WALKING THE WORLD
ENGLAND - The Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
History and beauty are the hallmarks of this trip. Our trip begins in Manchester, England. From Manchester, our route takes us directly to the historical city of York, England. We’ll visit famed York Minster Cathedral, walk the famous walls surrounding the city, and learn of the historical significance of this area.
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The Yorkshire Dales in Herriot Country is a land of small villages, ancient forts, and castles. Our walks here take us along the Nidderdal River, past a First Century Roman Fort, through fields of wildflowers and into the wooded areas around Grassington. These daily walks of 6 -9 miles include sections of the famous Pennine Way near the picturesque towns of Amcliff, Kettlewell, and Malham.
To the north and west of the Yorkshire Dales is the Lake District, the largest of Britain’s ten National Parks. How many times have you heard others speak of its unique beauty, its role in inspiring some of the world’s greatest writers, and its ability to capture one’s heart? There is no better way to experience this magnificent countryside than by walking through it. We’ll stroll the shores of Rydal Water and Ullswater and stretch our legs along the Cat Bells Ridge by Derwent Water. There will be time to enjoy the ancient oak forests and write your own love sonnet in the same countryside that gave inspiration to Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. If your heritage is from this land, or if you just enjoy some of the world’s best scenery, this trip is for you!
ITINERARY: (May be changed at the discretion of the trip leader.)
Day 1: Arrive Manchester early morning. Welcome to England! After being met by your Walking The World guides at the airport in Manchester, we’ll gather at a convenient B&B for a welcome breakfast and meet our fellow walkers. Then we’re off to the historical city of York, our home for the next two nights. York is also the home to York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. After lunch and some time to relax, we’ll take time to explore the city. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner, get to know all the participants and cap the evening with a visit to some local pubs!
Day 2: After a traditional English breakfast, we’ll enjoy a 3-mile walk around the famous walls of York City. Lunch will be in the “Shambles area”, one of the famous 19th century coffee house districts. The afternoon is available for a visit to famous York Cathedral, short walks and visits to the Palace museum, Railway museum, or the Joruk Viking Centre. Up for an evening Ghost Tour of York?!
Days 3 – 6: From York we’ll travel to the small town of Pateley Bridge, adjacent to Yorkshire Dales, our home for four nights. This area is a walker’s paradise. We’ll walk through moorlands, woodlands, and along riverside paths. Close by Pateley Bridge are the towns of Grassington, Arncliff and Malham. The walks and views are breathtaking and the village folks warm and friendly. On one of our walks near Malham Cove we’ll see a spectacular limestone cliff set in a valley formed from meltwater streams during the last Ice Age. Here we’ll enjoy a short walk along the unique “limestone pavement” created during the last Ice Age when the ice scraped off the top of the land, leaving behind a relatively flat pavement of limestone. On the Pennine Way portion of our walk, we stop at the beautifully restful Janet’s Foss and view the spectacular Gordale Scar.
Days 7 – 10: The Lake District is possibly one of the most beautiful areas in all of England. Add history to natural beauty and you’ve got a great combination. Near our base in Grasmere, we’ll walk some of the same areas frequented by William Wordsworth. One of our guides will treat you to readings from Wordsworth as you stroll the same paths Wordsworth did. Our time here will include a boat ride on Lake Windemere – the largest lake in England – to visit the birth place of Beatrix Potter of “Peter Rabbit” fame. And on our last full day in the Lake District, we’ll drive north to walk along Hadrian’s Wall, recently designated a World Heritage Site. The Roman Emperor Hadrian had the wall built to separate the Romans from the ‘barbarians’. Hadrian visited Britain in AD 122 to see the wall started.
Day 11: A leisurely day around Grasmere to shop and enjoy some of the garden walks which surround the village. After lunch we head the vans south to Manchester and a sumptuous farewell dinner.
Day 12: Say farewell to our new friends and board our planes home.
Dates: May 17-27, 2019
Land Cost: (US Funds)
Single Supplement: (US Funds)
Lodging Hotels/Country Inns
Trip Starts: Manchester, England
Trip Ends: Manchester, England
- Walking The World experienced guide
- Local English guide
- Eleven nights accommodation (double occupancy)
- Eleven breakfasts, six lunches and seven dinners
- All ground transportation while on tour
- All entrance fees to scheduled stops
- Walking The World T-shirt
- Good fun, humour and companionship
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