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HF Holidays launches its exciting new 'Walking & Activity' brochure for 2020

Thursday 10 October 2019

Leading walking holidays tour operator HF Holidays has launched an exciting new range of Walking & Activity holidays for 2020. There are 12 brand new trips added to an already fabulous collection of holidays, offering even more choice and flexibility to guests.

The new holiday additions offer guests, well-crafted itineraries designed to give them the very best experience of their chosen destination. Guests can enjoy a diverse range of physical challenges with Adventure Walks, enjoy new additions to the popular Walks with a Theme collection, a new Guided Trail in Snowdonia, new winter walks in Scotland and walks which explore British heritage and venture on to new paths.

WHAT’S NEW? New trips for 2020 include:

Adventure Walks - not for the faint hearted, these holidays challenge walkers with trails across Britain’s highest mountains and wildest landscapes. They are designed to achieve a walking goal which, once achieved, will give hikers all-important bragging rights and a big tick on their walking wish list!

Ben Nevis Challenge – Adventure Walks

A chance to scale the highest mountain in the British Isles, which stands a good 1,200 feet (365m) higher than England’s highest. Walkers need to be reasonably fit with stamina and hill-walking experience. They will enjoy spectacular views in all directions (with luck!).  Guests stay at Alltshellach – HF Holidays’  superbly sited country house. It has one of the best hotel pools in the Highlands where walkers can relax their muscles. On the day when not climbing Ben Nevis, guests can join a shorter warm-down or warm -up walk, also guided by one of our experienced Walking Leaders.

Three-night trip from £374 per person including full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities Departures in July, August & October 2020  

Winter Walking with Plas Y Brenin  – Guided Walking

Guests can choose from Guided Winter Walking or a Winter Skills Course in the Scottish Highlands to enjoy munros in winter conditions. Walks at higher elevations and the Winter Skills Course are accompanied by expert leaders from Plas Y Brenin, the prestigious National Outdoor Centre. The Winter Skills Course includes instruction on the use of crampons and ice axe.

Winter Walking - 3-night trip from £349 per person. 4-night trip from £449 per person, 7-night trip from £745 per person. Winter Skills Course – 4-night trip from £459 per person. Departures in February and March 2020.  

Steps Challenge 100,000 or 50,000 – Adventure Walks    

These holidays are designed for walkers who are looking for a real leg stretching challenge. There are two distances to choose from – for the hardcore, the epic 100,000 steps, or, still a good leg stretcher, the 50,000 step challenge. The itinerary aims to cover these distances in three or four days of walks with an experienced leader. Available in the Dorset Coast, Peak District, Cotswolds, Northumberland, South Downs and Lake District with breathtaking scenery along the routes. Evenings are spent in an HF Holidays’ country house where guests can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures.

Three-night 50,000 Steps trips from £369 per person, 4-night 100,000 Steps trips from £515 per person including full board en-suite accommodation in an HF Holidays country house with a full programme of walks, all transport to and from the walks, and optional evening activities. Departures April, June August and October 2020.

Shropshire Seven Peaks Challenge – Adventure Walks

Designed for walkers who may be short on time but high on energy! This challenging one-day hike takes in some of Shropshire’s best hillwalking from the ranges to both the west and east of the HF Holidays country house, Longmynd House. The house provides the perfect base to fuel up for an early start and offers great hospitality at the end of the 22 miles (35km) and seven hill tops challenge!  This break is a perfect weekend’s walking covering some excellent hill walking and finishes at a great country pub for a well-earned pint of Shropshire Ale!

Two-night trip from £255 per person including full board, en-suite accommodation with a full programme of walks, all transport to and from the walks, and optional evening activities.  Departs July 2020.

Shropshire Seventy Challenge – Adventure Walks

This challenge takes guests to the best hills in Shropshire including some hidden gems which are usually the preserve of locals. A genuine challenge but easier than some of HF Holidays’ super-testing big mountain challenges.  Walkers cover nearly 2,500m (8,200 feet) of ascent over the weekend across the fabulous quartzite of the Stiperstones Ridge, the glorious ridge of The Long Mynd and the beautiful shapely hills around Caer Caradoc to the east. These mini-massifs are all within easy reach of each other so walkers can test themselves over the full 70 kilometres (43 miles)!  Guests finish each day at a great country pub for a well-earned pint of Shropshire Ale!

Three-night trip from £384 per person including full board, en-suite accommodation with a full programme of walks, all transport to and from the walks and optional evening activities. Departs August 2020.

Pub Walks – Walks with a Theme

Walks rewarded with a pub lunch en-route and the chance to sample local ale at the end of the day. Choose from a winter weekend with warming fires, an Easter period short break as the days are getting longer or walking in the summer time. These are all cracking walks, but just as importantly, they stop off at historic, characterful or just plain excellent pubs, so guests can sample the local culture, cuisine and a pint or two as well. Walks are led by an experienced leader, bringing classic routes to life.

Three-night trips from £335 per person, four-night trips from £379p per person including full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities. Departures from Feb 2020 through to October 2020 at various HF Holidays country houses.  

Railway Walks Exmoor - Walks with a Theme

Discover stunning countryside through a handpicked selection of superb walks and train journeys. Somerset and Devon are blessed with a network of beautifully restored railways which will transport guests back to a time almost unrecognisable from the current maelstrom of modern life. This is still a medium paced (with hills now and again!) walking holiday but what better way to enjoy the glorious seaside and moorland views than both on foot and from a lovingly restored train carriage?

Four-night trip from £570 per person including full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities Departs May 2020  

Railway & Canal Walks – Walks with a Theme

Enjoy flat walks of up to 10 miles (16 km) which explore the beautiful South Coast and Wealden countryside. Panoramic sea views, ancient woodlands, farmland and wildlife provide real variety on these classic routes in offbeat areas, brought to life by a local walks leader. Highlights include a trip on a restored canal and walking the historic railway line to Hayling Island.

Four-night trip from £519 per person including full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities. Departs in April 2020  

Snowdonia Slate Trail – Guided Trail

This new trail provides guests with a spectacular experience of the unique slate heritage of North Wales and the wonders of Snowdonia National Park. They will visit some of the less-frequented but beautiful parts of Snowdonia, passing through all the major mountain ranges, offering a range of scenery from mountain to forest, lake to river and from valley to the sea. This trail provides a wealth of variety from small sleepy villages to the honeypots of Llanberis and Betws y Coed. Accommodation is at Craflwyn Hall in the heart of Snowdonia, at the foot of Mount Snowdon.

Ten-night trip from £1,219 per person including full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities. Departures in April and September 2020.

Download a copy of the new brochure: www.hfholidays.co.uk/brochure