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Autumn Walks

1st Oct 2017 - 6th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £365

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

The Lake District is filled with autumnal colours at this time of year, and this walking holiday is the perfect way to discover them, with everything from gentle lakeside strolls to challenging mountain hikes.

“Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines. There will be an option of two walks every day, a short walk of  4 - 5 Miles and a Longer Walk of 8 – 10 Miles

Day 1

Short: As below but the walk stops in Grasmere where you will have chance to visit Dove Cottage, taste the local Grasmere Gingerbread and visit St Oswald’s church which is the final resting place of William Wordsworth.

Long: Coach from house to Rydal Estate where William Wordsworth spent his final days. Walking alongside two of Cumbria’s prettiest lakes… Rydal and Grasmere viewing a cave. The walk continues to Elterwater, a small lake that is situated in valley of Great Langdale, Skelwith Bridge, Colwith Force and finally Yew Tree Tarn.

Day 2

Short: As below but excluding Humphrey Head

Long:Taking the train to Cark where there are toilets and chance to buy lunch before continuing the walk.

Making our way via ancient woodlands to the pretty village of Cartmel with a visit to the 12c Priory, Also home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. Skirting the village and walking to Allithwaite before doing a loop to Humphrey Head with excellent views over Morecambe Bay, this limestone promontory has an unusual assemblage of plants and interesting geological exposures and is a great place for watching birds on the estuary. Taking in Wraysholme Tower is a 15c Pele tower before returning to Allithwaite or along the edge of the Bay.

Day 3

Short: As below but stopping in Hawkshead where you will have time to look at the local shops or visit St Michaels and All Angels church , or visit the school where William Wordsworth once attended.

Long: From the house to Coniston Water before making our way to Yew Tree Farm which was a former home of Beatrix Potter. Taking in the views of Tarn Hows with a circular walk around the tarn via woodland and fields and then onto the pretty village of Hawkshead, before continuing to Wray Castle which is situated on the edge of Windermere with a lake side walk before meeting the coach back to the house.

Day 4

Short: as below but excluding Arnside Knott

Long: Train to Arnside and walking to the Fairy Steps via Beetham Fell.

Short visit to Beetham Church, with a brief visit to the Heron corn mill before passing through a deer park and back to Arnside which was a fishing port on the estuary where the River Kent enters Morecambe Bay. Continuing to Arnside Tower a 14c Pele Tower said to be where the last wolf in England was killed. Up Arnside Knott with its stunning views and back to Arnside to catch the train back to the house

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us


Walking & Dancing

15th Oct 2017 - 20th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Martin & Jackie Wrench

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £430

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This popular break offers four guided walks in the Peak District of four to seven miles. Country Dancing takes place in the evenings where everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of ability or experience.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Autumn Walking

15th Oct 2017 - 19th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £352

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Autumn in East Devon is very special – a time of stunning colours when some of the trees compete with the reds of the Triassic cliffs. The varied walking programme on this break will take you through woodlands and the not-to-bemissed delights of contrasting coastal and riverside routes.

The walks for these holidays will be selected from the following: 

1 Circular walk from hotel begins with a steady climb up Salcombe Hill [500 feet] via the coastal path then inland to the Donkey sanctuary. Then to Dunscombe Cliffs and the village of Salcombe Regis.  Back by coastal path. Moderate 7 miles. 

2 Transport to Otterton. Walk to Ladram Bay, coastal path to Otter mouth, then along the river Otter back to Otterton . Circular walk of 5.5 miles, undulating, easy. 

3 Transport to Budleigh Salterton.  Circular walk from seafront inland through Knowle to the old railway line and then a gradual ascent to the cliff tops overlooking Exmouth, then back to Budleigh. 5 miles easy. 

4 Transport to Branscombe village. The walk climbs up through Hazelwood [400 feet], past Beer caves to the village of Beer. Return along spectacular coast path via Beer Head [steady 400 feet climb] and Branscombe Mouth. 6.5 miles moderate. 

5 Circular walk from hotel begins with a steady climb up Bulverton Hill to Salters Cross [600 feet] . Follow the ridge path across Mutters Moor to the coast at Peak Hill. Then back to Sidmouth.  4.5 miles easy after the initial climb. 

