Travel to England
Depart Dublin on your flight to Leeds Bradford Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local expert guide who will accompany you on the coach transfer to your hotel in Skipton.
Spend the afternoon at leisure in Skipton getting to know your new surroundings. You can take a stroll around the charming town centre and discover its famous 900 year old castle and historic cobbled High Street or enjoy the tranquil atmosphere along the banks of the River Aire. In the evening, enjoy a welcome meeting in your hotel with your group.
3 star hotel in Skipton (7 nights)
Settle Riverside & Limestone
After breakfast, embark on a guided walking tour along the River Ribble with a climb through spectacular limestone scenery, waterfalls, pretty villages (Stainforth) and views over the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire. At the end of the walk, there will be some free time in the charming village of Settle. Length: 11km Maximum Altitude: 250m
Haworth & Brontë Country
Follow the footsteps of the Brontë sisters in the wild moors that inspired their writing including the inspiration for Wuthering Heights (Top Withens) and discover the Brontë seat and waterfall. You will have free time in the cobbled streets of Haworth with a chance to visit the Brontë Parsonage, where the sisters lived. Length: 8km Maximum altitude: 200m
Enjoy a full day and evening at leisure in Skipton. You may chose to do some optional sightseeing or simply relax and rejuvenate. Your local expert guide would be delighted to recommend activities to suit your interests.
Today’s walking tour takes you to Janet’s Foss (waterfall), Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove as you head through this famous landscape. Relive a Harry Potter moment and keep an eye out for Peregrine falcons and climbers on the rock face of Malham Cove. Length: 13km Maximum altitude: 250m
Castle Bolton to Askrigg
In the heart of Wensleydale, start today’s walk at the dramatic Castle Bolton, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, continue to Carperby and Aysgarth Falls and then with great views pass on to Askrigg where much of James Herriott was filmed. Spend some time in Askrigg at leisure before heading back to your hotel. Length: 15km Maximum altitude: 200m
Buckden to Grassington
Start at the small village of Buckden and walk along the embryonic River Wharfe with its resident herons to Kettlewell. Then climb on to a limestone plateau with wonderful views for some easy walking till dropping in to Grassington. Length: 18km Maximum altitude: 250m
You will have one final morning at leisure in the charming surrounding of Skipton. This is the perfect opportunity to do any last minute shopping or sightseeing. In the early afternoon you will transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, to Leeds Bradford Airport for your return flight home to Dublin.