Park Tours and Travel was founded by Graham Wilkinson in 2001 and was based at a hotel in Bowness on Windermere. They had a fleet of three 16 seat mini-coaches and offered tours of the Lake District and Private Hire operations.
In October 2004 Mountain Goat Ltd of Windermere acquired Park Tours and Travel and added their three vehicles to the fleet of mini-coaches owned by Mountain Goat.Graham Wilkinson joined Mountain Goat as Marketing Executive and was responsible for developing new business. Graham has subsequently left Mountain Goat for a new venture in the Lake District.
Mountain Goat Ltd. was founded in 1972 operating a bus service from Windermere and Ambleside across Kirkstone Pass to Patterdale. From this, daily tours were started and this was followed by holidays in the Lake District.
In 1993 the founder of Mountain Goat sold the company to the present owners. They pledged that they would continue to operate only 16 seat vehicles with a maximum width of 6ft 6ins enabling them to operate on the narrowest roads.
Today, Mountain Goat Ltd. operates a fleet of 16 vehicles and are still based in Windermere in the English Lake District.
Their operations include Daily Tours, Holidays both in the Lake District and throughout the UK and Ireland and also to the near continent. In addition, they offer private hire facilities from railway to hotel transfers right through to collecting customers from airports or ports and doing long distance tours. One of their specialities is taking coach tour groups on tours to the places larger coaches cannot get to when the driver has to have his rest day. The company also operate a local bus service in asssociation with Windermere Lake Cruises from Pier 3 Bowness on Windermere through to Hawkshead.
For more information the following are the contact details of MOUNTAIN GOAT LTD., Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD.