OCTOBER 1 - 3 - THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN - NORTH WALES
Delightful 3-star* accommodation right in the charming town of Llangollen and overlooking the River Dee.
Number of nights - 2. Cost - £185 per person in a twin share room or £225 for a private room with single occupancy supplement.
Nestled in the scenic and outstandingly beautiful countryside of the Vale of Llangollen is one of the most charming towns of North Wales. Surrounded by green hills and perched above the rapids of the winding River Dee, Llangollen is perfectly situated for some superb hiking. This broad rift valley is also the location of very many natural features and historical treasures.
The Shropshire Union Canal traverses the steep hills and is certainly amongst the most brilliant of Thomas Telford's greatest engineering feats. The famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is part of a UNESCO World Hertage Site and is a true marvel at over 1000 feet long!
There are monuments from ancient history too with the Iron Age hill fort of Castell Dinas Bran overlooking the romantic ruins of the medieval Valle Crucis Abbey. We can walk straight from our accommodation to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the wonder of the local history.
The delightful Hand Hotel stands above a beautiful stretch of the river Dee close to the centre of the pretty market town of Llangollen. With its stunning riverside garden, old world charm, ample free parking and idyllic surrounding countryside, we have the perfect accommodation from which to enjoy a superb hiking holiday.
After a wonderful day's hiking relax at the hotel bar or stroll down to one of the many charming local pubs.
This will be a fantastic trip in one of the most fabulous parts of Wales!
2 nights accommodation in a lovely 3-star* hotel on the River Dee
2 cooked breakfast
1 delicious (three course) evening meal on Saturday night.
A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders ( http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader ) (MLTE) and qualified first aiders
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992
Price does NOT include:
Packed lunches (there are local shops to pick up supplies)
Single supplement cost - £40 for a private double room.
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking now. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx
Cover Photo: Mark Warren 1973, http://tiny.cc/z8x1lz