Location

Two Bridges Hotel
Dartmoor
United Kingdom
Date: 
Sep 29 - Oct 1

Back by popular demand..

We are excited to be holding our second Nordic walking weekend in Dartmoor this year with our fantastic guide Elaine Sylvester from Love Dartmoor.

This weekend is open to all .. members, non-members and beginner Nordic walkers. 

Our previous stays at the Two Bridges Hotel have been a great experience so we will be staying again this year. The hotel is perched on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River with jaw-dropping countryside and historic surroundings. So after an enjoyable days walking we can look forward to comfortable hotel rooms, delicious food and meeting up in the bustling bar for a coffee (or something stronger maybe..).

Itinerary

Friday

7pm   Bar    

The first stop is a quick drink at the hotel bar where you’ll meet your fellow Nordic walkers.

7.30pm   Dinner

Time for dinner and a chat about our planned routes for Saturday and Sunday.

Elaine does not set the routes until nearer the time as she'll choose the best route for the weather conditions, but whatever the weather you can expect to see stunning scenery, moor animals and cover a multitude of terrains - bogs, tussocks, clitter, streams and stepping stones. We'll also climb tors to get the best views and descend into gurts and gullies to explore the best that Dartmoor has to offer.

You’ll be able to choose from a delicious set menu of three delicious courses - you may need to undo a button as the portions are usually pretty generous! 

 

Saturday

9.30 am    Departure

We’ll leave at 9.30am both days so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the locally sourced, hearty breakfast to set you up for the day. You can expect to walk around 9 miles on day one and 7.5 miles on day two (weather dependant) which doesn't seem far, however you will still need a certain level of fitness as Nordic walking on Dartmoor is obviously harder. We always recommend a little training beforehand if you feel your fitness is not up to scratch.

Elaine always finds a great spot for our packed lunch, so you'll have your sandwich with a view. 

5pm  Relax / 7.30pm Dinner

When we return from our Saturday walk around we'll have a couple of hours to ourselves before another top-notch 3 course meal. The rest of the night is yours - retire early for a well earned sleep or stay up to enjoy a tipple from the bar. Please note that drinks are not included in the price.

 

Sunday

9.30am    Departure

After another home cooked Devon breakfast we’ll be off. This is another opportunity to improve your fitness and develop your skills in Nordic walking whilst marvelling at the diverse, exciting and stunning Dartmoor terrain.

3.30–4pm  Return to hotel

We'll return on Sunday a little earlier so you'll get back to Bristol at a decent time (usually around 7pm) unless you want to stick around for a famous Two Bridges cream tea - the home made scones are heavenly.  

Rachael will be attending the September weekend and priority will be given to walkers who have not previously been (NOW FULL)

 

Cost  

Single room £328pp incl VAT

Double/twin room £264pp incl VAT  

 

Contact ros@bristolnordicwalking.co.uk if you are interested or would like more details. Click here to see photos from last year and click here to visit Elaine’s website.

We'll ask for a £75 non-refundable deposit to secure your place and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Any cancellations after the balance has been paid will incur a 50% cancellation fee, or 100% cancellation fee if it is within 7 days of the holiday start date. 

Refunds to credit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for european cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-european cards.