Discovery Tour: The Lake District at Work - the Real Cumbria

May 11 - 21, 2025 

Trip Leader - Deirdre Butler | In-country Expert & Blue Badge Guide - Jan Nicholson

The county of Cumbria in northern England, is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District National Park, renowned for its natural beauty. Much of this beauty was man-made such as iconic stone walls built to clear the ground and also provide shelter for sheep. The quarries on the hill side provided man with much needed materials for his work. The trees were coppiced to produce bobbins for the Cotton Mills of Lancashire.

Join us to learn and bear witness to the history of this remote and picturesque countryside made famous by the Romantic Writers Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. Visit the location giving inspiration to Turner's famous painting crossing the Morecambe Bay. Stand beside remote Eccles Tarn where Beatrix Potter nurtured her muse for her future books enjoyed by children worldwide. Walk along Hadrian's Wall and marvel at the exquisite stonework and precise engineering accomplished over 2,000 years ago.

“We cannot stay home all our lives, we must present ourselves to the world and we must look upon it as an adventure.” Beatrix Potter

This trip is designed for the moderately active walker, with walking distances of between 3-4 miles and elevation gains of up to 500 feet. The terrain is varied. Agility is needed for 

train travel and navigating the stairs in hotels without elevators. Packing light is highly recommended.

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Trip Staff - Deirdre & Jan

Trip Dates:   May 11 - 21, 2025 | 11 days 

Group size: 12 

Trip Price: $4,185 per person  | Deposit: $600

Single supplement: $680

Balance to be paid by February 10, 2025. You will be sent a reminder.

Price is based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants traveling solo. Single supplements are limited. Your non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Either pay on line (credit/ debit cards accepted) using our secure PayPal payment system or write a check, payable to “Big Round World”, and mail it to: PO Box 1337, Lyons, CO 80540.

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