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SPR Expeditions Calendar 2018

One Day Expeditions

Malvern Hills – 10 miles

The Malvern Hills are situated in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of Northern Gloucestershire. Within the district of Malvern, the hills provide a panoramic view over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire and to the east overlook the river severn valley, with the Cotswolds beyond. On a clear day you can enjoy views of the Welsh mountains, the Bristol channel and the Cathedrals of Worcestershire, Gloucester and Hereford. Starting at the southerly end of the hills, the walk progresses steadily upwards to the highest point in the north. This is the Worcestershire Beacon standing at 1,394 feet (425 metres), The total length of the walk is 10 Miles (16kms)

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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Eastbourne and Beachy Head – 10 miles

This day has a bit of a holiday theme. We will arrive at the seaside town of Eastbourne early morning. If you wish, you may spend the day exploring Eastbourne itself, or simply laze on the beach, if the weather is suitable. Should you wish to complete our walk, then we will depart Eastbourne and follow the coast path, steeply upwards to Beachy Head. From there, we will traverse the beautiful white chalk cliffs and descend to The Birling Gap. We will have a break here, before returning again via Beachy Head to Eastbourne. The whole walk is 10 miles in length and we will return to Eastbourne in time for you to enjoy some of what the town has to offer.

Please note- do not venture near to the cliff edge at any time on this walk, even to take a photograph. The cliff faces are vertical, the cliff edges appear suddenly giving way to a massive drop. Also, some of the cliff edges are crumbling. Grass slopes leading to a cliff edge can be slippery especially when wet. Avoid these at all times and please follow the advice of your leader on the day.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0700 hrs and arrives back at 1800 hrs (approx).

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The New Forest – 11 miles

The New Forest is situated in South West Hampshire and South East Wiltshire, and this particular walk is 11 miles in length. It is a circular walk at the northern extremity of The New Forest. The forest is Britain's smallest national park and was created by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a royal hunting ground. You will find in this forest some of the oldest trees in western Europe, and it also contains the largest area of lowland heath in Britain. There are beautiful villages and lovely warm pubs to visit. The woods are enchanting with a mixture of wildlife and wild flowers. Trees to be found range from the Oak, Beech and Silver Birch, to the English Yew and Scots Pine. If you are very lucky, you may even glimpse a deer amongst them. A mainly flat walk, with a stop on route at the lovely 17th century thatched Royal Oak pub in Fritham.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0700 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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The Shropshire Hills – 10 miles

This is a 10 mile walk, taking in some of the less visited hills to the east of Church Stretton in the English county of Shropshire. The walk is steep in places, but is manageable for somebody of average fitness.

Starting at Church Stretton, we make our way to the village of Hope Bowdler which has family connections going back to the 14th century. From here we will ascend gently to the summit of Hope Bowdler Hill. Descending into a valley, the steep slopes of Caer Caradoc come into view, and its full majesty is revealed as we progress. As we ascend Caer Caradoc through the rocky outcrops, the scenery will become more dramatic all the time. At the summit which is 459m, we can look down upon Church Stretton lying beneath the line of The Long Mynd in the distance. The Clee Hills can be seen to the east above Corve Dale and the wooded ridge of Wenlock Edge runs above Ape Dale.

Upon leaving Caer Caradoc, we will descend to the village of Comley, before ascending The Lawley. The Lawley is rather a strange shape and we can only imagine that a massive geological upheaval along the Church Stretton fault line occurred at least 200 million years ago. Indeed, volcanic rocks that you will have noticed on Caer Caradoc will have been dated to over 800 million years ago. From The Lawley, we will descend to the most northerly point before turning back for a walk along the side of the hills back to Church Stretton.

This is a glorious walk providing the walker with some of the loveliest scenery in Shropshire. We will visit Church Stretton at the end of the walk and a stop will be taken for food and refreshment.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0730 hrs and arrives back 1900 hrs (approx).

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The Forest of Dean – 10 miles

The Forest of Dean lies between 2 major rivers, The River Severn and The River Wye. This is a unique landscape made up of woodland and farmland containing old settlements and modern day villages. There are ridges, valleys and forested slopes. Walking in The Forest of Dean it can feel as though as you have gone back in time. Our particular walk is 10 miles in length and takes place right in the middle of the forest. This is a classic woodland walk and includes industrial history, old mines and quarries and the remains of early tram roads. There is wildlife in abundance, including wild boar who forage in the woods. This is a great walk for peaceful reflection.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0700 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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The Jurassic Coast – 5 to 10 miles

