This five-day tour takes in a wide variety of Yorkshire Dales and the Bowland Forest.
Based in a luxury four star hotel and Spa.
Every route has been carefully planned so that every stop on the way will have been selected to maximise your motoring pleasure. We provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions allowing navigators to enjoy the day as much as the drivers.
Our comprehensive tour book ensures that you will not miss out on places of scenic or historical interest. We pass through the towns such as Hawes, Settle, Kettlewell, Grassington, Slaidburn, Aysgarth Falls, and more, plus the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and a visit to the Dales would not be complete without running the Buttertubs Pass, You also and an option to visit to the Wensleydale Creamery.
We also take you to the Forest of Bowland and the hidden gem the scenic Trough of Bowland, and the Dales of Wharfedale and Nidderdale all areas of outstanding natural beauty.
We discovered this relatively unknown area when we ourselves were on one of the of tours by the legendary tour organiser Mike Griffiths, we are pleased that Mike and Sylvia are joining the tour.
The Calendar Girls film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters etc, was filmed in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, including scenes in the village of Kettlewell. Also the TV series All Creatures Great and Small is set in the Yorkshire Dales. It filmed across a range of locations including the historic market town of Grassington, which plays a central role in the drama as ‘Darrowby’ Village, our tour drives through these scenic areas.
We have lunches on two of the runs; one at the Bentham Golf Course and the other at the Swinton Park Hotel on the Swinton Estate that was recently featured on the TV series Amazing Hotels featuring Monica Galetti. We have a coffee stop on the third run.
Three Tulip Runs:
Cream of the Dales Run:
Tested and tweaked which includes the Buttertubs Pass which carries you plunging then climbing, high above some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery and past deep roadside caverns that give the route its name. Ribblehead Viaduct, Aysgarth Falls, Hawes and other Dales villages with some typical “backwater’ discovered lanes not any ‘A’ roads and a very scenic run.
With have light lunch at the Stone House Hotel Hawes.
The area of the Forest of Bowland is diverse with many beautiful quaint towns. The area is undoubtedly missed by many who head for the Lakes and Dales. With a coffee stop at the Inn at Whitewell which is situated on the banks of the river Hodder and lunch at Bentham Golf Club and the Trough of Bowland and Gisburn Forest are all very scenic areas.
This run takes you to the Nidderdale another area of outstanding beauty, via Kettlewell and Grassington the undulating route carries you through rolling fields peppered with small stone barns and bears you alongside the River Wharfe past impressive towering cliffs jutting from the landscape. You feel as if you’re navigating one vast, geological fault.
Then unto the Swinton Estate for lunch that was recently featured on the TV series Amazing Hotels featuring Monica Galetti. Returning via Pateley Bridge and Gouthwaite Reservoir.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa:
Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate, the hotel is where you’ll find award-winning fine dining, a luxury spa, and beautiful accommodation that boasts stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel and estate 2 AA Rosette dining in Macleod’s, a host of country pursuits and an award-winning spa.
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