Journeys 2017

All Journeying holidays are fully inclusive of accommodation, transport, entrance fees and meals excepting casual refreshments and where half-board arrangements exist. To make a booking, please go to the Bookings page. For walk grading criteria, please go to the Walk Grading page.

In the footsteps of St David and St Patrick, Pembrokeshire

Date

23-27 May

Nights

4 nights

Cost

£360 for a shared double or twin room. £420 for a single room or single occupancy in a twin/double room.

Description

In the year 500 St David, Dewi Sant, was born in a raging storm on the cliff tops, close to the place where today lonely St Nons Retreat House looks out across St Brides Bay. A few miles further along…

Walks and Excursions

The St David’s peninsula offers magnificent coastal scenery, with superb walking possibilities. We plan three, two from our base at St Nons and one to the highest point on the peninsula. The first takes us west of St Nons along…

Accommodation

Four nights at St Non’s Retreat House near St David’s - a large 1930’s house with terraced lawns and Chapel in the grounds and wonderful views out to sea. Meals are provided by the Sisters. We help clear tables and…

Getting there

Please arrive at St Non's from 3pm. Car parking is available. We can pick up from Haverfordwest Railway Station during the afternoon, if preferred.

Contact

David Gleed (01646 279478 or 0789 628 5839) and Robin Westwood.

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Bardsey Island Retreat: RS Thomas and more

Date

23rd Jun - 1st July

Nights

8 nights

Cost

£600 for a shared double or twin room. £720 for a single room or single occupancy in a twin/double room.

Description

Bardsey, an island 2 miles off the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales, is captured in RS Thomas’ poem Pilgrimages. St Cadfan came here in 516 AD with others to find stillness, and establish an island community of prayer. Described variously…

Walks and Excursions

There is but one mountain, and meandering paths to coves and beaches around the island, that you can circumnavigate at a 21st century pace in 4 hours. However, here is an opportunity to slow down and explore more of what…

Accommodation

On Friday 23rd we have exclusive use of the Aberdaron Bunkhouse, in readiness for the 20 minute boat crossing the next day (www.aberdaronholidays.co.uk). The time of the Saturday crossing, subject to tides and weather, is not known until the night…

Getting there

Guests travelling by car will leave their vehicle at Cwrt Farm, Port Maedwy whilst on the island £12 extra. There will be a taxi/minibus to collect people on Friday 23rd at 5:30pm from Pwllheli train/bus station. The Saturday return to…

Contact

Susan Fogarty (01758 703039) and co-leader.

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Lundy Island

Date

24-30 July

Nights

6 nights

Cost

£635 for a shared twin room. £725 for a single room or single occupancy in a twin room.

Description

Lundy is a granite outcrop in the Bristol Channel, just 3 miles long by half a mile wide, lying 12 miles off the Devon coast. We shall gently explore its fine coastal scenery and its special flora and fauna. The…

Walks and Excursions

Walks will be offered each day, varying from two to six miles in length. Lundy is a 300' high plateau, so flat walking is the norm, except where safe paths allow us to descend the cliffs. The longest would be…

Accommodation

We shall be staying in the finely renovated original (1820) lighthouse keepers'quarters – two apartments, lower and upper, sleeping up to nine of us, and eating together. The 'Old Light' lighthouse is adjacent and is just 10 minutes walk from…

Getting there

We meet at a B&B (to be announced) in Ilfracombe by 6pm on Monday 24th July, and enjoy a meal together. We sail from Ilfracombe at 10am the following morning in the Landmark Trust's vessel MV Oldenberg for the two-hour…

Contact

Phil Craine (01624 675925) and Rosemary Clarke.

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In the footsteps of St Hilda, Whitby

Date

21-25 August

Nights

4 nights

Cost

£395 for a shared twin room. £455 for a single room or single occupancy in a twin room.

Description

On this short break we enjoy the glories of the purple heather covered North York Moors and the magnificent North Yorkshire coast. We consider the conflicting demands of the Roman and Celtic Churches that led to the Synod of Whitby…

Walks and Excursions

We meet at York station, before driving across the North York Moors national park via St Gregory’s Minster and Lastingham (founded by St Cedd & St Chad) to St Oswald’s Priory, our base for the week which is run by…

Accommodation

We stay at St Oswald’s Priory, Sleights, offering views across the North York Moors. There are mostly single rooms (not en-suite) with a couple of twins. Meals will be provided. We will have the option of joining the Sisters for…

Getting there

The holiday will start and finish at York railway station, meeting at 1pm Monday 21st August and returning by 2.30pm Friday 25th August 2017. We travel together in a minibus.

Contact

Sue Degnan (01422 386998 / 07443452381) and Steve Emery - and Banjo, the labradoodle!

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