My initial idea is to spend 2 days in Keswick , and then take the bus to Ambleside and spend another 2 days in Ambleside before returning to London. And possibly book a tour of the Lakes at a tourist office. Does this make sense, or would it be better just to stay in one place for the 4 days? I wouldnt say it makes a great deal of difference, the is regular enough that you wouldnt really lose out whichever option you choose.
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Ambleside gives you quicker access to the Southern half, Coniston , Langdale , Windermere etc. Keswick will allow quicker access to Borrowdale , Buttermere et al. My preference would be for Keswick, as Ambleside is horrendously busy at this time of year. Both are easy by public transport, its train to Windermere then a huge of buses to Ambleside.
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Your hiking choices will determine your best best base, the fells of Borrowdale, the Skiddaw fells, Buttermere valley etc suit Keswick. The Helvellyn range are as easy from either, though the classic route using Striding Edge isnt the easiest by public transport. The fells of Langdale are easier from Ambleside, personally I would avoid the Langdale Pikes, at this time of year they will heaving why I have no idea as they one of the dullest climbs in the district.
Coniston Fells etc better off with Ambleside. What sort of walking are you after? Assuming you are expecting to use your car for some of your walking trips then you dont need 2 locations for 4 days. Unless you want to do some of the Western fells either Ambleside or Keswick will do fine as a base. You can easily find 4 days of varied walking from Keswick starting from the town or using a bus and there are daily organised walks available. But a day off walking and visiting Ullswater , Windemere or Coniston with a boat trip would be worthwhile. Then when you have done that you could plan for the next time and choose which area you prefer.
Sorry - completely missed the "no car - dont drive" paragraph. Still think for 4 days choose one location otherwise you will spend most of the day moving and settling in again.
I'd just stay in Keswick which is smaller and more manageable than Ambleside , plus I like the scenery better. The wilder and grimmer the better. And in any event don't miss the stone circle just outside Keswick--go late and with luck all the tourist scum will have gone home! Based on that, I've added two days to my trip to make it six days and booked the train tickets and revised my itinerary slightly. Things to do in Keswick including group hikes from the tourist office, or with Keswick Rambles, a short visit to the puzzling place which sounds fun, and visiting the stone circles. As was said, this is only an introduction to the Lakes, and I will be back, so I'm not going to try and do too much.
If the weather stays good, I'll be spending a lot of time reading a good book. Thanks for the help.
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I'll still lurk here but am now off to read the last 20 pages on this web forum. It's a great resource for visitors. A good walk and very easy without a group. Is to do a loop from Keswick to Castlerigg , then onto Walla Crag , and down along the shore to Keswick, its a gentle half day, and the view from Walla Crag is stunning. Thanks GEJP - sounds perfect. By the way, I'm now arriving at Windermere rather than Penrith - I wasted too much time before booking it Lake District.
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