GUIDED AUTUMN WALKS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
A long weekend walking break among the spectacular autumn colours of the Lake District.
(3 nights, 3.5 walking days)
OCTOBER 27-30th 2023
OCTOBER 24-27th 2024
Guided walking through spectacular autumn colours based from the comfort of Rydal Hall and its famous grounds.
Grade 2 : Easy to Moderate Walking (see below)
Based at Rydal Hall, near Ambleside
Ensuite, single occupancy rooms
If you wish to extend your stay, additional nights may arranged subject to availability.
What's Included: Single occupancy full board (3 x dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch), and the services of our walk leader for this holiday who will be your host and your guide on all walks.
Full circuit of Grasmere and Rydal Water taking in the views that inspired the Lakes poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and others.
A memorable walk through the Lower Langdale Valley where the trees are at their most varied and colourful.
Exploration of the stunning Rydal woodland including the 600 year-old chestnut.
Scenic walk in the Easedale valley and through Grasmere village.
Relax in Rydal Hall grounds with cascading waterfalls and a 1909 Thomas Mawson garden.
Enjoy easy, on-foot access to our walks - no need to use the car.
Our 'Easy to Moderate' walking holidays are aimed at those who prefer to take things at a slower pace, but who are happy to be out walking for 5-6 hours a day. There will be ample time for breaks and refreshments, and our aim will be to walk at a pace that everyone can easily manage.
How to get there: Rydal Hall is situated 2 miles north of Ambleside in Cumbria. Postcode LA22 9LX. Drive, or take the train to Windermere and complete the journey (6 miles) by taxi or bus from the railway station. We will supply contact details of taxis and information about bus transfers and the costs of these.
Programme: If you can, join us on the arrival day by 1.30 pm for a half day local walk to get to know the others in our group and the environment close by. For those who are unable to arrive by then, join us for dinner at 6.30 pm, when we will talk through our planned programme.
On days 2, 3 and 4 we will offer guided walking (around 6 hours on day 2 and 3, and 4 hours on day 4) making plenty of stops for refreshments and to appreciate the views. We will finish our walk by 1.30 pm on the departure day to leave time for you to travel home..
On our Autumn in Lakeland programme, join a small group (maximum 10 people) to be guided on some of the most inspiring low-level walking England has to offer, and at a time of year when the Lake District is at its most colourful and dramatic. At the end of the day take time to enjoy the architecture and grounds of Rydal Hall, have a drink at the nearby Badger Bar, walk in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, or just do your own thing!
To book, please send your booking request using the form on this page and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place and to request a booking deposit.
If you have any queries, don't hesitate to get in touch using the email or phone contact below.