Wed 12th April 2023
- Sun 16th April 2023
“Meeting up with wonderful gay women,on my first lesbian holiday. Being able to be me - no explanations” Sometimes we just need a safe space to ‘be me ‘ and our holidays to Glaramara have provided this through the decades that WalkingWomen has been around. We are proud to continue the tradition and we hope you will join another holiday in the lovely Lakes to discover this area together. Returning each day to the cosy Glaramara hotel with a spring in your step! IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LAST MINUTE PLACE ON THIS HOLIDAY PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
Dates: Wednesday April 12th to Sunday April 16th – 4 walks
Guide: Jo Bird
Walking Grade: 2 Goats
Base: Glaramara Hotel, Seatoller, Borrowdale, near Keswick. Good Parking.
Nearest Train station is Penrith 25 miles from the hotel – transport can be arranged via the hotel – a taxi for a group is approx £50 return. StageCoach https://www.stagecoachbus.com/ is the local bus service and has an excellent App with all the bus times. From Penrith to Keswick Bus Station is approx 1 hour. It is the X5 bus route. From there there are buses every 30 minutes to Seatoller and the journey is 20 minutes. Ask the bus driver to drop you off at the end of the drive to Glaramara.
WalkingWomen has been coming to the Glaramara Hotel since the very beginning and we continue to support this wonderful, traditional local hotel. The welcome is friendly and you are so well looked after.
Price £799 fully inclusive of:
- Full board ensuite accommodation(dinner,bed and breakfast plus packed lunches on 4 days including final day after a morning walk)
- Experienced guiding with you throughout your stay.
- Local transport required for walks
- Travel to Glaramara Hotel
- Drinks from the bar
Glaramara is an ideal base with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells. Beautiful,varied walks on the doorstep and stunning views all around make this an ideal spot. The nearest station is Penrith with connecting bus service to Keswick with an ongoing service to Seatoller just a 29 minute bus ride away. A good summer service. There is plenty of parking at the hotel.
The hotel is so welcoming with relaxing spaces and cosy corners to enjoy a cuppa, a local beer or whatever tipple takes your fancy. The full board menu has tasty local food and plenty of it. An interesting feature is the display of local art adorning the walls – some for sale to support the local artists. En-suite bedrooms give comfort at the end of the day which are so enjoyed after a good days walking.
Most walks are accessible directly from the hotel making this a very relaxing break away from driving or lots of travel. A walk from the hotel is a swim spot for those lovers of outdoor dipping.
If the weather is good it is lovely to sit outside the hotel and simply enjoy the landscape.
In this short break you will have the chance to really experience what this area has to offer and hopefully it will tempt you to return.
Itinerary – may vary depending on weather and at the discretion of the guide.
Arrival day – 5km/3 miles
Arrive mid afternoon if you can for a 3pm check in and short walk to Stonethwaite church
17.30 Welcome meeting followed by dinner
Walk 1 10k / 6 miles 250m ascent
Seatoller – Grange – Derwent Water – Bus to return to Glaramara
Walk 2 – 9k / 5.5 miles 350m ascent
Bus to Rosthwaite – Watendlath – Barrow Bay (Derwent Water)
Walk 3 – 10k / 6 miles 275m ascent
Bus to Keswick – Castlehead viewpoint – Castlerigg Stone Circle – Keswick
Walk 4 – Departure Day – 5k / 3miles 90m ascent
A short walk around Seathwaite valley