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Cheap Weekend Activity Breaks

Our business, having emerged from a University staff outdoors group knows exactly what it takes to create great value, atmospheric walking weekends. We can offer fully inclusive walking weekends in a chalet style setting for as little as £160 for two nights. We also have many, many more destinations on offer, so get in touch today. 

Lincolnshire     The Chilterns     Galloway

Isle of Wight     Brecon Beacons     Peak District

Snowdonia     Burns Night     Foodies Trip

Lake District     Scottish Islands     Eifel National Park

Wye Valley     Dunkirk     Festive Weekend

 Lincolnshire Wolds - walks, churches and Tennyson

The Lincolnshire Wolds I promise will surprise  - they offer fantastic walking country from open hilltops to sheltered valleys with hidden villages, long lost hamlets and churches to delight set in rolling chalk lands of a superb Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also Tennyson's land and walks can be customised to suit lovers of the poets work. With accommodation and packages to suit all pockets this is a location to recommend.

 The Chilterns to ramble or cycle and much more

The Chilterns - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer something for everyone to enjoy: wonderful views from the chalk downs, carpets of flowers, our abundant Red Kites, glorious beech woods and unspoilt rural village, many with Churches of special interest and a landscape reflecting the dominance of agriculture with little industrialisation. Above all, a wonderful network of over 1500 miles of public footpaths and quiet lanes offer a fantastic opportunity to explore this beautiful countryside on foot or bicycle. Short or long walks or rides or adventurous routes are readily at hand and with an abundant variety of accommodation inclusive packages to suit groups of all kinds are available.

And remember the Chilterns are so close to London and its airports, airport or railway pickups are easily arranged just let us know your requirements and dates.

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 The Southern Uplands of Scotland - quiet hills to roam

Just across the border with Scotland lies the Southern Uplands of Scotland and Galloway recently designated as an international Dark Park. So if you are a keen walker looking for walks in an area that is rarely visited, being much emptier than the Lake District but generally higher and rougher; less massive and craggy than the Highlands it offers its own distinct beauty. In fact, it is Scotland condensed and I have it on good repute that it is now way a tame sibling of the Highlands! But an essential experience which, by happy accident, conveniently stands guard at Scotland's door.

And remember nearby we have the lovely Galloway Hills recently designated as one of the world's few Dark National Park so astronomers I am pleased we have a location and walks for you to enjoy. With inclusive packages available to suit all.

 Isle of White or South Coast walks and fun

Explore the cliffs, beaches and walks of the Isle of Wight or alternatively on the South or North Downs Way and coastline. The Isle of White offers lovely spring, or autumn walks on an island that has variety galore, easy walks, long distance, down land cliffs and quiet country walks. Staying in the YHA at Totland Bay or alternative accommodation that suits your budget and needs we have immediate access to the Needles, Alum Bay and Tennyson Downs and in the hostel space for comfort. Forget work - lose that stress - come and join us for a simply great weekend for all

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 The Brecon's & Black Mountains of South Wales - a great introduction to hill walking

The Brecon National Park  and Black Mountains of South Wales with their relatively low height and ready accessibility to those of us living in the South East offer a great hill walking start to those a little wary of venturing onto hills and yet can offer challenging walks for the experienced. With high quality hostels, farmhouses and guest houses available in remote locations inclusive packages to meet your requirements and budget are readily available with walks often available direct from our accommodation.

www.breconbeacons.org

www.canal-barn-bunkhouse.wales.info/

 Walks in the Peak District - Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Edale and Kinder Scout

Staying in the Thorpe Farm Bunkhouse offers an opportunity for unbeatable value and although it offers relatively basic accommodation it is a great location for an unforgettable group experience, fun and a great dining experience. A hill top working farm with fantastic views, overlooking Hathersage and close to Stanage Edge it offers stunning views and an opportunity to enjoy walks in Bronte country, Edale or on Kinder Scout.

