Leaders David Gleed and Jill Atkinson (01872 260076)
10 miles off the North Devon Coast, where the Atlantic meets the
Bristol Channel, lies the little island of Lundy (named after Lund-ey,
Norse for Puffin Island). It is only 3 miles long and ½ mile wide and is
a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Marine Nature reserve.
There will be the opportunity to explore the whole of the island during
our stay; experience its peace and quiet, its wide spaces and open skies
and enjoy the natural wild life – puffins, seals, black rabbits and a
wonderful variety of wild flowers. We shall stay 1 night at a bed and
breakfast in Bideford at the beginning and end of our holiday and have 3
nights staying on Lundy Island itself.
Walks and Excursions
– walks will be at a gentle pace along the springy turf of the island
with plenty of time to view all the places of interest and the abundant
flora and fauna.
on Lundy we will be based in a large house overlooking the sea and
in Bideford at a Bed and Breakfast near the harbour. During our time on
the island we self-cater as a group and during the evening in Bideford
we shall eat out. Single, twin and double rooms are available on Lundy
and in Bideford.
Getting there – arrive in Bideford during the afternoon
of the 25th and depart on the morning of the 30th May. The boat to
Lundy (MS Oldenburg) will depart from Bideford in the morning of the
26th May and return us to Bideford in the afternoon of the 29th May. The journey takes about two hours. In the unlikely event that the boat is unable
to sail then a helicopter is a possibility, but this will be at an
additional cost of £25, not included in the price of the holiday. The
nearest railway station is Barnstaple where we will be able to arrange a
pick up. Alternatively, car parking is available near the harbour at a small additional cost.
Cost - £365 (£415 single room)
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