Total cost = $3850.00
($1000 deposit due now, another $1000 due by March 31, 2024, and final balance due by April 30, 2024)
Let’s Go for a Hike!
2024 Hiking Trip to: North Devon, England, South West Coast Path and Exmoor National Park
Let’s Go For a Hike!
And experience the breathtaking scenery of this craggy coast, across multi-colored moorland plains, the sparkling rivers in deep green valleys and the medieval villages that feel ‘lost in time’. These footpaths wind through one of the most impressive coastlines in Europe!
We’ll spend 6 days (June 7-13, 2024) hiking in this unforgettable picturesque region. Upon your arrival in Bristol, we’ll gather and travel to our 14th-century thatched smugglers cottage home base. Nestled in the harborside village of Lynmouth (mouth of the river Lyn), The Rising Sun Hotel also hosted the poet Shelley’s honeymoon and R.D. Blackmore spent time here while writing Lorna Doone!
Devon is a county in South West England named by a tribe of early Celtic settlers probably meaning ‘deep valley dwellers’. With a remarkable deep river valley as our playground backdrop, we’ll take in Devonian stone towers, medieval castles with striking views, an isolated church and extraordinary tea house in wonderous settings, hand carved tunnels to magical beaches and amazing coastal scenery!
Along our route on the South West Coast Path, Britain’s longest way marked trail (630 miles) and the surrounding woodlands and moorland, we’ll keep a lookout for a plethora of seabirds, butterflies, red deer, 100s of species of fungi and lichen, 14 bat species and Britain’s oldest breed of native pony, The Exmoor Pony (free range)!
Dates~ June 7-13, 2023 (6 days, 6 nights)
Enjoy breakfast served each morning at the hotel (available from 7:30am on weekdays, and 8:30am on weekends).
We will gather to overview the days plans and begin walking or travel to our trailhead. Trail terrain will be varied underfoot and in difficulty, as the coast path descends to the sea and climbs to rocky cliffs for great views. There are sections most days that are more demanding. The paths can be slippery after/during rainfall, and are so worth the effort for the superb views!
Expect June weather to include lows in the mid-upper 50s°F and highs in the mid 60s°F. Perfect for hiking! In the open areas the wind can play a role. Devon historically experiences 6-12 days with some rainfall in the month of June.
We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch or stop at a local pub each day. The hikes will finish in mid-to-late afternoon and we’ll either walk or be transported back to the hotel to relax before dinner!
Meals, all except one dinner, are included in the trip package and will be provided including gratuities. The one dinner not included affords an opportunity to wander a village and choose to eat where you’d like! You will be responsible for the cost of any alcoholic beverages you choose each day and the associated gratuities. *Special dietary requests will be accommodated!
Included in the cost…
~We provide all transportation from Bristol to the Inn and return, and to trail heads.
~Your accommodation/lodging for 6 nights
~Meals, all but one dinner, including tax and gratuities.
~Price per person is based on double occupancy. Single room requests, if available, are an additional $100/night.
~A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due to hold your reservation at the time of booking, another $1000 due by March 31, 2024, and final balance due by April 30, 2024.
Initial $1000 is non refundable. Written cancellation prior to April 15, 2024 will receive $500 refund of payment due by March 31, 2024. Cancellation after April 30, 2024 will result in no refund unless you can refill your space, at which point financial exchange will happen between you and the replacement guest.
We are unable to refund monies for arriving late, or leaving the trip early.
~Costs not included in our trip package-
•Flights and/or trains to/from Bristol.
•Travel prior to and after the trip dates.
We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to cover your investment! You can contact Better Travel in Waitsfield, VT (802) 496-9900 for assistance with travel planning and to obtain travel insurance.
All terms and conditions are listed here for your review. A written copy will be emailed to you for signature upon receipt of your deposit.