May Walking Break - Dales Discoveries
Three Days & Four Nights in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
May 2021 – Monday 17 to Friday 21
£425 per person
Stay at Eastfield Lodge – genuine hospitality, superb breakfasts and delightful en suite bedrooms
Enjoy three stunning day walks in the Dales National Park
As with all the breaks at the Lodge, expect to be well fed and watered, well rested in luxurious beds and well looked after while joining others to explore the beautiful Dales over the three days. Ably and enthusiastically led by Penny, we will try to venture to three different Dales as they all have a very different feel. We will take our time to incorporate breaks and stops which allow for refreshments and time to catch our breath and enjoy the views! That’s the plan – so we can all gain a sense of achievement without racing the clock and enjoy a satisfying, fulfilling but physically rewarding break.
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.
May Walking Break Itinerary
Monday – Arrive at Eastfield Lodge.
All guests arrive at Eastfield Lodge in the afternoon to settle in and enjoy homemade cookies and tea in the lounge. In the evening, we invite you to join us for pre-dinner drinks and delicious canapes before a two course dinner. Penny will enlighten you on the finer details of the break and be on hand for any questions throughout dinner. The weather may have an influence on the specific walks we undertake but with the right degree of wild enthusiasm, we will find routes to suit you all.
Tuesday – Wander in Wharfedale (Total ascent – 512m)
After a good breakfast, we will drive to Kettlewell to start the first walk. The drive is beautiful along Bishopdale before even reaching Wharfedale itself. As a gentle warm up, we will first wander along the banks of the River Wharfe towards Starbotton before starting our first climb of the day, a steady route with some of the best views in Yorkshire. Rounding the top of the hill, then allows us views into Littondale, rarely visited by tourists and feeling more remote and unspoilt. The descent is steep in places but the reward is a visit to the original Woolpack Inn from Emmerdale before another riverside saunter. Needless to say, there is a requirement to return to the neighbouring Dale but the second ascent is gentler than the first, returning us to Kettlewell for a cuppa or pint before the drive back to the Lodge. This route is just under 10 miles for the day.
Evening – Cake will await us on our return to the lodge before a three course dinner served with wine. A welcome time to relax and recount the highlights of the day.
Wednesday – Nip into Nidderdale (Highest point – 604m)
We will fuel up on a good Yorkshire breakfast this morning before our walk in the more populated Nidderdale. Little Whernside is the baby brother of Yorkshires’ highest peak and towers over the two stunning reservoirs of Angram and Scar House. This is where we will start our walk crossing the Scar House Reservoir over the dam and hugging the banks of the water before turning to climb to the summit. Crossing wild moorlands with views down to the reservoirs far below, we’ll enjoy packed lunches and return over the dam which straddles Angram Reservoir at the narrower end of the valley. An easy gravel track completes the walk allowing us to stride for home! This day is also just under 10 miles in all.
Evening – Once back at the lodge, another delicious cake and hot showers are in order before a two course supper is on offer and much deserved.
Thursday – Swagger in Swaledale (487m)
Parking in the little village of Reeth after a dramatic drive over Grinton Moors from Wensleydale into Swaledale, the walk crosses fields and grouse moor and takes a detour up a short sharp climb to Calver Hill. This walk is extremely varied and full of interest including Cringley Bottom and one of the oldest woods in the north of England. There is evidence of the lead mining industry and a couple of streams to negotiate on the way. The last few miles provides easy walking along the banks of the River Swale and past the unusual suspension bridge destroyed in 2002 but now rebuilt. Back in Reeth, there is an opportunity to enjoy a local pint of beer from the Wensleydale brewery outside in the large village square.
Evening – For our last evening, Henry will arrange for us to dine at a local restaurant in Leyburn’s marketplace where you can celebrate completing the three days walking in the Yorkshire Dales. (Pay individually.)
Friday – Departure
A leisurely breakfast before departure.
DATES – The walking break is running from 17 – 21 May 2021. To book a place, please call Henry and Penny a call on 01969 623196.
Our Walking Break Prices
View our Walking Break prices below.
|Walking Break||from||to||Price (2 sharing a room)*||Price (single occupancy)|
|Discover Yorkshire||Monday 5 September 2021||Friday 9 September 2021||£450||£595|
|Discover Yorkshire||Monday 2 May 2022||Friday 6 May 2022||£450||£595|
|Silver Navigation Course||Monday 21 March 2022||Friday 25 March 2022||£550||£650|
|The Alternative Three Peaks Walking Break||Monday 21 June 2021||Friday 25 June 2021||£450||£595|
|Prices||*Are per person, based on two people sharing a room.|
|Dogs Welcome||Supplement £15 per dog per day *Specific rooms only - Contact us for details.|
|Deposit & Payment||Deposit - 30% of booking value. Balance 30 days prior to arrival.|