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15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

England’s Coast to Coast & the Scottish Highlands

A Pack Free guided 15 day walk

This 15 day walk has been created to showcase the highlights of two magnificent walks, England’s famous Coast to Coast walk and the West Highland Way in Scotland. On the Coast to Coast walk, we journey through the spectacular Lake District, across the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Whilst in Scotland we discover stunning lochs and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Transfers are included in between your walks with a visit to Hadrian’s wall en route. You’ll be delighted by the accommodation we have handpicked from the charming Augill Castle to two properties on Loch Lomond. You’ll savour wonderful local produce every day with wine included with every evening meal.

 

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.

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Wow Factor!

Cruise on Loch Lomond and stay in a castle!

We carefully design our walking experiences to add “Wow” Factors to every tour. These additional activities will enrich your experience and provide a walking experience. A special highlight of your journey will be a cruise on Loch Lomond. There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and serenity of the loch than a cruise.

It’s not every day an Australian gets to stay in a castle, so we couldn’t resist including this experience in our walking itinerary. The boutique Augill Castle will be a highlight stay for your walk. The atmosphere in the castle is far from formal and reserved, owners Wendy & Simon will make you will feel like this is a home away from home, with good old fashioned family hospitality.

Flexible and Personalised Tours

Guests have the choice of longer or shorter walking days

We have designed our walks to be flexible as we understand each person is different. Guests have the choice of longer or shorter walking days and also the freedom to opt-out of any day’s walking and enjoy free time to explore the towns we visit en-route. All tours are small and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.

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Superb Guides

We pride ourselves on having exceptional guides who deliver a world-class walk. Our tours are accompanied by two guides. You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who has a passion and enthusiasm for the area and one of our experienced Senior guides who will ensure our Life’s An Adventure high standard are always met.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

During your walking experience, you will indulge in sensational high-quality produce that makes the region unique, you maybe even brave enough to try the famous haggis! We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses and producers and your evenings will often be spent savouring delicious cuisine in local restaurants, perfectly matched with local wines. For example, renowned Head Chef David Hetherington at the Bridge of Orchy hotel creates wonderful evening meals featuring seasonal Scottish ingredients, supplied by local farmers and growers.

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Why Choose Us

Tour Itinerary

Inclusions
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Your 15 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 1 night accommodation at Ennerdale Country House Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at Daffodil Hotel and Spa
  • 1 night accommodation at Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
  • 1 night accommodation at Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen
  • 1 night accommodation at The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth
  • 1 night accommodation at Easby Hall Richmond
  • 1 night accommodation at Gisborough Hall Hotel, Gisborough, North Yorkshire
  • 1 night accommodation at the Haltson Hotel, Carlisle
  • 1 night accommodation at the Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow
  • 1 night accommodation at the Oak Tree Inn on Loch Lomond
  • 1 night accommodation at lakefront at Ardlui, Loch Lomond
  • 1 night accommodation at the superb Bridge of Orchy Hotel
  • 2 night accommodation at the luxurious Kinghouse Hotel. Glencoe
  • 14 x Hot and cold breakfasts
  • 15 delicious lunches
  • 14 x Restaurant dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • Celebration lunch at Robin Hood Hotel at the legendary Wainwright’s Bar
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Day 1 pick ups from Manchester
  • Final day drop offs in Glasgow
Day 1: Manchester to the Coast - Walk St Bees to Cleator
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Guests will be required to fly into Manchester the day prior to the tour. Manchester is an international airport with connecting flights from many Asian cities and Dubai.

This morning we drive from Manchester to the coastal village of St Bees in Cumbria on the West Coast of England, a 3 hour drive. St Bees is a small village with over 1000 years of history. We head to the water to see the Coast to Coast monument near the lifeboat station and as Founder of the walk, Aldred Wainwright’s advises, dip our boot in the Irish Sea to start the walk. From here our walk follows the cliffs of St Bees Head for a few kilometres reknown for its birdlife and before reaching St Bees Lighthouse. We then turn inland to pass through the villages of Sandwith with its village green and quaint gardens, then Moor Row and eventually walk into our accommodation at Cleator in the West Cumberland Plain. We spend the night at the charming Ennerdale Country House Hotel enjoying a superb dinner in the restaurant accompanied with wine.

