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Springtime in the Lake District

Springtime in the Lake District

Including the Settle Carlisle Railway and the fabulous High Adventure Mountain Goat excursion. The Lake District National Park is one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas of the British Isles. See the Cumbrian Mountains towering above wooded hillsides, green fields, and of the course the magnificent lakes which give the area its name.

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The Shap Wells Hotel, Shap, AA 3-star

Four nights dinner bed & breakfast

Uniquely situated in 33 acres of private grounds amidst fells, woods and sparkling streams. Facilities include: Extensive lounge, bar, and restaurant facilities for guests to relax in comfort and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Holiday Itinerary

Outward journey to Skipton with time at leisure, before our train journey to Appleby (Diesel hauled). Enjoy unrivalled scenery as we travel across the Dales to Appleby, where we meet our coach and continue to the hotel.

Our excursion today takes us to Keswick and the Northern Lakes – we travel alongside Ullswater to Ambleside, continuing alongside Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake to Keswick, capital of the Northern Lakes.

The Mountain Goat minibuses take us on our High Adventure, reaching parts of the Lake District inaccessible by coach. We take in the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest in England, before descending to lovely Eskdale, where we take a break for lunch (at own expense). From here we board the train from Dale Garth to Irton Road, and continue to Wastwater viewpoint, and then the splendid 14th century castle of Muncaster, where we have time to visit the magnificent gardens, and the Hawk and Owl centre (admission to the castle is not included). The beautiful scenery of the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water brings to an end this classic of all Lake District tours.

After breakfast we journey to Bowness-on-Windermere – Cumbria’s most popular destination on the banks of Lake Windermere, with time for an optional lake cruise.

We make our way to Harrogate for time at leisure, before commencing our return journey.


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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Supp. (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 8 Apr, 2019 P105 8 5 £409.00 £60.00 0 Please Call