Canals and Lakes of the North

Canals and Lakes of the North

The magnificent scenery in England’s Lake District is simply legendary with its sparkling lakes and picturesque villages.

Holiday Highlights



4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

Home Link included


Trip to Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cruise on the waterbus on the River Lune

Day trip to Lake Windmere and Lakeside







We depart and make our way to
Lancashire arriving at the hotel late afternoon
where we enjoy 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and


Our destination today is the Yorkshire
Dales National Park where first we board the
‘Marton Emperor’ for a relaxing cruise.
Afterwards we visit the market town of Settle for
a short break. We then head to the National Park
and Ribblehead and the famous viaduct on the
Settle/Carlisle Railway. We pass mighty
Ingleborough as we descend into Ingleton and
continue to Kirkby Lonsdale for a break before
returning to the hotel


After breakfast we head to
Lancaster with the morning to explore. During the
day we enjoy a cruise on the Waterbus from
Lancaster, crossing the River Lune aqueduct and
afterwards the coach meets us and we return to
the hotel.


Leaving the hotel we travel to the
southern tip of Lake Windermere and Lakeside.
Here we join the lake ‘steamer’ for a delightful sail along the water to Bowness-on-Windermere,
where we take a break. From here we head over
majestic Kirkstone Pass and descend to the
village of Glenridding. Our second cruise is along
beautiful Lake Ullswater. Later we rejoin the
coach and continue south over the Shap Fells to
our hotel.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
journey home.

Your Hotel


Damson Dene Hotel


The hotel superbly located as a base for this tour.

The leisure centre offers indoor swimming pool, spa pool,

sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are en suite

and have television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.


The hotel does not have a lift

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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