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Lundy Island Escape
15th - 18th June 2019

Only 2x male spaces available (due to shared room allocations)

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): At 8.30am 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. The MS Oldenburg docks at Bideford at 6.30pm, and we will travel by coach back to Ilfracombe for 7.30pm (included in price).


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 in single sex rooms. 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. Pack lightly as after leaving the mainland you will need to carry everything with you on the boat and up the cliffs on to the island.


DIFFICULTY LEVEL

You'll need to be able to walk up the jetty and cliffs to the accommodation with all of your kit in your rucksack, 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, (£70pp return) or arrive in style by helicopter! (Please call Rowan in the office on 0117 405 7497 if you have booked and are yet to receive ferry booking information.)


DATES AND PRICES

  • Dates: This adventure runs from Saturday 15th to Tuesday 18th June 2019

  • Price: £245 (member price: £230)

There are just 2x male spaces available - due to shared room allocations. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel any other bookings.


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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