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Join us in celebrating the launch of the new, improved Mendip Way with this great offer for 2018!

The Mendip Way offers 50 miles of top quality walking through an area of outstanding natural beauty along the Mendip Plateau in beautiful Somerset, through an ancient landscape of hidden caverns and gorges. Visit places replete with myths and legends including King Arthur's Vale of Avalon, the cathedral city of Wells and the iconic Glastonbury Tor. Read more about The Mendip Way.

To celebrate the re-launch we are offering a fantastic special offer on this route for a limited time.

Five nights / Four days walking from £399.00 per person
Four nights / Three days walking from £325.00 per person

This offer applies on this route throughout 2018 provided the holiday is booked before 31st January 2018. Contact us for more information and to request a quote.


Wishing you a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2018
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Route: Padstow to Helford

Name: Roma Hogsflesh

Walked on: 05th November 2017

UK FlagWe thoroughly enjoyed our walking holiday with our Australian friends. The accommodation we chose was very good and some were excellent. We were lucky with the w... Read More

Route: South West Coastal Path - Padstow to Helford

Name: Andrew Barrington

Walked on: 06th November 2017

UK FlagWe were very pleased with Encounter. Everything was organised efficiently and our trip ran flawlessly. We were really impressed that Encounter contacted us to ad... Read More

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