Pennine Explorer

Often described as the ‘Backbone of England’ the Pennine Hills form a more-or-less continuous range stretching northwards from the Peak District incorporating parts of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, through the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines up to the Tyne Gap.  The Pennines western spur into North Lancashire forms the Bowland Fells and Forest Bowland.  The Pennines are an important water catchment area with numerous reservoirs in the head streams of the river valleys.  The region is widely considered to be one of the most scenic areas of the United Kingdom.



Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel

The beautiful four star Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel’s original building and Spa dates back 700 years and is set in 17 acres of tranquil parkland.  While many of the original features have been restored, the bedrooms and leisure facilities are modern.  The Spa features an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, whirlpool and thermal; suite.  Room service is available and a range of dining facilities can be found in the vicinity of the hotel.  Please note that not all rooms are serviced by a lift.

Excursions Include:- Themed Pendle Witches guided tour and the Ribble Valley.  Lancashire Pennines to Bury on market day and a 30 minute East Lancashire railway journey.  90 minute canal boat journey then onto Bronte Country and Skipton.