Thu-Sun Apr 14th-18th
£180 (including supplement) per person for 4 nights in single sex dorm. Option for camping at venue, to be arranged direct with YHA.
We have booked YHA Treyarnon Bay on the north Cornwall coast for Easter. We will be by the sea with some of the best coastal views of any YHA hostel. The hostel has something for every hour of the day for guests, from gig nights to surf lessons, as well as the excellent Trey Bay cafe. This part of Cornwall has spectacular coastal walks, the best surfing beaches in the UK, cycle trails, vineyards, boat trips, steam railways, and fishing ports to explore. Activity days may change in accordance with the weather.
Thursday - Early arrivals can explore the beach and sand dunes of Constantine Bay, famous for surfing and kite surfing.
Friday - A 9.5 mile linear walk from Treyarnon Bay to Carnewas Point. This is a wonderful coastal walk from cove to cove of the awesome Cornish coast. It is a climb to the top and then mainly flat. We will have lunch at Carnewas Point where we will climb down the famous Bedrudden Steps. Wow factor doesn't even begin to cover it. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular destinations on the Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. The landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers, and the spectacular clifftop views look out over Bedruthan Steps, where a rank of colossal, pointed stacks march out of the Atlantic waves against a dramatic backdrop. You then have an option to have packed lunch on the beach or climb back up to the National Trust cafe for lunch. We will then continue on to Mawgan Porth which has won awards for its golden sands. We will return to base via coastal bus.
Saturday - We will take the bus to Newquay which is the most popular seaside resort on the north coast. Famous for beaches, surfing cafes, boat trips and harbour views, Newquay is a great place for walks and beach activities. Surfing schools offer taster lessons for those eager to try out the waves. Option to join leaders and others on a special two hour boat tour from Newquay. This is a learning adventure all about seals and the trip involves stopping to view birds, marine wildlife and crabbing boats whilst learning about Newquay's maritime history.
Sunday - A cycling day along the Camel Valley trail. We will take a bus to Padstow and then hire bikes. Starting in Padstow, one of the most attractive seaside towns in Cornwall, the trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel valley and alongside the picturesque Camel estuary - a paradise for birdwatchers. There are two vineyards on route where we will be stopping for a well-earned rest. Wadebridge and Bodmin are main towns on the route and are full of interest including the Betjeman Centre. Can cycle the complete trail, 20 miles (Bodmin and back) or 10 miles (Wadebridge and back).
Monday - Option to travel on the steam railway from Bodmin Parkway to Boscarne Junction. Evocative 13 mile journey through Cornish countryside. Ideal stop off for those travelling back by GWR train from Bodmin.
The hostel can provide for all your needs. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner for very reasonable prices. They also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Fully licenced bar in the hostel and music on the weekends.
Train GWR service from Paddington to Bodmin. Local buses from Bodmin to Constantine Bay via Padstow. Also option for shared taxi from Bodmin or Padstow. Details available to those booked. Lift share is an individaul responsibility and is not arranged by organisers.
YHA Treyarnon Bay, Padstow, PL28 8JP. Sharing 4 bed dorms for sole use by our group.
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