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Poppit Sands Walking Weekend

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Seascapes, starlit night beach walks and superb crowd-free walking...

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  • Duration

    2 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Hostel
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple options available
    1 - 2

Pembrokeshire in the summer is a delight to behold but to make it even more special we’re organising a walking weekend just before the schools break up and the families descend.

Our base is a hostel which was once an inn and which stands in an idyllic cliff top setting overlooking the Teifi Estuary and the huge swathe of Poppit Sands

We’re planning to make the most of our location with walks along the coastal paths, a night-time beach amble gazing up at the stars and a barbecue in the garden where you can raise a glass to the setting sun!

In a nutshell:

  • Make the most of a great coastal location before schools out.
  • Discover the delights of walking the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
  • Marvel at the wonders of the estuary’s natural world as well as fantastic Welsh heritage.
  • Slip into relaxed mode as you walk with other like-minded peeps.

Pembrokeshire Summer Walking Dates:

  • Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2019
  • Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July 2020

Poppit sands in pembrokeshire - walking weekend.

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Friday

We defy anybody not to be impressed with the location of YHA Poppit Sands which hugs the hillside and has five acres of grounds reaching down to the sea below.

We have exclusive use of the hostel and so feel free to pitch up any time after 5pm whereupon you’ll soon settle into the surroundings as you chat away to the others while keeping one eye on the beautiful seascape.

By the time we dish up the evening meal that good old coastal air will have weaved its magic relaxation spell and you’ll be itching to get out and discover Pembrokeshire’s wonders.

Poppit sands in pembrokeshire - walking weekend.

Saturday

How about breakfast with grandstand views across the estuary, or even better (with warmer weather) tuck in while you’re sitting outside absorbing the sea air – both options are entirely possible!

After packing up lunch we stride out for the first of our two days’ of yomping. Our route will vary between a shorter amble and a longer linear walk where we pop on the Poppit Rocket, the local bus, to venture further along the coast before striding back.

Poppit sands in pembrokeshire - walking weekend.

Whatever route we decide, you can expect the combination of spectacular headland views, secret coves, a fair sprinkling of wildlife (including possible sightings of dolphins and porpoises), and intriguing ancient landmarks that will all keep interest-levels high.

Back at base, there’s plenty of down-time for simply sitting with a good book, enjoying a pint of beer or exploring the grounds, before we do like the Aussies do and fire up the Barbie!

For those who just can’t get enough of the surroundings we’re also plotting an after-dark foray along the beach for a spot of stargazing before we turn-in for the night.

Poppit sands in pembrokeshire - walking weekend.

Sunday

Like a well-oiled machine our group will be packed and ready for the off this morning as we venture out for our final day’s walk before saying goodbye to Pembrokeshire and heading home.

Good to know:

Venue Address:

YHA Poppit Sands
Sea View,
Aberteifi,
Cardigan
SA43 3LP

Please note there is limited parking at the hostel. However, this is plenty of parking by the beach a short walk away.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights hostel accommodation, please note bedding is supplied but you will need a towel
  • 2 days of guided day walks – please note any excursions or other extra activities will incur an additional charge.
  • Welcome meal on the Friday plus Saturday night evening meal. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and then a packed lunch for Saturday.
  • As well as meals, we also provide a variety of complimentary soft drinks and beverages – tea & coffee which includes herbal, fruit and decaffeinated options and fruit squashes.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page

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  • The Basics:

    Age Limit:  You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.

    Dogs:  I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

    Arrival Time:  You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm onwards and settle in before we serve an evening meal at about 8pm. Please let us know if you intend arriving after 10pm.

    Solo Travellers:  This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.

  • Dietary Needs:

    Vegetarian or Vegan: 

    We will always supply a vegetarian or vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked at least 7 days in advance.

    Diets

    Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for a wide variety of diets. Therefore, if you follow a particular diet and wish to know what we will be serving please contact the office the week before your trip. If you don’t feel the menu is suitable then you are of course welcome to bring your own meals.

    Allergies, Intolerances & Gluten Free.

    Please ensure you list any allergies and intolerances clearly during the booking process, with notice we are able to offer gluten free meals and can accommodate most allergies. However, please note that due to the shared nature of the kitchens we cannot eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. If you have any questions, then please contact the office.

    Halal or Kosher:

    We are unable to offer Halal or Kosher meals but will be happy to supply a vegetarian alternative, please ensure you request this when booking.

    Simply complete the dietary section during the booking process or if your dietary needs have changed email the office and we will update your records.

  • Ticket / room types:

    Shared Room: This is our standard ticket ideal for solo travellers, individuals and small groups of friends, we will place you in a suitable same sex room, sharing with others. This will vary on the venue and can be twin rooms up to dorm style rooms on our hostel-based trips.

    If you make one booking for a group of people, we will do our best to accommodate you all in one room. However, if you and your friends have made a series of separate bookings but wish to be together, simply email us with a group list.

    Private Rooms: Whenever possible we will always offer any single or twin / double rooms as available. Please note single rooms are very popular and sell out quickly. Private twin rooms will have two single beds / bunk and a double room will have a double bed.

    Early Bird: On some trips we offer discounted early bird tickets, these tickets are based in our standard shared rooms and include the same meals, walks etc as our standard tickets. You can view our full list of Early Bird Tickets here…

    Deposits: You can secure your place on this trip with a 50% deposit, the balance is due no less than 12 weeks before you travel. Failure to pay your balance on time could result in you losing your deposit and place on this trip. If the trip is within the next 12 weeks you will need to pay in full to secure your place.

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YHA Poppit Sands
Sea View,
Aberteifi,
Cardigan
SA43 3LP
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What our members have to say...

  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
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    Vanessa
    Member Since 2018
  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
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    Claire
    Member Since 2016
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
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    Elizabeth
    Member Since 2016
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