THE LAKES & CUMBRIA

 

5 Days £370

Tue 26th - Sat 30th May 2020

Single Supplement £80


 

The northern fells of Cumbria provide dramatic scenery, history and culture.  Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wordsworth & Rudolph Hess are all part of the fascinating past of this area. We stay for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Shap Wells Hotel which has a peaceful, secluded setting near Penrith on the edge of the Lake District. A pretty waterfall and trickling stream running by the front door and the view from the lounges will leave you with no doubts that this is a place to get away from it all. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea facilities. The hotel has a lift to some floors.

Provisional Itinerary:

Day 1: Mid-morning departure. After a lunch stop in Cheshire we continue due north, arriving at Shap Wells mid-afternoon.

Day 2: A leisurely excursion to Ullswater, returning via the market town of Penrith. There will be an opportunity to travel the length of Ullswater on a Steamer (fare extra).

Day 3: Full day excursion. We journey over Shap Fell and past Kendal towards Bowness-on-Windermere. There will be an opportunity to take a boat cruise on Windermere (fare extra). We then continue north via Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere and Derwent Water to Keswick. After a couple of hours there we return to the hotel.

Day 4: Morning excursion to via the South Tyne Valley to England's highest town: Alston. There is an opportunity for a return journey on the South Tyne Railway (fare extra).

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast we return to the west Midlands.

Take a look at our short video of when we last ran this tour: