Option A (moderate)
Your private transport will collect you from your accommodation and take you along the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake to Ravenstone below Raven Crag. A short sharp climb from here gets you up to 'The Edge', the narrow North ridge of Ullock Pike. Now a steady climb with ever expanding views takes you to the summit at 2230ft. Delightful ridge walking continues along Longside Edge to Long Side (2405ft.) and on up to the high point for today's walk at Carl Side summit (2420ft.). A descent southwards with glorious views ahead brings you to the waterfalls of Millbeck. Finally, quiet country lanes and the 'Allerdale Ramble' footpath through the fields of Ormathwaite take you back to Keswick.
6½ miles. 2385ft ascent / 2470ft descent.
Option B (demanding)
Skiddaw (3053ft.) is England's 4th highest mountain and is Keswick's very own fell, dominating the town. For many, an ascent of this slate-built giant is a must on any visit to North Lakeland. However, much better than joining the crowds on the Tourist Track is this route which begins as for the moderate option above, climbing Skiddaw from the col between Long Side and Carl Side. Needless to say from such a lofty vantage, the views in all directions are superb. The descent can be made more entertaining by climbing Skiddaw Lower Man on the way down and you finish on a lovely track following the edge of woodland around Latrigg.
7½ miles. 3100ft ascent / 3185ft descent.