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Cheese, Hiking and Caving - Cheddar Gorge Adventure

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION WITH PICTURES OF THE TRIP CLICK HERE: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6d4f9c_df4ab3dfe2b647ff9bd19c679fd94f81.pdf CHEDDAR GORGE Cheddar Gorge is England’s version of the Grand Canyon (of course to scale!), and the enchanting, twisting cleft in the Mendip Hills demands exploration. It was voted Britain’s second greatest natural wonder in a Radio Times poll and the country’s oldest skeleton was also found there, as was a popular type of cheese, of course. CAVING If you are up for a physical challenge & seeking the thrill of adventure - this challenge is for you. Experience the excitement of ‘real’ caving deep inside the Mendip Hills, led by a British Caving Association trained Caving Leader, through a system of ‘wild’ caves beyond the well-lit caverns of Gough’s cave. This will be a 90 minute adventure. DETAILED ITINERARY: Day 1: July 26th, Friday Train from London Paddington to Weston Super Mare and meeting in the hostel. Transport to the Youth Hostel from Weston Super mare station is not included. Day 2: July 27th, Saturday Breakfast HIKE (national trust trail) This is a moderate 4-mile (6km) route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs. VISIT GLASTONBURY AND GLASTONBURY TOR and a visit to the Abbey (said to be the final resting place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere) and then a walk around the town. VISIT WELLS - SHORT EVENING WALK & THEN DINNER Wells is a medieval city nestling on the southern side of the Mendip Hills with the mystic Somerset Levels stretching away to the south and west. Wells gets its name from these springs which can today be found in the gardens of the Bishop's Palace. Day 3: July 28th, Sunday Breakfast 10:00 – 11:45 - VISIT THE CHEDDAR CHEESE COMPANY During our visit we will see the genuine magic of the transformation of how fresh raw milk turns into curds and whey. 11:45 – 12:10 - free time 12:30 – 14:00 - CAVES AND CAVING This is an introduction to Caving. The minimum age is 11 years, the minimum height is 4’8” (142cm) and the maximum waist size is 40” (101.6cm). Your journey begins at the ‘Black Cat’, a quarter of a mile inside one of Europe’s finest show caves. Then an easy climb to the Mushroom Chamber, crawl into Sand Chamber, lifeline down a 40ft steel ladder into Boulder Chamber, climb up to the Far Rift, emerge through April fool’s squeeze, clip into a wire traverse, crawl across the top of Boulder Chamber and then over the ‘Bottomless Pit’, before returning through Sand Chamber, to the tourist show cave again. EQUIPMENT We provide you with helmets, karabiners, caving lights, boiler suits & Wellington (rubber) boots. We suggest that you wear your old clothes (e.g. T-shirt & joggers) IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE CAVING THERE'S ALSO AN OPTION OF A TRIP AROUND THE AREA AND SIGHTSEEING DURING THE 2 HOURS WE'LL BE OCCUPIED IN THE CAVES 14:00 – 14:15 - return to Cheddar 14:15 onwards - lunch and return to station or drive back to London COST £189 What`s included: · two nights’ accommodation in a hostel in YHA Cheddar · breakfasts and packed lunches · caving on Sunday · Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company visit · Cheddar Gorge hike · Visit to Glastonbury Tor & Glastonbury and Evening in Wells What's excluded: · transport (approx cost of travel to locations, Glastonbury / Wells / Caves is £15 per person for the week-end) · dinners · Entry fees to places in Glastonbury (such as the Abbey) Please make payment to: CKAC account number:[masked] sort code:[masked] ref: Your name / trip name Then email us at: [masked] your (1) Full name (2) Mobile / WhatsApp Number Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked]

Edinburgh Festival - Fringe Adventure

Current place: You will find all the info when you read the event details below and click on the link in the event descripton

