Rail & Sail – Cockermouth & the North Lakes

Staying at The 4* Trout Hotel

4 DAYS | 19th April 2019

The Lake District is often referred to as Wordsworth Country, with pretty towns and villages, cascading waterfalls, inspiring mountains, scenic railway journeys and sixteen sparkling lakes making it one of the most beautiful and best loved regions in Britain. Our venture takes us to a quieter part of Cumbriaand the North Lakes, to the attractive town of Cockermouth. With its pastel-toned Georgian and Victorian houses and meandering river Derwent. The town was also the birthplace of William Wordsworth and you can easily visit the house where he lived as it lies adjacent to our hotel.

Our base for the weekend is The 4* Trout Hotel, set in pleasant gardens and is just a stone’s throw from riverside walks and combines contemporary luxury with period charm. The elegant AA rosette award winning Derwent Restaurant serves fine English cuisine and there is a modern terrace bar and bistro. All rooms feature TV, free WiFi and bathrooms include complimentary Cole and Lewis toiletries.

We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee en-route to the elegant Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands. Grange has long enjoyed the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, and became a fashionable seaside resort once the railway arrived in the 1850s. You will have free time for lunch and a stroll along the seafront promenade or in the ornamental gardens. We then continue onto Millom where we board the train for a scenic journey all the way up the west coast of Cumbria to the town of Workington where the coach will meet you and take you the short journey to Cockermouth and the Trout Hotel.

Enjoy a free day to explore the town and perhaps visit William Wordsworth’s house (National Trust property), book a tour of the Jennings Brewery or perhaps take a riverside walk.

This morning we head for Glennriding where we board one of the Ullswater Steamers for a scenic trip on Ullswater Lake, taking us up to Pooley Bridge where the coach will be waiting. We then head into Keswick with time for lunch and a browse and the option of an afternoon boat trip on Derwent Water (please state at the time of booking if you would like to take a 50 minute trip around the lake cost £10.75).

After a leisurely breakfast we head south to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. There will be free time for morning coffee before we alight the train for our seven mile spectacular journey to the foot of England’s highest mountain. After lunch we continue our journey south to join the motorway network and head for home. Making a comfort stop en-route we aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 3 nights dinner bed and breakfast, single train journey from Millom to Workington, boat trip on Ullswater, return train journey on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
£425.00 per person sharing twin/double
£45.00 single room supplement
£25.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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