Day 1: Join the coach on Sunday morning for our leisurely journey north towards the Lake District.
Once in Cumbria our first stop is in the charming Lake District village of Cartmel and we’ll spend a leisurely hour or so here.
Then we go on to our hotel.
Shap Wells Hotel *** in the Cumbrian Fells between Kendal and Penrith
Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams and beautiful countryside with red deer, red squirrels and other wildlife within the grounds of the hotel and beyond.
Facilities include; Birkbeck restaurant air-conditioned and enjoying stunning views over the Birkbeck River and surrounding fells. The Riverside Lounge and Bar provides the perfect setting to relax and unwind before and after dinner.
The Salterwath and Fell Bar Lounges are ideal for guests looking to relax in more intimate setting away from the hotel principal dining and lounge area, providing a small ‘snug’ bar atmosphere with adjoining area for guests to relax in front of a warm log fire. The Fell Lounge has a 50” LCD flat screen TV for guests who are avid TV watchers and the hotel also boasts a friendly foyer lounge area with a welcoming log fire in the winter months. All 98 bedrooms have full facilities
Your stay includes dinner this evening and full choice breakfast next morning
Day 2: Enjoy a hearty breakfast (or something lighter, there’s plenty of options) before we leave the hotel and board our coach for a special day in the Lake District.
First, we make our way to Haverthwaite Railway Station and board a train for a short journey through the beautiful scenery of the Leven Valley to Lakeside.
(Usually Steam train, but sometimes Diesel)
After a short time in Lakeside we board a boat for a 40 minute cruise on stunning Lake Windermere - as we sail to Bowness.
We disembark at Bowness and then have a couple of hours or so free time to explore and maybe have lunch if you wish.
To round-off the day, we then make a short trip along the shores of Windermere, through Ambleside to Grasmere and stop here for a little while, before we finally leave the Lake District for home
Price includes coach travel as stated, hotel with dinner and breakfast, train and boat fare. Single Supp £10