A bit about us
Run by Chris and Simon, two well-worn, lifelong walking friends. They met nearly 40 years ago, but although taking different paths, they remained great walking partners, building a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Lake District.
Chris took a more traditional route, developing his career in the commercial jungle before taking early retirement.
Simon grew up in the heart of the Lake District, lived and worked in London before giving it up to travel, teach and photograph his way around the world, before returning to the Eden Valley a few years ago.
They realised there was ever increasing demand for a standalone baggage transfer service supporting individuals, corporate clients, and the many walking and cycling holiday companies, so Lake District Baggage Transfer was born.
The team continues to expand as demand increases and the business grows. Karl and John joined us at the start of last season.
Karl is an avid fell runner and walker, spending much of his spare time in the high mountains. He brings with him, a great deal of experience in the baggage transfer service industry having previously run his own baggage transfer company in the Lake District.
John has a vast knowledge of the Fells, being a retired Lake District Mountain Rescue team member and Mountain Leader. Also, John has loaded bags on to Porters in Nepal; Mules in Morocco and Landrovers in Namibia, which makes him an ideal person to transport and look after your bags.
The core walking routes the business fully service include the Cumbria Way and the Westmorland Way, but also many other routes within The Lake District, The Eden Valley and North Pennines.
It’s an uncomplicated and efficient service. It has a flexible workforce with a 'can do' attitude to delivering successful customer service.
With bags of experience, they look forward to assisting you along the paths which intersect this truly remarkable part of Northern England.