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Lakeland View of Windermere from Loughrigg Fell
Caption: Lakeland View of Windermere from Loughrigg Fell
Caption: Enjoy high tea in a stately home
Caption: Vindolanda - an archaelogical site of a Roman fort from 85 AD to 370 AD
Caption: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Caption: A ferry crossing Windermere towards Bowness at sunset with the Langdale Pikes in the background
Pine Lake Resort by Diamond Resorts

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3,000 points STUDIO / 5,000 points 2BR.6nights/7days
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Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a cabin/room. Single room supplement £0.00.

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Available journeys:

  • 16 - 22 May, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    STUDIO APARTMENT 3000 POINTS
    16 May - 22 May 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 16 - 22 May, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    TWO BED APARTMENT 5000 POINTS
    16 May - 22 May 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 27 Sep - 03 Oct, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    STUDIO APARTMENT 3000 POINTS
    27 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 27 Sep - 03 Oct, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    TWO BED APARTMENT 5000 POINTS
    27 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 from £959 Book Now
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Journey Snapshot

Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Experience
the English Lake District
Member Event
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Flight information: Please arrange your flights to arrive into Manchester Airport [MAN] on Day 1 and to depart on Day 7
Pickup location: Manchester Airport [MAN]

Overview

May 16 - 22, 2022
& Sep 27 - Oct 03, 2022

Known for its stunning natural beauty and breath-taking landscapes, England's Lake District is one of the most inspiring and picturesque places in the world to visit.

Known for its stunning natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, the English Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of the special family of iconic places across the planet to visit, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, and the Barrier Reef .

With Diamond Resort's Pine Lake Resort sitting on the doorstep of this natural wonder, it is the perfect place from which to explore this whole area with a local expert. The Big Journey Company are based right here in the Lake District and we are always excited to show you around on our home turf! We invite you to join your fellow members as we take you on a journey to visit the highlights of Northern England, where the lakeland scenery will leave you with everlasting picture-postcard memories.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Welcome to The Lake District
DAY 2 - Explore the Best of the Yorkshire Dales
DAY 3 - Lakes Spectacular Tour
DAY 4 - Victorian Lakeland Experience
DAY 5 - Roam Around the Lake District
DAY 6 - Hadrian’s Wall & High Tea at Armathwaite Hall
DAY 7 - Goodbye to the English Lake District
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Full Itinerary

DAY 1 - Welcome to The Lake District

On arrival at Manchester Airport, there will be three complimentary scheduled transfers to the resort. 

After check-in the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the resort. There will be a Meet and Greet at the resort with your Big Journey Company hosts for the week - look out for us in the Reception area today.

If you're joining us in May you're here for Spring, a glorious time in the Lakes and we'll hope to find some bluebells for you.

If you're visiting in September, the autumn colours are starting to show on the trees and the sunsets can be dramatic and magical. Furthermore, why not join us on our Essential Scotland tour which precedes the Lakes event? Spend a week discovering the best that Scotland, just over the border, has to offer. What's more, at the end of the Scottish tour, we will transfer you down to the Pine Lakes Resort. Further details on the Essential Scotland tour can be found here

Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 2 - Explore the Best of the Yorkshire Dales

You will see the best of the nearby Yorkshire Dales on our first touring day from Pine Lake Resort. We travel through the famous Dales of Swaledale, Wensleydale and Dentdale and stopping to admire the famous Aysgarth Falls. A triple-tiered waterfall, it is carved out from the limestone and featured in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Bolton Castle is our main stop of the day, with an opportunity to hear the stories from the 14th century castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Travelling through the Dales villages of Muker, Sedbergh and Reeth, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. We will stop at the famous Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. This local cheese can only be called Wensleydale if made in the village - remember to buy some as we visit!

This evening there will be a Welcome Dinner in the restaurant at Pine Lake Resort to enable you to get to know the rest of the group better and hear more about the upcoming events.

Included meals: Welcome Dinner 
Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 3 - Lakes Spectacular Tour

You will be admiring the best of the Lake District today, taking in many beautiful lakes in one day.

Ullswater is one of the first lakes we will have the chance to admire. Known as ‘the most beautiful lake in England’, it is the second largest lake in the National Park. Upon arriving in the Northern Lakes area, we stop at Castlerigg, a 4,000 year old stone circle surrounded by mountains- a great photo stop.

We will also stop for lunch at leisure with some free time to explore in the quaint town of Keswick. A famous Lakeland market town, it has links to poets Coleridge and Southey.