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy an 8kms to the Sandwith where our vehicle will meet you and take you to the hotel earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

Walk Terrain notes: 250m ascents. Grade: easy.

Day 2: Lake District - Walk Ennerdale Bridge to Honister Pass. Or day at leisure Grasmere.
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Optional Itinerary: For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free day in the pretty Lake District town of Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes.

This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before the short 10 minute transfer to the start of our walk at Ennerdale Water. Today’s walk will showcase stunning scenery as our path takes us along the pretty shores of Ennerdale Water. This remote region is far less frequented by tourists than the other lakes that make up the Lake District and well worth the effort. From Ennerdale we enjoy a relatively flat walk to the remote Black Sail, before the steep ascent at Loft Beck and the stunning landscapes of Honister Pass. From here we will transfer to the beautiful Lake District village of Grasmere (45 minutes).

Tonight we stay at the charming Wordsworth Hotel and Spa. Set in the centre of Grasmere with quaint shops and cafes at your doorstep, enjoy time to explore this charming village. Tonight we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring traditional English cuisine with perfectly matched wines.

Walk terrain: Total ascent 765m. Descent 785m.

Day 3: Lake District - Walk Grasmere to Glenridding
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Walk Terrain: Total ascent 900m. Descent 805m.

Optional Itinerary: For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free morning in Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes and then arrive early in Glenridding to enjoy all the facilities of our lakeside hotel.

After breakfast, we continue our walking adventure through the Lake District from Grasmere to Glenridding. The route ascends to the pass of Grisedale Hause and then head up and over St Sunday Crag (840m) and down the valley to the charming Patterdale village. Note for fitter groups we have the option to take a more challenging route via the summit of Helvellyn which takes an extra 2 hours (3kms extra).

Afterwards, we continue our walk from Patterdale into our hotel at Glenridding. Our accommodation tonight is at the magnificent Inn on the Lake, Ullswater. This 4-star hotel is set on a magnificent 15-acre property on the shores of Lake Ullswater offering breathtaking views and stunning gardens. Tonight dine in the hotel’s grand Lake View Restaurant featuring imaginative local cuisine served with wonderful wines.

Day 4: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walk Orton to Kirkby Stephen
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Walk Terrain: easy gradients. Total ascent and descent 536m.

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy a 14kms walk to near Tarn Moor. From here you can travel with our vehicle to the Castle earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before our transfer to the start of our walk (60 minutes) through the wild moorlands. Beyond Sunbiggin Tarn home to abundant birdlife, the route takes you into Smardale, a delightful valley through which a railway once passed and an impressive viaduct can still be seen. Then it’s over Smardale Fell and a descent into the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen. We transfer to our accommodation (10 mins). Tonight we stay in a boutique castle at Kirkby Stephens. Augill Castle has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by its current owners. You’ll love the warmth, charm and hospitality of this unique location. Tonight enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef.

Day 5: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walk Keld to Reeth
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Walk Terrain: Ascents 838m

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy a 10kms walk to Gunnerside where we stop for lunch, after lunch you can travel with our vehicle to the hotel earlier you can check-in and relax.

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before we transfer to Keld to the start of our walk (30mins). The tiny and tranquil village of Keld sits at the head of the Swaledale Valley. Keld’s landscape has four beautiful waterfalls as well as numerous old stone buildings. It was once the heart of a thriving mining industry when the population rose to 6000 in the 19th century. On today’s walk, you will delight in beautiful panoramas of rolling green hills, pretty rivers, and abandoned stone farmhouses and mines. After lunch, at the cute village of Gunnerside, our walk continues on to the village of Reeth with its variety of shops. We walk directly into our hotel at Reeth, the luxurious Burgoyne Hotel, a charming Georgian country house hotel overlooking the village green. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant dining on delicious food featuring local produce and wonderful wine.

