Abbot Hall Hotel

Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

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Holidays at Abbot Hall Hotel


Exploring the Furness Peninsula & The Southern Lakes

20th Aug 2017 - 25th Aug 2017

Leader(s): Ramblers Walking Holidays

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £489

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Abbot Hall Hotel in Partnership with Ramblers Walking Holidays

To book this 5 night holiday please contact Ramblers Worldwide Holidays on 01707 331133 or visit the Ramblers Walking Holidays

Peninsulas, Coast, Lakes and Fells

The glittering expanse of Morecombe Bay is spread out in front of you as you pause for rest on a clifftop path fringed with sea thrift. This is Southern Lakeland rambling at its best.

Explore the dramatic scenery and shores of the Cumbrian coast, together with the rolling wooded fells, tranquil tarns and lakeshores of the south western Lake District. Before the coming of the railways, this was the gateway to The Lakes with the route being a guided walk across the sands of Morecambe Bay from Lancaster to Grange-over-Sands on the inner of the Furness Peninsulas. We walk up to the limestone summit of Hampsfell for magnificent views over Morecambe Bay and the southern Fells towards Keswick. There’s an enjoyable scenic train journey across the Kent Channel estuary to Arnside to explore the lovely coastal area around Silverdale as well as climbing ‘The Knott’.

Inland we walk the south-eastern Fells around Windermere and Coniston Water with panoramic views over the lakes from the surrounding hills or from the closer viewpoint of a motor launch.

We’re based to the south of the Lake District National Park boundary and right on the Morecambe Bay coast at Kents Bank, just along the coast and one stop on the railway line from the genteel but faded Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands. The Cumbrian Coastal Way runs past the end of the hotel’s gardens.

Please note: Single rooms without supplements are subject to availability.


Late Summer Walks

26th Aug 2017 - 1st Sep 2017

Leader(s): Margaret Bevan & Gordon Churchill

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £516

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This break is the perfect time to get out and take in the last longer days of summer in the gorgeous scenery of the Lake District

The southern Lake District is one of the most beautiful places to walk in the UK, with fells, lakes and the Morecambe Bay coastline, there is a lot of variety, in both terrain and scenery. This week offer an option of two walk a day. Longer A walks and a short B walk.

Included walks:

Coach to Grasmere

A walk: drop off at Ambleside (8 miles)

We will climb up to Loughrigg Fell and down to the Tarn. We will join the Terrace and visit the caves before making our way to Rydal. Taking the coffin route to Grasmere.

B walk: (6 miles gently undulating)

We walk along the shores of Grasmere Lake to join the Terrace. We visit the caves and cross the A591 to walk through Rydal and back along the Coffin route to Grasmere.

Coach to Coniston (Cumbria way)

A walk: Coach to Elterwater (8 and a half miles)

A linear walk from Elterwater to Coniston along the Cumbria way. We will walk to Skelwith Bridge and on through the woods to Colwith Force. The route goes South to Tarn Hows and down through the woods to Coniston.

B walk: Coach to Skelwith Bridge (6 and a half miles)

We walk the same route on the Cumbria Way as the A party from Skelwith Bridge to Coniston.

Train to Ulverston

A walk: 9 miles

We climb the Hoad Hill to see the monument and then cross the moor to the falls. We continue North to Broughton Beck before going west to join the Cumbria Way which goes South through farms and fields back to Ulverston.

B walk: 6 miles

We slowly climb Hoad Hill (optional) before descending to pass through Newlands. The route passes through woods and road to join the Cumbria Way going South through farms, fields and the Gill in to town.

 

9:30am Coach to Windermere Hotel

A walk: 8 and a half miles

We climb Orrest Head 783ft and continue through Near Orrest and Four Orrest to Troutbeck. We gently climb to Wansfell Pike 1581ft and then descend steeply on good paths to Ambleside.

B walk: 6 and a half miles undulating

From the Windermere Hotel we go North through Four Orrest to Town End, Troutbeck an don to Robin Lane. We walk to view point at Jenkin Crag and walk through Skelghyll Woods to Ambleside.

Both groups leave from Ambleside.

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.


Car Free & Care Free

3rd Sep 2017 - 8th Sep 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Forget the queues and the traffic jams by joining us for a car-free holiday where we do all the leg-work. The holiday includes three fantastic excursions and a lake cruise, and our knowledgeable guide will be on hand along the way with interesting facts about the locations you visit.

Fancy a break away where someone else has to worry about the driving and parking. If you do this is the holiday for you.

Let us take you to some of the most beautiful places in the Lake District, excursions may include: A Lake Cruise, a visit to Old Hall Farm, Muncaster Castle, shopping trip in to Lancaster and a free day to explore the local villages of Cartmel and Grange-Over-Sands.

