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Dales Discoveries

The Break

Discover the Yorkshire Dales
Sunday 3 May – departing Thursday 7 May

£595 per person. 15% disc for two people sharing a room

Expect to be pleasantly surprised how much there is to see and do in this spectacular corner of Yorkshire. Wensleydale is steeped in history, abundant in bird and wildlife on its lush green hills, rich in beauty and grandeur and yet friendly and down to earth. The slow, calm pace of life allows you to relax, take your time and settle into the same peaceful stride.  At Eastfield Lodge, we are launching a new break this year offering a chance to explore the area at a more sedate pace. Our walking breaks have been popular and well established for years but we appreciate that not everyone wants to work that hard! If a stroll through the tulip gardens of the Constable Burton Estate, a visit to the ruins of the magnificent Castle Bolton or a ride through the dales by steam train seem more appealing then this may be for you.

The four night break includes leisurely breakfasts, tea and cake each afternoon, prosecco and canapes on arrival as well as a programme of guided and escorted visits. These could include a walk around and guided tour of Castle Bolton and its gardens including the falconry display, a train journey back to Leyburn on the Wensleydale Railway, entrance to the Annual Tulip Festival at Constable Burton, a short woodland walk beside the tiered Aysgarth Falls (painted by J.M.W. Turner,) a chance to watch the making of Wensleydale Cheese (with some tasters too!) a guided tour of the atmospheric 12th Century Jervaulx Abbey and wander into the Market Town of Leyburn, home to Tennants Independent Auctioneers with its many varied exhibitions and sales.  In the evenings, there will be an opportunity to take in a show at Britain’s most complete Georgian Playhouse, a talk at Tennants by Max Hastings “Going to the Wars” (subject to ticket availability at time of booking) or a film at the tiny cinema within the original converted Richmond Station.

Bring a group of up to 16 or come on your own and meet some other like-minded guests to enjoy an informative and relaxed midweek stay at the Lodge.

Interested?

Please take a look at the Midweek Yorkshire Themed Break prices, itinerary and booking details. Give Henry and Penny a call on 01969 623196 for more information or bookings or click here. If you want to book a bespoke break along these lines as a get-together or birthday surprise, please just give us a ring.

The Itinerary

Discover the Yorkshire Dales

Itinerary

This four night break will offer an opportunity to explore and discover the history and beauty of this area, sample good food and drink, enjoy the company of the other guests in the comfort of the Lodge and whilst out for an evening of culture or entertainment. You will be hosted by Henry and Penny, who have themselves enjoyed experiencing and putting together the different elements of this itinerary.

Sunday

Arrive at Eastfield Lodge.

Arrive at Eastfield Lodge in the afternoon for tea and biscuits in the lounge. Settle in, maybe wander up into the lovely Market Town of Leyburn and join us all in the evening for Prosecco and Canapes to meet the other guests and eagerly discuss the days ahead. The two course dinner in the Lodge includes wine and local Yorkshire dishes.

Monday

Tulip Festival at Constable Burton Estate & Tour of Jervaulx Abbey

A leisurely breakfast allows time to relax, take coffee in the lounge, wander into the town or simply natter to the other guests until we head off to nearby Constable Burton Estate for the Annual Tulip Festival. This privately owned and magnificent country hall, tucked away in the hamlet of Constable Burton with its extensive parkland, is stunning, peaceful and tranquil. Still a family home, the immaculate architecture and gardens are the perfect showcase for the array of tulips which have been displayed here for over 20 years. Refreshments can be enjoyed on the lawn surrounded by the spectacle of this impressive and imposing house which welcomes visitors to wander through the grounds and to peruse the boutique gifts and local crafts on sale.

After a short drive, the ruins of this atmospheric and charming Cistercian Abbey dating back to 1152 come into view. Close to the road, an easy walk allows us to wander through what remains of this monastery and its history absorbing the serene tranquillity of this special place. This, the largest privately owned abbey in England, was destroyed during the dissolution. It is set in an estate wrapped in hills which provides a haven from the weather and creates an atmosphere quite unique and spiritual. It is possible to have a guided tour to learn more about the history and about running and restoring this valuable heritage.

