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Pre-Christmas walking and leisure activity breaks in the UK

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Get into the festive spirit on a selection of pre-Christmas walking and leisure activity breaks taking place in early December at a choice of HF Holidays’ UK Country Hou

United Kingdom (PRUnderground) November 26th, 2012

Get into the festive spirit on a selection of pre-Christmas walking and leisure activity holidays taking place in early December at a choice of HF Holidays’ UK Country Houses.

For example, enjoy a pre-Christmas mix of seasonal guided walks in stunning winter scenery, festive entertainment and a Christmas-themed dinner as well as all the trimmings and decorations on a Tinsel & Turkey walking break in the Cotswolds, the Lake District, Southern Snowdonia or the Shropshire Hills.

Opt for the Shropshire Hills and explore this picturesque crisp winter countryside on a fournight break starting 10 December at a cost of £325 per person, twin-share, inclusive of full board accommodation at the company’s Country House at Church Stretton – sitting just below the ridge of the famous Long Mynd hill – the full programme of walks, transport to and from the walks and light hearted evening activities.

Or, at Derwent Bank Country House – situated on the shores of Derwentwater in the Lake District – the company has a Tinsel & Turkey walking holiday for solos where the whole house is set aside for the sole use of single guests and there is no single room charge. The price of the four-night break starting 03 December is £329 per person.

Alternatively, enjoy festive music combining traditional carols and modern pieces especially written for this ‘Songs for Christmas’ break in either the Cotswolds or the Yorkshire Dales. Singing sessions take place in the mornings, late afternoons and evenings with afternoons free to explore the local area.

At the company’s Newfield Hall – a 19C Country House situated in extensive grounds at Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales – the four-night break starting 03 December costs £399 per person, twin-share, inclusive of full board, the holiday programme and the services of an expert tutor. Or, the four-night break starting 09 December at Harrington House in Bourtonon-the-Water in the Cotswolds costs £419.

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.

Background info:

* 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
and 2012.
* 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.

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