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YOGA, CHEF and The WORLDS 2ND BEST COASTLINE - Pembrokeshire WEEKEND

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Price: £138.00 /per person

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We're off to what what National Geographic has voted to be the world's second best coastline - not in Australia or Africa, but in Wales:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/coastal-destinations-rated/top-rated/

The highlights:

• Several Yoga classes available throughout the weekend from a professional, full time yoga instructor (you will need your own yoga mat)

• Staying at a hostel 100m from the dramatic coastal cliffs and sandy beaches

• Fully catered by a professional chef team (Tracie & Andy) (ex chef of 10 years)

• Two fantastic hikes passing award winning beaches and the Stackpole Nature Reserve

• A visit to Tenby - a picture postcard pretty medieval walled town on the coast

• Exploring Pembrokeshire and it's world class and award winning coastlines

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Weekend Description

This is the perfect location for a Spring hiking break, to enjoy some crisp sea and to revitalise and rejuvenate our bodies and minds.

Pembrokeshire is often described as Cornwall without the crowds and is a spectacular coastline with idyllic fishing villages which have mainly escaped the ravages of modern development so typical of other such stunning coastlines.

Pembrokeshire Coast was designated as a National Park in 1952 and is the only National Park to have been designated primarily for it's spectacular coastline and it certainly doesn't disappoint with 186 miles of varied and undulating coastal trails, with it's nature reserves and attracting all sorts of wildlife to this relatively sparsely populated area.

One hike will pass through the National Trust nature reserve of Stackpole and along the banks of some of it's famous Lily ponds where otters, water birds and dragonflies can often be seen:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stackpole/

On Sunday we shall have a shorter hike which leaves time to explore the medieval walled town of Tenby. Tenby is a unique and enchanting town with it's multi coloured houses which contrast well with the grey cliffs and light sandy beaches which shield it from the sea. It is spoilt with small, attractive streets that play host to a variety of art and antique shops. You will have some free time to wander and explore this town at your own pace. The below video does a good job of giving a glimpse of Tenby:

http://youtu.be/XaxXVjwK0vM

ITINERARY

Friday 13th March

Our hostel is in a fantastic location close to the cliffs and beach. The beaches are interconnected by a short tunnel through the cliff and being so remote are almost private to the hostel.

Saturday 14th March

Saturday's hike: Stackpole to Manorbier

Distance: 12 miles (19.5 km)
Ascent: 590m
Rating: Medium/tough, a few hills, a reasonable level of fitness required

After an early morning yoga session, designed to wake our bodies and minds, we'll embark upon our hike which takes in some of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire. We'll start at the gorgeous setting of Stackpole on a trail that takes us back to our hostel where we'll enjoy some light afternoon snacks before our chef cooked dinner. Before dinner we will also have more yoga classes to help us stretch and relax after our hike.

Elevation plot of actual hike (>click here for larger version (http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/Outdooraholics/StackpoletoManorbier195km590mPERFECT_zpsca295c96.jpg)<):

Sunday 15th March

More early morning yoga leads into a shorter hike near Tenby. We'll then visit Tenby itself to explore this ancient and quaint town and have lunch here before heading back to London.

Distance: 8 miles (12km)
Rating: Easy/Medium - something gentle before our drive home

Payment - yoga opt out save £20

YOGA DISCOUNT - if you have no interest in yoga then we will happily discount your trip by £20. Please note though: if you choose this discounted option, you will not be able to join the yoga classes on the weekend and will not be able to take the place of anyone not attending the yoga class. Please ensure you only opt out if you are certain you will not be taking part.

All payments are non-refundable and non transferable 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.

For details of how to make payment and the account details as well as details of how to pull out/buy a space, please see the link below:

http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/FAQ/

Transport

Please note: this trip starts at the hostel and you will need to make your own way there and also have transport for the hikes on the second day. This trip is not easily viable on public transport/taxis. We cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help you arrange this, we have set up the following lift share discussion. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift:

http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/48679020

Food

Breakfast and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. Dinner on Saturday night is also provided. You will need money for drinks for the trip.

We can cater all meals for vegetarians and also breakfast, lunch and the main course of dinner for vegans if requested at least 4 days in advance via the RSVP questions. We cannot provide alternative courses to meet other dietary requirements, intolerances, allergies, dislikes etc. For any of these, please ensure that you check with us us by email before booking a space on this trip so you can be sure the food being offered will meet your requirements. You are of course welcome to bring your own food.

The price includes:

• 2 nights hostel accommodation (mainly 6 bed rooms with on 8 bed room)

• Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday

• Dinner on Saturday night

• 3 yoga classes - you will need to bring your own yoga mat

• Two hikes by a trained guide (Walk Group Leader (http://www.mlte.org/content.php?nID=31) (MTE), Mountain Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/mountain-leader-award) (MTE) and a qualified First Aider). Two additional hikes also available each day by trained guides.

• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.

Safety

Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by experienced hike leaders who both have Outdoor Activity First Aid qualifications. The main hike leader is both Walk Group Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/walking-group-leader-award) (MTE) and Mountain Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/mountain-leader-award) (MTE) trained. 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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Terms and Conditions

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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