- The small market town of Hawes, famous as the home of Wensleydale cheese
On this Discovery Tour we stay for
seven nights at the historic market town of Sedbergh nestling
beneath the beautiful dome-shaped Howgill Fells. It is ideally
situated to explore the Howgills, Yorkshire Dales, Moors and the
Eden Valley. This is an area rich in tradition and history, filled
with castles and abbeys as well as spectacular and unspoilt scenery.
For fans of the TV series All Creatures Great and Small you will
recognise the valley of Wensleydale and the quaint town of Hawes.
2017 Dates: One week tour starts Saturday July 29
Price in British pounds: 855.00 GBP based on double occupancy.
Day 1: Arrival day Transfer from the nearby Rail Station at Oxenholme can be arranged. Check in is from 2.30pm onwards. Afternoon tea at 4pm.
Day 2: The Lowther Valley We begin by finding out about the famous Lowther family who, at one time owned land across most of northern England. We will visit a modern dairy farm to find out about making ice-cream, discover a church with 17th century woodwork and explore a tower built to repel the Border Reivers.
3: In the Footsteps of Lady Anne
Day 4: Discover Wensleydale We will spend time in the attractive market town of Hawes, before driving through Wensleydale to Aysgarth, home of the spectacular Aysgarth Falls. On our return we will visit the lonely and tranquil Semer Water before returning to Hawes where you will be able to taste the famous cheese at the Creamery.
Day 5: Free day to explore the local area.. Situated near Kendal, about 25 minutes from Sedbergh you will find the National Trust property, Sizergh Castle, which is a fine medieval house, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Another stately home is Levens Hall which is famous for its magnificent formal garden and its topiary displays.
Day 6: The North Pennines Today we travel over the Pennines to visit the wonderful market town of Barnard Castle. Explore the independent shops or the ruined castle - or enjoy a leisurely walk. The highlight is a visit to the spectacular Bowes Museum, built in the style of a French chateau.
Day 8: Depart after a leisurely breakfast