The Magic of the Lake District

5 days Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May 2022

Shap Wells Hotel

The Shap Wells Hotel is set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells and is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful corner of England. Set in 30 acres of grounds, the hotel offers well stocked bar, lounges and spacious restaurant. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, radio, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities.

Itinerary

 

Day One Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Cumbria and Shap Wells Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and breakfast. Three nights of hotel entertainment.

 

Day Two We drive across the Shap Fells to Kendal for a morning break before continuing on to Windermere Village with its little shops for the lunch period. The Lakeland store has its largest outlet here, with everything you need for the home, kitchen and more. Heading over the rugged Kirksone Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit, we come to Glenridding. Here you have a sail on board the lake ‘steamer’ along the lake to Pooley Bridge.

 

Day Three Today we ride via St John’s Vale and Lake Thirlmere to the lovely lakes village of Grasmere, where we take a break. Grasmere was the home of William Wordsworth and his family along with other artists. Sample some gingerbread from the local shop before we head for Ambleside where we enjoy a delightful cruise along Lake Windermere to Lakeside. Here we join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to round off the day.

 

Day Four We head west to Keswick where you have time to explore and have lunch before this afternoon’s adventure with Mountain Goat! The Mountain Goat mini buses take us where larger coaches cannot go and we start with a scenic journey along the shore of Derwentwater to Ashness Bridge and Borrowdale, continuing over Honister Pass to Buttermere village. After a break we pass Crummock Water and Loweswater on our way to the Whinlatter Pass Visitor Centre for a break before heading back to Keswick, rejoining the tour coach for the hotel.

 

Day Five After breakfast we begin our homeward journey.

Highlights

  • Northern Lakes & Fells By Mountain Goat

  • Keswick,Thirlmere & Grasmere

  • Ambleside & Lake Windermere Cruise Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

  • Ullswater Cruise

  • Kirkstone Pass & Windermere Village

Price £490.00

Single supplement £40.00

Bookings 01328 701531