In order to confirm your spot please join via our main event: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/events/253304813/ Please join us for the world-famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh one of the UK's most beautiful cities. The cobbled streets of the Old Town lead you past mysterious gothic buildings, up to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, the center piece of the city. Below the Castle’s rocky pinnacle lies the New Town to the north with its 200 year old Georgian splendour. During the festival the city really comes to life, buzzing with street performers, visitors and night life. More about the festival at the end of the event description. The trip I prepared for you tries to capture the essence of it all, leaving you with a bit of free time to explore and hang out about the town. Plan of the trip Friday Meet at King`s Cross Station Travel to Edinburgh together by train. Friday night we'll just get a good nights rest to be ready for an adventure packed day on Saturday. Saturday After breakfast: a guided walking tour of the city. After the tour we'll grab lunch and wander around, checking out the street performers. After that we'll go to a comedy show and then lunch in the city, and perhaps check out the famous Scottish haggis? In the evening we have a special treat - We'll join a Ceilidh (a traditional Gaelic social gathering, involving playing Gaelic folk music and dancing). We'll arrive there around 7:30 and make sure we have a couple of drinks before the madness starts at 9pm and the bands (Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser) start playing live music. Afterward, we'll continue to party in the town! Sunday We'll take it easy, see a show, have a coffee somewhere in the main street, and just hang out in the midst of the festival, soaking in the buzz and bustle of the Fringe. Late afternoon-traveling to London together. Price structure: £195 (applies if paid in full by June 15th) £225 (applies if paid in full from June 15th onwards) BANK TRANSFER If it`s more convenient for you, direct bank transfer is the cheaper option. Bank details are available here: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/6397792/Bank_account/ PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A VERY POPULAR FESTIVAL AND HENCE THE NEED TO BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE. ACCOMMODATION IN EDINBURGH AT THIS TIME AS YOU CAN IMAGINE ALSO BECOMES VERY EXPENSIVE What`s included: Accommodation (6 people dorms) Breakfast Ceilidh evening Guided tour of Edinburgh. What`s excluded: Transport Food & drinks Any other personal expenses Tickets to the shows that are not included in our program Twin and double rooms available on request. Twin room supplement-£50 person. Double room supplement-£170 per room. TRAIN TICKETS Train journey is excluded, however, we are happy to help you arrange a group ticket once we have a group confirmed. The sooner you book the better as prices will increase a lot the closer you get to the date. Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/) Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Mont Saint Michel, St Malo, Dinan: Brittany Adventure

Mont Saint-Michel

In order to confirm your spot please join via our main event: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/events/258243698/ BRITTANY ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS -Visit the world famous Mont Saint-Michel -Stroll around the Medieval town of Dinan -Enjoy a boat cruise to the famous cliffs of Cap Frehel & Castle La Latte -Participate in Dinard's famous "Moonlight walk" -Indulge in a weekend of great French food & wine ITINERARY Thursday, August 22nd: Fly into Dinard Airport and check-into the hotel SAINT MALO Meet at the hotel for a walking tour of St-Malo's granite walls (the famous ramparts) which surround the city, once a stronghold for privateers (pirates approved by the king), with breathtaking views over the bay where you can see Europe’s largest tides Friday, August 23rd: MONT SAINT-MICHEL We visit the world re-known Mont Saint-Michel, one of the most visited landmarks outside of Paris and a UNESCO world heritage site, we then walk around Cancale, famous for its oysters and end the evening with dinner in one of its' delightful coastal restaurants Saturday, August 24th: DINAN & CHATEAU DU ROCHER PORTAIL We take a stroll back into history with a visit to the medieval town of Dinan. Dinan is designated as a Villes et Pays d’Art et d’Histoire, or a Town and Land of Art and History. We then visit the Chateau du Rocher Portail, one of France’s largest private estates and regarded as the most beautiful castle in Brittany. Sunday, August 25th: DINARD & CAP FREHEL Visit the famous seaside resort of Dinard with its Belle-epoque atmosphere & stroll along its famous moonlight walk with great views over the bay to Saint-Malo. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise to the famous cliffs of Cap Frehel & the XIVth century Fort La Latte castle. Monday, August 26th (BANK HOLIDAY IN UK): SAINT MALO Walk around Saint-Malo, go to the beach or just shop before flying back THIS TRIP IS ALREADY CONFIRMED. THE SOONER YOU BOOK FLIGHTS THE BETTER Recommended flights*: Outbound flight Thursday, August 22nd: Arrive Dinard airport @ 15:20 with Ryanair from Stansted Inbound flight Monday, August 26th: Depart Dinard Airport @ 14:45 from Dinard airport to Stansted *As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on [masked] once you pay. Cost: £525 Includes: - Visit Abbaye du Mont st Michel & Chateau du Rocher Portail - Boat cruise to Cap Frehel - 4 Nights accommodation IBIS hotel (Twin share) - 4 Breakfasts - All travel within Brittany by minibus/car Excludes: - Flights to Dinard - Lunch & Dinner - Any other costs not mentioned above Terms & Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked]. Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Snowdonia Adventure – Hiking, Caverns & Zip Lining

