Details Of Holiday From Christian Guild Hotels
Holiday Title:Autumn Walks
Dates:1st Oct 2017 - 6th Oct 2017
Brochure Code:00000
Leader(s):Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince
Holiday Type:Walking
Ensuite Package Price:£365
Hotel:Abbot Hall Hotel
Contact Tel:015395 32896

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.

“Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines. There will be an option of two walks every day, a short walk of  4 - 5 Miles and a Longer Walk of 8 – 10 Miles

Day 1

Short: As below but the walk stops in Grasmere where you will have chance to visit Dove Cottage, taste the local Grasmere Gingerbread and visit St Oswald’s church which is the final resting place of William Wordsworth.

Long: Coach from house to Rydal Estate where William Wordsworth spent his final days. Walking alongside two of Cumbria’s prettiest lakes… Rydal and Grasmere viewing a cave. The walk continues to Elterwater, a small lake that is situated in valley of Great Langdale, Skelwith Bridge, Colwith Force and finally Yew Tree Tarn.

Day 2

Short: As below but excluding Humphrey Head

Long:Taking the train to Cark where there are toilets and chance to buy lunch before continuing the walk.

Making our way via ancient woodlands to the pretty village of Cartmel with a visit to the 12c Priory, Also home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. Skirting the village and walking to Allithwaite before doing a loop to Humphrey Head with excellent views over Morecambe Bay, this limestone promontory has an unusual assemblage of plants and interesting geological exposures and is a great place for watching birds on the estuary. Taking in Wraysholme Tower is a 15c Pele tower before returning to Allithwaite or along the edge of the Bay.

Day 3

Short: As below but stopping in Hawkshead where you will have time to look at the local shops or visit St Michaels and All Angels church , or visit the school where William Wordsworth once attended.

Long: From the house to Coniston Water before making our way to Yew Tree Farm which was a former home of Beatrix Potter. Taking in the views of Tarn Hows with a circular walk around the tarn via woodland and fields and then onto the pretty village of Hawkshead, before continuing to Wray Castle which is situated on the edge of Windermere with a lake side walk before meeting the coach back to the house.

Day 4

Short: as below but excluding Arnside Knott

Long: Train to Arnside and walking to the Fairy Steps via Beetham Fell.

Short visit to Beetham Church, with a brief visit to the Heron corn mill before passing through a deer park and back to Arnside which was a fishing port on the estuary where the River Kent enters Morecambe Bay. Continuing to Arnside Tower a 14c Pele Tower said to be where the last wolf in England was killed. Up Arnside Knott with its stunning views and back to Arnside to catch the train back to the house

"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