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The Magic of the Lake District

Board the ‘Mountain Goat’ to enjoy the Lake District's breath taking scenery from a different perspective.

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This Lake District tour is for the more adventurous. Board the ‘Mountain Goat’ to enjoy breath taking scenery from a different perspective. ‘Mountain Goat’ are the original Lake District Mini-Bus Company. The holiday also includes the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Muncaster Castle Grounds and World Owl Trust.


At a glance:

  • Hardknott and Wrynose Passes on ‘Mountain Goat’

  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

  • Muncaster Castle Grounds and World Owl Trust

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Please note: this tour is not suitable for the less mobile.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel to Cumbria, arriving at the Damson Dene Hotel by late afternoon for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

After breakfast, drive to Bowness delightfully located on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take time to look around before catching the 'steamer' from Bowness Pier for the relaxing sail to the southern tip of the lake at Lakeside. From here, visit genteel Grange-over-Sands with spectacular views across Morecambe Bay. Enjoy a gentle sea front stroll and a look around before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 3

This morning, drive to Sedbergh for a short break before crossing Ravenstonedale Common to Kirkby Stephen and Brough on the way to the former county town of Westmoreland, Appleby. There's time to purchase lunch and explore the historic town. This afternoon, ride along the shore of Ullswater, before travelling over Kirkstone Pass and descending to Windermere to return to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

Board the 'Mountain Goat' mini buses to explore areas the coach can't reach. This is a wonderful day, taking in the mountain passes of the Western Fells - Wrynose Pass, the desolate Duddon Valley, awesome Hardnott Pass. See the lonely Roman Fort whilst descending into Eskdale for a ride on L'al Ratty - the Ravensglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway. This afternoon, visit Muncaster Castle Grounds and World Owl Trust. From here, return via the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water to the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

Enjoy a final breakfast at the Damson Dene Hotel, before heading back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Damson Dene Hotel, Bowness


The Damson Dene Hotel is tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley close to Bowness, featuring a beautifully landscaped garden and superb location.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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