Lake District & Yorkshire Dales


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The wild and beautiful Lake District & Yorkshire Dales are Northern England’s Great Outdoors and outstanding in beauty. Join us on our small group walking tour for a perfect combination of vigorous hiking in breathtaking scenery and gentle walking in harmonious landscapes.

Gather a wealth of historic, literary and creative memories to take home – Haworth, Grassington, Bolton Abbey, the Parklands of the Duke of Marlborough, Langdale Pikes, Beatrix Potter, Lake Windermere. We will see the purple heathers on the moors, wild garlic along riverside footpaths, fields of sheep and stone-built villages where friendly barmen will chat to you as you sip a pint of beer and then serve you a tasty and hearty meal and a bottle of delicious wine. Don’t miss these two beautiful National Parks of rural England from coast to coast.

N.B. Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All other conversions are approximate.

Tour Dates:
4 – 11 July 2024

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking & Hiking
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales.

Lake District & Yorkshire Dales

DURATION: 8 days

PICK UP: York train station

DROP OFF: Oxenholme train station (Manchester airport by prior arrangement)

Discover Lakes District and Yorkshire Dales with Caspin Journeys

The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks of England are wild and beautiful and areas of outstanding beauty. The combined work of nature and human activity in this region has produced a stunning contrast of textured patchwork-quilt farming countryside and rugged hilly landscapes reflected in the depths of glacial lakes like Windermere. This is the dramatic backdrop to Northern England which has attracted artists for centuries and been a magnet for creative folk from coast to coast.

As you travel in this area you begin to realise how steeped in history it is. We are walking across moorlands and on limestone hills in the footsteps of kings, merchants and monks. We can explore mills, abbeys, gardens and ancient stone villages. The area is populated with vibrant farming communities and there is a friendly atmosphere. The beauty which is all around has long captivated and inspired writers, painters, poets and outdoor people – walkers!

Breathe-in the purple hue of the wild heather on Emily Bronte’s moorlands, the “Wuthering Heights”; imagine a Benedictine monk in the gothic cloisters of Fountains Abbey; hear the words of Wordsworths poems ringing in your ears as you walk along. And at the end of the day, enjoy a cheery conversation with a local farmer over a pint of beer in the local pub; the locals are often as rugged as their hills, but they are kind and forthright, greeting you with openness and a good sense of humor. Caroline will tell you her childhood farming memories and, if asked, will happily recite poems and tell you about Mrs Tiggywinkle and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Helpful Hint: Take the train from London King’s Cross station to York and visit the historic City before joining the tour. At the end catch a direct train from Oxenholme station to Manchester or London.

If you would like to speak with us to know more about our Lake District & Yorkshire Dales Walking Tour please write us an email. We would be happy to hear from you and help you plan your next adventure!

NOTE: Tours in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All conversions are approximate.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 experienced guides 24/7
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
  • Wine, water & coffee with meals
  • All accommodations
  • All gratuities for hotel porters and waiters
  • Minibus transport from start to finish
  • Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed on itinerary
  • Local specialist guiding fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • 1 dinner
  • Minibar
  1. Day 1 Fountains Abbey – Ripon

    We meet after lunch at 13.00 at York train station. We visit the spectacular ruins of 12th Century Fountains Abbey & the Studley Royal estate.

    A wonderful walk through the abbey and its grounds leads us to the glorious Georgian water gardens with elegant ornamental lakes, cascades and temples. Continuing through the deer park we follow a succession of medieval bridges and fords over the river Skell and reach the bustling market town of Ripon.

    Walk: 2.5hrs/6miles/10km

    Meals: Dinner

  2. Day 2 Grassington to Bolton abbey

    After a hearty breakfast, we walk directly from our charming inn in the typical dales village of Grassington. We follow the course of the charming river Wharfe as it winds through pastures and into woodland where suddenly the river narrows and tumbles down in narrow cascades.

    As the land gradually flattens out, the river widens and flows silently towards a grassy river bank, cleared by medieval monks to found Bolton abbey. Now in ruins, it makes a beautiful backdrop for a late picnic lunch and a spot of messing about by the river.

