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Lundy Island Escape
16th - 19th May 2020

We are in the process of finalising details of this excellent trip for 2020.
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Join us for an extra-special island escape on Lundy - a unique place you can cover from end-to-end on foot. We will explore with guided walks, specialist wildlife talks, a snorkel safari and incredible diverse wildlife - bring you binos - ‘tis puffin season!


OVERVIEW

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A world apart - escape everyday life and immerse yourself in nature on this island get-away. Explore over ground and underwater with expert-guided walks and specialist talks on the island’s incredible array of flora and fauna: seals, puffins, razorbills, deer, wild ponies and the Lundy Cabbage to name a few. Also, we will go on our very own snorkel safari for a chance to swim with seals, and even go letterboxing (the original geocaching).

We will seek out ancient settlements, spot sea birds, take a guided walk, or mosey the three-mile length of the island at your leisure. An adventure film screening and group dining included makes for a fun group trip. June is the perfect time to spot puffins - remember to bring your binoculars.

Explore the length and breadth of Lundy’s high rugged cliffs and gentler grassy slopes, discover the diversity of plant and wildlife earning Lundy its SSSI status and England’s first Marine Conservation Zone. At night, without competition from streetlights, it is truly dark and the stars shine bright. Did we mention there are no vehicles on Lundy? Bliss!


ITINERARY

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  • Day 1 (Saturday): 2020 sailing times TBC - on Saturday morning we will meet to check in on the Ferry pier in Ilfracombe to take the crossing on the MS Oldenburg, Lundy’s very own ship. It is essential that you arrive in time to check in for this crossing. Less than 2 hours later, we will arrive and walk to check in to our accommodation.

  • Day 2 & 3 (Sunday & Monday): Guided walks, snorkel safari, adventure film screening and much more!

  • Day 4 (Tuesday): We will return to the mainland on Tuesday afternoon. 2020 Times TBC


ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

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We will have sole use of The Barn, a cosy converted bunkhouse. The dormitory rooms are lined with varnished wood and its large sitting room has an open fire to keep us snug in the evenings. One of the island’s best views can be seen from the gallery. Rooms will be shared, and have comfy single beds. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Included in the price are three home cooked breakfasts, two home cooked dinners, and we’ll eat together at The Marisco Tavern - Lundy’s only pub - on the other night (not included). Meals will be hearty but basic, as we have to carry everything in on foot… if you have any space in your bag to help carry some bits and pieces, that would be appreciated by your host!

You will need to bring your own supplies for packed lunches and snacks/drinks. There is one pub and one shop on the island. After arriving on the jetty, there is an uphill coastal walk to the accommodation - thankfully our main luggage will be transferred from the boat, up to the accommodation for us, phew!


DIFFICULTY LEVEL

You'll need to be able to walk up the jetty and cliffs to the accommodation with all your day bag, and enjoy three days’ coastal walking. 


WHAT’S INCLUDED

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  • Three nights’ accommodation in The Barn

  • A three-day itinerary of guided and unguided island exploration

  • Snorkel Safari

  • Guided walk and a wildlife talk

  • Private adventure film screening

  • Home Cooked dinners on two nights

  • Three breakfasts on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

  • EC Host for the weekend

  • N.B. Ferry travel is not included, (approx £70pp return) or arrive in style by helicopter!


DATES AND PRICES

  • Dates: Saturday 16th May to Tuesday 19th May 2020

  • Price: The price for the 2020 trip is currently TBC, but will be in the region of £250

Register your interest and you’ll be one of the first to know when we relaunch this trip!


QUESTIONS?

If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.


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