This wonderful Lakeland tour includes cruises on Lakes Ullswater, Windermere and Derwentwater, stunning scenery and a day out with ‘The Mountain Goat’ – a specialist tour by minibus which allows us to travel over dramatic mountain passes and see areas inaccessible by the larger coach.
Day 1 A taxi takes you from your door to your Woods coach and we make our way north making suitable refreshment stops en route before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 Our day begins with a 50-minute boat trip around Derwentwater before we travel down to Grasmere. In the afternoon we go to Lake Windermere where we enjoy a short lake cruise from Ambleside to Bowness. We return to our hotel with time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 3 This morning we join the minibuses of the ‘Mountain Goat’ for a tour called the ‘Ten Lakes Spectacular’! We travel over high passes, through beautiful valleys, past waterfalls, traditional Lakeland villages and lakes from the south to the north. There will be plenty of stops for photographs and the tour includes a cruise on Lake Ullswater, a visit to the 4000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch.
Day 4 This morning we take a scenic drive over the Yorkshire Dales to Richmond, where there is free time to explore and get lunch. We spend the afternoon in the historic market town of Barnard Castle.
Day 5 Departing the hotel after breakfast we make our way south towards home making suitable refreshment stops en route.
This splendid hotel which dates from 1833, lies in 30 acres of private grounds in a wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells. There are extensive bar and lounge areas in which to relax, WiFi and the bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Some rooms are accessible by lift.