5 Days £370

Tue 26th - Sat 30th May 2020

Single Supplement £80

 The northern fells of Cumbria provide dramatic scenery, history and culture.  Roman Britain, 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 3* Best Western 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 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 and the extensive grounds and public rooms offer spectacular fell views. 

Provisional Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart from the Midlands mid-morning, arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon.

Day 2: We will be travellng the length of Ullswater to the characteristic town of Glenridding where there will be an opportunity to take a boat trip (fare extra). We then continue to the traditional Cumbrian town of Penrith.

Day 3: A leisurely journey via Shap Fell and Kendal to Bowness on Windermere. After an opportunity to take a boat ride on Windermere, we then continue via Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere to Keswick, situated at the northern edge of Derwent Water.

Day 4: Morning at leisure. Excursion via the South Tyne Valley  towards the highest town in England: Alston where you will have opportunity to travel on the South Tyne Railway (fare extra).

Day 5: Return to the Midlands.

Take a look at our video of the last time we ran a holiday to the Lake District: