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“You won't be disappointed!”

Mountain Goat Tours
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Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond: Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip from...
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The Best of the Lakes Small-Group Day Trip from Windermere
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Owner description: With over 40 years experience of the Lake District, the Mountain Goat is nationally and internationally recognised by many coach and tour operators as their first and foremost Lake District tour specialist. From Holidays and Short Breaks to half-day and full-day guided mini-coach tours; this is the ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and beyond.
Borehamwood
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“You won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

As a non-driver and lone traveller I asked for a scenic tour at the Bowness Tourist Information Office and was booked in for the 10 Lakes Tour with the aptly-named Mountain Goat company. The driver, Tony, was a mine of information (I don't know how you remember it all Tony!), a very safe driver and infinitely patient guide. The comfy and warm minibus collected me from my holiday accommodation and dropped me right back there at the end of a wonderful day with lots to see and do, so many memorable views and lots of fantastic photos to bring home to show the family. The weather wasn't ideal, but our stalwart Tony stopped often for us to take our pictures and braved the elements along with us to give us loads of extra information.The boat trip on Derwent water was a lovely bonus too. I wish I had had the time to experience some more of the tours on offer and will definitely do so when I return to the lakes again. To anyone visiting the lakes, DO sample at least ONE Mountain Goat Trip, you won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2012
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“exellent”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

we were advised to go on a mountain goat day trip by Mavis at the Mews & we were not dissapointed.The bus was comfortable & Ann the driver & guide certainly new the area & history.Our day included a trip on Derwent water,lunch in Keswick,& many other stops so that we could take in the magnificant views,This trip was well worth the money & we would thoroughly recommend it.

Visited April 2012
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Leeds, UK
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“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We did the 10 Lakes tour with Anne and had a cracking time.

The tour was well planned and we had some excellent photo stops along the way, the information and fun Anne gave was wonderful (even for a Lancashire lass). The boat trip was excellent and really gave you wonderful views on Derwent water.

I could really go on forever on how excellent and how we really enjoyed our tour, we are now returning to the Lakes in July and without question will be doing another Mountain Goat tour.

Anne really is a credit to the business and made the day even more enjoyable.

Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good to see Lake District highlights”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We went on the Ten Lakes Spectacular tour, which was a good way to get a general feel of the Lake District since we only really had two days there. Pickup is from the hotel you're staying at - a plus! Our driver-guide was Jim, who was genial and knowledgeable. Pity that there was a group right at the front of the coach who were more interested in talking to each other. There're not that many toilet stops on the tour, and the one in Grasmere was impossible to find! 45-minute lunch stop in Keswick is too short for a sit-down meal, but would be fine if you grab something to go and walk around. Do note that you do not actually get to stand by the shores of all ten lakes the tour is named for. Nonetheless, the scenery even from the bus is great, and there are quite a few photo stops - the 'surprise view' over Derwent Water is absolutely lovely, and the view from Castlerigg was great too. The cruise over Derwent Water was enjoyable. We had a train to York at 6pm and on the way back to Windermere Jim very helpfully offered to send us to the hotel to get our luggage and then send us to the train station. So kudos for service, but more toilet stops and a (even slightly) longer lunch would be nice.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see the Lakes”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We went on the whole day tour to see the Lakes on the 1st day of our stay & found it was a great way to get an overview of the area & decide where we wanted to go back & visit during the rest of our stay. Our driver Tony was very knowledgeable, giving us lots of interesting information about each place we passed through. We were a bit worried we would be the youngest couple on the tour, but there was a good mix of passengers on board. We stopped lots of times (in the snow) to allow people to take photos & to have lunch. Overall, it was a great day, especially as we hadn't visited the Lakes before. I would definately recommend it to anyone visiting Cumbria.

Visited April 2012
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