New for 2020

4-Night Pub Walks in Cornwall

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Walks with a theme
Walking Grade: 3
from £575pp £545pp

A superb weekend’s walking on the Cornish Coast with a pub stop for lunch on both days. After the Easter crowds have gone, these two cracking Spring days out are a real tonic with some of the finest Coastal Walking in the UK punctuated by two character pubs - and with nothing too testing afterwards!

Holiday Highlights

  • The crème de la crème of routes in this walker’s paradise.
  • Enjoy a pub lunch on each of the two walks and sample a pint or two of the local brew at the end. We’ve searched out the best independent pubs on the best routes.
  • Moderate grade walks.
  • Let an experienced leader bring classic routes to life.
  • Relax in the comfort & charm of Chy Morvah.

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities.
  • A two-course pub lunch each walking day (drinks not included).
  • Great walking in the company of an experienced HF Holidays walk leader.
  • Our country House is equipped with all the essentials – a welcoming bar and relaxing lounge area.
  • a drying rooming for your boots and kit.

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


From St Ives our first walk takes us past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views on a fine section of the South West Coast Path as far as the village of Zennor where we will enjoy a late lunch at The Tinners’ Arms, built in 1271 to house the masons who built the fascinating church in the village. There’ll be time to explore St Ives on our return.

6 ½ miles (10.5km) with 1,450 (440m) of ascent


From the famous tip of Britain at Lands End, walk east along the stunning southern coast as far as Logan’s Rock Inn at Treen. On the way, you'll discover hidden coves, rugged headlands, and Rowena Cade’s remarkable open-air Minack Theatre cut into the cliffs above the village of Porthcurno. Discover too its beautiful white sandy beach, one of the finest in Cornwall. Look out for

Just under 6 miles (9km) with 1,150 feet (340m) of ascent


From St Ives our first walk takes us past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views on a fine section of the South West Coast Path as far as the village of Zennor where we will enjoy a late lunch at The Tinners’ Arms, built in 1271 to house the masons who built the fascinating church in the village. There’ll be time to explore St Ives on our return.

6 ½ miles (10.5km) with 1,450 (440m) of ascent


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there are a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Chy Morvah is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to Cornish cauliflower and award-winning blue cheese soup, snack on a Stargazy pasty featuring locally caught fillet of mackerel and tuck in to either locally reared pork with a Cornish cider jus or fillet of plaice stuffed with white crab meat, prawns and chives for the best that Cornish land and sea has to offer.

Accessibility

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Getting to Chy Morvah

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety is our priority and Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for hot drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-Member fee: £10 per person. Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
05 May - 09 May
4 Pubs Walk £575 £545 Save £30 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Walks with a theme
Walking Grade:
3

4 nights from £575pp £545pp

New for 2020

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