DEVON COAST WALKING HOLIDAY
A SMALL-GROUP GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY
May 2-6th 2022
(4 nights, 4.5 walking days).
Grade 2: Easy to Moderate*
Relax and let us organise the walks and minibus transfers to/ from our walks
Discover the very best sections of the South West Coast Path and the Tarka trail in this area.
Explore this beautiful region where spring arrives early to fill the woods with bluebells.
Recharge your batteries with a series of classic seaside hikes shared with a small, friendly group of like-minded walkers.
Visit the famous hidden sea-filled pool at Woody Bay.
Discover Devon's hidden harbours and idyllic villages.
What's Included: 4 nights single occupancy full board (4 x dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch), and the services of our walk leader for this holiday. Also included is the cost of any taxi / minibus transfers to the start or end of our day's walk.
The cost for this holiday including full board, single, en-suite accommodation is £725.
*Our walking breaks are graded from 1('Easy) to 5 (Challenging). This is a Grade 2, 'Easy to Moderate’ walking holidays, designed for those who would like to walk for 5-6 hours in a day, and 3-4 hours on a half-day. Routes usually involve only gentle ascent and descent, and all walking is on good paths with no technical difficulties. Our aim is always to take our walks at a steady pace, stopping for breaks and to admire the views.
DAY 1: If you can, join us on the arrival day by 1.30 pm for a half day local exploration of the Lynmouth area along to Foreland Point so that you can meet your fellow walkers and get to know the area close by. (3 hours of walking) For those who are unable to arrive by then, join us for dinner at 6.30 pm, after which we will talk through our planned programme.
DAY 2: Minehead to Porlock Weir: This is the very first leg of the famous South West Coast Path (SWCP) and provides an inspiring start to our walking holiday. Quite a full day for a Grade 2 programme, but one which we will take at a slow pace so that we can enjoy the amazing views out to sea and across to Lundy Island and the Welsh coast. (6+ hours)
DAY 3: A classic day! We walk from our hotel out along the famous Valley of Rocks trail with stunning views seaward and a range of impressive weather-sculptured rocks above us. Lunch is taken at the delightful Woody Bay where a natural swimming pool hides among the rocks. The path then continues past a Roman Fort to land us at Hunters Inn, where we can take refreshments and rest our legs until our transfer arrives. (5-6 hours)
DAY 4: Starting at Hunter's Inn, we continue along a breath-taking stretch of coast path with unforgettable views all the way until we descend to Wild Pear Beach to pull off our boots and relax. A final short leg takes us to the busy seaside town of Combe Martin where we pick up our transport back to the hotel. (5-6 hours)
DAY 5: We walk the tracks close to Lynton, along the Coleridge Way to see the waterfalls on the East Lyn River, returning through the wooded glades to Lynmouth. We aim to finish our programme by 2 pm. (4 hours)
Please note that the above itinerary is subject to weather conditions being favourable. Our aim, above all, is to make the right choice each day so that we enjoy the most appropriate route for the conditions.
Our base is The Valley of Rocks Hotel, a grand venue set in the heart of Lynton. It was built around 1890, has an elegant, spacious design, and boasts a perfect situation, looking out over Lynmouth Bay to the open sea. For our walking, too, it is a great spot, being right next to the SWCP as it weaves through the terraced gardens of Lynton - a great place to come back to at the end of a rewarding day's walk.
See full details here: Valley of Rocks Hotel
How to get there: Valley of Rocks Hotel is in the heart of Lynton in Devon. It is reached within an hour and a half from the M5 at Taunton. For full directions from your home please use the hotel postcode below.
Postcode EH35 6HS.
The nearest train stations are at Minehead and Barnstaple. Local bus services will take you to Lynton from either of these stations.
HOW TO BOOK
Just send your booking request using the Booking Enquiry Form on this page and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place.
You can then secure your place with a low deposit payment of £150.
If you have any questions or if you need more information, don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.
We really hope you can join us!