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England Trek 2020

England - Yorkshire Dales & Lake District Trek 2020

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Date:
July 11 - 24, 2020

Registration deadline: 

June 1, 2020

Price:
CMC Members:$3,225
Non-Members:$3,550

Deposit: $750

Max Participants: 10 

Min Participants: 8

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Cancellation Policy

 

Trip Leaders
Kris Ashton -kris@aimhigh.net

Kristin Provost - kristin_provost@yahoo.com
 

StonehengeTrip Overview

The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District Trek follows a long distance footpath of 79 miles that passes along mostly riverside paths and through two national parks: Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District National Park.

The walk is full of diversity, beginning with lush meadows and black-bordered moors of the Yorkshire Dales, to the shore of England's grandest lake, Lake Windermere, in the Lake District. It is a remarkably beautiful walk through some of England’s finest scenery. The walking is relatively gentle (with some long days) and affords the opportunity to interact with locals along the way and to experience rural England’s hospitality at its best.

Hampstead HeathOur trip begins with some time in London where we explore some off-the-beaten-path areas. Hampstead Heath, in the north of London, is a large park surrounded by charming neighborhoods that once claimed Aldus Huxley, George Orwell and John Keats among its residents. We’ll take a long walk through the park and take in one of the best views over London. Following lunch at the famous Spaniard’s Inn, we’ll enjoy a private tour of Highgate Cemetery—Victorian cemetery architecture at its finest—and visit the burial places of such notables as Karl Marx and Douglas Adams.

From London, we’ll travel by train to Bath where we can tour the Roman baths. We’ll take a half-day visit out to magical Stonehenge—one of the most intriguing places on Earth. After our brief visit in Bath, we’ll head up to the north of England to start our trek.

We’ll walk through the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales and Lake District countryside for 7 days, staying at Roman Baths in Bath Englandiconic bed and breakfasts, small hotels and guesthouses along the way. And at the end of each day’s walk, we can reward ourselves with some local ales from the nearby pubs. At the end of our trek we’ll head back to London where we say our goodbyes.

This trip starts and ends in London, England. Due to the limited availability of our selected accommodations, space is limited on this trip and CMC members are encouraged to sign up quickly! 

 

ActivitiesCow in Yorkshire National Park

 

  • Cultural activities in London, Bath, and Stonehenge
  • Urban walking in London and Bath
  • Hiking Hampstead Heath in London
  • 7-day, 79-mile trek on the Dales Way in Yorkshire and Lake District

 

Level of Activity / Difficulty

 

  • B and C Level HikesSee Hike Classifications Guide Here
  • Moderate Pace - approximately 2-3 miles per hour
  • Terrain:
    • ​Dirt paths
    • Quiet, country roads - some asphalt, some dirt
    • Village/city streets
    • Sidewalks
  • Crossing field to field does require climbing over some short walls - usually includes stiles, steps, or steps with a gate

 

Accommodations

 

We will be staying in mostly 3-star and 4-star hotels, bed & breakfasts, and small guest houses. It may be necessary to split the group between accommodations in some of the small villages.

We will be changing accommodations nearly every night of this trip. As such, we recommend packing light. Registered participants will receive a recommended packing list from the trip leaders.

 

What's Included?

 

England 2020

  • Trip leader that has walked the Dales Way and is very famliar with the history and culture of the area
  • 13 Nights of accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Luggage transfer on the Dales Way Trek
  • Entrance fees: 
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Highgate Cemetery, Roman Baths, & Stonehenge
  • All ground transit: London subway, trains, taxis, and bus to Stonehenge)
  • Pre-trip activities and assistance
  • American Alpine Club 6 month Membership
  • Medical Evacuation Benefit 
 

What's Not Included?Yorkshire

 

  • RT airfare
  • Airport transfers 
  • Suggested travel insurance
  • Beverages aside from those served with meals
  • 10 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Personal items, souvenirs, etc. 
  • Medical care, pharmacy, etc. 
  • Alternate transit on trip if you take it
  • Activities on your own

 

Participant Requirements

 

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months past return date
  • Willing and able to walk wihtout stress or complaint for up to 6 hours a day over a variety of terrain, including some steep climbs and descents
    • Daily distance is between 2-5 miles while in London, 6-16 miles while on the trek
  • Willingness to travel at a group pace - approximately 2.5 miles per hour and stay together as a group
  • Ability to function as a team member that supports, assists, and encourages others

 

Pre-trip Activities

 

  • Mandatory pre-trip meeting
  • Optional pre-trip hikes

 

Trip Leaders: Kris Ashton (kris@aimhigh.net) and Kristin Provost (kristin_provost@yahoo.com)
Participants are encouraged to contact the trip leader before registering for this trip.

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