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Walking The Delightful Dales & Bronte Country

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSBWYS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

​Head to the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding beauty, designated a national park. On a series of walks discover lush valleys, towering peaks and craggy limestone cliffs and head into Brontë Country. As you walk across moors you'll be transported into the pages of the novels penned by the Brontë sisters. 

Head to the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding beauty, designated a national park. On a series of walks discover lush valleys, towering peaks and craggy limestone cliffs and head into Brontë Country. As you walk across moors you'll be transported into the pages of the novels penned by the Brontë sisters.

PRICE FROM ? £699 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • 4 nights half-board in a 3-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 packed lunches on walking days, 4 dinners
  • All excursions included 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Transportation on excursions
  • Porterage
  • ​Settle & River Ribble
  • Haworth & Brontë Country
  • Buckden, Kettlewell & Grassington​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Skipton
  • Make your own way to the Rendezvous Hotel, where your Tour Manager will be waiting. With the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep and the windswept moors of Brontë Country within easy reach, the market town of Skipton is a great base for this holiday. This afternoon perhaps enjoy a stroll along the towpath of the LeedsLiverpool canal to the town centre, to see one of the best-preserved castles in the country. Get to know the group this evening over a drink and dinner. ​
  • DAY 2 Settle & River Ribble
  • ​Walk 12.8km/8 miles – 5 hours
    The bustling little town of Settle is situated in one of the most scenic areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. On our 8-mile walk, which will include plenty of stops, we'll pass through fantastic scenery. We'll also see 17th century houses and inns, old cotton and snuff mills, limestone crags, caves and waterfalls. As we walk by the River Ribble, keep an eye out for herons and kingfishers, as well as salmon – the river is a key breeding ground for the endangered Atlantic salmon.
  • DAY 3 Haworth & Brontë Country
  • ​Walks 9.6km/6 miles – 4 hours
    Haworth is a hilltop village which is famous for its connection with the Brontë sisters – Emily, Anne and Charlotte – who penned English literature classics including the epic love story Jane Eyre and the haunting Wuthering Heights. This is the heart of Brontë Country and you can explore the setting of the sisters' novels on one of two walks today.
    The village and surrounding area also featured in the endearing film The Railway Children, and walk 1 will follow this route, passing the sites of disused mills and three quaint railway stations of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
    Alternatively, join walk 2. We'll take the Brontë Way across open moorlands to reach the Brontë Waterfalls, thought to be the place the sisters headed when they were seeking inspiration for their writing. Other highlights are a chairshaped rock, where Emily would sit, and a ruined farmhouse said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.​
  • DAY 4 Buckden, Kettlewell & Grassington
  • Walk 17.7km/11 miles – 6 hours
    Our final walk takes us along part of the Dales Way. Our route takes us from Buckden through the village of Kettlewell, one of the filming locations for the movie Calendar Girls, and we continue alongside drystone walls and rivers up to Grassington Moor. On the way why not stand atop Coniston Pie – a rocky outcrop which is a local landmark. ​
  • DAY 5 Skipton
  • ​Make your way home after breakfast.​
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Accommodation

    • Rendezvous Hotel
    • Facilities at this family-run hotel, located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, include a restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Guest rooms feature private facilities, iron, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. Car parking is available at the hotel and is complimentary.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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