Day 6: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walk Reeth to Richmond
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Walk terrain: Relatively easy and straight-forward walk with only a few ascents.

Easier Option: For those that want an easier option today, walk 8kms from Reeth to Marrick. Our vehicle will meet you here and take you to Richmond where you have the remainder of the day to explore this charming town. Richmond has an impressive Norman Castle, as well as a number of pretty shops and cafes. Or you can visit the Georgian Theatre Royal  Tour near the hotel. 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we start our walk today. From the village of Reeth our walk takes us past Marrick Priory once a Benedictine nunnery in 1140. Little of this building has survived except for the tower. Our path gradually climbs through woods and then grassy pastures along the way passing the villages of Marrick and Marske. We eventually arrive at the town of Richmond. This beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town has an impressive Norman Castle and a large cobbled market place.

We spend the night at the Kings Head Hotel, Richmond. This hotel has a prime position in the market place square, and has the ideal combination of old-world charm and modern comforts. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring fresh local ingredients and perfectly matched wines.

Day 7: North York Moors National Park - Walk Osmotherley to Clay Bank Top
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Easier Option: For those that want an easier option today, walk 13kms to Lord Stones Café, Carlton Bank. From here our vehicle will meet you and take you to your accommodation early.

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to our day’s walk. (40 mins).  Today’s walk takes us into the North Yorks Moors with its rolling hills of purple heather. The North York Moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK covering an area of 1436 square kilometres. Our walks takes us through woodlands then climbs steeping up to the northern edge of the moors. From here we take in magnificent panoramic views. We follow the undulating hills to Carlton Bank and arrive at Lord Stone Cafe for a break. Afterwards, we continue our journey enjoying superb views all the way to Clay Bank Top. We transfer to our accommodation 30 minutes away.

In the heart of North Yorkshire lies our accommodation for our last night at the 16th century Gisborough Hall this property is full of old-world charm and character. Relax in the cosy main lounge and bar area with its roaring log fires and enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of this special property. Each room at the hotel as its own special character and decor as well as ensuite.

Day 8: The Coast - Walk Littlebeck to Robin Hoods Bay
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the start of the walk. (40 mins). Today we begin at the village of Littlebeck, pass by the ‘Hermitage’ a huge boulder hollowed out to make a home near the 20m high Falling Foss Waterfall. We walk through the last section of moors near Greystone hills before reaching the coast, where the trails takes us along a coastal cliff path into Robin Hood’s Bay. This stunning red-roofed village is set on the hillside overlooking the North Sea. From here we descend down the narrow steep streets of the village till we eventually reach Wainwright’s Bar at the Bay Hotel located on the harbour waterfront. Here we will enjoy a celebratory lunch and take photos near the end’s Coast to Coast plaque! After lunch, we transfer to Carlisle (2 hr 40 mins). Tonight our accommodation is at The Halston Hotel, Carlisle. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant with superb wines.

Day 9: Hadrians Wall to Glasgow - Hadrian's Wall - Transfer to Glasgow
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

After breakfast we head out to explore historic Hadrian’s Wall. Built by the Roman army after Emperor Hadrians visit in 122AD, the stone walls stretched from coast to coast forming a continuous Roman defensive barrier that guarded the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years from Barbarians with a small fort every mile. We will travel to Housesteads to see the best-preserved Roman fort in the country as well as some other key locations. Afterwards, we make our way to Glasgow (2 hr drive), stopping for lunch enroute. Our accommodation for tonight is the boutique Malmaison Hotel with dinner in the stylish Chez Mal Brasserie including wine.

Day 10: Glasgow - Walk Dryman to Balmaha
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

This morning we drive from Glasgow to the start of our walk. The West Highland Way officially starts at Milngavie on the northern outskirts of Glasgow. We will stop here for photos and to pick up lunches but will continue on to the small historic town of Drymen to start our great walk. On leaving Drymen, we join the West Highland Way trail as it veers away from the road and heads towards Conic Hill. The view from Conic Hill is world-class, and your first taste of the epic landscapes you will experience on the West Highland Way. Below you, stretching across the world-famous Loch Lomond, are a chain of islands that mark the highland boundary fault, the literal threshold between the lowlands and the highlands of Scotland. After tearing yourself away from the views of Loch Lomond you descend into the tiny village of Balmaha. In the afternoon we join a boat cruise on stunning Loch Lomond to the island of Inchcailloch, where we take a short walk around this beautiful island. Around this area, keep a lookout for Ospreys, diving into the loch after fish.

Later we check into our accommodation at the charming Oak Tree Inn. Set on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, this property is ideally located next to the loch and in the centre of the village centre. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Inn’s superb restaurant featuring local Scottish cuisine served with superb wines. You may even be brave to try the famous Scottish Haggis!

Day 11: Loch Lomond - Walk Balmaha to Inversnaid
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Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy an 8km walk is available today to Rowardennan.

After a hearty breakfast, we start our walk from Balmaha. This is a day of interesting walking along the ‘bonnie banks of Loch Lomond from Balmaha to Inversaid. The Loch is the largest area of fresh water in Britain and is almost 40km long and up to 190m deep. Enjoy views of the loch and beautiful scenery dominated by water and woodland gives way to the rocky fells and mountain views of the Highlands and Ben Lomond Mountain. Once we arrive at Inversaid we enjoy refreshments at the local pub.

Afterwards we catch the ferry across to Inveruglas before being transferred the short distance to our accommodation. Tonight we stay at the Ardlui Hotel on the northern banks of Loch Lomond. This charming hotel has a superb location with majestic views down Loch Lomond. Tonight enjoy our meal in the restaurant accompanied by superb wines.

Day 12: Walk Inverarnan to Kirkton Farm
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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring back across the water. From here we drive north and enjoy a short stop at the world-famous Drovers Inn. This reputedly-haunted pub is an eccentric mix of old furniture, stuffed animals and pieces of armour all in a lively hotel.

Today its nearly 16kms of mostly level walking along the worn, cobbled surface of the old military road surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery. For much of its route the trail makes use of historical lines of communication, in particular droving and military roads. The growth of cattle rearing in the Highlands in the 17th and 18th centuries created a network of drove roads through the mountains. Many of the old Inns sprang up at this time to provide accommodation for the drovers and grazing for the animals.

Tonight our accommodation is at the charming Bridge of Orchy Hotel. This hotel is  nestled in a tiny hamlet by the river and near the famous Bridge of Orchy. Enjoy dinner created by Head Chef David Hetherington featuring produce from local farmers.

Day 13: Walk Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

After a hearty breakfast we head out for our day’s walking adventure. Today’s walk takes us from the Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse. We traverse the Rannoch Moor, the largest undeveloped wilderness area in the whole of Britain. This remote landscape composed of boggy moorlands, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops supports a variety of flora and fauna including curlews, grouse and red deer. It’s known as the remotest and wildest section of the whole Way. We arrive at our accommodation at the iconic Kingshouse Hotel. Surrounded by dramatic mountains, the hotel has a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. Relax by the cosy fires as you soak up the sensational views from the lounge and dining room areas. Tonight dine in the stylish Kingshouse Restaurant indulging in sensational cuisine and perfectly matched wines.

Day 14: Kinlochleven - Walk Glencoe to Kinlochleven
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Easier Option: Guests that are after an easier day can be transported by our vehicle to Altnafeadh and walk 9km. (includes the Devils Staircase)

After breakfast, we head out for our day’s walk. This stretch gives spectacular walking across inspiring mountainous terrain. After a gentle start walking towards the Glencoe hills we begin our climb to the highest point of the West Highland Way, The Devils Staircase. This ascent of almost 260m is not as hard of the name suggests. It is believed to have been named by soldiers who had to carve this sinuous military road up the hillside in the 1750s. We follow the trail as it climbs to the pass (548m) where there are views over the Glencoe peaks and, in good weather, north towards Ben Nevis. From the top, it’s a long descent across rugged mountainside and then on a rather steep track down to Kinlochleven, a more modern village set amidst dramatic Highland scenery. But after a day walking around Glencoe it seems essential to finish with refreshments at the Boots Bar of the famous Clachaig Inn.

