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Literary Walking in the Lake District

2019 Pricing

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  • The vast, stirring landscape of Britain's iconic Lake District
  • Idyllic lakeside paths and quiet country lanes, with sections along the famous Cumbria Way
  • High fells, gushing streams and traditional Cumbrian stone villages, dotted along the shores of England's most beautiful lakes
  • Wordsworth's Grasmere, Beatrix Potter's Hawkshead, and Coniston: the inspiration for Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons
  • High-quality hotels serving excellent local fare

Jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous lakes and incredible literary connections - this 6-night holiday in the South Lakes has it all. The inspiration for writers like Wordsworth, Ransome and Potter, not to mention a plethora of other artists and poets, the Lake District is a place of incredible natural beauty; idyllic and exhilarating in equal measure. And, in 2017, it was awarded World Heritage status, with the committee praising the area's beauty, farming and the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers.

The walks on this holiday take you to some of the Lake District's most charming villages, where olde-world inns and specialty shops nestle against a backdrop of majestic fells, staggering mountains and shimmering waters.Your routes follow quiet country lanes and lakeside paths, dotted with babbling brooks, thundering waterfalls and shady forest. National Trust properties abound including Wordsworth's former home, Dove Cottage, while gems like the award-winning Hawkshead Brewery offer the best kind of refreshment.

You'll stay in a 4-star country house hotel in Grasmere, a charming C17 inn serving fine local ales in Hawkshead, and a waterside gem in Coniston - once frequented by Ruskin and Darwin - with a restaurant offering superb views of Coniston Old Man. Add an extra night in Bowness and you'll stay in the stunning Laura Ashley-designed Belsfield hotel, in an enviable location overlooking Lake Windermere.

This tour is rated "1 boot+" indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than an overall grading of "1 boot".

Additional Tour Details

Meals First nights evening meal and full English breakfasts.
Tour Starts Windermere train station (Pick up) at times at your request. All transfers are based on 2 people traveling. Solo traveler supplement is $136 on top of single supplement.
Tour Ends Windermere train station (Drop off) at times at your request.
Rail Options Manchester airport to Windermere (via Oxenholme), approx 2 hours. Inquire for schedules.
Rail Supplement Inquire for prices.
Singles Add $62 per night for 4 nights sole occupancy of a double room and 2 nights in a single room. Solo traveler supplement is an additional $136 on top of single supplement.
Other details Room upgrade: prices from $29 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing.
Hotels ****(6 nights)

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