    Walk: 4hrs/9miles/14km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  3. Day 3 Haworth, a walk in ‘Bronte’ Country

    Haworth is a quaint town perched on a hill with views of the Yorkshire moors and home to the famous Bronte Sisters. At the top of the steep, cobbled streets stands the old Vicarage, home of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne Bronte and the parish church where their father was vicar. From here we can stride out on a fantastic walk across the moors which inspired Emily Bronte to write Wuthering Heights.

    Walk: 4.5hrs/9miles/14km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

  4. Day 4 Ingleborough

    We climb Ingleborough hill (2372ft), one of ‘The Three Peaks’ of the Yorkshire Dales, where once stood an Iron Age fort. Enjoy extensive views of the Lake District to the west; pass ‘Gaping Gill’ a large limestone sink-hole and pot-holing attraction with an underground cave (big enough to hold St Paul’s Cathedral).

    Now descend gradually into the typical Dales village of Clapham to enjoy a refreshing pint or tea and scones.

    Walk: 5hrs/8miles/12.5km; (elev. +/-450m/1300ft)

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  5. Day 5 Windermere, Beatrix Potter and the Lake District

    Today we drive into an idyllic part of England to ramble through a beautiful mountainous landscape and admire breath-taking views of famous lakes.

    With such inspirational scenery, it is little wonder that the Lake District has so many literary connections. We relive the charming tales of Peter Rabbit & Jemima Puddleduck with a visit to Hilltop farmhouse, the home of legendary children’s author Beatrix Potter and a huge inspiration for her stories.

    From here we begin one of her favourite walks, onto Claife Heights located between Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water. We end the day in Hawkshead, home to William Wordsworth whose dancing golden daffodils have become forever synonymous with the beauty of this area.

    Walk: 3hrs/6miles/10km (elev. +/-300m/900ft)

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  6. Day 6 Lake Derwentwater & Cat Bells

    We drive into the Lake District National Park famous for its majestic mountains and blue lakes. Start with a gentle stroll around the peaceful depths of Derwentwater, climb up a short steep path onto ‘Cat Bells’ and then stride along its ridge for spectacular views of the mountains to the north-west.

    We descend to Grange village for refreshments and make our way back to Hawkshead.

    Walk: 4.5 hrs/9miles/14km; (elev. +/-500m/1500ft)

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  7. Day 7 A walk in the Langdales

    From Grasmere we walk to picturesque Easedale Tarn and ascend to the top of the Langdale Pikes, carpeted with heather and fern. From this central point, the views of the surrounding peaks are magnificent.

    We descend in time for a refreshing pint at a local pub where all walkers enjoy the end of the day.

    Walk: 5hrs/10miles/16km; (elev. +/-350m/1100ft)

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  8. Day 8 Departure day

    Departure from our hotel at 09.00 to drop off at Oxenholme station and afterwards, by prior arrangement at Manchester airport (2.5hrs).

    Meals: Breakfast

    If you wish, we can help you to make other independent departure arrangements such as early taxis to the airport.

Get lost in the beauty and the colours of this land

Enjoy unique views

Accommodation Standard

A nice hotel and a good night’s sleep are an important part of your overall travel experience!

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms. We look for hotels or bed and breakfasts which are committed to ensuring their guests are well looked after and pay attention to detail, for example offering locally sourced breakfast produce, or a special selection of toiletries, or tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Wherever possible your hotel* will be perfectly positioned for exploring and will have a historical charm or maybe a new and innovative design. We choose the best possible places to stay ensuring that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm. We are on a mission to find the ingredients you need to wake up feeling rested and looking forward to each day of your Caspin Journeys tour!

Take a closer look at some of the places we have chosen for you…

  • Wharfedale 3 nights
  • Kirkby Lonsdale 1 night
  • Borrowdale 3 nights

*Hotels may vary.

Lake District & Yorkshire DalesSome of the dream hotels you will find on this tour
Wharfedale elegance
A charming pub Inn
nicely appointed room

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  • Account: Caspin Journeys Ltd, 65 Randall Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX, United Kingdom
  • Account no. 91437267, Sort code 40-26-04
  • IBAN: GB54HBUK40260491437267
  • Bank Address: HSBC Bank Plc, 46 the Square Kenilworth, CV8 1EA

We recommend you fly to either Manchester, Leeds or any of the London Airports.

Pick up for this tour is from York train station. There are direct trains from Manchester and London to York.

We offer a drop off at Manchester Airport on the final day.

Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.

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