Walking in the Lake District
The best way to explore the beauty of the Lake District is on foot, and this carefully planned walking holiday will show you the best that that this area has to offer. A walk through one of the Lake Districts finest valleys, Great Langdale will take us up ‘the big long valley, where we will be surrounded by some of the finest mountains in the country, with names such as Bow Fell, Crinkle Craggs, Harrison Stickle and Pike O’Blisco. After an included lunch at the Sticklebarn Pub, the only pub in the country which is owned and run by the National Trust, we’ll follow the course of Great Langdale Beck where we may spot fresh water trout or even a Dipper – a bird that walks under water! A morning walk around Rydal Water will give us the opportunity to look at the views that inspired the poet Wordsworth. We’ll pass Rydal Hall and the Rydal Mount, which was Wordsworth final home, before walking the old ‘coffin route’.
Day 1 Departure: 0815-0915 hrs. Travel to Cumbria, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 2 nights. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands is located on the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula within Morecambe Bay. Just seven miles from Lake Windermere, experience a true taste of the English landscape and discover this area of magnificent natural beauty. Stunning lakeside scenery and majestic mountains will take your breath away.
Day 2 Great Langdale, taking a circular route from Elterwater. Lunch is included at the Sticklebarn. Length 6 miles along stony trackways with some uphill stretches, no stiles.
Day 3 Walking along the shores of Rydal Water. Length 3 miles along stony trackways with some uphill stretches, no stiles, followed by a visit to Ambleside for a lunch stop (cost not included). Depart early afternoon for return journey home, making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: late afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 2 nights accommodation
• Traditional English self-service buffet breakfast
• 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner coffee, served starter & dessert, carvery style meal for main course.
• Hotel porter service
• 2 guided walks
• Lunch at Sticklebarn
The Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands
Built in 1880, set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands, overlooking Morecambe Bay, close to the town of Grange-over-Sands. 15 minutes drive from the M6 and 14 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Possible entertainment. Woodland walk, table tennis, tennis court, mini-golf, snooker and pool table.
Mobility Information: Lift to all 4 floors. Level entrance in to hotel, reception, bar and restaurant. Limited number of ground floor bedrooms.
Single room supplement £36.00
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