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GOLD Lake District Sailing, Dreaming & Steaming

GOLD Lake District Sailing, Dreaming & Steaming

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and on this holiday we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday.

Tour Highlights


5 Days • 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast • Home Link included


• Northern Lakes and Fells by Mountain Goat

• Keswick

• Thirlmere and Grasmere

• Ambleside and Lake Windermere Cruise

• Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

• Ullswater Cruise

• Kirkstone Pass and Windermere Village






We depart for Cumbria and our hotel for the
next 4 ngihts stay with dinner, bed and


We drive across the Shap Fells to
Kendal for a morning break before continuing on
to Windermere Village with its little shops for the
lunch period. Heading over the rugged Kirksone
Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit, we come
to Glenridding. Here you have a sail on the lake
‘steamer’ along the lake to Pooley Bridge.


Today we travel via St John’s Vale
and Lake Thirlmere to the lovely Lakes village of
Grasmere where we take a break. Grasmere was
the home of William Wordsworth and other
artists. Sample some gingerbread from the local
shop before we head for Ambleside where we join
the lake steamer for another delightful cruise
along Lake Windermere to Lakeside. Here we join
the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a
nostalgic steam ride to round off the day.


We head west to Keswick where you
have time to explore and have lunch before this
afternoon’s adventure with Mountain Goat! The
Mountain Goat mini buses take us where larger
coaches cannot go and we start with a scenic
journey along the shore of Derwentwater to
Ashness Bridge and Borrowdale, continuing over
Honister Pass to Buttermere village. After a
break we pass Crummock Water and
Loweswater on our way to the Whinlatter Pass
Visitor Centre for a break before heading back
to Keswick, rejoining the tour coach for the hotel.


After breakfast we head for home.

Your Hotel


Shap Wells Hotel

The hotel is set in tranquil surroundings amongst

the Lakeland fells. Set in 30 acres of grounds, the hotel

offers a well-stocked bar; lounges and a spacious


All bedrooms are en suite and have television,

radio, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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