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The Lakes and Scenic Trains

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

    Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
  • Yorkshire Countryside ©Emma Beard

    Yorkshire Countryside ©Emma Beard
  • Western Belle, Ullswater Steamer © Mike Bulter

    Western Belle, Ullswater Steamer. Copyright Mike Bulter
5 day tour
From £313 per person - minimum 20 passengers

The grandeur of the Lake District and the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria combine in this classic tour that includes the Settle to Carlisle Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and cruises on Lake Windermere and Ullswater.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

For something different, stop off at Carnforth Station, the setting for the classic 1945 film ‘Brief Encounter’.

Day 2

Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and cruise on Lake Windermere

This morning we travel to the Lakeland Motor Museum, a unique collection of more than 30,000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes. There’s time for a light lunch (not included) before we travel the short distance to board the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a 20-minute steam train journey to Lakeside. A 40-minute cruise on Lake Windermere brings us to Bowness where there’s free time to explore the town.

Day 3

Scenic Settle to Carlisle railway and Carlisle

The highlight today is a ride on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway, travelling the 72 miles through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, across the famous Ribblehead viaduct, and through the gentle rolling hills of the Eden Valley to the border city of Carlisle. There’s free time to explore the historic city, including the Castle and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.

Day 4

Ullswater Cruise and Keswick

Start the day with a relaxing cruise on spectacular Ullswater. We join our ‘Steamer’ at Pooley Bridge and make our way the nine miles to Glenridding. We then travel to the small market town of Keswick to visit the Thursday local craft and produce market.

Day 5

Return home

Before leaving the Lakes, why not spend some time in Grand over Sands. You could take a walk along the town’s mile long promenade, get spectacular views over the town from Hampsfield Fell or visit St Paul’s Church.

Suggested Hotels

Shap Wells Hotel ***

The hotel is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams and only minutes from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas and guest accommodation. Complimentary parking is available at the front and rear of the hotel. All 98 bedrooms have recently been refurbished and are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Cumbria Grand Hotel ***

The Cumbria Grand is set in 25 acres of gardens and woodlands, and is only a 15-minute drive from Lake Windermere. There are 124 bedrooms which are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large and comfortable lounge and welcoming restaurant. Entertainment is on some nice nights. The hotel benefits from a putting green and tennis courts. Coach parking is complimentary and there is a lift to all floors.

Dates 5 days / 4 nights Single Supplement
2022 dates From £313.00 per person From £69.00 per person
2023 dates From £305.00 per person From £69.00 per person
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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