Current place: You will find all the info when you read the event details below and click on the link in the event descripton

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION WITH PICTURES OF THE TRIP GO HERE: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6d4f9c_8ccb5e407c0f4459affed57e69e549ec.pdf Please join us for a weekend of adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We will be conquering Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales, a hike around a magical lake and reservoir. We`ll visit Slate Cavern (optional), a fascinating interactive experience that tells the story of the region's slate mining heritage and we`ll finish the weekend flying down Europe`s largest zipping zone! This trip is also available on our website: https://www.katsadventures.com/events/snowdonia-adventure-hiking-caving-zip-lining-and-underground-trampolines ITINERARY (subject to change) Day 1: August 23rd, Friday Traveling to Wales Day 2: August 24th, Saturday Snowdon Hike (packed lunches included) Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass. This is a 7.5 mile moderate to hard walk up to the peak of Snowdon with 915 metres of ascent. This walk offers exceptional mountain scenery not seen by many who make the ascent to Snowdon given its difficulty. The return from Snowdon uses the Pyg track. Day 3: August 25th, Sunday MORNING Breakfast Llyn Crafnant - A Magical Lake Hike (packed lunch included) Snowdonia was shaped through the ice age leaving behind the classic rugged steep sided mountains we see and hidden valleys containing Lakes or Llyns. This is an opportunity to visit most probably one of the most beautiful hidden lakes in Snowdonia. Distance: 11 km (6.5 miles) AFTERNOON ZIP LINING – TITAN Sit back and zip away as you and your friends fly down Europe’s largest zipping zone! Take flight on 3 exhilarating zip lines and soak up the amazing quarry views during the experience of a lifetime. The first zip line gives panoramic views of the whole of Snowdonia as you travel over moorland. The second has a huge drop of 500ft and is also the quickest line, while the third finishes at the top of the hill, overlooking the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. OR TAN-Y-G-RISIAU RESERVOIR HIKE As an alternative to Zip Line you can join our 1-2 hour hike around the amazing Tan-y-grisiau reservoir Day 4: August 26th, Monday Breakfast SLATE CAVERNS - DEEP MINE TOUR (optional / not included) You’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half. The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground. Extraordinary light projection, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to another time and place. OR You can travel back to London after breakfast TRANSPORT The best and the cheapest way of getting to YHA Snowdon is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organize car shares. However, the train is also a possibility (London Euston-Bangor) and then a taxi OR Train to Betws-y-Coed and then the Sherpa bus service which drops you very near to the hostel And you can still travel together please feel free to use the comments section to organize meeting up at the station to take the train. COST £269 (applies if paid in full by July 12th) £299 (applies if paid in full after July 12th) What`s included: • 3 nights accommodation (dorms) • 3 breakfast & 2 packed lunches • guided Snowdon hike • guided Llyn Crafnant - A Magical Lake Hike • guided Tan-y-g-risiau reservoir hike • zip-lining What's excluded: • transportation (To Wales and back) • any transportation (bus/taxi) in Wales • deep mine experience • Food (except what is included as above) FOR DETAILED INFORMATION WITH PICTURES OF THE TRIP GO HERE: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6d4f9c_8ccb5e407c0f4459affed57e69e549ec.pdf

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