"I want to sincerely thank everyone at English Lakeland Ramblers for helping to plan and execute the perfect rambling adventure. My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our exhilarating two weeks in the Highlands/Islands and Lake District (thanks to the charming and professional guidance of Janet and Tom)."
A Sells San Antonio, TX
"What a wonderful time my husband and I had on the walking tour of the Lake District!!! The 2 hotels you use were excellent, as where their meals and packed lunches. And our main guide Janet Niepokojczycka was really such a good speaker and so knowledgable about the history of this area and of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Ann Strange, our leader on the difficult hikes, was also very good and tons of fun. Both guides made the walking trips extremely enjoyable."
N Ogg Los Angeles, CA
"I returned last Sunday from the Inn to Inn Walk in the Lake District of England. I just wanted you to know what a fabulous week it was. The tour was everything I had hoped it would be and more. It exceeded my expectations. The countryside was indescribable!!! My pictures don't do it justice. Our guide Janet, couldn't have been more knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and competent. Our driver Ann, was also wonderful. I was traveling with my sister, and our three other companions on the tour were very compatible; it made for great conversations and wonderful new friendships."
Jo Jones Moraga, CA
“The trip exceeded our expectations.
We were afraid we’d be disappointed because
the three previous trips with ELR were so great — but this one was just as wonderful in a
K & G Lovejoy
“Can’t say enough about the guides. Very
knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. Best
tour guides I’ve ever met.”
“I'm so glad I heard
about ELR and thoroughly enjoyed the week.
For a 'non-walker' I was thrilled to have accomplished
as much as I did.”
T Ward Leesburg, VA
“Our guide was incredible — his
knkowledge, encouragement, and sensitivity
to our needs. A true gentleman.”
S Baron Walnut Creek, CA
“The sightseeing was interesting, relevant and
well-integrated with the hill walking. The Highlands
are awe-inspiring and the ELR tour was perfectly
designed to take advantage, in an intimate way,
of that singular spot on the planet.”
B Hebert & J Kerstein
“My third trip with
ELR. They just keep getting better and better.
I’ve traveled to many different countries
and this trip ranks as one of the best. Spectacular!
I’ve been recommending you to all my
friends and colleagues.”
G Allen & J Ambrozaitis Waterbury, CT
“Absolutely loved the trip and it exceeded my
“The people on the trip were simply fabulous.
I rather expected people who wanted to take this
kind of trip to be compatible. It was a remarkable
group of caring, interesting, congenial people
and we thoroughly enjoyed them all.”
K Mussell & B Weintraub
“The ELR tour was everything we hoped for. I
would love to go back again.”
S & C Morris
“Thanks for a wonderful
experience! Our guide's knowledge made all
the difference. ”
G Schmidt Normal, IL
“For the Cotswolds — an area steeped in history
— one needs a guide who is steeped in the knowledge
of it. Ours met this criterion to the max.”
J & C Tate
“The walks were a good mix of gentle and challenging.
Spectacular countryside and fascinating villages.
The meals were delicious. I enjoyed all the inns!
The whole trip, down to the smallest detail,
was admirably organized.”
“Meals at our hotel
were superb, outstanding. Pub lunches were
excellent. Our guide’s
leadership was a high point of the trip — his
knowledge of the region (topography, history,
social and cultural characteristics), his overall
concern for the group, his keen insight and well-developed
sense of humor were magnificent.”
“The walks and hikes were
wonderful! From the lovely, craggy hills to
the villages! When you work indoors at a desk
job all day, it’s
breathtaking (sometimes literally!).”
“The sightseeing was
great. I saw more than I expected — ruins,
churches, authors’ homes
and gardens, a castle, and scenery!
Meals were excellent. Always varied so that a
good choice was possible. Surprisingly sophisticated
cuisine for the remote locations we visited.”
“The lodging was first-class. I enjoyed swimming
at the first two hotels.”
“This was our second tour
with English Lakeland Ramblers. It met, and exceeded, our
R & M Rutter
“The walks and hikes
were, as usual, just the right length and level
of exercise. The guides and personal service
were excellent! Superb! Knowledgeable, friendly
“The guides were just wonderful.
Fountains of knowledge and great fun. I would
highly recommend English Lakeland Ramblers. Keep up the
“It was a very
friendly group — helping to make the tour an
excellent experience. Meals were superb, both the
quality of the food and the serving staff.”
“This was probably the best tour I’ve
“I’m so glad
I heard about English Lakeland Ramblers and thoroughly
enjoyed the week. For a ‘non-walker’ I
was thrilled to have accomplished as much as
William Wordsworth, regrettably not one of our
customers, had much to say about the Lake District,
including this, in 1810:
And much earlier, in 1582, William Camden wrote