England's first natural World Heritage Site, this status being awarded in December 2001. The site extends from Exmouth in East Devon, through West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland, to end near Old Harry Rocks in Purbeck. This includes 95 miles of unspoilt cliffs, 185 million years of the earth's history as seen through the records of the rock. This is a walk through time itself! Walks within the area of 'Jurassic Coast' will vary in content and length, but will always be between 5 and 10 miles.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx)
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Rhossili – 10 miles

This 10 mile walk takes in a 5 mile hill walk, followed by a beautiful 5 mile beach walk around Rhossili Bay. The beach at Rhossili is located at the western extremity of the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. The Rhossili Hills contain some Second World War fortifications which we will visit. If you wish to spend some time on Rhossili Beach, should the weather be sunny, then you will have time to do that. Bathing in the sea off Rhossili Beach is at your own risk as there are strong currents at this point, including rip currents. At the end of the walk we will finish in Rhossili village, where you can eat in one of the cafes, or The Worms Head Hotel. This is a great day out for the whole family.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs, arriving back at 1900 hrs (approx).

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Brecon Beacons – Pen y Fan – 5 miles

This walk is ideal for you to take on your first mountain. Only 5 miles in length, you will walk up to a height of 886m, passing the summit of Corn Du on the way. The views from the top of both Corn Du and Pen y Fan can be stunning if the weather is good. Prior to our ascent, we will visit the Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre, which demonstrates the history and geology of the range. This walk is acsending all the way to the top, but is easily manageable by somebody of reasonable fitness. This is another good family day out, and at the end of the day you can take some refreshment to celebrate your first mountain ascent.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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Black Mountain – Sugar Loaf – 7 miles

Sugar Loaf is situated to the south of the Black Mountains in Wales. It stands at 596m. This is a good hill walk for the beginner and does a circuit of 7 miles, finishing back in Abergavenny. A pleasant day out with good views if the weather permits. A break will be taken in Abergavenny before our return.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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The Long Mynd – 10 miles

This walk will take in the length of The Long Mynd and we will cover up to 10 miles. This is a pleasant walk, especially on a good day. The necessity of a good mountain leader for this expedition is due to the navigational work to be undertaken. Some paths are not included on the map and although most are well worn, some are nothing but sheep trails. Indeed, some paths come to a dead end. Bad weather needs even more consideration. This is truly an expedition to give you a sense of achievement.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1900 hrs (approx).

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Cheddar Gorge & Caves – 5 miles

The Cheddar Gorge is situated in Somerset. It is approximately 3 miles long and nearly 400 ft deep. Consequently, this is the largest gorge in England. It was formed during the last Ice Age and the Yeo river created the famous Cheddar caves. On this expedition, you will walk 5 miles exploring the upper heights of the gorge, before finishing at the caves themselves. The cave visit is optional but is not included in the expedition price. However, we highly recommend this visit. Once again, a great day out for all the family. You may like to take a cream tea at the end of the day.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1900 hrs (approx).

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Black Mountains Range – 15 miles

The Black Mountains in South Wales. This expedition is not for the faint hearted, and a good level of fitness is required. You can expect to walk 15 miles, with your second ascent being to the summit of Waun Fach at 810m, the highest point in the Eastern Black Mountains, and central to the range. At this point, you will be at the very heart of this wild terrain, an area extensively used for training purposes by the military. If you do have a good level of fitness, and enjoy wild places, then this could be for you.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1900 hrs (approx).

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The Black Mountain – 15 miles

Situated to the west of the Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountain is a wild desolate place. This walk again needs a good level of fitness and will cover approximately 15 miles. However, distance can alter due to weather conditions and terrain. There are many metres of ascent and descent. Your rewards are, weather permitting, great unique views, trekking through the many shake holes in the landscape and generally enjoying a real wild day out. Be prepared!

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0500 hrs and arrives back 2000 hrs (approx).

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The Mumbles

The Mumbles are situated between Swansea and The Gower peninsula. We will visit Mumbles itself for a good look around the shops and local area, and this will be followed, at low tide, with a walk out to the Mumbles lighthouse. A great day for the whole family, but the walk to the lighthouse is not advised for very young children.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and return to
Millets Farm Centre will depend on tide times in the local area.

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Brecon Beacons & Dan yr Ogof Caves – 5 miles

On this expedition, we will head to the Western Brecon Beacons. A 5 mile walk will see us ascend Fan Gyhirych. This is a lovely walk for a person of reasonable fitness. At the end of the walk, we will make the short drive for a visit to Dan yr Ogof Caves. Entry to the caves is optional, but not included in your ticket price. However, this visit is highly recommended.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Departs at 0600 hrs and arrives back 1800 hrs (approx).

