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The Pennine Explorer

September 30, 2024

The Pennine Explorer

Discover the Yorkshire-Lancashire border with a relaxing cruise on a traditional canal barge and a wonderful railway journey

Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2024

Tour Price £534.00
Single supplement: £80.00

Tour includes:

o Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast
o Three course menu
o All coach travel
o Tea/coffee after dinner
o Full English breakfast
o Journey on the Settle – Carlisle Railway
o Leeds – Liverpool Canal Cruise
o Entertainment on one night
o Escorted throughout

DAY I Join your comfortable coach this morning and relax as you head north, with stops on the way, to the red rose county of Lancashire for a four night stay.

DAY 2 Enjoy a classic rail journey on the famous Settle – Carlisle Railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen today. Discover why this is considered the most scenic rail journey in England as it winds through moorland scenery and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

Threatened with closure in the 1980s, it was eventually saved after an orchestrated public campaign and now makes for a picturesque train ride through some spectacular scenery along its length.At either end of your journey you will have time to explore the traditional bustling market towns that sit in this beautiful area around the Yorkshire Dales.

DAY 3 Travel into Yorkshire this morning to the friendly market town of Skipton for its ever-popular Wednesday market. Stall holders and shoppers barter with each other along the high street close to the town’s impressive medieval castle. Join in the fun, pick up a bargain and explore the lovely town centre, before taking to the water on an historic relaxing cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.Your on-board guide will take you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and share canal history that’s refreshingly different from your average commentary. Refreshments will be served during your one hour cruise, while

you hear about points of interest and how the Leeds-Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

DAY 4 After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy time to explore the hotel’s facilities and parkland setting before we head off to the historic hilltop town of Haworth, nestled in the stunning South Pennines. Popular for its close ties with the famous Bronte Sisters, this undisputed literary mecca is also home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum, which is the former Bronte family home.With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a vintage charm that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into another era.

DAY 5 After experiencing the very best of this beautiful area, it is time to head for home today with lots of treasured memories.

Mercure Dunkenhaigh Hotel

Rural location | Set in parkland | Historic hotel with modern facilities

Lift | Tea/coffee in room | Spa | Swimming Pool | Gym | Wi-Fi

Testimonials Reviews

Thank you for a splendid day trip to London. The driver was so welcoming and friendly. His driving was excellent. This all contributed to my pleasurable day. Thanks again.

Dorothy – Ferndown

August 2023

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Durham – thank you for a good few days. The hotel was ideally placed and comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. Lastly we cannot fault David and Caroline. They both worked hard to make our trip such a pleasure.

Terry & Marilyn – West Moors

July 2023

We have had another lovely holiday with Heathside Travel. Dave and Terry have worked very hard to make sure everything has run to plan and they have succeeded, nothing has been too much trouble for them. Thanks it was amazing.

Rosemary & Doug – West Moors

June 2023

I could not have been more delighted with the service and will definitely be recommending your company to others. I can honestly say that everyone I encountered from first enquiry to booking, to the journey itself were so helpful and friendly. We will certainly be using you again.

Amanda – Christchurch

July 2023

Fantastic service, friendly driver, lovely clean coach with complimentary water. Highly recommend!

Quay Crew – Bournemouth

June 2022

Tim takes great pride in the outstanding condition of his coaches. Outstanding service – many thanks

Tom – Sevenoaks

May 2022

Tim Southby, driver of coach, was really friendly, professional, accommodating and smart. We will definitely be making Heathside Travel our main transport for future trips.

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May 2022

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