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Yorkshire Dales, Lake District Walking Vacation


A Royal Secret - Yorkshire Dales, Lakeland & Bowland

This guided walking tour combines the beauty of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the hidden corners of Queen Elizabeth II's Bowland. Start in undiscovered countryside still owned today by Her Majesty the Queen - a place to which she once said she and Prince Philip would love to retire. Then take in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

"Elizabeth has a dream, a fantasy, which she knows she can never realise. There is a valley in Lancashire, near Clitheroe and the beautiful Forest of Bowland, where, she once told a friend, "Phillip and I would like to retire to...." from ELIZABETH Biography of Her Majesty the Queen by Sarah Bradford (1996)

Yorkshire Dales, Lakeland & Between

guided walking tour yorkshire dales & lake districtDay 1 Arrive in the Queen's favorite place, tucked away in the valleys of the verdant Bowland Forest

Day 2
A private tour of Browsholme Hall owned by the Parker family since the 1600s. Stroll around the ancient hamlet of Chipping with its tiny cottages in the shadow of the impressive fells. Walk through the beautiful unspoiled Hodder Valley back "home".

Day 3 Stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales as we pass through the official center of the Kingdom. Visit friends before walking through a patchwork of fields, streams and ancient villages. A guided tour of the impressive Lancaster Castle finishes an impressive day.

Day 4 The lesser-known areas of the impressive Yorkshire Dales National Park. Along the winding River Dee, we come to pretty Dent village with its cobbled main street. Then explore the picturesque market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Day 5 A personal tour of Holker Hall and gardens then move on to Cartmel, home to Cartmel races and its famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. Discover hidden Lakeland on your walk around Strawberry Bank
Day 6
Stop at pretty Hawkshead village, associated with Beatrix Potter, then on to Ruskin's Brantwood, "the most beautiful house in Lakeland". Walk the paths and woodland tracks and perhaps stop for a drink in a country inn.

Day 7 Why not stay some more and explore the scenery that inspired so many?


Arrival & Departure:
Arrival transfer from Preston Castle Station.
Departure transfer to Oxenholme Station.


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