The Inn Way to the Lake District – also known as the Lakes Inn Way – is a 90 mile (145 km) circular walk which starts and finishes in the popular town of Ambleside. This route takes in some of the more remote corners of the Lake District, guiding you through deep sided valleys, along lake shores, and over remote mountain passes.
You will experience the sights and sounds of many of the busier towns in this area such as Ambleside, Coniston and Langdale, as well as the more remote, quieter villages in the Western Lake District, including Buttermere, Wasdale, and Eskdale. You’ll also see some of the Lake District’s most impressive valleys – Borrowdale, Ennerdale, and Great Langdale – and you’ll also visit Wasdale Head, situated in the shadow of Scafell Pike, renowned as the highest mountain in England.
The Inn Way to the Lake District is known as such as the route passes many traditional inns and pubs every day. You can guarantee that your walking holiday will be awash with local ales and good food, often made with local produce.
Our Inn Way to the Lake District walking holidays enables you to explore the full route in just seven days.
Starting in Ambleside, the path leads west over the Borrowdale fells. The route then turns south through the mountains and valleys of western Lakeland, perhaps the most dramatic, inspiring and remote landscape in England. Every day you will have the chance to experience the warm welcome and cosy atmosphere of the traditional lakeland country inns and pubs along the way.
We offer two walking holidays on this route which take you on a challenging but rewarding round of the Lakeland's most dramatic valleys.
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Kenneth Keene, USA
Coast to Coast
I have to say I was not disappointed, the Great Glen Way was wonderful, the variation in the walk from the high routes to the amble along the canal path and lochs was a time to savour. The Eagle, Red Squirrel and the siting of a giant Scottish Wood Ants Nest brought unforgettable pleasure. This was made even more pleasurable knowing that a hand-picked B&B, bed and a shower was in store. Never once was I disappointed, with a restful sleep followed by a sumptuous breakfast which was always devoured, to refuel for the day’s surprises and views of the Scottish landscape. Thank you.
Barrie Howes, UK
Great Glen Way
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