Autumn in the Lake District - 21st to 24th October 2018

Grasmere

Join us for a weekend of guided fell-walking amongst spectacular autumn Lakeland scenery, recently designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its natural beauty. Our base is the delightful 4-Star family-run Wordsworth Hotel and Spa, beautifully located in the centre of the village of Grasmere and surrounded by mountains that will beckon from the moment you arrive.

  • Explore English history through churches and abbeys
  • Sudeley Castle, home of Henry VIII's last wife
  • Sample local produce at farmers markets
  • Some of the worlds most famous gardens
  • Discover the Neolithic burial mound at Belas Knap
  • Largest English Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Grasmere is renowned as a walker’s paradise, with a great variety of hiking routes. Some of these include: Easdale Tarn, Silver How, Rydal Water, Loughrigg Fell and Helm Crag - known locally as the ‘Lion and the Lamb’. We will be spoiled for choice.

Grasmere

Grasmere owes much of its popularity to William Wordsworth, he called the area “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. Today, it has a reputation for being one of the Lake District’s prettiest villages, with most of the buildings and original features from the 19th and 20th Century left beautifully intact.

Cromwell's Castle, Tresco

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – TRAVEL TO GRASMERE

Arrive at your leisure. Rooms will be available from 3:00pm.

Welcome reception at 7:00pm, followed by dinner in the hotel at 7:30pm

 

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER – GUIDED WALKS

Full Cumbrian breakfast in the hotel. Please collect your picnic lunch from the hotel.

Please meet the group in the hotel lobby at 9:00am. From here, we’ll meet up with our guide for today’s walking programme. This will typically be around 10 miles for the Moderate graded walk and 5 miles for the Easy graded walk.

Depending on the level of fitness of the group and weather conditions there will be a choice of walking to Easdale Tarn, Silver How, Rydal Water, Loughrigg Fell and Helm Crag - known locally as the ‘Lion and the Lamb’.

 

We aim to return to the hotel in good time for you to enjoy the leisure facilities.

Dinner in the hotel is planned for 7:30pm.

 

MONDAY 23 OCTOBER - GUIDED WALKS

Full Cumbrian breakfast in the hotel. Please collect your picnic lunch from the hotel.

Please meet the group in the hotel lobby at 9:00am. From here, we’ll meet up with our guide for today’s walking programme. This can typically be around 10 miles for the Moderate graded walk, and 5 miles for the Easy graded walk.

Depending on the level of fitness of the group and weather conditions there will be a choice of walking to Easdale Tarn, Silver How, Rydal Water, Loughrigg Fell and Helm Crag - known locally as the ‘Lion and the Lamb’.

 

Optional dinner at a local restaurant (within walking distance of the hotel).

 

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER

Full Cumbrian breakfast in the hotel prior to departure.

 

B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

Grasmere

Situated within the picturesque settings of the lake district, The Wordsworth hotel and Spa has hosted many notable guests, including American presidents and European royalty, over its long history. Some of its most attractive features include award-winning dining and a luxurious organic spa. Spa treatments are available at extra cost.

Propeller, Shipwreck, Bryher
Price per person sharing a twin/double room £580
Single person supplement occupying a double room £150

What the price includes

  • Luxury hotel accommodation with full facilities
  • Use of the leisure club (including swimming pool)
  • Meals (as shown in the itinerary)
  • Guided walks accompanied by a local guide
  • Welcome reception
  • Accompanying tour leader
 

What is not included

  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • .  Dinner in local restaurant on Monday

Please Note: For reasons of safety, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary to make changes to the programme without advance notice. Every effort will be made to avoid this if at all possible.

Map

Weather

The Lake District's location on the northwest coast of England, coupled with its surrounding mountains can spell short, sharp periods of rainfall. However, the Lake District is quite particular in the sense that there tends to be a lot of local variation in terms of weater.


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