Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes. Leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (Jan 27th – Feb 3rd), offering the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.
The Lake District’s natural charm has always been a draw for walkers, families and anyone looking for inspiration. World-famous poet, William Wordsworth, produced some of his most beautiful and well-known poems about the region and you can take in the sights, sounds and stunning landscapes that inspired him centuries previously. This short break offers the chance to explore the highlights of the Southern Lake District with HF Holidays, including a cruise on Lake Windermere and a chance to experience the mountain scenery of the Great Langdale.
Price: 3 nights departing Tuesday 6th April from £359pp. Price includes full board accommodation and full day excursions. To book, visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 8558.
The iconic coastline of Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight has become something of a pilgrimage for literary giants over the centuries as they aim to follow the greatness of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the island’s most famous historic resident. Step into the great outdoors on this tranquil walking break and breathe the sea air, which Tennyson described as being worth ‘sixpence a pint’. With chalky cliffs to marvel at and 85 miles of glorious coastline to explore, there is so much to enjoy on this stunning HF Holiday.
Price: 3 nights departing Friday 23rd March from £275pp. Price includes full board accommodation and a choice of two daily guided walks. To book, visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 8558.
Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, which have recently been turned into an immensely popular primetime television series, were set in the charming surroundings of Cornwall. With rugged coastlines, sandy beaches and an abundance of beautiful rare flowers, insects and seabirds to spot, there is so much to discover. Stay at Chy Morvah, a characteristic seaside property with spectacular views of the coast.
Price: 3 nights departing Tuesday 3rd April from £339pp. Price includes full board accommodation and full day excursions. To book, visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 8558.
Explore the beautiful homeland of Thomas Hardy and the Dorset landscapes which inspired his novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D’Urbervillesand The Woodlanders. Discover the wild uplands and quiet villages tucked away beneath the Downs, which have changed very little since Hardy’s day. Stay at West Lulworth House, a stunning base overlooking Lulworth Cove, complete with garden and outdoor swimming pool to enjoy after a long day of walking.
Price: 4 nights departing Monday 9th April from £475pp. Price includes full board accommodation and three guided walks. To book, visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 8558.
Places are limited on these holidays so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information on HF Holidays, please visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 7558.