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Walking Break Twixtmas in The Lakes

.. wonderful walking between Christmas & New Year

Wed 27 Dec 2017 - Fri 29 Dec 2017
Glaramara, Borrowdale, the Lake District CA12 5XQ
Any time after 4pm for welcome meal at 7pm
£214 Member Twin Ensuite, £234 Guest Twin Ensuite, £205 Member Single Non Ensuite, £219 Member Single Ensuite (Deposit £40 Member Twin Ensuite, £45 Guest Twin Ensuite, £40 Member Single Non Ensuite, £
2 nights accommodation, 2 evening meals, 2 picnic lunches, 2 breakfasts, 2 days of guided walks with a choice of 2 walks each day
Transport if taken to walk starts
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Overview: Christmas has passed and we're not quite at New Year ... which leaves a wonderfully peaceful gap in our schedules!  This classic break enables you to squeeze in a fantastic winter escape amongst some of the finest mountains in Britain!  And Glaramara is an excellent location with some lovely accommodation, absolutely superb food and great walking.  Plus if you want an extended break, you can easily link it with one of the New Year events, either staying at Glaramara, or moving down to another WalkWise venue in Derbyshire!

Glaramara in Borrowdale is one of our most popular locations as it occupies an enviable location in the heart of some of England's most spectacular mountains and beautiful valleys, …and the food is great!  From the front door of the centre, there is a massive range of walking to choose from, with something for everyone! There are the towering heights of Great Gable, High Spy, Maiden Moor, Castle Crag, the beautiful Derwentwater, the superb cafes throughout Borrowdale and some traditional Lakeland hostelries!  Simply a superb place for a winter break.

The Walking Programme: Quite simply this centre is one of the finest walking locations anywhere in the UK, truly immersed in the deep Lakeland valleys and surrounded by majestic mountains and inviting Lakeland fells.  By contrast, there are delightful river valleys with tranquil lakes, dancing waterfalls and peaceful woodland, providing enchanting scenery for all levels of walkers.

For the hard walkers there are some truly wonderful high level options.  The Lake Districts emblematic and beautiful Great Gable lies within reach of the centre, as does the temptations of Glaramara, Allen Crags, Eagle Crag, Sergeant Crag, High Raise, Ullscarf, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson which are all accessible walks from the front door of the centre. As if that’s not enough it’s only a short hop over Honister Pass to a range of walks in the beautiful Buttermere valley.  The final choice of walks and routes will be selected closer to the time when the weather and everyone’s ability and previous experiences of Borrowdale have been established.

Meanwhile for the gentler walkers there are some beautiful lower fells that can be reached without too much effort: Castle Crag, Kings How and Bessy Boot are all wonderful viewpoints providing excellent value for your efforts.  Styhead Pass and Sprinkling Tarn lie at the very heart of the most spectacular mountains in England and there is also the dramatic scenery of Dale Head Tarn and the Newlands valley.  But we must not forget the beautiful Langstrath and Buttermere valleys and the hidden tea shops in the hamlets of Watendlath, Seathwaite and Rosthwaite, all of which add to the delights of the lower walks.

To allow you to choose a walk that suits you best, we’ll provide a minimum of two walks on each day led by professional and knowledgeable walking guides.  On both days there will be a harder walk of 10-12 miles with 2500+ft of ascent and a gentler walk of 6-9 miles with less ascent.  However, the programme is flexible and can be altered to suit your needs.  All walks are weather dependent and own transport may be taken to the walk starts.

Accommodation: Is in Glaramara, a purpose built walking centre at the foot of the Borrowdale Valley in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park.  The centre is ideal for walker and is located in a commanding position in the beautiful vale of Borrowdale. It offers a mixture of single rooms which are non ensuite, singles that are ensuite and twin-bedded or double bedded ensuite rooms.  Some of the bedrooms have lovely views of the surrounding valleys and hills and all have complimentary tea/coffee facilities. There is a well-stocked cosy bar and comfortable lounges, so you can relax in the evenings.  Their catering has an excellent reputation amongst walkers for good wholesome food, the portions are plentiful and the packed lunches satisfying!  Then, should you have any excess energy there are also two excellent country pubs within walking distance for an evening drink!

Maps: Walks are fully guided, but if you like to take your own maps, we recommend the following:

1:25 000: EX004: Ordnance Survey Explorer Lake District Map- English Lakes NW Area

1:25 000: EX005: Ordnance Survey Explorer Lake District Map- English Lakes NE Area


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