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THE MENDIP HILLS, LEIGH WOODS & RIVER AVON AUGUST 29th - AUGUST 31st This bank holiday week-end we visit one of England’s most picturesque places – the limestone Mendip Hills. A stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, whilst on steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded combes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. HIGHLIGHTS Hike around the magnificent Mendip hills and enchanting woodlands Pass by Black Rock, Beacon Batch & Rowberrow Warren Visit the amazing Clifton suspension bridge and go on an idyllic river walk Visit the city of Bristol and if we have time nearby towns such as the famous Wells, Bath or Glastonbury SATURDAY AUG 29th Arrive around 1.00 pm The first day we have an idyllic hike passing over the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge [it spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset], we then take a delightful path down to the river Avon and walk up the tidal river passing back under the bridge. Passing through the ridge we explore Leigh woods with its lovely woodland paths. We have the opportunity for excellent views of Clifton down and the old lead mines, we pass a quarry, Stokeleigh camp and an iron age settlement Distance: 5.5 - 6.0 miles SUNDAY AUG 30th A HIKE AROUND THE MAGNIFICENT MENDIP HILLS We start with an accent up Dolebury Warren, the site of an ancient iron age fort and the remains of the warreners hut (used in the medieval period to look after rabbits for fur and food). Here we get great views of the Mendips. We follow wide grassy paths with plenty of wildlife around. Our route then follows the limestone ridge and passes over a natural spring and across picturesque fields. After a few sight seeing stops we head for Black Rock and then into the long wood, up to Beacon Batch for some more amazing views, then descending to Rowberrow Warren onto the west Mendip way, woodlands and streams along our way. The walk is a mixture of open grassland and woodland walking. Some paths are very stoney and several uphill climbs. Lovely streams and wildlife. Distance: Approx 12 miles MONDAY AUG 31st Free time and sightseeing and return to London Includes: 2 nights accommodation (twin share) in a 3 star hotel in Bristol City Centre (Single supplement available) 2 Breakfasts 2 Guided hikes Transport from the hotel to hike location and back Not included: Transport to Bristol and back (You should get a train to Bristol or car share can be arranged) Lunch / Dinner Cost: £195 (For payment upto Aug 14th) £225 thereafter Payment to: Kats Adventures Ltd[masked] ref: Your name / Bristol ALL THESE HIKES AND DAY TRIPS ARE PROMOTED THROUGH A FEW DIFFERENT CHANNELS. THEY DO TEND TO GET BOOKED UP QUICKLY SO DO DECIDE SOON SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY TO THIS AND ALL HIKES. PLEASE BRING HAND SANITISER, MASK(S) WITH YOU. WE WILL WALK ATLEAST 1 METRE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF 2 METRES WHERE POSSIBLE FROM THE PERSON BEHIND US.