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Monday
20 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
24 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
25 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
26 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
About This Holiday

From Lake Windermere, the longest lake in England, to the small Rydal Water, the Lake District is simply sensational. Explore its many hills and valleys and perhaps view some wildlife too.

Bcakground

Rydal

With our base for the weekend on the banks of the River Kent in the famous market town of Kendal, our walk on Saturday takes us over to the small and quaint village of Rydal. From here we strike out on a circular walk following the coffin route to Grasmere. It was called this as it used to take the coffins of the dead from Rydal to the church burial in Grasmere. Our path then heads across to the valley of Little Langdale for lunch at the Elterwater Inn (own cost). This afternoon we take a gentle riverside walk down the River Brathay to Skelwith Bridge before heading up to beautiful Loughrigg Tarn and back to Rydal.

Grange Over Sands

Our half day on Sunday takes us into the charming Edwardian seaside resort of Grange Over Sands. We walk through woods to the summit of Hampsfell to enjoy stunning views over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Fells. We then descend following in the footsteps of monks to the village of Cartmel with its charming selection of shops and 12th century medieval Priory church.

The Riverside Hotel

This converted 18th century tanner with its beautiful location right on the banks of the River Kent proudly offers a Bar & Bistro, Riverview Restaurant serving locally grown fresh produce.

The hotel can be found off Junction 36 of the M6. Kendal station is 250 yards away. Complimentary car parking is available.

Facilities include

 Leisure Club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, steam room, gym and hot tub.

Rooms include

The spacious bedrooms feature flat screen TV, hospitality tray, safe, iron, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel can be found off Junction 36 of the M6. Kendal station is 250 yards away. Complimentary car parking is available.

Walking programme
Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium and you can expect to walk up to 14km (8 miles) on the first walk and around 5km (3 miles) on the second walk.

A coach will be used to transfer you to the starting point of the included walks.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10Ͽratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10Ͽf the metered fare.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  

What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 2 guided walks, including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Easy to medium
  • Distance: Approximately 5-14 km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential

NB:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.



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