Lake District & Yorkshire Dales

from  3,250

GBP price £ 2,850

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, the 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.

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All about the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales.

TRIP OVERVIEW
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.

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.

Your wallet? You won’t need it! Except for postcards and souvenirs we’ll take care of everything

  • 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
Whats 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 lunch & 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. (2.5hrs/6miles/10km)

  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.  (4hrs/9miles/14km)

  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.(4.5hrs/9miles/14km)

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

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

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

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

  8. Day 8 Departure

    Departure from our hotel at 9.00 for Oxenholme station and then Manchester airport (2.5hrs). If you wish, we can help you to extend your stay and make other independent departure arrangements.

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

Get lost in the beauty and the colours of this land

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Accommodation Standard

Accommodations are an important point of your overall holiday experience. One of our first thought is to find and choose the best hotel and b&b solutions, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you comfortably settled in a space that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm.

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms and wherever possible, we arrange for stays close to the places you most dream of seeing like historically iconic, coveted high-design or supremely located at the edge of a wilderness.

Take a closer look at some of the properties we have chosen for your next Caspin Journeys holiday!

Lake District & Yorkshire DalesSome of the dream hotels you will find on this tour
Grassington House
Queens Head Robinsons
Platos Hotel

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Account:- Caspin Journeys Limited, 65 Randall Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX, United Kingdom

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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.

If you plan on arriving a few days early and will not be flying in on pick up day, contact us and we can work together to arrange a more convenient pick up location for you.

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Shared Occupancy Price (PP) Single Occupancy 
20th July 2019 - 27th July 2019
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