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Kielder Water, Eden Valley & Carlisle

Explore Kielder Water in Northumberland, the largest artificial lake in the UK.

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Kielder Water in Northumberland is the largest artificial lake in the UK by capacity of water and is surrounded by Kielder Forest, one of the biggest man-made woodlands in Europe. Explore the area with a knowledgeable guide, discovering the local towns by road, rail and on foot. 


At a glance:



Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Cumbria and the Gilsland Hall Hotel for a four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast, entertainment every night and tea or coffee and biscuits served on arrival.


Day 2

In the company of a tour guide, travel south via Castle Carrock through lovely countryside, with the Pennine Hills on the left, and the Eden Valley to the right, to the market town of Penrith. Penrith is rich in history, from the imposing castle ruins to its fine arcades and today is market day.
Later, journey into the Pennines, climbing the spectacular Hartside Pass, on the way to Alston, with its cobbled main street and 17th Century buildings to board the South Tynedale Railway.

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Day 3

After a short stop in nearby Brampton, travel to Carlisle. The city has much to offer, including Carlisle Cathedral, founded in 1122 and one of the smallest in the country. The Lanes shopping centre is at the heart of the pedestrianised city centre, with chic boutiques to well-known High Street names. Later, head to Houghton Hall Garden Centre, with three floors devoted to gardening, clothes, gifts, the Laird's Larder food hall and coffee shop.

B, D

Day 4

Again, in the company of a guide, head for Longtown and drive along Liddesdale towards picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park. From here, continue to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. This afternoon, return along the path of Hadrian's Wall, stretching 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway.

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

Gilsland Hall Hotel, Gilsland


Set in 240 acres of woodland with fantastic views across the Irthing Gorge, where the river separates the counties of Cumbria and Northumberland, the Gilsland Hall Hotel offers a nightly Tea Dance and live entertainment.


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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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