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Magic of the Lakes

Magic of the Lakes

From our base in the southern half of the Lake District this tour offers an interesting selection of excursions with a nice mix of scenery which features some well-known and some not so well-known sights.

Holiday Highlights

4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• Grange-Over-Sands

• Lake Windermere Cruise

• Sedbergh and Appleby

• Ullswater, Glenridding &Kirkstone Pass

• Kendal – Gateway To The Lakes

• Market Town of Ulverston


We depart and make our way to
Cumbria and our hotel for the next 4 nights with
dinner, bed and breakfast


Today we drive to Bowness, delightfully
located on the shores of Lake Windermere where
we have time to look around before we catch the
‘steamer’ from Bowness Pier for a relaxing sail
to the southern tip of the lake at Lakeside. From
here we visit the market town of Ulverston with
the afternoon free to explore the area before we
return to the hotel


We begin with a drive to Sedbergh,
where we take a short break before continuing
across Ravenstonedale Common to Kirkby
Stephen and Brough on the way to the former
county town of Westmoreland, Appleby. This afternoon
we ride along the shore of Ullswater, said to be
the most beautiful lake of them all. We halt
awhile in Glenridding before climbing over rugged
Kirkstone Pass, with the lonely pub at the
top, and descend to Windermere to return to the


After a leisurely breakfast we depart
for Kendal – ‘Gateway to the Lakes’ where we
have the day free to explore, enjoy lunch and
perhaps some retail therapy before we return to
Grange over Sands and our hotel.


After breakfast we depart and head for

Your Hotel

The Damson Dene Hotel

Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley close to

Bowness, the Damson Dene Hotel is a delightful

hotel superbly located as a base for our holiday.

Features include landscaped garden, leisure centre

with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym

and all bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone,

hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel does not have a lift but ground floors are available on request and subject to availability.

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
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
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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