central Lakeland from a unique vantage. We provide route cards and maps for several walk options from easy to challenging. Be different and visit the lesser known ‘Secret Lake District’ of the Calbeck Fells.


Wainwright Favourites

14 nights @ £1450 per person or 6 - 8 nights from £570

A Grand Tour of the Lake District, walking the favourite valleys and mountains of Alfred Wainwright, Britain’s best known ‘fellwalker’ and guidebook writer. For each day’s walk there are at least two route choices including a moderate option and a more challenging alternative, which will take in one or more ‘Wainwights’ (summits described in his 7 volume ‘Pictorial Guide’).

Langdale Pikes and Wastwater

Langdale and Wasdale Fellwalker Special

7 nights from £775

A week of walking on the most iconic of Lake District peaks, from bases in the beautiful and remote valleys of Langdale and Wasdale. Using our local knowledge, we provide a variety of route options to get you up onto the fells, and to 'bag' lots of Wainwright summits if that's your thing.

Grange in Borrowdale

Lakeland Walker

3 nights from £295 per person

The ‘Lakeland Walker’ short break is an ideal choice for those wanting to get away from it all and enjoy being in the heart of the Cumbrian fells. Accommodation will be in ensuite rooms in a comfortable guest house in the centre of Keswick, with breakfasts incuded. On each day you can choose between a moderate walking route and a more demanding option taking in several fell tops.


Scafell Pike and Catbells

2 nights from £245

Climb England's highest peak and traverse the picture-postcard Catbells for incredible vistas over Derwent Water. We take care of all the logistics so all you have to do is show up and enjoy a weekend of hiking. You will use different routes up and down Scafell Pike to make a continuously interesting circular walk. On the second day you have an easier hike along the breathtaking ridge of Catbells.


Lake District Family Adventure

8 nights from £835 per adult and £710 for children aged 11 and under

This week of adventure is packed with activity, enough to keep the whole tribe engaged and excited. Based in the 'Adventure Capital' of Keswick on Dewentwater, you will stay at a centrally located hotel or guest-house in ensuite rooms and enjoy a range of activities including hiking, paddle-boarding and the tree-top challenge course at 'Go Ape'. Various self-guided walking options are provided with route notes and maps, and on one day you have a guide for somthing more adventutous or to discover hidden corners.

Ingleborough on the Dales High Way

Long Distance Paths

We also operate tours on some of the classic Long Distance Paths in our region, including Hadrian's Wall, Wainwright's Coast to Coast trail, the Dales Way and Dales High Way.

We are always happy to chat about our trips so give us a call or request information using the email link on the top menu.