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Explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales. We drive to the quaint village of Sedbergh and head up to see the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaduct.
We venture down into Wensleydale and Hardraw before descending into Swaledale through the valley to the small market town of Reeth for lunch.
Our next stop is Bolton Castle in which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned, before our journey up the valley to the spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls, which is famous for an appearance in the film Robin Hood Prince of thieves.
From here we make our way to Hawes for a stop before continuing into the lovely village of Dent, famous for the Dent knitters and brewery. We complete our journey back to Windermere via Kirkby Lonsdale.
Ten Lakes Spectacular
The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England, and this full-day tour introduces you to just that; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes a lake cruise, a visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch.
On this Lake District tour you will also travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. There will be plenty of stops for admiring the views and taking photographs. It provides a great introduction to the Lake District, and a taster for exploring further.
Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Borrowdale Valley, Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country. From within the circle, you will get picture-perfect views of some of the Lake District’s highest peaks.
Stop in either Keswick or Grasmere and try a typical pub lunch, or seek out a charming restaurant. You will also get the chance to stretch your legs at the magnificent lake of Derwentwater, where you can enjoy a cruise on the lake and see the Lake District from another perspective.
Roman Britian and Hadrian's Wall
This fantastic Lake District tour to Hadrian’s Wall takes you through the heart of the Lake District through the valleys and besides the lakes and on towards Penrith and the North of the country.
Travel from Bowness and Windermere over Kirkstone Pass, continue to travel north of the pass to Ullswater, you will be take in the fantastic views of Brotherswater and Place Fell.
The tour then travels on towards Ullswater. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District, being approximately 9 miles long, it has also been described as the most beautiful lake in England.
We continue into the remote 'Debatable Lands' of the Border Reivers heading to Lanercost Priory, with time to see and visit the church built within the priory ruins and more Burne Jones windows. The Augustinian priory of Lanercost stands nearby to Hadrian’s Wall and was much involved in the Anglo-Scottish wars.
Moving on we then travel along side Hadrian’s Wall, following it past ‘Mile Castles’ and ‘Towers’. Hadrian’s Wall is almost 80 miles long and was the northern boundary of the mighty Roman Empire for around 3 Centuries. It was built by a force of 15000 men over a 7-year period and comprises of forts, Mile Castles and every third of a mile a Turret, stretching from the North Sea to the Irish Sea.
The next stop will by the Roman Army Museum, where there is time for lunch and a café inside. The Roman Army Museum lies on the site of Carvoran Roman Fort adjacent to sections of Hadrian’s Wall. The museum’s artefacts, videos and reconstructions give great insight into the life of a Roman Soldier and the building of the wall at the northerly boundary of the Roman Empire.
After lunch we the make our way to Vindolanda. Vindolanda is an amazing working archaeological dig site to the south of Hadrian’s Wall. There were 9 forts built on the site over the 400 years of Roman occupancy. Each day during the summer, treasures are uncovered by the volunteer excavators. You will have time to wander through the fort or Vicus remains imagining the sights and sounds of life in Roman Britain.
After our trip to Vindolanda, we continue along Hadrian’s Wall seeing the spectacular Fell End, Sunny Rigg, Great Chester and finally Steel Rigg before making our way back to Windermere.
You will be picked up from Windermere Railway Station and taken to your accommodation, where you can rest, or even head into the village to explore where you are staying.
Your short break has begun, you'll wake up fresh faced with a hearty breakfast (included in the price) and head off on your full day adventure with us at Mountain Goat, there will be plenty of time in the evening to continue your exploration.
On your departure day, you will be picked up at your time of choosen and transfered back to Windermere Railway Station.
This tour explores the best of the Dales in a day! The tour visits the spectacular Dales, taking in Swaledale and Wensleydale. Even though 8 million people visit this National Park every year, it is a peaceful and tranquil area, with beautiful scenery.
This tour is your chance to see and explore the real Yorkshire Dales!
Magnificent scenery of the Lakeland fells, valleys and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes a lake cruise, a visit to the 4,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle set high on the fells, and time in a beautiful Lakeland Village for lunch.
You travel over passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages. You have plenty of stops for admiring the views and taking photographs. This tour is not to be missed!
Roman Britian & Hadrian's Wall
The Hadrian’s Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ which we travel along exploring its remains of towers and landmarks.
During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on the ‘Wall’.
A new addition to the tour is Vindolanda, a Roman settlementone of Europe's largest excavation sites and is still being worked on today.
Bring everything you could possibly need for a 4-night stay in the Lake District, we recommend some sturdy shoes or boots and a light rain jacket.
Children under 5 are not permitted on board our tours.
Your luggage will be safely stowed on board your trasfer vehicle and left wth you at your chosen accomodation.
Mountain Goat Ltd requires full payment at the time of booking to confirm the your reservation. Cancellations up to 14 days prior to the start date will receive a full refund minus a 1% administration charge. After this no refund will be issued. For further details please see our Multiday & Short Break Terms & Conditions
Rail & Road Short Breaks
Mountain Goat Ltd requires full payment at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. All sales are final and no refund will be given in the event of a cancellation on no show. For further details please refer to our terms & conditions, which can be found here.
Mountain Goat works with many incredible accommodation providers to provide memorable short breaks in B&B’s & hotels across the North of England. Choose from a range of itineraries and tours to make your short break extra special, whether you stay in a local, cosy B&B or spend your time in the incredible 4* Hotel, you'll be sure to have the most magical stay when you book with the Goat.
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