Thu 22nd August 2024
- Wed 28th August 2024
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FILL OUR HOTEL FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL SUMMER WALKINGWOMEN TRIP. Only 10 double rooms left for sharing or solo occupancy - cheaper if you share by bringing a friend or partner. DON’T MISS our GRANDE FINALE NIGHT (Tuesday August 27th)where we have the GENTLEMAN JACK DUO Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow playing. And throughout the week we have fabulous guided walks for all abilities plus some evenings of special entertainment INCLUDING showcasing our film TWO GOATS filmed here last year. The hotel is exclusively for us. It’s the place to be this summer !
Dates: Thursday 22nd August to Wednesday 28th August 2024
Walking Guides: 4 fantastic WalkingWomen guides to cover every goat as we walk high mountains as well as more gentle lakeside walks. There will be something for everyone.
Grade: A little bit of everything – Goats 1 to 4
Base: Glaramara Hotel, Seatoller, Borrowdale, Lake District. WalkingWomen has used this hotel for years and you are assured of a very warm welcome and excellent service. This is a family run hotel with lovely,cosy communal areas and outside space for relaxing after walks. The food is locally sourced as much as possible and guests love it. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first basis as there are some which are more functional than others – all are ensuite and comfortable.
The nearest train station is Penrith and we recommend getting there for approx 14.00 on Thursday August 22nd to share taxis – 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.
Departure is after a morning walk on Wednesday A packed lunch is included. Arrange travel for after 14.00.
Price: £2,350 per person per holiday all inclusive in a large double room for single occupancy (all single rooms have sold out!)
Price per person sharing is £1,175 pp for the remaining double rooms (we will adjust your invoice for your final payment). Total £2350 for two people.
This price for your week at Glaramara is fully inclusive of :
- Ensuite room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
- Packed lunches on all our walking days
- Welcome drinks on your first evening
- Experienced women guides providing a range of walks from goats 1 to 4
- Evening entertainment with a special evening of music by Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow the famous duo who created the theme tune to Gentleman Jack. We also have Zora and others joining.
- Local Transport required for walks
- Travel to the Glaramara Hotel in Seatoller.
- Drinks at the bar/restaurant
Join us for an extraordinary evening on Tuesday, 27th August 2024, during our ‘Return to Glaramara – Summer Lesbian Break’. We’re excited to feature O’Hooley & Tidow, the musical duo whose work was showcased in the Gentleman Jack TV series, known for their enchanting folk melodies and engaging stage presence. Adding to this special night, the talented Dryadic (Zora), whose song ‘I Like’ beautifully complements our latest video, will also perform. Her music, a rich tapestry of folk-infused rhythms and heartfelt lyrics, perfectly resonates with our ethos of adventure, connection, and rejuvenation. Dryadic’s ability to create music that echoes the spirit of WalkingWomen is remarkable and her performance is sure to be a memorable part of your holiday experience. As the founder and leader of Gloucestershire’s LGBTQIA+ choir – Queer Voices Gloucestershire, Dryadic brings a unique blend of traditional and contemporary songs, including captivating piano ballads. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the soul-stirring music of these exceptional artists in the idyllic setting of Glaramara. Discover more about Dryadic on Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, and YouTube. This evening promises to be not just a musical journey but a celebration of the shared values that define our community.
Glaramara Hotel is situated 7 miles south of Keswick in the picturesque hamlet of Seatoller in the Borrowdale Valley. Such impressive scenery with wonderful walks and swimming dip places a walk from the door. Or for those who just love to be in nature in the company of other women then it’s a peaceful place to sit and soak in the views!
It is possible to travel by public transport – we have tried it! Trains go from all over the country to Penrith then a regular bus service links to Keswick and on to Borrowdale. For bus information StageCoach has a good App helping you plan your journey. If flying from abroad Manchester or Newcastle are the nearest airports. From any London airport you can travel to London Euston Station and on to Penrith, or as one intrepid traveller did last year you can fly into London Heathrow and hire a car!
If you do drive there is free parking at the hotel.
Glaramara is ideally located for a wide variety of walks from the famous peaks of Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Haystacks and Glaramara itself to plenty of lowland walks within Borrowdale. This is the reason for ‘a little bit of everything’ grading. Our guides will run a varied programme each day so you can pick what feels right on the day! They know the area and you can be sure the programme will be inspiring and leave you feeling you have discovered this gorgeous place.
There are clear paths up to visit Tarns and to walk across Maiden Moor. There are the famous Borrowdale oak woods to be explored on the banks of the River Derwent. There are lots of National Trust sites and gardens to visit so variety really will be the spice !
Expect to have a choice of 2 walks each day to suit your level. We may also do some walks together with options to return earlier or stop more as we have guides who can accompany different groups at different stages.
There are also opportunities to swim with rivers and lakes all around.
Our hotel is the ideal spot to spend time. Your receive such a warm welcome and staff are always on hand to help you. There are plenty of spaces to sit and relax either on your own or as a group.You are surrounded by local artists work as the owners support their local community. Food is a high standard and there is a good choice. There is a small bar serving local beers and a range of drinks for those who like to relax with their favourite tipple.
Keswick is a bus ride away for those who might like to visit a traditional Lake District town.
Our walking programme is subject to change depending on the weather and at the discretion of our local guides.
There will be a full programme of varied walks to suit different goat levels. Our guides will brief you on what is available the evening before so you can choose to suit your needs.