The Pennine Explorer
Staying in a fine hotel on the edge of the Pennines, this holiday features two very different journeys through the hills and moors of North Yorkshire. Reminders of a bygone age when travel was altogether slower, sit back, relax and watch the dramatic landscape unfold.
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel
and Spa, 4 Star
Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire
Tel 01254 398021
Set in 17 acres of parkland, the original building dates back 700 years. While many of the original features have been restored, the bedrooms and leisure facilities are modern and well equipped. Indoor Swimming Pool, Spa. Lift.
Monday 6 June 5 Days £440
Monday 1 August 5 Days £440
Monday 3 October 5 Days £410
No Single Supplement. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Single Journey Settle to Kirkby Stephen, 1 hour canal cruise.Guided tour of Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill
DAY 1 We travel down to the Pennines to arrive in our hotel in time for dinner.
DAY 2 Our excursion today takes us to Settle to board the famous Carlisle to Settle railway as far as Kirkby Stephen before returning through the Yorkshire Dales.
Day 3 Today we visit Skipton Market and then we have a one hour cruise including Tea and Coffee (no wheelchair access), from Skipton, cruising through the open countryside for the whole of the journey. A truly relaxing way to see the countryside.
DAY 4 We have a full day excursion and will be accompanied by a local guide while we tour the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill where we will hear the story of the famous Pendle Witches.
DAY 5 We return home.