A bit about us

Run by Chris and Simon, two well-worn, lifelong walking friends. They met nearly 40 years ago at University, but although they took 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.

Photo: Chris at Langdale Bunkhouse.

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 flexible attitude to achieving 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.

What our customers say

 All bag transfers worked perfectly! It was great to see them waiting for us each evening after a gruelling day’s biking. And thanks again for accommodating the Wasdale Head run – your van drove past us bang on 0900.



September 2021

Fantastic service. Bumped into the driver a couple of times. Pulled over and offered encouragement on a particularly wet day. Will definitely recommend you to my friends.



September 2021

Many thanks for excellent service, we had a great time and are now back in a somewhat damp Swansea!



July 2021

Hello Chris. Just wanted the say many thanks for organising the luggage transfer at short notice over the past couple of days. I will certainly come back and use you in future trips when we return to the lakes. Really appreciated the service. Have a good summer.



July 2021

Thanks for all your help Chris. It was a longish but super walk which we would have found difficult with full packs. We will certainly think about having packs transferred in the future when walking. Enjoying a drink in Oddfellows!



July 2021

One of our party injured their knee, so thank you so much for transporting him to our next hotel. Above and beyond. Will definitely book you again.



June 2021

I just wanted to thank you for such a fantastic and efficient service last week as we walked the Bob Graham round. We had an amazing time and felt totally reassured that our clean, dry clothes would be waiting for us at our next destination each day.



June 2021

I just want to say a very big 'thank you' for transporting our bags for us on our Lakes and Dales Loop ride this last few days. It all worked so efficiently and it was very reassuring to see our bags at the end of each day! We'll certainly use your company again for any future cycling/walking trips.

PS The weather gods were very kind to us, thankfully!!



May 2021

Chris, many thanks, a great service, I will recommend you.



May 2021

Thank you so very much for your wonderful service . You were amazing and we really appreciated what you did for us. We sort of got lost on scout scar but were rescued by some runners who pointed us in the right direction. Weather was ok not many down pours still had the views. It was good to meet you both . We hope you have a busy and very successful 2021 . Thank you once again.



May 2021

Just to say a big thank you for your help and assistance in our recent holiday. We had absolutely no issues with your service and wouldn’t hesitate to use you or recommend you in the future. Much appreciated.



May 2021

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