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.
Discover Church Stretton, in the heart of Shropshire, staying at beautiful Longmynd Country House, where we will be inspired by the rich history of the area, on the border of England and Wales and the charm of the surrounding historic towns.
Door to Door service
Our own courier service
3 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
2 lunches & Porterage of luggage
We drive to our country house hotel. Complimentary tea, coffee & cakes served from 4.00pm as we settle in for our 3-night stay.
Admire far-reaching views over the rolling Shropshire hills, discover the area's fascinating geology, stroll along heather-carpeted hillsides and valleys and soak up the views of the Long Mynd. Today's options include:
Easier Walk: The Slopes of Caer Caradoc - A pleasant introductory circuit around Church Stretton, then across the valley and along the path which traverses to slopes of Caer Caradoc hill. (7 Miles with 1000ft of ascent)
Medium Walk: Cross the valley to ascend the long ridge of Hope Bowdler Hill, then on to Caer Caradoc. (9 Miles with 2000ft of ascent)
Harder Walk: The Three Stretton Hills - We climb the three iconic hills that dominate the eastern skyline of Church Stretton; Ragleth Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill then Caer Caradoc. (11 Miles with 2750ft of ascent)
Today's options include:
Easier Walk: Darnford Valley - Cross the Long Mynd Ridge from Bridges to Church Stretton, following Darnford Valley then over Betchcott and Bodbury Hills. (7 Miles with 1050ft of ascent)
Medium Walk: Bodbury Hill - Cross the Gatten Hills, then ascend Darnford Valley and across Long Mynd Ridge to Church Stretton over Bodbury Hill. (9 Miles with 1350ft of ascent)
Harder Walk: Over Long Mynd - Follow the Shropshire Way from Pulverbatch over Wilderley Hill continuing over the Long Mynd and along the stunning grassy ridge to Church Stretton. (13 Miles with 2150ft of ascent)
After breakfast we make our way back 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* Longmynd House, Church Stretton
Set in extensive wooded grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Longmynd enjoys an elevated location above Church Stretton. 50 bedrooms with lounge, bar & restaurant. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Lift. Please note that due to restricted access guest will have to be dropped at the main entrance which is only approx 100m to the hotel entrance.
Heated outdoor Swimming Pool
En Suite Bedrooms
4 Day Tour
Fri 28 Sep Mon 1 Oct 2018
Tour Departs: 10.00am
Tour Returns: 3.30pm
Times are approximate
Single Room: Nil
Double Room for Sole Use: £21
Premium Room: £21
Holiday Insurance: £20.50 (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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