Beatrix Potter’s Lake District Grade: Very Leisurely


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6 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 5 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
11 - 17 June, 6 nights
Grasmere, Lake District
Walk Grade
Very Leisurely
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 12 weeks in advance

Beatrix Potter was not only a talented author and illustrator, she was also a landowner, farmer and champion of the local  Herdwick sheep breed. She drew inspiration from her surroundings and we will explore the places she knew and loved on this Lake District holiday. The break combines easy walking, with vistis to Hill Top farm and some of the galleries which explore Beatrix Potter’s life and art. Whilst mostly known for her little childrens’  books about Peter Rabbit and friends, she had many other talents and interests, particularly in the conservation of the countryside and traditional Lakeland farming.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1

We’ll gather at Glenthorne Guest House in Grasmere, hopefully in time for tea and home made cakes in the lovely garden surrounded by the lakeland fells. We may go for a  short orientation stroll around the village before dinner.

Day 2

We go by taxi to the village of Near Sawrey where we will visit Hill Top, the house  Beatrix Potter bought following the publication of her first book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”. (Entry included). We will then do a circular walk to Moss Eccles tarn which Beatrix owned – a great spot for lunch.

Day 3

We go by taxi to Tarn Hows and walk around the tarn taking in the beautiful mountain scenery. Then we go by taxi into the village of Coniston, maybe visit a cafe and the Ruskin museum. There is the option to take a trip on Coniston Water  in the Gondola steam yacht. (Entry to activities in Coniston are optional and therefore not included)

Day 4

We go by taxi to the village of Hawkshead. We do a circular walk taking in some of the farms once owned by Beatrix Potter. We will visit the Beatrix Potter gallery and see some of her original illustrations for her books. Hawkshead is a lovely village to wander round with many cafes and interesting shops. (Entry to Gallery included)

Day 5

We will take the bus to Rydal and have a look around there and maybe enjoy a coffee by the stream. Then we’ll walk via Under Loughrigg into Ambleside where we will visit the Armitt Museum. The Beatrix Potter exhibition contains some of her personal first editions of the Peter Rabbit books as well as her botanical paintings. Ambleside has many outdoor shops, galleries and cafes to keep us busy before we return by bus to Grasmere.(Entry to the Armitt museum included)

Day 6

We’ll take the bus to Keswick then the boat launch on Derwent Water to High Brandelhow. We’ll walk along the western shore of the lake stopping off at Lingholm where Beatrix Potter used to holiday when she lived in London. Inspiration for some of her characters and settings came from this area.

Day 7

We will have a short walk in Grasmere or some people may wish to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage or the National Trust property and gardens of Allan Bank.

Space in a Twin Shared Ensuite £875 Single Ensuite £935 Single Occupancy Ensuite £985 Price Includes 6 nights' full board accommodation; transport to walks; launch on Derwent Water; entrance to Hill Top Farm and 2 museums. Not Included Optional activities in Coniston; personal expenses
Sample Description Walks are around 3 miles per day with plenty of stops and sightseeing opportunities. The pace will be leisurely and there is no need to rush. Walks will have as little ascent / descent as possible but inevitably there will be some ups and downs.
We stay at the comfortable and welcoming Gelnthorne Guest House which is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere. The accommodation is set in its own tranquil grounds and is a great place to relax.
Your guide for this holiday is Pam Satterthwaite. "Walking has long been a passion of mine. As well as enjoying the physical exercise, I love being outside, taking in the fresh air, wonderful views, observing birds and wildlife, and trying to identify the wild flowers and trees. I lead walks with a local walking group and have been guiding walking holidays for a number of years. Born in the Lake District and living most of my life in Northumberland, I particularly enjoy showing off these two wonderful areas to women who want to walk with other women and explore new places. I'm really looking forward to doing this with Her on a Hill."
Glenthorne Guest House, Easedale Rd, Grasmere LA22 9QH By car From the North (A591) Take the 1st turning into Grasmere village (opposite The Swan), past the park, village store and other shops. Take the first turning on the right; this is Easedale Road (opposite a book shop). 300m up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. From the South (A591) Take the first exit off the roundabout into the village. Past the school, Church, Wordsworth Hotel and Red Lion Hotel, Heaton Cooper art studio is on the left, book shop directly in front of you. Turn left opposite the book shop into Easedale Road. 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. By rail The nearest rail station is at Windermere. Catch the No 555 or the 599 bus from the station to Grasmere centre (approx 30 mins). From the bus stop walk back a few metres (opposite the book shop) and turn right up Easedale Road. Glenthorne is 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Car park at the rear. Local taxi Service 015394 35506. By bus Grasmere is serviced by a regular local bus service (approx every hour during the day), No 555 running between Keswick and Kendal. Alight at Grasmere centre and walk back a few metres (opposite the book shop) and turn right up Easedale Road. Glenthorne is 300M up the slight hill; we are the first major building on the left. Apart from the winter months an open top bus service No 599 also runs between Windermere and Grasmere at least twice an hour.


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  • 11/06/2022
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