Morecambe, as one of the leading resorts of the North, it has everything to make a stay here as enjoyable as possible. From sandy beaches, theatres and wonderful views of the Lake District across the famous bay.
The 3 star, popular Headway Hotel is ideally located on the broad sweep of Morecambe's east promenade, with breathtaking views across the magnificent Morecambe Bay to the rolling hills of the Lake District. Each of the wellappointed bedrooms is en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities, and is served by a lift. Public facilities include a restaurant, bar and the large and comfortable Rydal Lounge Ballroom where entertainment is provided.
Monday Our door to door takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Morecambe via Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales, arriving late afternoon. On arrival tea, coffee and biscuits will be served whilst bags are taken up to our rooms.
Tuesday Today’s excursion takes us around Morecambe Bay to the genteel resort of Grangeover- Sands where we take a break and have chance to look around. Form here we make our way to Cark and magnificent Holker Hall and Gardens. The Hall dates back to the 16th century and has a chequered history, not least in 1871 when a large part was destroyed by a great fire. Following rebuilding by the Duke of Devonshire, the Hall now includes exhibits from Chatsworth, furniture by Chippendale, works of art and valuable books. One of the great joys of Holker is the garden with its wonderful collection of trees and shrubs and an exceptional collection of plants. Just a short drive away is the Lakeland Motor Museum housing some 20000 exhibits including cars, bikes, tractors and all kinds of memorabilia. After an enjoyable afternoon we make our way back to Morecambe.
Wednesday Travelling through the scenic Lune Valley, we head for the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. From Ingleton we climb in to the Pennines to the famous viaduct at Ribblehead, on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. We continue across the moors to the thriving community of Hawes, with its antique shops, craftspeople and cafes. Here we have opportunity to visit the Wensleydale Creamery, home of Yorkshire’s famous cheese. Our return journey takes us via the lonely Moorcock Inn and Garsdale Head to Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and Carnforth to Morecambe.
Thursday High adventure today as The ‘Mountain Goat’ minibuses take us where large coaches cannot go. This is a wonderful day, taking in the mountain passes of the Western Fells – Wrynose Pass, the desolate Duddon Valley, and awesome Hardknott Pass. See the lonely Roman Fort as we descend into Eskdale for a ride on L’al Ratty – the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway, before seeing Wastwater – voted Britain’s favourite view - and then a visit to Muncaster Castle Garden and Owl Sanctuary. From here we return via the southern fells.
FridayWe depart Morecambe after breakfast for our journey home after our time spent in delightful Morecambe.
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