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Worms Head – 5 miles

Worms Head protrudes into the Bristol Channel from the western extremity of The Gower in South Wales. The walk itself is only 5 miles, but is strenuous in places. Access to Worms Head is only at low tide and has to be carefully planned. Some rock formations are encountered and care has to be taken. This expedition is not suitable for young children. At the end of the day, we will visit The Worms Head visitor centre and The Worms Head Hotel for refreshments.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB.
Time of departure and return will be given to you shortly before the expedition, as this will depend on the tide times at Worms Head.

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Day trip to Snowdonia

We will travel from Millets Farm Centre to Llanberis in Snowdonia. From here, we will follow the Llanberis Path or The Pyg Track to the summit of Snowdon. You should bring a packed lunch, although we will visit the cafe at the summit. After spending some time on the summit, we will descend back to Llanberis, where we will visit one of the local public houses. After some relaxation, we will head back to Millets Farm Centre.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB .
Departs at 0600 hrs and we will arrive back in
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Buckinghamshire - Chequers - 9 Miles

Chequers is the country retreat of the Prime Minister, situated in The Chiltern Hills. This is a circular walk around the valley surrounding Chequers, and takes in some fabulous views over the Vale of Aylesbury.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, arriving back at approximately 1700 hrs

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Gloucestershire - Moreton in Marsh - 9 Miles

This 9 mile walk through the beautiful Cotswolds takes in fine examples of the architecture locally and covers the Vale of Evenlode. We will follow quiet paths which link Moreton in Marsh with the hamlet of Donnington, visiting several villages on route.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, arriving back at approximately 1700 hrs.

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Wiltshire - Aldbourne - 11 miles

A trek through the Marlborough Downs, passing many bronze age and iron age tumuli and the enormous hill fort of Liddington Castle. Take in views over the downs and across to The Vale of the White Horse.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, arriving back at approximately 1700 hrs.

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Wiltshire - Devizes - 8 Miles

Enjoy this beautiful walk over the Wiltshire Downland, following the Wansdyke and returning along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Wiltshire - Wylye Valley - 9 Miles

The Wylye Valley is a typical English landscape. We follow a valley bottom through many small villages, before climbing on to the wooded hilltops above this lovely view below. Cottages, farmhouses and ancient churches all make an appearance.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Gloucestershire - Painswick - 8 Miles

Painswick is the "Queen of the Cotswolds" and is a beautiful little town. We cover wooded cotswold countryside, and some of the beech woods are thought to be amongst the finest in Europe.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Herefordshire - Symonds Yat - 10 Miles

Follow the River Wye before climbing up to the famous viewpoint at Symonds Yat Rock, where Peregrine Falcons may be seen.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Gloucestershire - Newent - 8 Miles

This is a journey through Dymock Wood, famous for its wild daffodils in March. However, it is a fantastic wood all year round, and in September, it is one of the few places where you can see autumn crocus.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Monmouthshire - Wye Valley - 12 Miles

This is quite a challenging walk and takes in Chepstow Castle, the towering Eagle's Nest viewpoint, carpets of spring flowers in the woods, Tintern Abbey, Offas Dyke and to finish, the vertical cliffs at Wintour's Leap. A fantastic walk.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Shropshire - Highley - 10 Miles

This walk is along the River Severn and within The Severn Valley Country Park. We will pop into the Visitors Centre, and make use of the old Miners Bridge. A lovely day out.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Shropshire - Wenlock Edge - 9 Miles

Wenlock Edge stretches for 30km across Shropshire. On this walk, we will cover part of the western side along a disused railway track, before returning along the eastern side. We will then climb up to Ippikings Rock with some terrific views.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Shropshire - Ironbridge - 12 Miles

This rather challenging walk will follow part of The River Severn and take in The Wrekin, with its history dating back millions of years. An extremely good day out.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Cambridgeshire - Grafham Water - 13 Miles

This walk is nearly all flat, but obviously quite a distance. Grafham Water is used by windsurfers, fisherman and cyclists as well as walkers. The landscape varies from being open to dense woodland, and contains a lot of wildlife and flowers. A lovely walk to get you away from that urban environment.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs returning at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Powys - Elan Valley - 11 Miles

This walk will follow an 8 mile valley route through The Cambrian Mountains. We will follow an old railway track, taking in reservoirs and dams, constructed between 1892 and 1904. This is truly a beautiful and interesting walk, full of fresh mountain air.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximatley 1800 hrs.

