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Discover the beautiful North Somerset Coast on our delightful Solos hike from Burnham-On- Sea taking in panoramic views over the Bristol Channel plus the spectacular Brean Down Peninsular full of nature and history.

Easy to Medium

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Why Go?

  • New for this Summer
  • Experience the North Somerset coast
  • Sea front hotel
  • Discover historic Weston Super-Mare
  • Solos Tour Leader throughout the weekend
  • Qualified and Experienced Blue Badge walking guide

Itinerary

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Check-in to hotel, meet our tour leader, fellow Solos guests and enjoy our first evening meal.

  • Accommodation The New Ocean Hotel **+
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast we take our coach to Burnham On Sea where we start our beautiful days walk. Our route takes us along the promenade and then onto the beach at Burnham On Sea. We head towards the Brean Down Peninsular passing the iconic Grade II listed Burnham On Sea Low lighthouse built in 1832, which is still in use today. Our route takes us along Berrow beach and dunes and when the tide is out , the wreck of the MV Nornen, a Norwegian Barque which ran aground in 1897 can be seen. We will stop for lunch near Brean (at own cost).
After lunch, we head to the National Trust Brean Peninsular where we can explore and walk around this spectacular natural pier that stretches out into the Bristol Channel. We will see and learn about the history of Brean Fort built in 1870 to protect against French invasion plus we pass a site of a small Roman temple. We can take a set of steps which will take us to the top of the Down providing amazing views along the way which on a clear day we may be able to see South Wales . Brean Down is the home to rare plants plus feral goats living on the rock faces on the side of the down. From here we head back towards Brean Village Hall where we catch our bus back to Weston Super-Mare.

Actual walking time 6 hours approx
Distance 12 miles approx
Easy to Medium

  • Accommodation The New Ocean Hotel **+
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

This morning we meet our guide at our hotel and embark on our final morning walk of the weekend, taking in the sights, history and points of interest of Weston Super-Mare. The walk includes the Promenade, the Grand Pier and the 19th century buildings erected by the Victorians making Weston one of the most popular and iconic holiday destinations during this era. More recently Banksy’s exhibition Dismaland has made Weston one of the most exciting towns for street art. Our walk will cover a number of street artists including the heavily Banksy influenced JPS, where you may have seen his art in recent Hyundai TV commercials. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the resort further and then meet for dinner back at the hotel.

Total walking time – 2.5 hours
Distance 2 miles approx
Easy

  • Accommodation The New Ocean Hotel **+
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we check out and say goodbye 

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

EXTRA VALUE

Free bar available from 6pm – 10pm each evening

THE NEW OCEAN HOTEL **+

This lovely family-run hotel, fast becoming a Solos favourite, is perfectly situated opposite Weston’s famous Marine Lake and offers panoramic views over Weston Bay and beyond making this a perfect base for our North Somerset walking break . It’s unrivalled position along the promenade is only a few minutes stroll to the town centre and a short taxi ride away form Weston Super-Mare railway station.

ROOMS INCLUDE

All single rooms are equipped with full en-suite facilities, direct dial telephones, flat screen digital television, hairdryer, many rooms have level access from the lift.

FACILITIES INCLUDE

Enjoy the many facilities on offer including a large dance floor and a nightly entertainment programme in the bar/lounge area with a fully stocked bar. Wifi is available in the bar/lounge area and is provided free of charge

What’s included:

  • Single room with private facilities
  • Half Board: Breakfast and three course evening dinner
  • FREE bar 6pm – 10 pm each evening and live entertainment
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • 1 x Full Day guided walking from Burnham- on -Sea to Weston- Super-Mare including transfer (approx. 30 minutes dependant on weather and road conditions)
  • 1 x Half Day guided walking tour of Weston Super-Mare

What's Extra

  • Insurance - see here
  • Lunches

Useful Information

Location & Transport
Weston Super-Mare ( North Devon) is located off Junction 21 of the M5. Take the A370 into Weston Super-Mare
Our hotel is situated opposite Weston’s famous Marine Lake, a few minutes stroll to the town centre where we can enjoy the numerous shops, theatres and attractions. Weston–Super–Mare Railway Station is approximately a 10 minute taxi journey away. There are approximately 20 car parking spaces and these are allocated on a first come first served basis. There is also additional parking on the road and a long stay car park situated 250m away which is £3 per 24 hours.

Walking programme ( Itinerary and route are subject to change at the discretion of the walking guide)
Two guided walks are included in the programme.

Day 1 – Full Day walking programme graded as follows
Easy to Medium – The majority of our route is Easy. Brean Peninsular is medium
Total Walking Time 6 hours approx.
Distance 12 miles approx
A coach/mini-bus will be used to transfer you to the starting point of the walk.


Day 2 – Half Day walking programme is graded as follows
Weston Super-Mare
Total Walking Time 2 – 2.5 hours approx. Walk commences from hotel

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.

It is recommended to bring water & snacks for the walk.

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

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 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). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

Dress Code
The dress code for during the evening is casual.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
18 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021 3 All Ages £385 Easy to Medium BOOK
Easy to Medium

What’s included:

  • Single room with private facilities
  • Half Board: Breakfast and three course evening dinner
  • FREE bar 6pm – 10 pm each evening and live entertainment
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • 1 x Full Day guided walking from Burnham- on -Sea to Weston- Super-Mare including transfer (approx. 30 minutes dependant on weather and road conditions)
  • 1 x Half Day guided walking tour of Weston Super-Mare

What's Extra

  • Insurance - see here
  • Lunches

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