England's Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park
Small group tour of England's famous hiking region with emerald hills, dales and rich heritage (hiking and walking for all abilities)
7 Night small group scheduled tour
Small group tour
Luxury Mercedes Coach
Hike the Dales and Fells of England's green and pleasant land
Explore the English counties that inspired Beatrix Potter and James Herriot.
The Romans introduced Potter’s Peter Rabbit, and Beatrix saved Herriot’s Herdwick sheep. The people, ancient farming methods and the sheer beauty of the Lake District make the region a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Suppose Beatrix Potter, author, farmer and conservationist, saved the Lake District in its current form. In that case, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is synonymous with the veterinary expertise of Herriot and his adventures on the green pastures of the Dales. We will also see the awesome UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
Both counties are breathtakingly beautiful, with craggy ancient mountains, sublime sheets of water and undulating limestone landscapes carved by many ice ages. Expect to see Geological wonders, waterfalls, caves, thousands of miles of stone walls and a million sheep.
Immerse yourself in the emerald hills of England
Get to know your Swaledale from your Herdwick’s and your Cumberland sausage from your Yorkshire pudding. This trip is for those wanting to feel the fresh air on their faces, be amazed by world heritage sites, hike, walk and feast through Northern England’s fantastic landscapes, see great places of historical significance and stop by a few pubs.
Our Lake District retreat is a beautiful private home set on six acres of grounds; with individually decorated rooms, a wine cellar, a cinema room, and a hot tub.
- Hike up two of England's most beautiful mountains - Options for all abilities
- Three lunches and three dinners included
- Walk the Yorkshire Dales, land of sheep, waterfalls and pastures
- Enjoy a close encounter with the famous Herdwick sheep breed
- Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Superb "gastro pubs" and local food is part of the experience
Gentle walks and 10-mile hikes up steep hillsides and mountains are part of the experience. Options for all abilities. Yoga, massages and plenty of excellent quality local produce will be a feature.
This journey will be a small gathering of up to fourteen people who want to forget the stresses of normal life and be surrounded by like-minded people, appreciators of literature, yoga lovers, trail walkers, enjoy excellent food and historical sites.
England’s great Northern National Parks tend to be side-lined by London and the Cotswolds. Sign up and let us show you the England that the English love.
Striding Edge, Hellvellyn
Typical Hiking Trail
The Valley Floor
Looking Towards Red Tarn
Glenridding, foothills of Helvellyn
Yorkshire Dales Road
Ingleborough Mountain, Yorkshire
Dales Road Trip
Bolton Castle, Yorkshire
View of Striding Edge, Lake District
Sandy Lane Room
The Peninsula Bathroom
The Living Room
The Garden Pod
The Garden Pod from Outside
The Dining Room
The Three Tuns, York
York City Gates
The Temple of Piety, Studley Royal
Studley Royal Green Gardens at Fountains Abbey
The York Shambles at Night
The York Minster Tower
Architectural Detail from York Minster
The Doom Stone, York Minster
The Betsy Bedroom
The Beverley Bedroom
The Beverley Bathroom
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This small group tour will be limited to 14 with country house-style accommodation. High-quality hiking (fully waterproof) clothing is required, and a reasonable fitness level to walk or hike up to 15 KM up some steep gradients.
There are no single-room supplements, but room upgrades are subject to availability at the point of booking. Sharing couples may qualify for a discount.
Travel Insurance is essential and is required.