Afterwards we return to our accommodation at the superb Kinghouse Hotel for the evening for dinner in the restaurant served with wine.

Day 15: Walk into Fort William
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After breakfast, we transfer to the start of our last walk. Today’s walk takes us within sight of Britain’s tallest mountain Ben Nevis. We will pass locations famous for the film Braveheart with Mel Gibson, on our way to the village of Glen Nevis. Here we will have our final celebratory lunch at the Ben Nevis Inn. Afterwards, we head to Fort William which has a trail endpoint with sculpture in its main pedestrian street where we can take some final group photos and enjoy some time to shop for souvenirs in the quaint shops. From here we transfer back to Glasgow (2.5 hours drive) where you can be dropped back at the hotel or the airport. The end of a remarkable journey.

Tour Accommodation

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Ennerdale Country House Hotel

or similar

Night one we spend the evening at the charming Ennerdale Country House Hotel set amidst five acres of manicured gardens. This Country House has been painstakingly restored and features cosy fireplaces, a relaxing bar and the Fountain Room restaurant where we will enjoy dinner featuring local produce and superb wines. Guests will stay in ensuite bedrooms, all individually designed.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Daffodil Hotel and Spa, Grasmere Lake District

or similar

The Daffodil Hotel and Spa is situated in the the picturesque village of Grasmere in the Lake District. The hotel also features a Spa for those that wish to be pampered.

Our guests will stay in stylish rooms with ensuites, superb furnishings, complimentary robes and slippers and views overlooking the village.  In the evenings’ guests will dine in the award-winning restaurant famed for its sophisticated dining and fine wines.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Inn on the Lake Ullswater, Lakes District

or similar

Situated in one of the most spectacular settings of the Lake District, the luxurious Inn on the Lake Hotel is our accommodation on night 3 of our journey. Set amidst 15 acres of beautiful gardens, this waterfront accommodation in the tranquil village of Glenridding offers magnificent views over stunning Lake Ullswater as well as a 9 hole golf course and croquet lawn. Relax in the Lake View lounges or the charming Orangery with its amazing 360-degree lake views. Guests will enjoy elegantly appointed rooms with ensuite. In the evening enjoy dinner in the award-winning Lake View Restaurant indulging in the chef’s culinary delights as well as fine wines to enjoy with dinner.

 

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephens

or similar

Complete with turrets and towers, this boutique castle stay will be a highlight of our journey. Set amongst 20 acres of grounds, this loving restored castle has a myriad of quirky rooms including a drawing room, great hall, dining room, music room, library, the Great British Bar and a mini cinema room. The atmosphere in the castle is far from formal and reserved, owners Wendy & Simon will make you will feel like this is a home away from home, with good old fashioned family hospitality. Each bedroom has it’s own character furnished with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and contemporary pieces as well as deep old fashioned baths.

In the evenings enjoy the best of British cooking in the grand dining created by your chef and served with fine wines.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth

or similar

This luxury Georgian Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the village of Reeth. Overlooking the village green with beautiful views over the Swaledale Valley, this charming 5-star hotel has been tastefully upgraded with stylish furnishings and superb facilities. Each room in the Hotel has its own unique character, charm and decor, all featuring stylish ensuites.

In the evenings dine in the hotel’s 1783 Bar & restaurant. Enjoy a creative menu of high quality fresh, locally sourced ingredients created from the resident chef.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Easby Hall, Richmond

or similar

Easby Hall is a historic gem nestled in the picturesque town of Richmond in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This elegant Georgian mansion boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 18th century. Surrounded by lush, well-manicured gardens and set against the backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, Easby Hall exudes timeless charm and grandeur. The hall’s architecture is a testament to the classical Georgian style, with its symmetrical design and sash windows. Easby Hall has served various purposes over the years, from a private residence to a hospital during World War I. Today, it stands as a symbol of the region’s historical heritage, attracting visitors who appreciate both its architectural beauty and the tranquility of its natural surroundings.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Gisborough Hall Hotel

or similar

In the heart of North Yorkshire lies our accommodation for our last night at the 16th century Gisborough Hall this property is full of old-world charm and character. Relax in the cosy main lounge and bar area with its roaring log fires and enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of this special property. Each room at the hotel as its own special character and decor as well as ensuite.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

