|2019 Dates||Number of Travelers|
|2||3||4||5||6||Single Supplement||Solo Surcharge|
|May 1 - Sep 30||$4,098||$4,098||$4,098||$4,098||$3,998||$1,025||$525|
Standing along the cliff tops of St. Bees Head in Cumbria, the Irish Sea looks like dancing slate and white froth. Spot sheep as you trace the Swale River through the rolling fields of the Yorkshire Dales, past stone walls and barns. Along the way, drink in the outstanding beauty of three of England’s most beloved national parks—the mountainous Lake District, pristine inspiration to poets and writers; Yorkshire Dales, blanketed with rolling valleys caressed by trickling streams; and North York Moors, a treasured region of England’s beloved moors and heather-clad bogs, at once moody and magnificent. Along the way, relax in comfort at a blend of casual and refined accommodations, with a generous array of included meals that feature the farm-fresh cuisine of Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this privately owned country house hotel. With open log fires, award-winning Lakeland cuisine and warm comfortable bedrooms decorated in a contemporary style, this hotel is a hidden gem located on the edge of the hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale.
The Burgoyne Hotel
Regal and elegant, the Burgoyne Hotel is a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens, astonishingly set amid the Swaledale Valley and Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located on Reeth’s peaceful green, this charming late Georgian country house, opened as a hotel after World War II, blends traditional décor and modern convenience, each room evoking the historic character of the manor. Sample the fresh cuisine of the informal 1783 Bar and Restaurant, steeped in the history of North Yorkshire. Relax by the fireplace with a drink in one of the two sitting rooms. And soak in a long tradition of British hospitality.
Ennerdale Country House Hotel
Set amidst five sprawling acres of serene well-tended gardens, the Ennerdale Country House Hotel evokes the simplicity of an old Cumbrian village inn. Classic in its design and architectural touches, the dog-friendly hotel offers basic in-room accommodations with period furnishings and details keeping with the village’s historic character. What it may lack in amenities, it makes up for in its proximity to the start of the Coast-to-Coast Walk in St. Bees, where lodgings are decidedly designed for walkers who are “just passing through.” The Ennerdale’s traditional bar is ideal for a relaxing drink and the grand dining room serves fare prepared with locally-sourced ingredients.
The King’s Head Hotel
Blending traditional character with modern comforts, this historic coaching inn has been extending a warm welcome to travelers and diners for over two centuries. The building’s long, red-brick Georgian façade, with neat rows of sash windows and white-painted moldings, dominates the market square. Inside, the bustling ground floor is home to The King’s Head’s newly established Eatery & Coffee House, putting food and beverage—popular with locals and visitors alike—at the heart of the hotel. Upstairs, large bedrooms offer an easy contemporary style with pale walls and carpets, duck down duvets, and simple furnishings.
Inn on the Lake
With a magnificent lakeside setting, the Inn on the Lake rests right on Lake Ullswater and offers stunning views of the shimmering waters and the soaring Helvellyn mountain range on the opposite shore. Inside, the inn is steeped in elegance, adorned with thoughtful touches that evoke that gracious spirit of the Lakes District. The Lake View lounge and unique Orangery provide 360-degree views and the Lake View Restaurant serves refined dishes inspired by the natural environs of northern England. Each of the 47 rooms is thoughtfully designed and tended, providing a wide array of amenities and comforts.
Rothay Garden Hotel
Graceful and elegant, the Rothay Garden Hotel provides a taste of luxury amidst the beauty of the Lake District. The 30-room property earned the 2018 Best Small Hotel of the Year Award from Cumbria Tourism. Built from local stone, the property is set on beautifully landscaped grounds and offers views of the babbling River Rothay and surrounding fells. Each room provides a private patio or balcony and all the amenities that make for a comfortable and convenient stay. After a day of walking, soothe your legs with a treatment at the Riverside Spa and relax with a drink and fine dining at the Garden Restaurant.IWiFiI
The Black Swan Hotel
Conveniently located on the main square of Helmsley, the Black Swan occupies a row of stunning historic buildings: a half-timbered house, a Georgian-era charmer, and an Elizabethan manor. The latter was the original stagecoach house that received the “Helmsley Highflyer” thrice weekly. The English cottage gardens, dotted with sitting areas and umbrellas, evoke the gracious hospitality of England, the ideal spot for tea or a glass of wine. The Gallery Restaurant serves locally sourced food thoughtfully prepared while, on the walls, the work of local artists brings color and creativity to your dining experience. The award-winning Black Swan Tearoom provides a flawless afternoon tea. Each room offers simple comforts and local charm.
The Victoria Hotel
Ideally located atop a hill and boasting spectacular North Sea views, the historic 1897 Victoria Hotel exudes the character of its age. While its rooms and décor may reflect a bygone era—a bit too authentically, for some—the hotel has served many a traveler as the best available accommodation in town. The beer garden overlooks the sea, just one example of its casual and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a cold local ale here or wander inside for hearty pub fare at the welcoming Sea View Restaurant.
|11 meals: 8 breakfasts and 3 dinners|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|Orientation meeting with a Country Walkers representative|
|Local representative available 24/7|
|Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next at no additional charge.)|
|Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by One Call International|
|Access to Self-Guided Flight Concierge—Ask our knowledgeable team to find flights that sync perfectly with your planned trip.|