In the afternoon, we will travel alongside Derwentwater and through the valley of Borrowdale up towards Honister Pass, where there is a working slate mine. Dropping down into the next valley, we will admire picturesque Lake Buttermere as we drive alongside it to reach the top of Newlands Pass and take in the view of Moss Force Waterfall. We head back towards the Southern Lakes driving alongside Grasmere, Rydal Water and the largest Lake in England, Windermere.

Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 4 - Victorian Lakeland Experience

This morning we head to the South Lakes area to the west of Windermere, an area associated with famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter. We start the day's exploration at Holker Hall, home of the Cavendish family. Here we will be greeted by their expert guides for a tour of the house and enjoy some time strolling through the traditional English country garden.

Afterwards, we journey Haverthwaite Station to board a scenic steamtrain. The ride will take us along the valley on a historic train branch line to Lakeside Pier. Here we will cruise across Windermere to the Lake District town of Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will have the chance to enjoy some free time in this scenic Lakeland town on the shores of Lake Windermere. Why not visit the World of Beatrix Potter, one of the Lake's most visited attractions, or take a walk through the lakeside park? Your Event Hosts will be on hand to make alternative suggestions and point out places of interest.

Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 5 - Roam Around the Lake District

Today is a day for you to explore your own interests and head off to discover more of what the Lake District has to offer.

The coach will leave Pine Lake and will stop at Ambleside and Grasmere, often called "The Jewel in the crown of the Lake District." You choose which location you wish to explore for the day as the coach will return to collect you at designated pick-up points in the afternoon.

Your Event Hosts will be out with you and can give you ideas of where to go and what to see so that you can choose how you’d like to spend your day “in the Lakes”. Perhaps a cruise on one of the Lakes or maybe a museum like the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere? Alternatively, why not head on a short walk - perhaps walk from Ambleside to Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall. There is so much to see and do, so don’t forget your camera!

We will return to the resort for a fabulous celebration dinner together this evening.

Included meals: Dinner @ Pine Lake Resort 
Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 6 - Hadrian’s Wall & High Tea at Armathwaite Hall

Today we travel north towards the Scottish borders. First, we head to Lanercost Priory. Originally dating back to 1169, the current structure’s roof was stripped by Henry VIII. The Priory and Church at Lanercost were actually built with some of the stones from Hadrian’s Wall itself.

Built by the Romans, the mighty Hadrian's Wall ran from the east to west coast of England, a barrier to protect the Roman province of Britannia from the barbarous Scots to the north. We will travel alongside the wall until we reach the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Excavations are still taking place here and the archaeological dig can be witnessed. We travel back towards Pine Lake, with stunning views of the Lake District Fells in the background.

A highlight for many is enjoying “high tea” at one of the original stately homes of England, Armathwaite Hall. It overlooks the calming waters of Bassenthwaite Lake and is framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells. When we have had all the tea, scones, cake and biscuits we can manage we’ll head back to the resort.

Included meals: High Tea 
Accommodation: Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth, Lake District, England 

DAY 7 - Goodbye to the English Lake District

Sadly, it's the end of our English Exploration. There will be three scheduled departures from the resort to Manchester Airport.

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What's included

  • Scheduled airport transfers to the resort from Manchester Airport [MAN] on Day 1 and returning on Day 7
  • Self-catering accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Transportation to and from all the events and activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • All activities, visits, guides and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a Big Journey Company Event Hosts

What's not included

  • International return flights into Manchester Airport [MAN]
  • Airport transfers outside the tour dates
  • Visas, travel or medical insurance
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any food and beverage not detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to non-stipulated attractions
  • Any optional activities offered
  • Gratuities

Important information

  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2:00 - 3:00pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
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Choose from the list below to book your journey.

Available journeys:

  • 16 - 22 May, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    STUDIO APARTMENT 3000 POINTS
    16 May - 22 May 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 16 - 22 May, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    TWO BED APARTMENT 5000 POINTS
    16 May - 22 May 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 27 Sep - 03 Oct, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    STUDIO APARTMENT 3000 POINTS
    27 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 from £959 Book Now
  • 27 Sep - 03 Oct, 2022. Experience The English Lake District
    @ Pine Lake Resort, Lake District. England.
    TWO BED APARTMENT 5000 POINTS
    27 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 from £959 Book Now
Book online or call 0844 3350 197

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