HEART OF THE LAKES

Heart of the Lakes Walking Holiday

(2 nights, 2.5 walking days).

Aug 31-Sept 2nd 2021- places available

Glorious walking based from the comfort of Rydal Hall and its famous grounds.

  • Grade 3 : Moderately challenging (see below)

  • Based at Rydal Hall, near Ambleside

  • Ensuite, single occupancy rooms

  • Cost £349  (if you wish to extend your stay, additional nights are charged at £85 per person per night for B&B)

What's Included: 48 hours single occupancy full board (2 x dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch), and the services of our walk leader for this holiday.  Please note that the cost per person is the same for both single and double occupancy of rooms. 

 

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Photo:  Harry Johnson

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Photo: Harry Johnson

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ascent of Silver Howe (395m elevation) to gain stunning views of Langdale and Bowfell.

  • Ascent of Helm Crag (405m elevation) for inspiring, expansive views of the Helvellyn Range.

  • 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!

  • Tread the same ground that inspired Wordsworth to write 'Daffodils'.

  • Walk to the high-level Alcock Tarn, a quiet swimming spot on the shoulder of Helvellyn.

Our ‘Moderately Challenging’ walking holidays are designed for those who would like to walk for up to 5-6 hours in a day, and 2-3 hours on a 'half-day'.  However, our aim is to take our walks at a comfortable pace, stopping for breaks and to admire the views, and generally enjoying moving at a moderate pace along our route. 

Programme: If you can, join us on the arrival day by 2 pm for a half day local walk to get to know your fellow travellers 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 and 3 we plan to spend a full day hill walking (i.e. 5-6 hours) which we will take at a moderate pace, making plenty of stops for refreshments and to appreciate the views.

You can add extra nights to your holiday, subject to availability, at £85 per night for bed & breakfast.

How to get there: Rydal Hall is situated 2 miles north of Ambleside in Cumbria.  Postcode LA22 9LX.  Either drive straight to Rydal, or take the train to Windermere and complete the final leg of the journey (6 miles) by taxi or bus from Windermere train station.  We will supply contact details of taxis and information about bus transfers and the costs of these.

On our Heart of the Lakes programme, join a small group to be guided on two and a half days of the most inspiring hill walking England has to offer.  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.

 

We'll guide you on our favourite walks to the most jaw-dropping scenery with like-minded people who meet as strangers and depart as friends.  Just send your booking request using the Enquiry  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.  We can't wait to welcome you!

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Booking Enquiry Form

 

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