The Halston Hotel

Carlisle

The stylish and award-winning Halston Hotel is set in the city centre in one of the city’s most celebrated Edwardian buildings. The hotel has a spa, 2 bars and 2 restaurants including the chic Penny Blue located in a converted old post office, which serves fresh local ingredients. Guests stay in studio apartments with ensuite.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Malmaison Hotel

Glasgow

The Malmaison is a modern and chic 4 star boutique hotel set in a converted church. It has a stylish brasserie and bar. It is ideally located in Glasgow’s city centre, a short walk to Charing Cross, the Kings Theatre and the Sauchiehall Street shops. Guests will stay in standard rooms with choice of double or twin rooms and ensuite.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Oak Tree Inn

Loch Lomond, South banks

Situated on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond our accommodation for our first night is at the superb Oak Tree Inn. Enjoy the warm hospitality of this award-winning Country Inn ideally located in the centre of Balmaha village and close to the shores of the Loch. The Inn features a superb bar and restaurant under the shade of a magnificent 500 year old oak tree where you might be tempted to try the famous Scottish haggis!. The Inn features traditional ensuited rooms with Scottish decor, with some rooms in separate cottages.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Ardlui Hotel

Lock Lomond, North banks

The Ardlui Hotel lies on the northern banks of Loch Lomond showcasing magnificent views of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy time at this family-run hotel with its homely atmosphere featuring the charming Loch View restaurant and 2 bars and large outdoor decks to take in the stunning views. The Ardlui Hotel is also a Whisky Ambassador Hotel offering a large range of authentic Scottish whiskies. In the evening enjoy wonderful meals in the restaurant featuring local fare served with complimentary wines.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Bridge of Orchy Hotel

Bridge of Orchy

Nestled in a tiny hamlet by the river and near the Bridge of Orchy, lies our accommodation for night two, the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. Located amidst the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands this old Victorian style hotel offers a relaxing, rural location and warm hospitality. Guests will love the mix of old 19th century charm and modern facilities with ensuited rooms decorated with traditional style and overlooking the countryside.

Head Chef David Hetherington creates wonderful evening meals featuring seasonal Scottish ingredients, supplied by local farmers and growers, local suppliers and farmers. Of course wines are included to enjoy with dinner.

15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands
15 Day England’s Coast to Coast plus Scottish Highlands

Kinghouse Hotel

Glencoe 2 night stay

In the heart of the mountains against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty lies the iconic Kinghouse Hotel. With a documented history dating back to the 17th century, the Kingshouse Hotel is said to be one of Scotland’s oldest licensed inns. Today the Kingshouse has been renovated and redesigned to blend in with its surroundings and fully upgraded with the latest modern facilities and stylish ensuited rooms. Relax in the spacious lounge and bar areas enjoying panoramic views of the Highlands of Scotland. In the evenings dine in the stylish Kinghouse Restaurant offering epic 270 degree views over the Glencoe Valley,  a feast for both the eyes and taste buds.

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Tour Availability

SPOT SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 10 – 24 June 2024
  • 9 – 23 September 2024

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regular monthly tours from May to September every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.


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Tour Prices

Spot Specials - Save up to $500 per couple on selected departures

HURRY OFFER ENDS UNTIL SOLD OUT - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Spot Special saving of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 - 12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.
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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.


2024 Departures Prices from
$ 14,250 /p

Spot Specials

Prices in Australian Dollars
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THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
MAY – SEPTEMBER 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price…. $14,500
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Spot Special…… $14,350
SAVE $150 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:

Spot Special…… $14,250
SAVE $250 per person
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 12 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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Solo Travellers &
$ Xtras /p

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 12 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $2192 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $2192 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Private Group Prices From
$ 14,250 /p

Departure of your choice

Prices in Australian Dollars
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 13 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here

Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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