Stones, Baths, pubs & Peaks
Leave pick up point and drive southeast to the beautiful city of Salisbury and park at one of our campsites near to the Cathedral which is considered to one of Englands finest examples and dates back to 1220. Filled with history and even see one of the exemplars of the Magna Carta, our first real constitution and piece of democracy.
Early (ish) start today but only because we want to be some of the very first visitors arriving at Stonehenge. Getting in before the crowds allows you to absorb the peace whilst letting your tour leader take you on a journey deep inside the mystery of the monument and unlock some of its secrets. Then off to another stone circle which is vastly larger than the one just visited but hidden away from tourists eyes and off the beaten track. Not only hidden but open to the wanderings of knowledgeable travellers who can walk up and touch the stones. Then we make our way to the historic Roman city of Bath where we can explore its Roman right through to Georgian/Victorian history.
The Cotswolds, spend a full day travelling through one of Englands finest little treasures and amble through these beautiful little villages built of stunning honey coloured Cotswold stone. 500-600 year old villages await you and during the day you will have to sample a wonderful cream tea with proper Cornish clotted cream.
Day Four & Five
To the north Bronte country! After traveling through the 600 square mile region of the Cotswolds we now head north to the famous Peak district, the Cotswolds of the north if you like. Stunning is an understatement but the real treat is the people, friendly, welcoming and wanting you to share the beauty of the north. We will sample the traditional pub dining and drinking experience which is still very much of life in the north.
Discovering the landscape of the Bronte sisters who are seconded in accolade to William Shakespeare himself, we travel across the Yorkshire moors and discover yet another hidden gem in the British landscape. Stunningly beautiful and harsh this countryside has a an effect that stays lifelong. Moving across to Whitby on the northeastern shores we get to see the great seaside traditions of the north and of course have a portion of fish & chips on the seaside.
Travel down to the city of York to spend the day visiting its great Minster and delving into its intriguing Viking and somewhat bloody history. Then travel south to our campsite near London to stop for the night.
Head back to base