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Experience the spectacular views and charming villages of the Yorkshire Dales on this rail and walking holiday

The rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, scenic rail journeys, quaint market towns and invigorating walks - the perfect combination for rejuvenating break in Britain.

On this five-day trip you will visit the home of the Brontë sisters, ride on classic steam trains, traverse the Pennine Bridleway on foot and explore the charming market town of Skipton - your base throughout your stay.

You will be transported back in time on the Embassy and Bolton Abbey Railway (including a stop at Oakworth made famous in the Railway Children), before spotting wildlife on a walk along the Bolton Abbey River Loop. You will explore the world of Wuthering Heights at Haworth and on a Bronte-themed walk across Yorkshire's wild moors. You will ride the Heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Settle Carlisle Line and be treated to more stunning scenery on a Penine Bridleway walk.

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  • Walk for approximately 3.5hrs at a moderate pace on three walking day

  • Ride three wonderful railways

  • Spend four nights' half board at the Rendezvous Hotel

  • Explore villages, bridleways and the home of the Brontë sisters

  • Enjoy packed lunch on three walking days

  • Coach transfers for our excursions, services of two experienced local walking guides and services of an experienced tour manager

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 11, 2021
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
From
Mon, Mon, Aug 23, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 27, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
From
Wed, Wed, Oct 20, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Skipton
    Skipton, United Kingdom

    Make your own way to the hotel in Skipton where you'll meet your Tour Manager. Enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner in the hotel.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway & Bolton Abbey River Loop Walk
    Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, United Kingdom

    The award-winning Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway was once part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. This morning you'll relax in one of the beautifully restored Edwardian and Victorian carriages as you're pulled by a vintage steam locomotive through some of Yorkshire's finest countryside. You'll alight at Bolton Abbey Station, which is the start of today's walk.

    The Bolton Abbey River Loop is part of the Dales Way taking you along the River Wharf to Barden Bridge. This fantastic riverside walk through the Bolton Estate is a chance for us to see plenty of wildlife. Look out for a fascinating variety of birds, such as wagtails, oyster catchers, kingfishers, ducks and geese, as well as plenty of wild flowers. During the walk you'll see the river flow through a small gorge and have the chance to explore the Abbey ruins. You return to the hotel by coach and enjoy dinner this evening.

    Easy Walk - Duration: approx. 3.5 hours, distance: approx. 7 miles. Terrain: well marked paths, mostly flat. (There is an option to shorten this walk and your tour manager and local guides will provide details if required.)

    Meals - Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Brontë Moor & Haworth
    Keighley, United Kingdom

    This morning we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for a fantastic one-way trip on this five-mile branch line that was built to serve the mill trades in the late 19th century. Your journey starts in Keighley at the foot of the beautiful Worth Valley. In all you'll see six stations including the tiny station at Damens, which once served a small mill nearby and the charming station at Oakworth that shot to fame in the Railway Children. Alight in the Pennine village of Oxenhope, surrounded by rolling hills and windswept moorland.

    Lower Laithe Reservoir is the start of the Brontë Moor Walk. You'll pass the Brontë bridge and waterfall as you walk to Top Withens before returning via the Pennine Way to the reservoir. The world of Wuthering Heights is brought to life in Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters. You'll have time to enjoy this delightfully quaint town before returning to Skipton where dinner will be served in the hotel.

    Moderate Walk - Duration: approx. 3.5 hours, distance: approx. 5.5 miles. Terrain: well marked paths, country roads, Moderate hills.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Skipton - Settle Line & The Pennine Bridleway
    Skipton, United Kingdom

    After breakfast you'll take a leisurely stroll along the Leeds & Liverpool canal path to Skipton railway station where you board the train and travel on a section of the Settle. Here you'll begin the walk up onto the Pennine Bridleway to enjoy the beautiful views that stretch far and wide across the Dales. Along the route you'll pass a number of caves carved from limestone synonymous with this area. They include the famous Victoria Cave, which was discovered by chance in 1837, the year of Queen Victoria's coronation. Archaeological finds from the cave include bones of long extinct animals dating back 130,000 years. At the end of the walk there's time to stop for coffee in the market town of Settle before taking the train back to Skipton.

    Moderate Walk - Duration: approx 3.5 hours, distance: approx 6.5 miles. Terrain: well marked paths, moderate hills, bridleways. Walk between the hotel and Skipton station: Approximately 1.5 miles each way. (There will be an option to shorten this walk and your tour manager and local guides will provide details if required).

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Head home
    Skipton, United Kingdom

    After a leisurely breakfast it's time for you to check-out of the hotel and make your way home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Rendezvous Hotel

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Skipton, United Kingdom

Family-run three-star hotel by the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales

Rendezvous Hotel is beautifully situated overlooking the canal and conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Complimentary car parking is available on site, and Skipton railway station is just less than 2 miles from the hotel.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 11, 2021
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
From
Mon, Mon, Aug 23, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 27, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
From
Wed, Wed, Oct 20, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£549*
* Single supplement: £140. Deposit: £150. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent from Hearst UK. TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel, please call on the number provided to book your place.
Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST DALES WALKING