HF Holidays celebrates its 100th Birthday with Literary Greats
In addition to HF Holidays celebrating its Centenary in 2013, the year also marks some 100th anniversaries in connection with great authors
United Kingdom (PRUnderground) April 30th, 2013
In addition to HF Holidays – the UK’s leading walking and leisure activity holiday organisation – celebrating its Centenary in 2013, the year also marks some 100th anniversaries in connection with great authors and their works featured on the company’s Literary Tours.
Just two days before the founding of the Holiday Fellowship, the publication of Sons & Lovers by DH Lawrence took place on 29 May 1913 and the company features a four-night Literary Peaks break which includes a visit to Lawrence’s hometown of Eastwood and his birthplace museum together with other locations associated with him and this novel.
Other highlights include visits to Knutsford – linked with Elizabeth Gaskell; the countryside described in George Eliot’s Adam Bede and the ‘Five Towns’ of the Potteries which provided the background for Arnold Bennett’s Anna of the Five Towns. Starting 14 September, the cost is £499 inclusive of full board accommodation at the company’s Peveril of the Peak Country House in the village of Thorpe as well as literature discussions and talks.
Furthermore, a hundred years ago on 29 September 1913, Edith Pargeter – better known as Ellis Peters, the writer of the Cadfael mysteries – was born and an investigation of these novels about Brother Cadfael and his life as a monk at Shrewsbury Abbey in medieval times is featured on a – new for 2013 – four-night Literary Shropshire break.
About HF Holidays
HF Holidays has been helping people enjoy the great outdoors for nearly 100 years. Today over 50,000 people come on holiday with us every year. They come for the walking. They come for the activities. They come for the fun. They come for the food. And they come for the high quality accommodation. It’s why we’re Britain’s biggest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists.
* Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging walking, outdoor and
leisure activity holidays for 50,000 people each year (for non-members, a £5 associate fee
is payable per holiday).
* Options range from guided walking breaks and self-guided trails in Britain to challenging
ascents Worldwide. The leisure activities range includes art, music, literature and mindand-body holidays.
* HF Holidays is the recommended walking holiday partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s
walking charity (ramblers.org.uk), and supports the work of the Ramblers through
membership initiatives and charitable donations.
* HF Holidays has 20 Houses in the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty as well as independent hotels for overseas holidays.
* HF Holidays’ walks leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their
experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).
* HF Holidays is committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects
around the UK – such as footpath maintenance – through its Pathways Fund and
supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams as well as charities in Kenya
and South Africa.
* Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian and Observer readers 2010, 2011 and 2012,
with a 2012 satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Also Best Large Short Break Operator 2011
* In recent research (March 2012) carried out by Which?, HF Holidays achieved
Recommended Provider Status receiving an overall customer satisfaction score of 94%.
* HF Holidays is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.