Should you be seeking more luxurious comfort other accommodation including guest and farm houses and small country hotels are available.

www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/

www.thorpe-bunk.co.uk/

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 Cadair Idris & walks in Southern Snowdonia

One of our favourite locations for value for money comfort, fun, and walks to suit all abilities or adventure on the mountain ranges of Cadair Idris, the Rhinogs or rambles along the beautiful coast at Aberdovey and other locations.  Staying at Braich Goch an excellent club house partner in a four star hostel converted from an old coaching inn with its own public bar next offers truly memorable experiences for groups. As always should you be seeking more luxurious comfort other accommodation including guest and farm houses and small country hotels are available.

www.braichgoch.co.uk/

 Burns Dinner & Walking Weekend on the Isle of Wight

January, the hustle & bustle of Christmas over and we face those long, boring weeks of bleak mid-winter. Do not be in despair let us celebrate again, with our  Walkfree Breakfree Burn’s dinner where we celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard and enjoy a weekend of walks on the Isle of Wight.

On the island we will reside in Northcourt Manor, a glorious Jacobean house surrounded by over 15 acres of beautiful gardens hired for our exclusive use. Northcourt it is a very impressive house, full of character with its mix of comfortable rooms most of which are ensuite will make this one of our most spectacular weekends of 2013.

http://www.northcourt.info/

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 A Walking Weekend for Foodies

What’s this about? We all enjoy walks, fabulously remote destinations and great food don’t we?

We invite your group to the stunning Brecon Beacons where you can enjoy guided mountain and low level walks or if you prefer to avoid being footsore as an optional extra, pony trekking  direct from our accommodation.

Just as importantly we celebrate gourmet cuisine– it’s going to be a foodies’ night – we might be staying in a hostel but our dinner is going to be as culinary stunning as we can make it. We are going to deliver an eight-course meal with vegetarian options and wines. 

 Lake District Discovery Trip

Truly discover and enjoy spectacular scenery, peace and tranquillity. Join us to walk and explore the wonderful Ennerdale Valley on the western fringe of the lake District, one of the most beautiful, least spoilt, quietest and glaciated valleys offering direct access to Lakeland’s remotest mountains, valleys and fells.

We can provide a variety of accommodation, catering and travel options.

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/

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 Island Magic - A scottish Escape to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Staffa & Lunga

Enjoy a magical escape? Where we explore and discover the beautiful Scottish isles, see the wildlife and nature, enjoy the culture and people of the isles. As a Scotsman nothing pleases me better than introducing others to our fabulous Highland landscapes, lochs and mountains. Together it is miles better.

Our escape takes you to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland which are stunning and at their very best in early summer with the long days and summer light. We will walk on Mull, Iona, Staffa & Lunga

 Enjoy castles, lakes and forests of the Eifel National Park, Germany

Join us on a journey of only 200 miles from Calais to stay near Monschau an outstanding historical Old Town with a rich mosaic of art, culture and museums. It is a bustling town and a delight in every season with the massive castle Monschau dominating from high above.

From here we will enjoy walks in the Eifel national park, in a landscape dominated by lakes, rivers, majestic beech trees and gnarled oaks.

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 The Wye Valley, Symonds Yat & Forest of Dean

Take your group on this value walking weekend where we have the exclusive use of the Fountain Lodge Hostel (originally the village bake house) or for those who prefer private facilities rooms in the Fountain Inn (supplement payable) . The Fountain Inn is a charming, traditional pub right in the centre of the village of Parkend.

Bordered to the west by the River Wye and to the east by the River Severn, the Royal Forest of Dean comprises over 23,000acres and around 20 million trees. Once famous for its huge oaks, used for almost all British ships at the time of the Armada, it now lays claim to some of the best countryside in England.This is a great base for the excellent walks to be had in the area and for a very enjoyable walking weekend.

 Dunkirk Spirit

On this trip we stay in Dunkirk and enjoy its lovely town centre and marinas. From here we have a fabulous base to walk along the famous beach from where the British forces were rescued during WW2.

The area has much to offer including the unique sand dunes of Flanders, the ancient port of Gravelines and Bergues. A short weekend escape but it will not disappoint that is for sure.

 Le Festive Hop to Boulogne

This walking weekend takes us across the English Channel to enjoy walks in the Pas de Calais region and visit the city of Boulogne where we will celebrate with the citizens the arrival of Saint Nicholas. Boulogne is a lovely seaside town with a splendid medieval town centre and ancient cathedral surrounded by ancient fortified town walls.

We promise the Saint Nicholas parade and fireworks display will enchant and make this weekend a perfect start to the magic and joy of the festive season. Our objective as always is to deliver an active but yet relaxing, well organised weekend that offers you an opportunity to explore and enjoy a new destination.

Contact us today for a tailored group offer. iain@walkfreebreakfree.co.uk   07889 165278

 
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