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Powys - Drygarn Fawr - 11 Miles

Within The Cambrian Mountains, this walk will take you into the middle of wilderness country, and you will ascend the summit of Drygarn Fawr at 641m. The terrain is rough and Red Kites abound. A most enjoyable wild walk.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Powys - Pistyll Rhaeadr - 7 Miles

On this walk, we visit Pstyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall south of Scotland. It plummets over a cliff to a pool, then tumbles again for a total of 240ft. This makes it higher than Niagra Falls. Following a visit to the waterfall, we reach a ridge with spectacular views at 820m. This is quite a challenging walk.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Powys - Llangunllo - 11 Miles

This is a challenging walk in the heart of Wales. Climb to a height of 500m and admire the lovely upland scenery. You may possibly spot some rare birds. Red Kite, Peregrine and Hen Harrier may appear. You may also see Meadow Pipit. Wheatear, Windchat, Red Grouse or Buzzard.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Warwickshire - Ashow - 10 Miles

This is a lovely route in the countryside of Warwickshsire, through woods, fields and tiny villages. We will pay a visit to the walker friendly Anchor Inn at Leek Wootton.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Wiltshire - Tollard Royal - 9 Miles

This walk takes place deep in the heart of Cranborne Chase. The rolling chalk downlands are dotted with woodland, open hilltops, valleys and combes. There are many nice views on a clear day.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs., returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Bedfordshire - Shefford - 11 Miles

This is a beautiful countryside walk on mainly mudfree surfaces. We take in woodland and many small villages. A grand day out in the fresh air.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800 hrs.

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Gloucestershire - Sellars Bridge - 12 Miles

Explore banks of the River Severn through the villages of Minsterworth, Epney, Elmore and Stonebench. This is the best area to witness the Severn Bore, but you must remember after the Bore has passed, water levels can rise in the surrounding landscape, cutting you off. A truly lovely walk through the countryside of Gloucestershire.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Hampshire - Micheldever - 11 Miles

A beautiful chalk downland walk where the woods, in May, contain a carpet of bluebells. There are many earthworks to be seen at the beginning and this makes for a very interesting walk.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700 hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Herefordshire - Much Marcle - 10 Miles

Enjoy the ridge walks of Marcle Hill and Ridge Hill, with extensive views over Wales and to the Cotswolds.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Herefordshire - Hoarwithy - 12 Miles

Enjoy the countryside surrounding the River Wye. You will cross the river 4 times on this walk, 2 of these crossings being on suspended footbridges. You will pass 4 churches on the route, which are very interesting to investigate.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Herefordshire - Mordiford - 9 Miles

This is an exploration of a section of The Wye Valley Walk. We will travel through several nature reserves on route and we will include Broadmoor Common and Haugh Wood.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Herefordshire - Reed - 11 Miles

A very pretty walk through the Hertfordshire countryside, peaceful and visiting several villages along the route.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Monmouthshire - Tintern - 9 Miles

As well as visiting Tintern Abbey, we will walk through beech woods, pony tracks and the remains of former ironworks. There are lovely views over the River Wye as we go.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Norfolk - Snettisham - 11 Miles

A spectacular coastal walk. Look out for the Pink footed Geese.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Northamptonshire - Fineshade Woods - 8 Miles

This is a lovely circular walk, taking in woodland, lakes and open countryside. We will pass through the village of King's Cliffe and the hamlet of Blatherwycke.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Northamptonshire - Wakerley Great Wood - 9 Miles

Walk through an ancient forest. Enjoy stretches of open countryside and the banks of the River Welland. We will pass through the beautiful villages of Laxton, Barrowden and Wakerley.

Departure for this expedition is from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0700hrs, returning back at approximately 1800hrs.

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Four Day Expeditions

Children (under 16) half price

Ben Nevis

This is the ultimate expedition and something you may wish to strive for. A good level of fitness is required as this is a strenuous climb, with almost constant height gain. The weather can change very quickly. Ascending or descending Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Great Britain at 1344m is no easy task. If the weather is clear, you can, from the summit look down over the surrounding Scottish Highlands. It certainly is an achievement. Over the 4 days, you will walk the middle two. The mountain leader will decide the best weather day to make the ascent, and whether it is safe to do so. On the other day, you will make a simpler walk in The Ben Nevis Range.

This expedition will run through the summer. Please see the list of dates for availability. On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0500 hrs.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same, is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

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The Lake District

The Lake District needs no introduction. Containing some of the most dramatic scenery in Britain, and lying in Cumbria to the North of England, this expedition will certainly give you a memorable experience. The 1st day will be taken up with travelling and settling in. The 2nd day, we will ascend Skiddaw, 931m, over Ullock Pike. This is a distance of 7 miles, but a strenuous uphill mountain walk. The 3rd day will be a circular walk of about 10 miles, taking in the summit of Helvellyn at 950m. This again is a strenuous climb, but in good weather the views are certainly worth the effort.

