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Yorkshire Dales to The Lakes - Walking Holiday

Region: Europe // Dates: 18 July – 01 August 2020 (14 nights)
Yorkshire Dales to The Lakes Walking Holiday

Discover the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Lakes District National Parks on this new 15 day walking holiday of Northern England. In the medieval walled city of York, local guides uncover history from the Roman gatehouses to the gothic cathedral and modern bridges. From our York base, we follow the first section of the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey in North York Moors National Park. We re-join this long distance trail on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast as we stroll from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby. From Bolton Abbey, we follow trails to Skipton and stay three nights in a canal-side hotel. This is our base exploring Yorkshire Dales National Park including walks to the scenic limestone formations of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. The Bronte Parsonage at Haworth and a Wuthering Heights themed trail are followed by time in Wensleydale (also famous for cheese). After waterfall walks on a private estate, we visit the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and the White Scar Caves in Ingleton. Still in the Yorkshire Dales, we enjoy half and full day saunters along the River Swale, the River Dee and on a section of Wainwrights Coast to Coast trail near Richmond. Continuing west, we immerse ourselves for six nights in the World Heritage listed Lakes District National Park. Our days are spent exploring some of England's most breathtaking scenery, steeped in history and literary associations from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter. We wander the fells of Cumbria and explore its many lakes including Derwentwater, Windemere and Coniston. We also make time for lazy pub lunches and a taste of England's real ale. With 2-6 night stays in charming cities, hotels & country houses, this ramble through the English countryside is sure to delight the senses and awaken the historian in us all.

Overview

Discover the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Lakes District National Parks on this new 15 day walking holiday of Northern England. In the medieval walled city of York, local guides uncover history from the Roman gatehouses to the gothic cathedral and modern bridges. From our York base, we follow the first section of the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey in North York Moors National Park. We re-join this long distance trail on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast as we stroll from Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby. From Bolton Abbey, we follow trails to Skipton and stay three nights in a canal-side hotel. This is our base exploring Yorkshire Dales National Park including walks to the scenic limestone formations of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. The Bronte Parsonage at Haworth and a Wuthering Heights themed trail are followed by time in Wensleydale (also famous for cheese). After waterfall walks on a private estate, we visit the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and the White Scar Caves in Ingleton. Still in the Yorkshire Dales, we enjoy half and full day saunters along the River Swale, the River Dee and on a section of Wainwrights Coast to Coast trail near Richmond. Continuing west, we immerse ourselves for six nights in the World Heritage listed Lakes District National Park. Our days are spent exploring some of England's most breathtaking scenery, steeped in history and literary associations from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter. We wander the fells of Cumbria and explore its many lakes including Derwentwater, Windemere and Coniston. We also make time for lazy pub lunches and a taste of England's real ale. With 2-6 night stays in charming cities, hotels & country houses, this ramble through the English countryside is sure to delight the senses and awaken the historian in us all.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Walk in the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales & Lakes District National Parks
  • From the walled city of York explore North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast
  • Visit windy moors, limestone scars & the villages that inspired the Bronte Sisters
  • Enjoy waterfall & riverside trails plus a creamery visit in the Wensleydale region
  • View the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct & White Scar Caves
  • Enjoy 6 nights in the Lake District National Park with walks to dazzling lakes, soaring fells & verdant valleys
  • Explore the world of children's writer, Beatrix Potter, one of the Lake District's most passionate conservationists

Details

Details:

18 July - 01 August 2020 (14 nights)

Twin share/person (starts York/ends Manchester)

Advanced Early Bird: A$TBA
Regular: A$TBA
Single Supplement: A$TBA
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size:  8 guests

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Culture, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 3–15km per walking day with some challenging options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • David Heap

    David Heap was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From there, he spent much of his time in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales, various parts of Scotland and the South of England. He has spent time underground exploring the subterranean wilderness in England, France and Tasmania. After emigrating in 1988 he found many new caves within the pristine rainforests of the West Coast and nurtured a passion for Tasmania’s beauty, both above ground and underground! In recent years David has returned to the UK to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Walk, the Coast to Coast, the Cape Wrath Trail and parts of the Pennine Way. He has walked extensively throughout Tasmania and New Zealand and has called Flinders Island home for the past 11 years. His interests include geology, flora and fauna of the areas visited and sharing his passion for bushwalking.

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