6 Transport to Otterton.  Walk along the River Otter to meet the sea and then follow the coast path eastwards via Ladram Bay and High Peak back to Sidmouth.  8 miles moderate.  

7 From hotel a flat stroll along the Byes following the river Sid to Sidford and back. 3 miles easy. 

8  From hotel up to Mutters Moor [600 feet] and down the Otter Valley to Otterton. Return via High Peak [500 feet] and the coast path. 7 miles moderate. 

In addition to these organised walks advice on self-guided alternatives will be available for individuals wishing to walk further on their own, and shorter walks for those who want something gentler. These may involve use of own or public transport. The final choice of led walks for each holiday will depend on the mix of walkers.

What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.


Autumn Rambles

19th Nov 2017 - 24th Nov 2017

Leader(s): Simon Chandler

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £315

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Exploring on foot is a great way to enjoy the autumnal mix of colours in the landscape at this magical time of the year. With everything from gentle riverside walks to challenging hikes, this break promises the most impressive scenery.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Short Walks & Log Fires

4th Dec 2017 - 9th Dec 2017

Leader(s): Simon Chandler

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £275

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Take a gentle stroll, then stretch out and relax in front of a roaring log fire. This break includes morning walks led by our local guide, but still plenty of time to soak up the hotel’s cosy atmosphere.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Walking Week

17th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £371

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Wrap up warm and join us to watch the wintery waves pound the cliffs before we explore the quaint Cornish villages without the hustle and bustle of the busier times of year. Or if you prefer, relax in the pleasant surroundings of the hotel and enjoy delicious Cornish cream teas.

Your host and walks leader Arnold Steeds will guide you through some of Cornwall’s most breath-taking areas.

Arnold has planned some new walks for this year, the full itinerary will be available shortly.

Walks are between 6 and eight miles in distance and are described as moderate.

Moderate walks are suitable for people with a good level of fitness. Walks may include some steep paths and uneven terrain Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Our walking weeks are popular with walkers of all ages. If you would like a more detailed description of the level of the walks please telephone or email the hotel.

After a day on the cliff tops what could be a better sight on your return than a traditional Cornish Cream tea included with you stay.

5 guided walking days are included plus a free day to relax or explore beautiful St Ives.

Packed lunches are provided on walking days.


Spring Walking

8th Apr 2018 - 13th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

We all know that walking is good for us, both physically and mentally, and it’s also a good opportunity to socialise with others. Lindors is perfectly placed for walking the Wye valley, taking in the rivers and woodlands that make this a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

No matter your age, walking is an extremely beneficial form of exercise, and Lindors is perfectly placed for you to explore everything from dense woodland, to moorlands and river meadows. The Forest of Dean has an abundance of wildlife and local character – come and explore on our spring walking holiday this year! Daily moderate walks will be led by a knowledgeable guide, and transport is provided to get you to and from the best destinations. See if you can spot a buzzard, bluebells or even a boar!

When you get back from your walks, enjoy the company around a roaring log fire in Lindors lounge and all the food the chefs can put together! If you have any energy left, go for a swim in Lindors lovely heated pool. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can always point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin and Harry Potter films), Symonds Yat, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

Come and see Spring in full bloom in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Lindors Country House hotel!


Discovery & Walks

15th Apr 2018 - 20th Apr 2018

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy some of the best scenery in the Lake District, visiting picturesque towns and villages and beautiful houses and gardens. Our walks will take us longside lakes and rivers, and down woodland paths and fields, with time to admire the views and take photographs.

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Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Bluebell Walks & Small Gardens

22nd Apr 2018 - 27th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

With miles of country lanes, wildflower meadows, magnificent valleys and archaeological sites, we are in the perfect location to explore the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean. This short break provides the sign that summer days are on their way, as we wander beneath the trees with an abundance of stunning blue trumpet-like flowers sweeping across the woodland floor.

