from the Lakes to the South
Get to the places you can see except by driving, and places the tour buses cant take you (the back roads!). Entirely customisable to take account of your interests, OR just leave the choices to me. .
A one direction trip starting in northern England and taking in a variety of cities towns, scenery and historic sites including
a circular tour of the northern lakes, including high passes. A day along Hadrians wall, a day visiting the Northumbrian castles, A day in the Yorkshire dales OR on the North Yorkshire moors. The Derbyshire Dales and the cotswolds, Avebury Stonehenge and the Jurrassic coast.
Sample itinerary (starting on Tuesday)
Day 1 northern Lakes tour, overnight Keswick area
Day 2. Hadrians wall, overnight in Alnwick area
Day 3 Northumberland Castles overnight Durham
Day 4 Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors
weekend in York.
day 5 Derbyshire dales overnight in Warwick
Day 6 Cotswolds, overnight in Bath area
Day 7, stonehenge avebury and salisbury, overnight Bruton or Wells
Day 8 Thomas hardy's wessex, finish Bath, Salisbury or Bristol
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Lake District
End location: Somerset/Wiltshire/Bath/Bristol
Duration: 8 days
This tour starts on Mondays Tuesdays or Wednesday and runs for 10 days including a weekend independently in York, Durham or Derbyshire.
Renault Scenic. This has capacity for 4 adults. Please let me know if you are not light travellers as I have a roof box which I can fit if neccessary to allow 4 large suitcases
Price includes my guiding and driving throughout.
My accommodation when not at home is included in the price, (but yours is not) although my help in recommending and helping to find suitable accommodation is included.
I carry a variety of soft drinks in the car, whch are included, and can replenish to your taste as appropriate and as route allows.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 sterling - B&B £75 per couple per night in en suite room
lunch and dinner, £60 per couple per day
National trust Membership (royal oak) recommended
your accomodation: 2 nights in Wessex, 1 or 2 night in central england, 3 or 4 nights in Yorkshire, possibly 1 night in Durham or Cumbria. I will help you find suitable acomodation.
Entrance fees. I base much of the tour on National Trust and or English Heritage properties, s membership of one or both will be very good value (much less than individual entry fees)
This tour is offered here at a substantial reduction, and fuel is not included. I would estimate the cost for this to be around £120-£140 for the total trip