With a knowledgeable guide on hand to give you interesting facts about the places you visit, you will enjoy a stress free week discovering the beauty of the Lake District.


Single & Mingle

10th Sep 2017 - 15th Sep 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Coach Holiday

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Whether you want to meet new people or just a bit of ‘me’ time, this is the stressfree break for you, including a fantastic coach excursion and a lake cruise.

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Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


English Country Dancing - Ron's Final Year

17th Sep 2017 - 22nd Sep 2017

Leader(s): Ron Coxall

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £385

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Ron’s breaks are very popular and it’s easy to understand why! Daily workshops will help you with your dancing, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, and you’ll enjoy dancing both morning and evening, with the afternoons free to take in the fabulous Lakeland scenery.

Meet one of our guides....

Ron Coxall
Ron has always danced, earning his first medal with the Empire Society Teachers of Dance (ESTD) at the age of ten. He first met country dancing in 1969 with Hitchin Staplers in Hertfordshire and took to it like a duck to water. Ron was soon encouraged to call and now he is well known nationally and internationally through his dance compositions.

He has called for Club Dances, Balls, Festivals, Workshops, and Dance Holidays, here, on the Continent and in Australia. "I do like the atmosphere at the occasions when I call to be relaxed and friendly; the dancers should be able to feel free to concentrate on dancing and fun without nervous stress and tension."

Ron has a great following within Christian Guild and his weeks get booked up very early so it is recommended to book as soon as possible

The Holiday

We want you to relax, socialise, enjoy your Country Dancing and the atmosphere of our Abbot Hall Hotel.  The itinerary for this holiday is intended to balance all of these aims.

The programme for your dancing holiday is planned to give you the maximum amount of dancing tuition, relaxed dancing and free time.

There will be interesting morning dance workshops, with free afternoons and evening of social dancing, so if you do have any particular technique you wish to explore you can ask Ron for his expert help and advice.

Anyone, from enthusiastic novices to seasoned dancers, will be able to improve their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly Country Dancing holidays.

During the holiday, we will also offer optional local tours.


Exploring the Furness Peninsula & The Southern Lakes

24th Sep 2017 - 29th Sep 2017

Leader(s): Rambler Walking Holidays

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £489

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Abbot Hall Hotel in Partnership with Ramblers Walking Holidays

To book this 5 night holiday please contact Ramblers Worldwide Holidays on 01707 331133 or visit the Ramblers Walking Holidays

Peninsulas, Coast, Lakes and Fells

The glittering expanse of Morecombe Bay is spread out in front of you as you pause for rest on a clifftop path fringed with sea thrift. This is Southern Lakeland rambling at its best.

Explore the dramatic scenery and shores of the Cumbrian coast, together with the rolling wooded fells, tranquil tarns and lakeshores of the south western Lake District. Before the coming of the railways, this was the gateway to The Lakes with the route being a guided walk across the sands of Morecambe Bay from Lancaster to Grange-over-Sands on the inner of the Furness Peninsulas. We walk up to the limestone summit of Hampsfell for magnificent views over Morecambe Bay and the southern Fells towards Keswick. There’s an enjoyable scenic train journey across the Kent Channel estuary to Arnside to explore the lovely coastal area around Silverdale as well as climbing ‘The Knott’.

Inland we walk the south-eastern Fells around Windermere and Coniston Water with panoramic views over the lakes from the surrounding hills or from the closer viewpoint of a motor launch.

We’re based to the south of the Lake District National Park boundary and right on the Morecambe Bay coast at Kents Bank, just along the coast and one stop on the railway line from the genteel but faded Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands. The Cumbrian Coastal Way runs past the end of the hotel’s gardens.

Please note: Single rooms without supplements are subject to availability.


Autumn Walks

1st Oct 2017 - 6th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £365

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

The Lake District is filled with autumnal colours at this time of year, and this walking holiday is the perfect way to discover them, with everything from gentle lakeside strolls to challenging mountain hikes.

Further Information Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


The Arts & Crafts Movement

1st Oct 2017 - 6th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Jill Durnford

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £530

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Discover Cumbria’s importance in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century. We will travel by luxury minicoach with our Blue Badge Guide to visit houses and churches where artists and craftsmen have left their mark and find out about their legacy to modern workers.

Meet one of our Blue Badge Guides....

Jill Durnford

After many years in education, I was thrilled to be able to train as a  Blue Badge Guide for Cumbria. It seems to be the perfect job,  combining my love of talking to people with my many and varied interests. I like to think that I am following the example of Cumbrian resident John Ruskin who was interested in art, architecture, the environment and society (amongst many other interests) though I am not quite the expert that he was! 

