The FF’s first ever visit to this picturesque region in North-West England, to be based in Ambleside in the South Lakes. Jonathan Holt has devised a fascinating tour to be conducted by minibus or the limited (3 cars maximum) option of following in your own car at a reduced rate. Minibus option limited to the first 16 takers. Highlights include:
The Bridge House, symbol of Ambleside
The Tower of Beauty & Friendship, Eller How
Claife Viewing Station: an artists’ viewpoint over Lake Windermere
John Longmire’s Folly, Wray Castle
Conishead Tower and Priory, the latter now the headquarters of the Buddhist Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre with its extravagantly decorated temple.
The Sir John Barrow Monument, Hoad Hill, Ulverston
The Dog Kennel, Coniston
The Countess Pillar
Brantwood, the home of art critic and philosopher John Ruskin with its intriguing gardens.
The Larch Cottage Nurseries with its sham chapel, gatehouse, arches and amazing statuary.
…and to cap it all, a boat trip on Windermere!
Each day’s trip will depart from Ambleside, so staying close to the town is advised. No other place of pick-up is offered.
Minibus option – limited to 16 people: Members: £70, Non-members: £85
Price includes all entries, boat trip, fuel, services of chauffeur, but not food & drink.
Driving own car option: limited to 3 cars to accommodate 12+ people. Car sharing encouraged: Members £45, non-members £55
Price includes all entries and boat trip, but not food & drink.
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