Kendal "The Magic of the Lake District"

Kendal "The Magic of the Lake District"

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries

Holiday Highlights

 

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and the area needs little introduction. We feature a variety of interesting excursions, in particular a fantastic 'Mountain Goat' tour taken in small coaches, which reach the parts where others cannot go!

 

• ‘High Adventure’ Lake District tour

The tour focuses around the Western

Lake District travelling over the Lake

District’s famous mountain passes;

Hardknott and Wrynose, which are

some of the steepest in Great Britain.

• Lake Windermere cruise

Explore the beauty of England’s largest

lake in the heart of the Lake District

• Ullswater, Glenridding and

Kirkstone Pass

• Grange-over-Sands and

Morecambe Bay

Enjoy a gentle seafront stroll at

Grange-over-Sands with spectacular

views over Morecombe Bay

Monday

We depart from our local area in the morning for Cumbria,
arriving late afternoon at Riverside Hotel for the next 4 nights
stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Tuesday

Today we drive to Bowness, delightfully located on the shores
of Lake Windermere.We have time to look around before we
take the steamer from Bowness Pier for a relaxing sail to the
southern tip of the lake at Lakeside. From here we visit genteel
Grange-over-Sands, with spectacular views over Morecambe Bay.
Enjoy a gentle sea front stroll before we return to the hotel.

Wednesday

Enjoy some free time this morning and this afternoon we ride along
the shore of Ullswater, said to be the most beautiful lake of them all.
We halt awhile in Glenridding before climbing over rugged Kirkstone
Pass, with the lonely pub at the top, and descend to Windermere to
return to the hotel.

Thursday

High adventure beckons today! The Mountain Goat minibuses take
us where larger coaches cannot go. This wonderful day takes in the
mountain passes of the Western Fells, Wrynose Pass and the desolate
Duddon Valley, and the awe-inspiring Hardknott Pass. See the Roman
fort as we descend into Eskdale for a ride on L’al Ratty - the Ravenglass
and Eskdale Miniature railway, before seeing Wastwater and then
visiting the grounds of Muncaster Castle with its World Owl Trust.
From here we return to the hotel via Coniston Fells and Coniston Water.

Friday

We say farewell to the Lakes and begin our journey home.

Our Hotel

 

The Riverside Hotel

Overlooking the pretty River Kent in the heart of Kendal,

the Riverside Hotel is the perfect location for

our tour of Cumbria.

The tastefully furnished rooms are all en suite and

have satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have

a lift.

 

- Riverside Hotel allows dogs (Please let customers know)

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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
First Choice 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
Bus Station
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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