Monday, 2 September 2013

Oswestry Walking Festival - How Much??

This is the 2nd Oswestry Walking Festival on the border between England and Wales. They have nine walks listed over three days. It looks like a great walking festival and great walking holiday to be had.


We have designed an itinerary for 2 nights and 3 walking days.

The accommodation we have chosen is the The Golden Pheasant in Llangollen.

The Itinerary

Day 1 Friday 13/09

Chck in to The Golden Pheasant

A Ramble on Llynclys Common
Facts: From 1pm – 5pm. About 5.5 miles. Moderate, including stiles.
Led by David Hardwick, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
A ramble around Llynclys Common, exploring industrial heritage and wildlife along the way. Free transport provided from the Cambrian Railway Station, leaving at 1pm.

Day 2 Saturday 14/09
Full English

Around Llanrhaeadr
Facts: 7 miles. Moderate to strenuous.
Led by Peter Carr of the Ramblers
A circular walk up and around Moel Hen-fache. The first half of the walk is all up hill, the second half is all down hill. Wonderful views of the Tanat Valley, the Waterfall etc. Bring a packed lunch. Free transport provided from the Cambrian Railway Station, leaving at 9.30am

Day 3 Sunday 15/09
Checkout of The Golden Pheasant.

Oswestry Ring
Facts: 9:30am – 4pm . 12.5 miles. Moderate.
Led by Chris Jenkins and Trevor Allison of the RamblersA complete countryside circuit of Oswestry, taking in many of the local points of interest including Candy Woods, Oswestry Old Racecourse, Brogyntyn Park, and Oswestry Old Hill Fort. Bring a packed lunch.

How Much??

For 2 People
Accommodation  = £168 for two nights bed and breakfast
Walks = £18 for two people on 3 guided walks
Total = £186

For 1 Person
Accommodation = £120
Walks = £9
Total = £129

Conclusion

A small walking festival but with plenty of walks to keep you interested. The accommodation looks really good - all this for £93 per person for 3 guided walks and 2 nights B&B - It will be hard to find a cheaper walking holiday.

The next walking festival we will create an itinerary for is the Carlow Walking Festival in County Carlow in Ireland. Looks like a great walkfest.

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