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With March just around the corner and the countryside on the verge of bursting into life, there can be nothing better than getting a hit of nature’s vibrant colour while out walking...
Time to get a spring in your step with guided walking weekends offering a burst of colour
With March just around the corner and the countryside on the verge of bursting into life, there can be nothing better than getting a hit of nature’s vibrant colour while out walking.
Group guided walking specialist Large Outdoors is running a series of weekend breaks throughout March that are designed to make the most of the spring feel-good factor.
Historic Helmsley + Farndale’s Daffodils – guided walking weekend
Based in the North York Moors and staying at the YHA Helmsley, a comfortable hostel with log burner + plenty of comfy sofas as well as conservatory and patio for sunnier days, the weekend’s walking itinerary includes a route through the valley of Farndale.
Known as Daffodil Capital, the nature reserve at Farndale is a yellow blaze during March and April as swathes of wild daffodils, allegedly first planted by monks at the nearby Rievaulx Abbey, smother the banks of the River Dove.
The weekend costs £135 per person and includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, evening meals and packed lunch on the Saturday and two days’ of walking with a qualified guide.
The break will suit both ‘strollers’ and experienced walkers as two groups will be catered for – one offering an easier walk with café stop halfway round; the other a lengthier hike with more exposed moorland routes and tougher gradients. BOOK HERE….
The Welsh Marches + Offa’s Dyke – guided walking weekend
A weekend based in the tranquil backwater of Clun, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Welsh Marches, is an ideal place to see in the ‘spring greens’.
Staying in a restored watermill that is now Clun Mill YHA, the weekend kicks off with a curry night on Friday, before two days’ of guided walking, taking in sections of the famous long distance path following Offa’s Dyke.
The routes include river valleys, rolling hills and moorland at a time that the landscape is beginning to burst into life.
The weekend costs £135 per person and includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, evening meals and packed lunch on the Saturday and two days’ of walks with a qualified guide. BOOK HERE…