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. 

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 '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.

What our customers say

I wanted to thank you for your impeccable service, you contributed to an unforgettable week, kind regards.



November 2022

A perfect service.

We used LDBT for the first 7 days of the coast to coast walk and the service was faultless. Bags were collected promptly every morning and were awaiting for us on arrival. Customer service was immediate and they didn’t mind me bothering them about the bags progress on the first 2 days - I had never used such a service before and was a bit nervous! But all was great, I stopped worrying and I highly recommend them. I only wish they went all the way to the end of the coast to coast walk in Yorkshire !



November 2022

Just to say a big thanks to you and your team for all the transfers this week. Excellent service which has saved our backs. We’ve had a great week.



September 2022

Thank you very much for your service!

We enjoyed the walk very much and the service you provided only added to the good feeling.

You live in a beautiful part of the world with very nice people!

Thank you very much and if applicable we will call upon you again!


G.v. L.

September 2022

We would like to thank you for your excellent and reliable service.

You made light of our journey.



September 2022

I cannot recommend or thank LDBT enough. Having set out on the Cumbria Way in 30 degree heat, arriving at Elterwater at 5pm, tired and shoulders aching ridiculously, the prospect of climbing Stake Pass with heavy bags the next day, filled me with absolute dread. I found LDBT and despairingly sent off a request for the next morning with little hope that it would come to fruition. Within the hour Chris had replied and it was booked in. I will be forever grateful. We also booked for a later stage of the walk too. The service was exemplary.



September 2022

LDBT made completing the Cumbria Way possible. An absolutely complete service with a friendly, informative and caring team.
We couldn’t have done it without LDBT.



August 2022

Brilliant service - easy to book, quick response to questions. All our bags ready at the next accommodation on our arrival. Highly recommend.



June 2022

Great service from Chris. Prompt response to our initial request and was willing to do the initial pick-up from Barrow - other well-known companies refused. Any other queries we had were also answered quickly and the whole process was hassle-free. Bags arrived before we did every day and would highly recommend Chris and LDBT to anyone.



May 2022

Absolutely first class service. On time and great communication. Would highly recommend. Thanks guys.



May 2022

Fantastic service from Chris and team. Everything worked like clockwork from the first contact at the booking stage, collection of bags on the first days through to handover of our bags at the end of the Cumbrian Way walk.



May 2022

Amongst the details I got wrong were even the dates of our trip, but Chris was really cool, supportive and sorted everything out within the hour. Everything went to plan from there, despite my incompetence: what a great service.



April 2022

Thank you for the seamless collection and delivery of our bags over the last few days, and for the reassurance that we didn't need to worry about it! I'm sure I'll be using your services again in the future.



March 2022

Just wanted to send a note of thanks for transferring the bag in the Lakes. Couldn't have done it without you!



March 2022

 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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