Summer holiday 2019 (1-5 July) - an apology
During the summer holiday 2018 at Eastbourne, I was asked to arrange another summer holiday for 2019. On returning to Norwich, I contacted the companies that we use who do not charge single supplements. HF holidays offered a Discovery tour at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds for the beginning of July and guaranteed some rooms only until the middle of September. I emailed the members who came on the summer holidays in 2019 and 2018 (the latter was a Discovery Tour). I was surprised that within two days, I had filled all the rooms that I had been offered and had a waiting list. I managed to get a few more rooms taking the total to 14 (seven Single and seven Double/Twin) but HF will not give me any more rooms at this time.
Any member who may like to be added to the waiting list, please contact me – experience with our holidays over the years shows that cancellations do occur quite often.
If you would like to try a Discovery Tour in 2019, please come on the holiday in the Isle of Wight organised by Keith and Jan Woods for 7th to 11th October. There will be sightseeing trips alongside the usual guided walking.
7-11 October 2019: Walking and Touring Holiday at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
Our Walking and Touring holiday in 2019 will be at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. We have been trying for several years to secure this popular location with HF, so don’t delay, book today! This is a Monday to Friday holiday with walks on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On this holiday we will have fully guided walks with HF Leaders and they will provide transport to and from the walks. We will offer a separate guided Discovery Tour by minibus.
The HF house at Freshwater Bay is at the foot of the famous white cliffs overlooking the bay on the west of the island. There are excellent walks straight from the door! We are also offering the HF “Discovery Tour” with a local guide and minibus transport. It will also be possible to explore the island independently as “Self Guided” with HF accommodation and meals, including a packed lunch. We have booked the whole house, but this depends on our take-up of places.
More details at www.hfholidays.co.uk/country-houses/freshwater-bay
The cost of the Guided Walking holiday is currently quoted at £435 per person. The Discovery Tour is more expensive (about +£40) and Self-Guided less so (about -£80), but this depends on our numbers. All rooms are en suite and there is no single supplement. A deposit of £75 is required before the end of November 2018.
The house has room for about 60 guests and there are 12 single rooms. Single rooms are at a premium, so if you can share a large twin room, please say so (and with whom!)
We will offer a coach from Norwich to Lymington, a ferry to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and 4 mile transfer to the hotel at Freshwater Bay. The road journey to Lymington is about 220 miles and 4½ hours driving via the M25. The cost of the coaches and ferry from Norwich will be about £85. This cost will be added to the holiday cost above.
Please do ensure you have appropriate travel insurance when you make the booking. HF holidays do offer insurance, but most people find an annual policy better value. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will lose your deposit, unless we can transfer the booking to another member of UEARA. The final balance will be due at the beginning of August 2019 and is not refundable. Please complete the reply slip at the end of this newsletter, and return it with your deposit.
Any queries please contact Keith Woods, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01603 810980