Monday 13th: We travel north to Grange-over-Sands and check-in at the Cumbria Grande
Hotel in plenty of time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday 14th: Today we travel to Coniston Water to Hawkeshead with its delightful
cottages and cobbles, then to Ambleside with its much photographed Bridge House.
Finally we visit Bowness on Windermere for an opportunity to take a lake cruise and enjoy
the magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands.
Wednesday 15th: Our excursion today takes us the short distance to Holker Hall and
Gardens. Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all
ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally
beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland framed by Lakeland hills. The
immaculately kept gardens (25 acres in all) are part woodland and part formal garden
Thursday 16th: A full day travelling via Wordsworth’s Grasmere and Thirlmere Lake to the
lovely Victorian town of Keswick, the North Lakes most popular destination set in an idyllic
location nestling between the Skiddaw Mountains and Derwent Water. We continue via the
shores of delightful Ullswater then climb the spectacular Kirkstone Pass to an altitude of
1489 feet, the Lake District’s highest pass
Friday 17th: A morning visit to Kendal with its castle ruins, quaint cobbled streets, antique
shops, the K Village shopping outlet and the chance to purchase the famous ‘Kendal
Mintcake’. We leave Kendal after lunch for our journey home.