To celebrate Saint David's Day*, why not embark on your own Welsh pilgrimage this Spring to discover more about this country’s very distinctive culture and revered Patron Saint with walking specialists Ramblers Walking Holidays.
Based an hour’s drive from his resting place in the eponymous St David’s, Ramblers Walking Holidays’ 5 night ‘Ceredigion & The Pembrokeshire Coast’ offers a great introduction into this esteemed Saint’s stomping ground walking one of the county’s most impressive coastal trails.
Ceredigion & The Pembrokeshire Coast (Grade 6, Moderate) Perfectly based for exploring Ceredigion and the more famous Pembrokeshire Coast Paths on the west coast from a tranquil bolthole nestled above the mouth of Teifi Estuary, explore an area blessed by the outstanding natural beauty, wildlife and a fascinating history.
Covering a mix of heady coastal, wood and farmland paths, wander through tiny white-washed villages to smuggler’s coves, Stone Age forts and early Christian communities dating to the time of St David.
Other highlights include the estuary path through the pretty town of Cardigan and St Dogmael’s beach, the hike north towards the Irish Sea and a wild moorland walk in the Preseli Mountains.
Ceredigion & The Pembrokeshire Coast 5 night holiday starts from £479 /person including half board en suite accommodation, transport to/from trailheads and services of an experienced leader. Departing 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July 2020.
Other great Welsh walks from Ramblers Walking Holidays include:
The Wonders of Snowdonia (new for 2020) – a 6 night half board holiday exploring pathways and parts of the 83 mile long Slate Trail over the hills and through valleys and forests in a part of Wales that became world-renowned for its slate quarries which led to the development of the narrow-gauge railways. Immersed in Snowdonia’s beautiful mountain scenery, walks are easy and varied with picture postcard views throughout. From £729/person.
The Four Corners of Anglesey – a 5 or 7 night half board holiday along the Anglesey path, one of the best kept secrets of Wales’ largest island, steeped in history, wildlife and natural beauty. From £659/person.
For more information, contact Ramblers Walking Holidays, tel: 01707 818705, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk. 818705, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk
FURTHER LATE DEAL: Save £70 and enjoy Venice without the crowds with Ramblers Walking Holidays departing 7 March 2020.
Save £70 and enjoy Venice’s gondola festooned canals and impressive venetian treasures, such as the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square before the summer throngs descend on Ramblers Walking Holidays Venice - La Serenissima one week half board holiday departing 7 March 2020.
Wandering through the city’s many hidden way nooks and crannies, soak up the grandeur of Piazza San Marco and its many canals before venturing further afield by vaporetto to see glass blowing on Murano, Burano’s colourful houses and mosaics from the 12th century in the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello.
Was £1249, now £1179, Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Venice - La Serenissima includes return flights, a 7 day pass on Venice’s transport system,entrance to the Scrovegni Chapel (new for 2020), dinners in local restaurants, local transport and expert leader. https://www.ramblersholidays.co.uk/europe/italy/venice-la-serenissima#overview