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Walk Devon Coast to Coast
12th - 20th July 2019

Start with your toes in the English Channel, walk north across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and finish triumphantly with Champagne on the beach in the iconic village of Lynmouth. Take a week to walk 100 miles across the county of Devon. Your guide for this one-off challenge will be explorer and Explorers Connect founder Belinda Kirk.

OVERVIEW

If you’re looking for a challenge for 2019 this completely unique and one-off experience is it! Nine days walking coast to coast across Devon. Two coastlines, two national parks, quiet moorland, wooded valleys, wild swimming rivers, quaint villages & country pubs, mysterious stone circles & hillforts, exmoor ponies & red deer and of course some well-earned cream teas.

It wouldn’t be an Explorers Connect adventure without some unique touches along the way including a campfire stories night, treasure hunt and other secret surprises that you’ll have to join us to experience.

Accommodation and baggage transfer are included so no need to plan the logistics or worry about carrying a heavy pack. That is all taken care of so you can enjoy the challenge of walking just over 100 miles across Devon.

Your host is explorer Belinda Kirk who will support and guide your challenge.

EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.

ACCOMMODATION / LOGISTICS

No specialist kit is required. You will need just need sturdy walking boots and waterproofs, walking clothes and a day-sack to carry your water and food for the day. A full kit list will be supplied on booking.

Your accommodation will include lodges, campsites and wild camping.

For your camping nights you’ll need to bring your sleeping bag and mat, plus pillow if you want some extra comfort. You might prefer to bring your own tent but you can also borrow a tent from us if needed - email Rowan (rowan@explorers connect.com) and she will organise one for you. Your sleeping kit will be transported between overnight locations so you won’t have to worry about carrying a huge pack all day

Several camp breakfasts will be provided and we will help you arrange food supplies along the way including supermarket stops and pub or camp dinners. There are flexible options depending on your preference

TRANSPORT

We’ve arranged for this trip to start and end at locations that are accessible by train and/or bus. On Day 1 you’ll meet your host Belinda at Ivybridge station at 9am, and we’ll transport you to the start point where you can enjoy a hot drink before beginning your journey. At the end of Day 9, after you’ve celebrated with Champagne on the beach and some food, you can join various bus services or we can arrange a shared taxi (not included) to take you to Barnstaple / Tiverton Parkway railway station from which you can join the mainline train services. If you’d rather travel back on Sunday you can book in a night in the beautiful town of Lynton. There are several travel options which we can advise you on when booking

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

No specialist experience or equipment is necessary however this is a challenging crossing. You will need to be fit enough to walk an average of 12 miles a day for nine consecutive days covering around 102 miles in total. Distances per day will range from 7 to 15 miles, so we would recommend you should be of an average or better-than-average fitness level. Every day you will get plenty of regular breaks where you'll stop to collect water, replenish your food supplies and have hot drinks at cafes along the way. This is a great challenge for 2019 but one that if you are not fit enough now that you will need to prepare for.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Nine fully guided walking days with an experienced leader and host

  • Careful route planning through spectacular scenery and responsibility for wayfinding

  • Eight nights accommodation. Careful research, selection and flexible planning

  • All luggage transfers

  • Several taxi transfers from the route to accommodation

  • Three breakfasts

DATES AND PRICES

This adventure runs for 9 days from 9am on Friday 12th July to around 4pm on Saturday 20th July, 2019.

  • Discounted earlybird price for EC CLUB members - £459 (if booked by Friday 19th April, 2019)

  • Discounted earlybird price for non-members - £489 (if booked by Friday 19th April, 2019)

  • Standard price for EC CLUB members - £489

  • Standard price for non-members - £509

You'll need to pay a £200 deposit when booking with the balance due by 17th May 2019.

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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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