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Get outside this spring on these relaxing sociable weekends!
If you have yet to take that first step into the outdoors then this is the blog for you! We are constantly approached by people who think they’re unfit, overweight, or just lacking in confidence and worrying about holding the group up. Well if that’s you then you shouldn’t worry.
Our trips are all designed so that everyone is included. We always walk at the pace of the slowest, our leaders adapt walks to suit everyone, and there are often two or more walks on each weekend to enable you to choose a longer or a shorter day out (the shorter walk tends to take in the local tea rooms, always a bonus!).
We’ve put together a list of trips during March that are perfect for beginners – so take a look and see if anything grabs you!
Remember, all trips include 2 nights of accommodation, food, a Large Outdoors host to look after things, and 2 guided walks. The perfect combination to make new friends and relax with a glass of wine while we do the rest!
Eskdale – Lake District
Eskdale is a valley in the western part of the Lake District, made famous by Wordsworth. Here we’ll find the perfect location to forget about the stresses of the working week while meeting new people and enjoying a fully hosted weekend away.
We’ll be staying right in the heart of the valley at a hostel with plenty of walks on the doorstep. Alongside the hills, the area is a great place to explore, with a Roman fort on the hill at the head of the valley, and the Ravenglass-Eskdale railway winding its way down to the sea. Plus there are two pubs within walking distance of the hostel, so what’s not to love!
The south coast of England is riddled with impressive cliffs and stunning seashore, but standing head and shoulders above them all in terms of majesty is surely Lulworth Cove. This awe-inspiring world heritage site is the perfect destination for a social weekend away meeting a friendly group keen to explore the surrounding area.
Join us on an easy guided walking weekend where we’ll be based a stone’s throw from the famous cove itself, and will also take in the natural arch of Durdle Door. Beyond these spectacular sites, we’ll of course enjoy brilliant sea views right out over the English Channel.
The southern fells of the Lake District are centered around the Old Man of Coniston and its surrounding peaks, a landscape full of wonder and the perfect place for a weekend away with a friendly bunch of fellow wanderers.
Join us for a sociable guided walking weekend to discover this special part of the Lake District. We’ll be based in a hostel near the village of Coniston and close to a whole range of walking trails, perfect for getting into the outdoors and experiencing the landscapes that make the Lake District a world-famous walking destination.
Snowdonia is a beautiful place in spring, with the great peaks often covered in snow and the valleys quieter – this is the time for the lover of the countryside at all times of year to get out and explore. We’ll be spending the weekend wandering the lower hills and valleys of this stunning part of Wales, getting out for two guided day walks to make the most of the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
Based in Llanberis in the north of Snowdonia, you’ll be staying in a hostel high on the hillside, overlooking the famous ‘electric mountain’ and the lake of Llyn Padarn, as well as the lower reaches of the Pass of Llanberis. Rather than aiming for the high peaks, we’re going to spend the weekend exploring Snowdonia’s lower hills, enjoying the scenery from new and surprising viewpoints.
Whether you’re someone who likes to roam along the beach, gaze down at the waves from the cliff-tops, or explore the shifting lands around sand-dunes, Gower has it all. Inland there are also several hills we can climb to admire views over the whole of the peninsula, and to the north are the eerily flat marshlands of Llanrhidian.
Our aim is to soak in as much of Gower as possible; there are no forced-marches, and no slogs, just miles of beautiful beaches and all the sea air we can handle on this sociable fully hosted weekend.
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