All inclusive escorted walking holidays

All inclusive escorted Walking Holidays at Scar Side Farm Bed and Breakfast, Orton, Cumbria.

£160 per person for a two night weekend break, inclusive of arrival drinks and cream tea, three course meals on both Friday and Saturday evening, bed and breakfast, two packed lunches. The cost also includes the services and personal attention of Rob Willan our Cumbrian Blue Badge Tour Guide, he will be with you throughout both walks on Saturday and Sunday. These holidays are available year round; please contact us for dates and further information;

Telephone number 015396 24810
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Arrive 4pm Friday and depart 4pm Sunday and enjoy the exclusive use of Scar Side Farm Bed and Breakfast, (minimum of four persons. Staying- maximum of ten)

We are not licensed to sell alcohol. But guests are welcome to bring along any alcoholic drinks that you choose. We will store and chill your choice of beverage and ensure it is served alongside your evening meals. There are no corkage charges.

We have safe outdoor parking space for several cars. We have five rooms all decortated and furnished to a high standard. The rooms are not en suite but the ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms is one bathroom per two bedrooms. We also have two futher WC facilities for the sole use of guests.

We are situated directly on the famous Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk and just one mile from the lovely picturesque village of Orton. The village is a quiet rural retreat and enjoys just one public house, a small shop cum post office and there is also the famous Chocolate Makers – Kennedys, where delicious hand made chocolates can be obtainied.

The general pace for both walks will be a relaxed one, allowing time for stops of interest; scenic, architectural and local history/traditions, flora and wildlife etc.
Our Guide has rated this walk at a medium standard and it is aimed at the capabilities of a reasonably fit individual, all you will need is a pair of comfortable boots, a day sack for your packed lunch, waterproofs and hat and gloves. A camera will enable to you to capture some of the outstanding scenes you will witness along the walk.

On Saturday the walk will take in both the Orton and Great Asby Scar including the Limestone Pavement The seven mile circular walk will take you over both Orton and Great ASby Scar, it will take approximately six hours to complete.

After the initial short climb up to the Lime Kiln and the Victoria Monument, walkers will be able to enjoy a more undulating walk, taking in more gentle and forgiving hills and Fells.

The views on a clear day from the Monument are spectacular; sights of the Howgills and even Scotland are to be had on clearer days. Rob will tell you how the Monument has its history set in Medieval Times and was used to warn of advancing raids from the Scots!
Walking on over The Limestone Pavement you will hear about the pre historic landscape, which is riddled with features from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Rob will be very happy to point out any wildlife, in particular the birdlife; it’s not uncommon to see Black Grouse, Golden Plovers, Ravens, Buzzards and the occasional Peregrine.
From the Pavement you will head down the Hause and walk along the Old Copper Mine road leading to Great Asby; a fabulous tucked away hidden gem of a Village in a traditional Westmorland Style.
At the Greyhound Inn walkers will be able to relax and enjoy their packed lunches, purchasing their own choice of drinks from the bar.
After lunch you will set off towards the Sun Biggin settlement and take in the Unique Sun Biggin Tarn, an area of outstanding beauty, peace and tranquillity. From here you will return towards Scar Side Farm passing under Knott Wood and the Gamelands Neolithic stone Circle.

Sunday’s shorter walk will take you from Scar Side along the Sunken Lane and to the Village All Saints Church, which is dominated by the 16th Century Perpendicular Tower, and parts of the original building date from the 13th Century. Then over to Crosby Ravensworth Fell taking a look at the Yew Close Iron Age Settlement and Robin Hoods Grave before returning to Scar Side.

About our Guide – Rob is a local man who can trace his Orton ancestry back almost 1000 years. He has a BSC Hon. and Master of Philosophy in Archaeological Sciences. He describes himself as a Conservationist and has a great interest in Landscape History and Archaeology. Rob is also a highly regarded Dry Stone Waller who has worked with the British Sculptor and Photographer Andy Goldsworthy OBE. Robs gentle manner and calm steady pace mean that the walks are immensely enjoyable, entertaining and educational.

About Blue Badge Tourist Guides – Trained and qualified - on foot, on site, and on coaches - for the whole region. They are entertaining and informative, reliable and professional with local and up to date knowledge, their wealth of experience and knowledge is respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world.