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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour
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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

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Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Travelling in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend the breathtaking Lakeland fells without having to go hiking and visit Roman Hardknott Fort. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
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Tom P wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Visited the Japanese garden today with my family, very easy to get to (partly helped by the last review on here) very helpful :) Seems to have been tamed and trimmed back which was nice to see after seeing some of the older reviews on here. I would recommended suitable footwear as there are some slopes and slippy steps to climb but it is easily accessible, we took our toddler along and although he had to be carried up some parts he was able to manage a fair amount & loved Exploring the garden & surrounding woodland. All in all a lovely little walk & child friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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HawkerFamily wrote a review Aug. 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom189 contributions46 helpful votes
It took us two visits to find the Japanese garden, so hopefully this will help someone! From the car park, take the track up by the toilets for about 50m, then take the first gap in the wall you see on the left. Go up a few steps, then go left walking behind and above the car park. Keep following this path for a couple of hundred metres, keeping to the right when you see a plant with huge leaves. You’ll start going uphill, reaching some steps through some low bamboo. At the top of the steps is the garden. The garden itself consists of a few ponds and bridges, some maple trees and bamboo. It’s been partially restored, but there’s not much of it so you’ll only spend maybe ten minutes there. If you take a wrong path you’ll end up going around in circles in a small wood as we did the first time. It’s a bit rocky and slippery in places so not ideal for anyone with mobility problems, but worth a look if you happen to be in the area. Hopefully it will continue to be restored to its former glory.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lex383 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom19 contributions10 helpful votes
Initially quite steep but it the levels out. Suitable footwear is required as it can be rough and muddy underfoot.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PJCT wrote a review Jul. 2019
Hampshire, United Kingdom220 contributions75 helpful votes
Hidden in the middle of Giggle Alley is a fabulous Japanese garden(s) ... A superb walk around (bit hilly for those who are not able to go far) but a certain must when here in Eskdale.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Guinness and Chips wrote a review Apr. 2019
Eastbourne, United Kingdom48 contributions11 helpful votes
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. It's a wood. It's not very big. It's not very exciting. No, I wouldn't recommend that you visit it.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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