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15 April
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Tuesday
16 April
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Wednesday
17 April
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Thursday
18 April
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Friday
19 April
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20 April
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Sunday
21 April
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Coastal View From Bossington Hill SW

Footpaths and bridleways cover over 1000km through the beautiful Exmoor National Park. With stunning views, mysterious woodlands and endless moorlands, we can perhaps spot wild red deer or even the iconic Exmoor pony on our new rambling weekend exploring the South West. Grade: Medium

Head away for the weekend and take in the fresh air in Exmoor National Park. Check in to our hotel in the village of Dunster and join your fellow walkers for a welcome drink and dinner.

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Walk 1 – 11 miles (17km) / 450m climb – Medium

We are dropped in Bossington and we walk to Hurlestone Point. From here we head uphill before walking through the delightfully secluded East Combe and Henners Combe. Take in the views over the Bristol Channel and all the way into Wales from the viewpoint of Western Brockholes. Typical for the South West Coast Path, uphill and downhill sections go hand in hand and from Grexy Combe, we will climb up to North Hill, and a stop for lunch (packed lunch available from the hotel) before heading on towards Minehead via Greenaleigh Farm. From there, it is an easy walk to Minehead. The coastal tourist honeypot of Minehead has lovely wide, sandy beaches and if the tide is right, we will continue our walk on the sand, past Warren Point and the Golf Course to Dunster Beach.

Walk 2 – 10.2 miles (16km) / 720m climb – Medium

Our walk heads out from the hotel through lovely forest up to Grabbist Hill and joins a wide path that takes us -following the ridge of the hill with great views in all directions (Quantocks to the East, rolling farm lands to the South, Minehead and moorlands to the North and Dunkery Beacon and the sea to the West) all the way to Wootton Courtenay. We cross the valley and continue up to Dunkery Beacon in delightful heather-clad moorland. Deer can often be spotted amongst the lush vegetation. Dunkery Beacon is Exmoor’s highest point at 519m and has a chain of summits capped with Bronze Age barrows and, weather permitting, we will have our packed lunches (available from hotel) overlooking the moorlands of Exmoor National Park before we descend into Horner via Hollow Combe and Horner Hill. In lovely quaint Horner we will have a cream tea stop before transferring back to the hotel.

Yarnmarket Hotel

Found within Exmoor National Park, this friendly family run hotel is situated in the medieval village of Dunster and 550yards from Dunster Castle.

The hotel is located off Junction 25 of the M5 for Taunton. The nearest railway station is Taunton approximately 21 miles away. Free parking is available in the High Street of Dunster or car parking permits are available for the Village Car Park from Reception (free of charge).

Facilities include

Facilities here include a restaurant, bar, lounge, and boot drying room for walkers.

Rooms Include 

The bedrooms are full of character, many of which overlook the village, and feature TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 guided walks including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Packed lunches from the hotel – approximately £5.00
  • Walking Notes
    Grade: Medium
  • Distance: 16 - 17km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential
  • NB:
    You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.


Booking Conditions see here

Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is located off Junction 25 of the M5 for Taunton. The nearest railway station is Taunton approximately 21 miles away. Free parking is available in the High Street of Dunster or car parking permits are available for the Village Car Park from Reception (free of charge).

Walking programme
Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded medium and you can expect to walk up to 17km (11 miles) on the first walk and around 16km (10.2 miles) on the second walk. The hotel minibus will be available to us for transfers to and from the walks.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10Ͽratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10Ͽf the metered fare.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 guided walks including transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Packed lunches from the hotel – approximately £5.00
  • Walking Notes
    Grade: Medium
  • Distance: 16 - 17km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential
  • NB:
    You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.


Booking Conditions see here

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