The bluebell woods in the Forest Of Dean are one of the best kept secrets in the UK’s landscape. Come and experience a break away at our beautiful country house in the spring, and join your hosts for a time of exploring the beautiful woodlands and gardens of the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean. This break will include walks through the Soudley bluebell woods and a visit to Lydney Park gardens, famous for its rhododendrons and home to Viscount Bledisloe. Transport is laid on for each visit, with stops at viewing points and the services of a knowledgeable local guide: bring your camera for some great shots of babbling brooks, woodlands, and wildlife! There will be opportunities for some gentle walks from the hotel too, or time to explore independently at your leisure.

When you get back, enjoy the roaring log fire in Lindors lounge, or sit out on the veranda to take in the views of the garden lake. You could spend some time in the Bible Garden, or follow the paths around Lindors’ beautiful grounds. Evenings will include social entertainment and reflective prayers, in the best tradition of Christian Guild. Take a swim, or enjoy some putting or croquet on the lawn. Should you want to get out and about independently, we can always point you in the direction of local attractions that include Puzzlewood (used as a filmset for Star Wars, Merlin, and the Harry Potter films), Symonds Yat, or the spectacular Tintern Abbey. Whatever your interests and age, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley makes a great holiday destination, whatever the weather.

Come and share some refreshing fellowship in the beautiful gardens of Lindors Country House hotel!

Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Early Summer Walks

6th May 2018 - 11th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Enjoy moderate walks varying between 4 and 7 miles, at this most  favourable time of year. Walks will take in the South Lakes and the Furness Peninsula, across fields and mainly low-level fells.

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Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Early Summer Walks

26th May 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

Treloyhan Manor is perfectly situated for discovering Cornwall and its rugged and varied coastline, with an abundance of wildflowers and cliffs full of sea birds. During this break we will walk through this dramatic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded to the north, south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Summer Walking

18th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £390

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Lindors sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there’s lots to take in during this break where you’ll enjoy short walks and strolls around the Wye Valley, while enjoying the changing season as the days continue to lengthen.

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Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information


Summer Walks

8th Jul 2018 - 14th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Marilyn Bryce & Alan Prince

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £498

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday with our experienced walk leader is the perfect way to explore the beautiful scenery and hidden gems of the Lake District. Walks vary from 4-5 miles up to 8-10 miles.

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Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


Late Summer Walks

22nd Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018

Leader(s): David & Martin Walker

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £567

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

With the summer crowds gone, this is the time to enjoy a more peaceful and charming Cornwall. David and Martin will lead us along the beautiful and dramatic Cornish coast line.

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information


Late Summer Walks

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £395

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

The Welsh-English border offers some spectacular scenery for walking and hiking, with winding valleys and tranquil rivers. Our expert-guided walks will follow country lanes, field paths and stretches of the riverbanks. The late summer is often a beautiful time of year here.

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Please call Lindors Country House Hotel on 01594 530283 for more information



Special Offers

Managers Promotion
October 2017 - March 2018

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

Abbot Hall Hotel

October 2017: £65
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

Lindors Country House Hotel

October: £65
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February & March 2018: £55

Sidholme Hotel

October: £60
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

Treloyhan Manor Hotel

October 2017: £60
November & December 2017 £40
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £47
March 2018: £55

Willersley Castle Hotel

October 2017: £65
November & December 2017 £49
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

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News

Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays 2018

Welcome to your 2018 Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays brochure, featuring a comprehensive choice of speciality and feature breaks!

If you're signed up to our postal mailing list you should soon receive your printed copy, but you can also read the online version on our website at www.christianguild.co.uk or download the PDF: 2018 Brochure (5.99MB)

 

Brave the Shave

Jenny at Treloyhan Manor Hotel, recently took part in the Brave the Shave campaign.

Brave the Shave is a fundraising campaign by Macmillian Cancer Support, the aim of the campaign is for people to shave their head to "stand proudly alongside men, women and children with Cancer"

After hearing an advert on the radio, Jenny felt inspried to do something in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support and in memory of her sister, who sadly lost her battle against cancer in 2008.

Jenny would like to thank everyone from hotel guests, to her colleagues both at Treloyhan and the four other sister hotels, for their continued support and encouragement.

So far she has rasied £1,238.00.

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