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The Cornish Coast, Tintagel Castle and the legend of King Arthur WEEKEND TRIP

  • Dec 13, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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This trip is fully catered including a 3 course dinner for Saturday night and we will also have an optional Secret Santa for a special Christmas trip!

We're off back to the South West Coastal path again, this time in glorious Cornwall. We've secured a gorgeous stone hostel building exclusively for our group, right on Boscastle docks and in a secluded and quiet location, nestled by the coast. We also have a couple of superb coastal walks on a very dramatic, stunning and rugged section of coastline. We'll also pass the site of the famous Tintagel castle ruins with their myths and legends surrounding King Arthur.

We'll pass by rocky headlands, coves and even some islands. It's a beautiful path with stunning coastal views, quaint footbridges, chocolate box fishing villages and of course glimpses of the ruins of King Arthur's castle

 This is our second Cornwall Christmas special trip. You can see the photo from last year's trip below:




Weekend Description

Cornwall is renowned for it's picturesque fishing villages, it's remoteness and the tranquillity that brings and of course it's wild and untamed coastline and we're off to explore and experience all of these. We've got two great walks lined up:

Saturday is the main day of walking and we'll passing the ruins of the legendary Tintagel Castle (supposedly the birthplace of King Arthur and reached by a footbridge to the island). We'll then walk on to the fishing village of Port Isaac for some well earnt refreshments. It's a gorgeous stretch of the coastal path with some far reaching views but it's also tough hiking as we hike up coastal cliffs and through valleys with a few steep sections. The coastline here is simply stunning and consequently the area has been officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sunday's walk will be a chance to relax our legs a little and enjoy a still hilly, but shorter 7 mile hike. We'll be heading over to Hartland Point where we can get views out to Lundy Island and see Hartland Point Lighthouse which bravely faces the rough seas here.



Friday 13th December

Head over to Boscastle in Cornwall. We'll also be stopping for a brief snack at the motorway services en route (it's a fairly long drive). We have this 23 bed hostel booked exclusively for our group so that we can fully enjoy and relax in its coastal setting.







Saturday 14th December

Saturday's hike: Tintagel Castle to Port Isaac

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)
Rating: Tough (750m of ascent).
Walking time: About 5 hours of walking with a lot of hills to go up/down

After obviously opening our Advent Calenders, we'll head off to embark upon our hike from Tintagel to Port Isaac. We'll then stop in Port Isaac for some well earnt refreshments before heading back to the hostel for dinner









After dinner we'll also have an optional game of Secret Santa:

Sunday 15th December

Sunday's hike: Hartland Quay circular

Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Rating: Moderate
Walking time: About 2.5 hours with some hills

This is a chance to relax our legs slightly with a still hilly but shorter 6 mile walk. It's equally as spectacular though with far reaching views along the coast including of Lundy Island and Hartland Point lighthouse


All payments are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled. Once full payment has been received you may sell your space to a member of the same sex, however if you miss the final payment deadline or pull out of the trip before final payment is made your space will be lost and your deposit will not be refunded.

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Breakfast and packed lunches will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night we have an ex chef who will be heading up the cooking to provide us with a 3 course dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements or anything that you can't eat please do check  and also confirm with us before booking a space on the trip.

The price includes:

• 2 nights in single sex dormitory accommodation (5 and 6 bed rooms)

Healthy continental style breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

A home cooked 3 course meal on Saturday night at the hostel

• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday

• Two guided hikes by an experienced and trained Walk Group Leader (MTE) and Mountain Leader (MTE) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider

Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.

The price doesn’t include:

• Transport between London and Cornwall and during the trip

• Drinks and personal expenses



Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by a very experienced and also trained hike guide - both Walk Group Leader(MTE), Mountain Leader (MTE) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. We detail our hikes so you can see what you're signing up for, but in the rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury and you need to come equipped for the activity you've chosen to participate in.

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  • Tracie

    Top trip to celebrate the start of the holiday season with fellow hikers, loved every minute. Thanks to all that made it a fantastic trip.

    1 · January 2, 2014

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    What a beautiful and well organised weekend!! Even the extreme winds seemed to have been placed there by Graham just to challenge us :P And he always ends up gathering an amazing bunch of people! Thank you all for your lovely company, hope to see you again soon! Let's welcome 2014 with a big smile and lots of amazing trips! :)

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Leila

    Once again a brilliant weekend and a fabulous time - good food, good company, good hikes! Thanks Graham for another memorable weekend and thanks to Andy and Tracie for nourishing our souls and bellies. Thanks also to Andy and Karo for not letting me blow away in the wind! Have a safe and happy Christmas dear friends and blessings for 2014 x

    4 · December 16, 2013

  • Graham

    The weather could not spoil a fantastic weekend and made for a great bonding experience! Great to also introduce two new people to the group as well as seeing so many regulars! I haven't got space to list all the thanks that I owe, but head chef Andy and his team Tracie, Danny and co for their superb 3 course meal which puts many restaurants to shame! Thanks to Leila and Corinne for your waitressing, Lexy, Giulio, Karo, Nicola, Dave and in fact everyone who came for helping with food, washing up, your cheerful spirits and getting the hostel clean. Great company and a great trip to finish up the weekends of 2013. Have a lovely Christmas and see you all in 2014 for some more hiking fun!

    2 · December 16, 2013

  • Nicola

    Very good fun, food and people who knew we would care so much about xmas gifts So when i tried to explain the high wind ordeal my son shared this

    2 · December 16, 2013

  • Dave

    Another brilliant weekend spent in the company of a terrific group of people. Terrific fun, challenging hikes & spectacular scenery. Thanks to each of you for making it such an enjoyable pre-Christmas re-charger. Special thanks to Graham for outstanding organisation & all the extra little touches provided to go 'above and beyond'. Big thanks to Andy & Tracie (Leila & Corinne) for the great feast on Saturday night, Nicola for the mulled wine and all the team on prep & clean-up duty throughout - what an effort! Enjoy your Christmas with family, friends and loved ones and here's to many more in 2014!

    4 · December 16, 2013

  • Carrie

    Fabulous weekend, thanks to one and all for the company, cream teas, catering and crazy secret santa. And the aches and pains to prove it today! Look forward to the next one - BEER!!!!

    3 · December 16, 2013

  • Karolina

    Exhilarating weekend! Great hikes, superbe company and delicious food! Thank you Graham, Andy and Tracie, Leila and Corinne and all fellow hikers! See you all soon! x
    P.S. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays !!

    3 · December 16, 2013

  • Dong

    Another fab weekend of pre-Christmas celebration: shooting stars, crashing waves, dramatic rugged coastal line, fun secret Santa game, lovely breakfast and home made meal, wonderful companies... and Evelini! Thanks Graham, Outdooraholics group rocks!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Evelini

    Fabulous. As always.

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Alex

    Great hikes in the company of great people, thanks to Graham, Andy, Tracie and Danny for all the amazing catering and hike leading.

    3 · December 15, 2013

  • Danny

    What a trip!!! Saturday's hike was one of the toughest I've done with Outdooraholics, and Sunday's was massively wet and windy! Great group of friends, and some new faces! Thank you to Andy and Tracie for the fab food, and to Graham for the usual brill organisation

    3 · December 15, 2013

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