For 2018 we are pleased to link up with our partners at hf holidays the award-winning experts in Guided Walking and Self-guided walking holidays, with over 100 years of experience in delivering unforgettable memories all based on their 3* and 4* Country Houses set in stunning surroundings.
Nobody knows the best places to walk like hf holidays and with their knowledgeable guides youll never be short of some inside story on local features, viewpoints and quite possibly, if you press them the best pub too. Most of the guided walking holidays feature a choice of up to 3 walks each day just choose the option which suits your mood. You can even opt for an easier walk early on, working up to harder walks by the end of your stay.
So, from the easiest of rambles, to more intensive hillside challenges,
now is the time to lace up your boots and get outside and explore the great outdoors.
Please note that all walks travel at a leisurely pace, so that you can appreciate the countryside you are experiencing. No walks are compulsory and you can be as active as you wish.
Holidaying on the Isle of Wight doesnt get any better than a walking break at the Freshwater Bay Country House. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, offering new areas to explore around every corner.
Door to Door service
Our own courier service
Return Ferry Crossing
4 nights full board from dinner on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure including packed lunches on Sat & Sun
Expert guides for your chosen walks
3 lunches & porterage of luggage
We drive to Southampton for our sailing to Cowes, then on to our hotel for our 4-night stay.
The Isle of Wight is a treasure trove for walkers. Our choice today includes:
Easier Walk: Over Tennyson Down - A fabulous walk over the chalk cliffs of Tennyson Down to the Needles and Alum Bay; One of England's finest coastal walks. (7 Miles)
Medium Walk: Headon Warren & The Needles - Head to the coast and Totland Bay, then soak up glorious sea views as you round the Needles headland, returning over Tennyson Down. (8 ½ Miles)
Harder Walk: West Wight Circuit - A circuit of the western tip of the island via the Yar Valley to Yarmouth - Coastal Path to Alum Bay, then over Tennyson Downs. (12 Miles)
Our choices today are:
Easier Walk: St Helens to Sandown - Cross the causeway at Bembridge Harbour - Culver Down - Coastal path to Sandown. (7 Miles)
Medium Walk: Ryde to Sandown - Soak up the sea air as we follow the coastal path from Ryde to St Helens then over Culver Cliffs to Sandown. (8 ½ Miles)
Harder Walk: Havenstreet to Sandown - A panoramic walk from Havenstreet over Brading Down, via Bembridge Mill, Culver Down to Sandown. (11 Miles)
Our choices today are:
Easier Walk: To Carisbrooke Castle - Crossing the island's central hills from the village of Shorwell to impressive Carisbrooke Castle. (6 ½ Miles)
Medium Walk: A walk from the south coast to Shorwell then on to Carisbrooke Castle. (9 Miles)
Harder Walk: Tennyson Trail - A walk along the spine of the island from Carisbrooke Castle to Freshwater Bay, crossing the hills to Shorwell then along the Tennyson Trail, along the top of the chalk downs. (12 ½ Miles)
After breakfast we head home to the Midlands
Advise us of your choice of Guided Walks at least six weeks prior to departure
Guided Walking Holidays Hotel Overview
All are within National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each offering a unique holiday experience; from legendary packed lunches to dedicated boot rooms, maps and books galore, lounges to lounge in, bars to relax and socialise in and quiet corners to read in.
3* Freshwater Bay House, Freshwater Bay
Refurbished in 2016, many of its 48 bedrooms have breathtaking sea views. Surrounded by extensive gardens overlooking the bay and include a putting green, outdoor pool and private access to Freshwater By beach.
Heated outdoor pool.
En Suite Bathroom
5 Day Tour
Sat 14 Jul Wed 18 Jul 2018
Tour Departs: 9.30am
Tour Returns: 5.30pm
Times are approximate
Single Room: Nil
Double Room for Sole Use: £28
Premium Room: £28
Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)
Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.
On all Tours, we will spend time outdoors regardless of the weather. Please bring sensible, waterproof clothing and walking boots, as it can be wet and muddy and occasions involves crossing becks. Our Active Traveller Holiday Itineraries often include walks over uneven ground which may prove challenging for those customers with reduced and limited mobility.
We may provide the coach travel for these tours with smaller coaches to ensure access to the walk start and end points.
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