Walks & Treks - Lake District Rambling - April

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Walks & Treks - Lake District Rambling - April

Cumbria • 2 nights • Half Board • Easy to Medium • New Walk

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.

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About this holiday

Our hotel for the weekend is situated in a secluded valley high in the Shap Fells surrounded by acres of moorland and wooded ground. It is in an ideal location to explore the Lake District as well as being near the market town of Penrith.

The countryside setting ensures peace and quiet and the hotel grounds and its' surroundings are sometimes visited by red deer, red squirrels and other wildlife making it an ideal venue to base our rambling weekend.

The best way to appreciate the great outdoors and soak up the atmosphere of this outstanding region is on 2 feet and on Saturday we will travel from the Shap Wells Hotel over to Pooley Bridge where we begin our walk above Ullswater. This is the second largest lake in the Lake District which gently curves through many miles of magnificent mountain scenery. In the summer it is normally dotted with colourful yachts and steamers. Admiring the lake views along the way to Gowbarrow Fell, we then descend by way of Aira Force, one of the most famous waterfalls in the Lake District to the small village of Dockray for a spot of lunch (own cost). Having refuelled, the walk continues across Watermillock Common and over to Glencoyne Farm, one of the largest and oldest farms in the Lake District now owned by the National Trust.

Sunday’s walk begins on the open moorland above the small market village of Orton with a gentle ascent to Beacon Hill with extensive views of the Northern Pennines and the Lakeland Fells. The nearby Nature Reserve contains some of the best remaining examples in Britain of Limestone Pavements which are home to many rare plants associated with limestone habitats. Our path then travels gently downhill through farmland to the village of Orton.

Our accommodation

Best Western Shap Wells Hotel


Facilities include

Situated in a secluded valley in the Shap Fells, facilities include a restaurant and the Riverside bar and lounge and games room.

Rooms include

Rooms have a TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer.

Our hotel is 5 minutes from the M6 motorway. Complimentary car parking is available and the nearest train station is at Oxenholme, located approximately 12 miles from the hotel.


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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
27 Apr 18 2 nights Lake District Rambling - April All Ages From £355

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