New Year Break 2017/18 Llangollen £240

Bryn Howell

Join our popular break to see in the New Year with 3 days of walking and two evenings of celebrations.

The Bryn Howel is an excellent hotel on the banks of the canal 2 miles from Llangollen,

Arrive for lunch on the 30th with an afternoon walk before dinner and dancing. On New Year’s Eve a full day of walking, including a pub lunch, is followed by a Gala dinner and dancing. On New Year’s Day our last walk finishes with a carvery lunch.

Option for easy walks. Extra night before or after or both at £25 per person b&b.

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Our next break. Whitby Nov 10 – 12

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Enjoy autumn walks on the coast and North Yorks Moors from our base at the Royal Hotel.

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Malham and Settle

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We stayed in Malham and had wonderful weather exploring this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales. On our first day we visited Janet’s Foss (pictured above), Gordale Scar and walked towards Malham Tarn and enjoyed walking on the limestone pavement before descending to the bottom of Malham Cove (see here for walk).

The next day we went to Settle, where we visited Attermire Scar, Victoria Cave, and Catrigg Force:

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before returning via the River Ribble to explore Settle (see here for walk).

Our final day we visited Hanlith, Airton and Kirkby Malham,

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before returning to Malham (see here for walk). There’s more photos on our Facebook page here.

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Windermere

Countryguide Holidays at Windermere

We stayed at the Windermere Hotel.  Despite all the recent bad weather, and some gloomy forecasts,  we managed to find some enjoyable walks – and avoid the mud and rain! In view of the ground conditions our walks were shorter than usual, but the recent extra rain helped the waterfalls to look good!

On our first day we went to Waterhead at the northern tip of Windermere and saw Stockghyll Force and Ambleside.  

The next day we enjoyed sunshine and snow topped hills:

Countryside Holidays at Loughrigg Tarn

as we explored Elter Water and Loughrigg Tarn.

As it was a  little misty on our final day, we had a last minute change of route and did a short but enjoyable walk along Lake Windermere to Bowness-on Windermere.

Approaching Windermere

There’s more pictures on our Facebook site.

 

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Malvern

Group in Rose Bank Gardens, Malvern

Group in Rose Bank Gardens, Malvern

We stayed at the Abbey hotel, adjoining Malvern Priory, at the foot of the Malvern Hills. On the first day we walked up Happy Valley and Green Valley over the Malverns to West Malvern, and returned via back via North Hill (see here for walk details).

On North Hill

The next day we went via Holy Well:

Approaching Holy Well

to Worcester Beacon:

Approaching Worcester Beacon

where we felt on top of the world! We came back via St Ann’s well –  so you could say it was a well received walk (see here for walk details)!

On our final day we visited British Camp

Approaching British Camp

where  we enjoyed walking over the hill fort, and admiring the views (see here for walk details)! Once again we were very lucky with the weather, and had some great walks. There’s more pictures on our Facebook Page

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Otley Chevin

Another new venue for us, we stayed at Chevin Country Park Hotel:
Group at hotel in Otley Chevin

On the first day we enjoyed walks around Otley Chevin, going through Chevin Forest Park and admiring the Surprise View – said to be one of the finest panoramic views in Yorkshire.

On the next day, we went on Ilkley Moor and the Cow and Calf Rocks:
On Ilkley Moor with and without hats.
and also explored Ilkley
The River Wharf at Ilkley

On our final day we did a  circular walk from Otley Chevin to Otley and back:
Caley CragsWe were very lucky with the weather, and had some great walks. There will soon be more pictures on our Facebook Page

 

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Belper

Everyone at Makeney Hall

We stayed as Makeney Hall to explore the Derwent Valley and South Derbyshire. 

Our first day’s walk was exploring the area around Milford, Duffield and Holbrook. The walk ended near the lovely 17th century Holly Bush Inn:

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The next day we explored the area around Belper:

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On our final day we visited Allestree and Keddleton Park

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Some of the group also did an extra walk around Allestree Park.

There’s more pictures on our Facebook Page.

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