The Holiday…

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Papercraft Break

8th Oct 2017 - 13th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Bruce & Margaret Frost

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £345

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to experiment with art forms, creating 3D objects employing paper or card as the primary medium. Our expert tutors will provide demonstrations and teach you a variety of papercraft techniques.

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


English Country Dancing

16th Oct 2017 - 20th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Hilary Herbert

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £308

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us each morning for a range of workshops to develop your English Country Dancing abilities. Afternoons are free for you to relax in the hotel or explore the southern lakes, before an evening of dancing and music.

Meet one of our guides....

Hilary Herbert

Hilary Herbert has been dancing and calling for many years and greatly enjoys both activities. Having started calling at barn dances, PTAs etc in the late 70s, she is now well known nationally as a caller / teacher of a wide breadth of new and old dances in the Playford, Traditional English and American style, including ones of her own composition. She can also be persuaded, without much difficulty, to teach Running set and Sword. She is a regular performer on the English festival, week-end and evening dance circuits and has also ventured across the channel. Her patience and humour are well known throughout the country and she enjoys sharing her wealth of experience with others. She resides in north Lancashire, the county of her birth, and is looking forward to a week in neighbouring Cumbria

The Holiday

We want you to relax, socialise, enjoy your Country Dancing and the atmosphere of our Abbot Hall Hotel.  The itinerary for this holiday is intended to balance all of these aims.

The programme for your dancing holiday is planned to give you the maximum amount of dancing tuition, relaxed dancing and free time.

There will be interesting morning dance workshops, with free afternoons and evening of social dancing, so if you do have any particular technique you wish to explore you can ask Ron for his expert help and advice.

Anyone, from enthusiastic novices to seasoned dancers, will be able to improve their fancy footwork on these fun and friendly Country Dancing holidays.

During the holiday, we will also offer optional local tours.


Watercolour Painting

29th Oct 2017 - 3rd Nov 2017

Leader(s): Alison Drake

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £410

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

With views across Morecambe Bay, Abbot Hall is the ideal location to practise the art of watercolour painting. Take your time in the relaxed environment to scan the landscape for the perfect composition. Places are limited to allow our expert tutor to give you personalised suggestions based on your level of experience. .

So much more than just learning how to paint….Feed your creative side, with this Watercolour Painting Holiday at Abbot Hall Hotel, with your expert leader Alison Drake.

Course tuition will run everyday, unless otherwise stated from 9:30 to 16:30pm each day, with scheduled lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea breaks.

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment!


Patchwork & Quilting

6th Nov 2017 - 10th Nov 2017

Leader(s): Jenny Almond

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £300

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us to learn all about the traditional art of patchwork and quilting while enjoying this break in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Abbot Hall. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have experience – this is a perfect holiday for you.  Projects during this break will be ‘Lone Star Quilt’ and small Christmas projects.

Coming Soon

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Poetry Carousel

8th Dec 2017 - 11th Dec 2017

Leader(s): Kim Moore, Steve Ely, Hilda Sheehan & David Morley

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £360

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for the 2 night Poetry Carousel break, back by popular demand. Each participant will take part in a two hour workshop with each tutor. In the evenings there will be poetry readings from the tutors and an invited guest poet.

Meet one of our guides....

Kim Moore

Kim Moore’s first pamphlet ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in the Poetry Business 2012 Pamphlet Competition.  It subsequently went on to be named in the Independent as a ‘Book of the Year’ and was a runner up in the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.  It is currently shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.  Kim was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2011.  She spends half her week as a peripatetic Brass Teacher for Cumbria Music Service and conducts the Barrow Shipyard Junior Band and the other half of the week doing poetry related activities – reading at poetry festivals, leading writing workshops and of course, writing poetry. 

The Holiday

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Special Offers

The Lake District, the Peak District, the Wye Valley; each is packed with a wealth of attractions
to keep your whole family entertained this summer
.
And in case caves, castles, walks and watersports weren't enough to whet your appetite, we're also extending our fabulous children's discounts so your children 10 and under can stay for free!

The offer extends to all our fantastic summer family holidays at Abbot Hall, Lindors Country House and Willersley Castle hotels, so whether it's Cumbria, Derbyshire or the Welsh-English border, that family holiday just got a little bit more appealing.

We have also added a fabulous offer from £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast on selected dates for our Summer family breaks between 15th July to 2nd September at the hotels below.

Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Lindors Country House Hotel, nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire

Willersley Castle Hotel, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Prices on selected dates £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast, 3 night Minimum Stay. Other package options are available to suit your family's particular holiday requirements. Please call the hotels for dates when this offer is available and further details.

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