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Lakes and Dales

Lakes and Dales

Enjoy a five day break to the Lake District

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The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Paint a picture to last in the memory for years to come and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes by rail and water.


At a glance:

  • Settle - Carlisle Railway

  • Ullswater Steamer

  • Appleby

  • Wordsworth

  • Home pick up


This tour includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Penrith and the North Lakes Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Travel the short distance to Glenridding to board the Ullswater Steamer to Pooley Bridge, sailing along the three reaches of the lake with expansive views of Lakeland's greatest mountains.

B, D

Day 3

After a short break at the pretty Cumbrian town of Kirby Lonsdale, journey into the Yorkshire Dales to Settle to board the Settle to Carlisle Railway, over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Later, explore the Cumbrian market town of Appleby.

B, D

Day 4

Discover seven of the lakes today. First, drive to Keswick and the beautiful Derwent Water, past Thirlmere to Grasmere, home to Wordsworth. This small village is a delight with plenty of interesting shops and the famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Later, continue the journey via Rydal Water to Ambleside, past the shores of Lake Windermere to the dramatic Kirkstone Pass. The descent continues past Brothers Water and returns to Ullswater and the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith

Perfectly located for Lake Ullswater and Derwent Water, the luxurious North Lakes Hotel & Spa in the historic market town of Penrith, offers modern comfort and relaxation.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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