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Autumn Colours in the Lake District

Autumn Colours in the Lake District

3* Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick: Windermere Cruise, Lakeland Motor Museum, Mountain Goat Tour, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall & Ullswater Steamer Cruise

Sunday 18 October

Departing the local area we make our way north with a lunch stop on route.  We arrive at The Skiddaw Hotel in the centre of Keswick by late afternoon with time to settle in before dinner.

 

Monday 19 October

This morning we drive through the centre of the Lake District National Park, passing Grasmere and Thirlmere arriving in Bowness-on-Windermere for some free time for morning coffee.  We board a cruise boat, and take a one-way cruise on Windermere to Lakeside where we enjoy a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum.

 

Tuesday 20 October

Today we join the “Mountain Goat” minibuses to take us on the minor roads we cannot traverse by coach. This tour focuses around the Western Lake District and is certainly an adventure!  Over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort 1000ft up on the fells.  We stop for lunch in Eskdale before boarding La’al Ratty on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway.  In the afternoon we drive onward to ‘Britain’s Favourite View’, Wastwater; England’s deepest and most dramatic lake.  Our next destination is the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle surrounded by its internationally acclaimed gardens and famous for its World Owl Trust.

 

Wednesday 21 October

Today we visit the renowned Holker Hall and Gardens, home of the Cavendish family who welcome you to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain.  Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

 

Thursday 22 October

A leisurely morning in Keswick on market day before joining the coach to drive to Glenridding on the banks of Ullswater.  Here we take a boat cruise on one of the heritage Ullswater Steamers to Pooley Bridge, returning to the hotel via the Rheged Centre selling a range of local artisan produce.

 

Friday 23 October

After breakfast we commence our journey home with suitable stops on route arriving back late afternoon.

 

 

SKIDDAW HOTEL, KESWICK ***

Sunday 18 October 2020

6 days

£625 per person sharing a twin/double room

Limited single rooms at no supplement

Home to home pick up/set down from £25

Front seat supplement £15 for the duration of the tour

 

Price Includes:

All coach travel

Porterage

5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Windermere Cruise

Admission to Lakeland Motor Museum

Mountain Goat Day Tour

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Admission to Muncaster Castle Gardens

Admission to Holker Hall and Gardens

Ullswater Steamer Cruise


 

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway image copyright Skarloey

Muncaster Castle copyright Alexander PK

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Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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