Our March Walking Break
Three Days & Four Nights in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
Spring Walking Break – March 2021 – Monday 29 to Friday 2nd April
£425 per person
Stay at Eastfield Lodge – charming hospitality, superb breakfasts and delightful en suite bedrooms.
Enjoy three glorious day walks in the Dales National Park
As with all our walking breaks at the Lodge, expect to be well fed and watered, well rested in luxurious beds and well looked after. Ably and enthusiastically led by Penny, we will take on three good walk days in different Dales. It is impossible to have a bad walk in this beautiful part of the country and we have a wealth of routes to choose from depending on the weather and the group. Each day we will explore the Dales without the crowds, stop for refreshments and take in the remote countryside. 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.
Spring Walking Break Itinerary
Monday – Arrival
All arrive at Eastfield Lodge in the afternoon for homemade cookies and tea in the lounge. Join us in the evening for pre-dinner drinks and delicious canapes before a two-course dinner. Penny will enlighten you on the details of the break and be on hand for any questions throughout dinner. The weather may have an influence on the walks we select but with the right degree of wild enthusiasm, we should feel positive about having three great days of walking in these hills and dales.
Tuesday – Warm Up in Walden Dale
The West Burton Circular – 7.5 miles / 12 kms.
This walk takes in the picturesque village and waterfall at West Burton, Aysgarth Falls and church and some strange quirky follies. It also eases us all in gently before a longer walk the following day and should allow time to end the day in the Tea room or The Fox and Hounds Inn. The footpath cuts through lush fields, woodland and alongside the River Ure in Wensleydale with little ascent throughout this first walk. The Cauldron Falls, so named because of its’ deep plunge pool, is worth stopping at for a break and Turner also thought so when he painted the scene.
Evening – Back at the Lodge, it is time to kick off your boots and relax with tea and cake. Tonight, a two-course dinner will be served with wine included and an opportunity to recount tales of the days walk.
Wednesday – Walkabout Wensleydale
The Penhill Summit – 12.5 miles / 20 kms.
This is a classic route up to the summit of Penhill standing at 553m. Penhill can be seen from the lodge and therefore poses a challenge hard to ignore. Starting in West Witton, a steady climb allows us to ease into the day and when reaching the top, the views back towards Wensleydale make it all worth the effort. The grouse stick their distinctive heads up through the heather and hopefully we will hear the familiar cries of the lapwing and curlew. This day can be shortened by clever organisation of cars or taken on as the significant long walk of the break in its entirety.
Evening – Once back at the lodge, another delicious cake and hot showers are in order before a three-course supper is on offer and very much needed.
Thursday – Leap into Langstrothdale
The Hubberholme Circuit – 8.9 miles / 14.3 kms.
This walk is beautiful and offers views across to Plover Hill, Pen-y-gent, Fountains Fell, Buckden Pike Ingleborough and Parrock Hill – yes, you guessed it, the views are the reward following a fairly long steady ascent up to Horse Head in the little explored Langstrothdale. After this however the day is easy, stunning and thoroughly enjoyable. The walk starts at Yockenthwaite, the farm where our Porridge, Granola and Muesli are produced and it nestles in the Upper Wharfe. We descend into Beckermonds, a tiny hamlet lost in time and return along the banks of the beck, passing the ancient stone circle. It is possible to extend the walk to visit the historic church and pub in Hubberholme before wandering back along the river.
Evening – For our last evening, we will be booked into a local restaurant in the market town where you can celebrate together and discuss the highlights of your week in Yorkshire. (Pay individually.)
Breakfast can be enjoyed at your leisure before departure.
DATES – The walking break is running from 7 – 11 March 2021. To book a place, please contact Henry / Penny at Eastfield Lodge on 01969 623196 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Walking Break Prices
View our Walking Break prices below.
|Walking Break||from||to||Price (2 sharing a room)*||Price (single occupancy)|
|Silver Navigation Course - Click Here||Monday 22 March 2021||Friday 26 March 2021||£650**||£650 - 4 Rooms Left|
|March Walking Break - Click Here||Monday 29 March 2021||Friday 2 April 2021||£425||£595|
|May Walking Break with Penny - Click Here||Monday 17 May 2021||Friday 21 May 2021||£425||£595|
|The Alternative Three Peaks Walking Break - Click Here||Monday 7 June 2021||Friday 11 June 2021|
|Prices||*Are per person, based on two people sharing a room.|
|Dogs Welcome||Supplement £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 & Payment||Deposit - 30% of booking value. Balance 30 days prior to arrival.|