Fri 29th September 2023
- Tue 3rd October 2023
The Lake District is a wonderful area of England for walking and we aim to bring you more uncovered spots to walk without crowds. This autumn we have added Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside - a beautiful spot at the end of the Langdale Valley near to Glaramara. Alvina our local guide has some great selection of walks planned so do join us. THIS HOLIDAY IS NOW ON REQUEST ONLY
Dates: Friday 29th September – Tuesday 3rd October (4 nights)
Guide: Alvina Labsvirs
Walking Grade: 2 Goats
Base: Skelwith Bridge Hotel, Near Ambleside, Lake District. Dating back to the 17th century this former farmhouse, corn mill and hostelry, has been lovingly converted and extended into the comfortable hotel it is today, but it still retains many of the original features and character. It is in a perfect location for walks from the door. The great thing is it is away from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside but near enough if you would like to visit.
Arrival: for check in at 15.00 , settle in and a short walk walk with your guide before a welcome dinner together.
Departure:Check out is 10.30am on Tuesday. There will be a short walk so make plans to travel after 14.00.
How to get there : By train the nearest station is Windemere and then a bus on to Skelwith Bridge. Or to Oxenholme direct from London and on by bus or taxi to Skelwith Bridge. Once we know travel arrangements we will link people together for travelling together or sharing taxis.
The postcode is LA22 9NJ for those travelling by car.
Departure is after an optional morning walk on the last day.
Price: £890 per person for this all inclusive holiday to include:
- Ensuite solo occupancy on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis
- Packed lunches on 3 days Sat, Sun & Mon
- All evening meals in the hotel restaurant
- Guided walks with your local guide.
- Local transport as required
- the use of a drying room if weather is wet
If you bring a friend or partner and share a room there is a discount of £150 pp . Total price for holiday = £740 per person so please do bring a friend. We will revise and reduce your invoice once you have booked.
Not included: return travel to Skelwith Bridge, drinks and anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
This is a beautiful area at the end of the Langdale Valley in the Lake District. In a peaceful spot only 2.6 miles from Ambleside with it’s Lake District charm and many cafes,restaurants and shops full of local produce.
We choose Skelwith Bridge for its peace and tranquillity and the fact that you can walk in high fells or low valleys and right from the door of the hotel. Your local guide will take the middle paths to give you a flavour of the lovely Lake District and experience all the joys of hill walking. You will require a modicum of hill fitness but you certainly won’t be walking up hill all day. The area is full of very varied walks.
At the end of the day you can relax in your lovely, Lake District cosy hotel.
Itinerary – may change depending on weather or at the discretion of the guide. The guide will discuss the walks with you the evening before.
Day 1 Arrival: by 15.30 for a briefing and a short walk to get to know the local area before dinner.
Day 2, 3 & 4 : these walks will help you discover this stunning part of England. You will explore the landscape and hear about the culture of this interesting place.
Walk 1: The pretty Tarns – a 9 mile low level route with minimal ascent and descent.
Walk around the pretty tarns of Elterwater and Little Langdale.
Walk 2: A Wainwright Day 11 miles and 350m ascent/descent
We walk the mountain of Lingmoor, one of the Wainwrights, with beautiful views over to the classic Langdale Pikes.
Walk 3 : A Lake District Classic 11 mile route with a high point of 541m.
We walk the Classic Langdale Walk to Stickle Tarn with a fabulous view of Pavey Ark. We stroll along the ridge between the Ambleside and Langale valleys giving sweeping views over the area.
Catching the bus to Coniston we walk back via the beautiful Tarn Howes and up to Holme Fell, 317m 8miles
Loughrigg is another Wainwright. We have several options based on this fell. From Loughrigg we can drop down to the beautiful Rydal Water and the take the Coffin Trail to Grasmere. 10miles
Walks will be chosen, according to weather and ground conditions.
Day 5: A short walk before departure