What we're about

This group organises walks that are fun and sociable. It is the "sister" meetup of Countryside Hiking (which has over 3,000 members). The hikes for this group are focused more on longer distances and at a faster pace.

The hikes will be between 8-20 miles and will incorporate time to view the scenery, network with fellow walkers and spend time at a pub during the day. The walk will be at the core of the "event", but socialising and seeing new things will be equally important. I look forward to seeing you at a future meetup

By booking on to a Countryside Hiking (8-20 Miles Hiking meetup you accept that you are participating in any activities of your own accord, entirely at your own risk & expressly accept that neither Surrey & Countryside Hiking meetup (which includes its organisers) have any responsibility or liability for loss or injury. Furthermore, you agree that Surrey & Countryside Hiking meetup bears no responsibility for the accuracy of information regarding public transport costs, times and conditions of carriage or statistical, technical or safety specifications regarding equipment, facilities, timings or costing either on its own or others websites or documentation. Though Countryside Hiking (8-20) will endeavour to offer what it believes to be accurate information at the time of publication for any meetup, you agree that it is ultimately the responsibility of each participant or spectator to satisfy themselves of any accuracy of information direct with third party facilities, enabling companies or persons. Your booking, payment, actual or intended participation also indicates your agreement that Countryside Hiking (8-20) Hiking meetup organisers reserve the right to change at any time & without prior or written notice the start, finish, duration, location, terms for any meetup or transportation it provides wherever the event organiser deems it, without a necessity to make refunds for doing so. It is your responsibility to inform the event organiser about any relevant health condition & to ensure you’re personally satisfied with any agreed actions relating to it. We recommend you take out appropriate insurance for any activities/travel that you engage in. Thanks for reading this. And now come and enjoy the walk with us.

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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.

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