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The English Lake District and the Borders: Romance to Turbulence

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Program #20209RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Susan from Hamden, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/27/13
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful combination of spectacular landscape, history and literature. Our guides Peter and Jim were wonderful, helpful, informative, funny, and intrepid drivers on one-lane switchbacks up and down fells and valleys. Delicious food and great accommodations. Sheep! Red squirrels! Worth every penny.

Roger from Brownsville, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/07/13 - 06/20/13
The drivers and tour directors on our small bus were a delight, very thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable. With the small group, we got to know each one and enjoyed their company.

Beverly from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 06/07/13 - 06/20/13
I have traveled extensively with Road Scholar ....this was my 23rd trip with them...so obviously I've been very pleased with my experiences. But this was one of the very few times I feel compelled to make a negative comment. The Lake District and Northumberland are beautiful parts of England and it was a pleasure to see them when just about every flower, tree, and bush was in full bloom (and we had practically no rain). But.....the condition of the hotel in Otterburn was completely unacceptable. The rooms were dirty, the linens were worn and threadbare, the paint was chipped, the wallpaper peeling. There was little or no daily maid service. We were there for 5 nights...too long a stay in a place like that. Also....we had some very looong days on the bus....most of us felt they could have been cut down a bit and it would have been nice to be able to do a bit more walking.

Gretchen from Lansdale, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/19/13
I wish to echo the sentiments of the previous reviewers: this was a wonderful tour organized by a top-notch company (Mountain Goat) and led by a guide who was very personable, knowledgeable, flexible and fun to be with. There was so much variety in the schedule and some very special private visits, all adding to an enjoyable time in spite of much rainier weather than we would have chosen.

Martha from Concord, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/15/12 - 10/28/12
This was my first trip with Road Scholar, my first with any formal tour organization. I now have new friends, a new outlook on the world, and my only regret is that it had to end. As our tour guide said, "You are not tourists, you are guests", and we felt that way every moment of this magical trip.

Adele from Bedford, MA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/08/12 - 07/21/12
This was a wonderful trip and, certainly, the best Road Scholar/Elderhostel I've attended. Mountain Goat, the group who organized the trip, was superb. The hotels were lovely with delicious food. The excursions, lectures, and activities were well chosen and the country was beautiful. Above all, our guides were tremendous - attentive to the group, well-prepared, gracious, friendly, with great senses of humor - one couldn't have asked for more. My recommendation of this trip simply couldn't be higher.

Maggie from Fort Collins, CO Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 04/30/12 - 05/13/12
This was one of the very best trips I've been on in the 15 or so years I've been participating in Elderhostel/Road Scholar. Beautiful lodgings, great food, fabulous landscapes,friendly and effective guides,interesting lectures and demonstrations, personal contact with local experts -- in short, I loved it all. Am just plotting how to go on the same tour next year!


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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
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