England's Lake District
18th September 2017
Price per person:
£30 per person per night single supplement.
Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. The area contains England's deepest and longest lakes. Our early autumn visit will avoid the hustle and bustle of the main holiday season.
Day 1 We make suitable comfort stops throughout the journey to Bowness on Windermere for our 4 night stay.
Day 2 After a morning in Keswick, we head to Glenridding to board a steam boat to cruise the length of Lake Ullswater with views of Lakeland's highest mountains. We then travel back to the hotel by coach.
Day 3 This morning we join minibuses owned by the highly respected 'Mountain Goat' company to witness stunning views that are inaccessible by coach. During the rest of the day we will have time to enjoy a narrow gauge heritage train ride on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, see England's deepest lake and visit the grounds of the 14th Century Muncaster Castle and the World Owl Trust.
Day 4 Today we take a magical journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, the only standard gauge preserved railway in the Lake District. This steam railway takes you through breathtaking scenery of the Leven Valley from Haverthwaite to Lakeside at the southern tip of Windermere. Here we take a cruise on Windermere, England's largest lake, for a stunning voyage giving us magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the wooded islands. We disembark at Bowness and enjoy some shopping time at your leisure before our coach takes us back to our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 5 We repeat our outward journey in the opposite direction.