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2019 Tour Dates: 20 – 27 July 2019
PICK UP: York train station
DROP OFF: Oxenholme station
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.
NOTE: Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.