After the tour, cake and tea from the Abbey tearoom should hold us together until a 3 course dinner in the Lodge with wine included.  

Tuesday

Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton

A hearty Yorkshire breakfast sets us up for some exploration further west along the River Ure, the longest stretch of water in England but changing its name in York to the Ouse.  Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves was filmed here at Aysgarth Falls which attracts visitors to it’s three forces, Upper, Middle and Lower Force which tumble over the limestone in dramatic style. The tearooms and visitor centre will both be open. The walk to the falls is gentle and short through woodlands and onto the flat rocks for the more adventurous.

The pub, which was chosen as James Herriot’s honeymoon venue, is in the small village of Carperby featured in the Doomsday Book and is ideal for a lunch stop before heading to Castle Bolton to feed the wild boar, wander through the small but interesting gardens and having an informative guided tour of the Castle itself built in 1399. The gardens include a maze, vineyard, rose garden, bee house, dye garden and a display of birds of prey. It will be a joy to while away the afternoon here at this imposing castle with one of the best views of Wensleydale and which once boasted the first en-suite bathrooms of any house in Europe!

Transport back to the lodge can be arranged from here or alternatively a gentle downhill walk across the fields takes us to Redmire to jump aboard the Wensleydale Railway for a ride back to Leyburn through the countryside.  Having indulged in cake and tea at the lodge and freshening up, an early light dinner will allow time to go to either a show at the Richmond Georgian Theatre (programme not yet released) or to an intimate cinema experience at Richmond Old Station with transport provided.

Wednesday

After breakfast, a delightful drive through the Dales finds us in Hawes, home to the Wensleydale Creamery where we can watch the cheese making process and perhaps help out too! This very informative and entertaining talk looks back at the early origins of the famous cheese and how it has changed over the years. The tasting room encourages gluttony on a whole new level and to purchase a souvenir cheese or two before heading into the pretty Dales town to visit shops, the Ropemakers or the Dales Countryside Museum.  After a light lunch at Simonstone Hall, we return to Leyburn for a relaxing afternoon before leaving to walk to Tennants for a pre-talk dinner in the Garden Rooms and the Talk from Max Hastings “Going to the Wars.” Max Hastings is among Britain’s foremost writers and commentators about conflict. 

The walk back to the Lodge is short but a lift can be arranged if preferable after the Talk.

Thursday

Breakfast can be enjoyed at your leisure before taking a stroll along the Leyburn Shawl, visiting the town to pick up some Wensleydale Cheese or simply departing for home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Interested?

Please take a look at the Midweek Yorkshire Themed Break prices, itinerary and booking details. Give Henry and Penny a call on 01969 623196 for more information or bookings or click here. If you want to book a bespoke break along these lines as a get-together or birthday surprise, please just give us a ring.

Prices

Our Walking Break Prices

View our Walking Break prices below.

Walking BreakfromtoPrice (2 sharing a room)*Price (single occupancy)
Silver Navigation Course - Click HereMonday 23 March 2020Friday 27 March 2020£650**£650
Spring Walking Break - Click HereMonday 30 March 2020Friday 3 April 2020£395£595
Yorkshire Ales in the Dales - Click HereSunday 19 April 2020Sunday 26 April 2020£975 - SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Discover the Yorkshire Dales - Click HereSunday 3 May 2020Thursday 7 May 2020£595**£595
May Walking Break - Click HereMonday 11 May 2020Friday 15 May 2020£395£595
Spa, Paddle & Picnic - Click HereMonday 25 May 2020Thursday 28 May 2020£450**£450
Yorkshire Three Peaks Walking Break - Click HereMonday 1 June 2020Friday 5 June 2020£395 - SOLD OUT£595 - SOLD OUT
Yorkshire Ales in the Dales - Click HereSunday 19 July 2020Sunday 26 July 2020£975-
Prices*Are per person, based on two people sharing a room.
Dogs WelcomeSupplement £10 one off charge *Specific rooms only - Contact us for details.
Discounted Breaks **15% disc for two people sharing a room - Applies to 'Discover the Dales' Silver Navigation Course & 'Spa, Paddle & Picnic' only.
Deposit & PaymentDeposit - 30% of booking value. Balance 30 days prior to arrival.

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