This expedition will run through the summer. Please see the list of dates for availability. On the day of departure, we will meet at the Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600 hrs.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite, is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same, is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

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Dartmoor

The Dartmoor National Park is in Devon, just north of the city of Plymouth. It is famous for its rolling granite tors, and of course, its deadly mires. One can easily conjour up scenes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles', Indeed, for one night, we will be staying adjacent to the notorious dartmoor prison, built in the Napoleonic wars.
This expedition, over 4 days, will take us from Okehampton, at the most northerly point of Dartmoor to Ivybridge, the most southerly. Distance covered will be approximately 40 miles, and we will walk about 10 miles each day. The 1st and 3rd night will be wild camping on the moor, and the 2nd night will be spent camping on an official site with full washing facilities in Princetown.

The nature of this expedition means only tented accommodation is available. Included in your ticket price is your tent together will a roll mat and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag for hygiene reasons.
The all-inclusive price for your transport over the 4 days, your guide, a night camping in Princetown and your equipment is £350.00 pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp

On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600 hrs.

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Bodmin Moor

This trip will see us travelling into the depths of Cornwall, what was the land of the smuggler. Over the 4 days, we will walk over Bodmin Moor with its haunting atmosphere. No walk will be in excess of 10 miles and our forays will all extend from the infamous Jamaica Inn. A thick mist, silence and the Jamaica Inn. What more could you want to visualize what it was like in the days of the wreckers and the smugglers.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping back and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite, is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp. The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. If you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself. This can be booked at The Jamaica Inn.

On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600 hrs.

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The Pembrokeshire Coast

The beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast in South Wales is our destination for this trip. We will concentrate on the coastal path area, between St Davids and Milford Haven. At the time of year we are going, the Pembrokeshire Coast is alive with flora and birdlife. This is truly a colourful walk, enjoying the fresh sea air at the same time. Each walk will be no more than 10 miles.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp. The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself. This can be booked at Milford Haven.

On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600 hrs.

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The Yorkshire Dales

This expedition will take place in the South and West Dales. Rolling green hills interjected by rugged scars of white limestone and deep valleys. Here we will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

This expedition over 4 days will involve 3 walks. The 1st day will be taken up with our journey to Ingleton and getting settled in. The 2nd day will be the main walk. This will be a 10 mile circular walk, beginning at the village of Clapham. We will visit Ingleborough Caves (entrance to the caves is optional and not included in your ticket price) and Gaping Gill, before ascending to the summit of Ingleborough at 724m. On the 2nd day, we will do a 12 mile walk, ascending the summit of Whernside at 736m, and on the final day, before returning, we will do a very pleasant 4 mile walk around Ingleton Falls.

This expedition will run through the summer. Please see the list of dates for availability. On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs. An information sheet will be provided with some key points along the route.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

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Snowdonia

The Snowdonia National Park lies in North Wales, and our particular expedition will take us twice to the summit of Snowdon, standing at 1085m. On the 2nd day, we will ascend via The Llanberis Path, walking about 9 miles. On the 3rd day, we will ascend doing a circuit of The Pyg Track and The Miners Track. This walk will be about 7 miles. Both of these ascents are strenuous, and you need to be aware of this. In good weather the views are extensive.

This expedition will run through the summer. Please see the list of dates for availability. On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price.

Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite, is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp. Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

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Cadair Idris

This mountain is situated in Gwynedd, Wales and lies at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park, near the town of Dolgellau. We will explore the immediate area of the mountain over the weekend and, weather permitting, attain the summit.On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0500 hrs. You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent, together with a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. The all-inclusive price for the 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp.Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

 

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The Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula sits beside the City of Swansea in South Wales, extending out into the Bristol Channel, and culminating at Worms Head. On this expedition, we will follow the coastline around the whole of The Gower. The distance covered by the expedition will be approximately 48 miles over the 4 days, thus about approximately 12 miles per day.

The coastline of The Gower varies greatly. We take in cliffs, outcrops, beautiful sandy beaches and of course, Worms Head itself. There is much to be discovered historically, and an abundance of wildlife.

On the day of departure, we will meet at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0600 hrs.

You may camp with us at a registered campsite, providing all the usual washing facilities, shop and comforts. This facility is included in your ticket price. Also included is your tent together wtih a safari bed and lighting. You need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow for hygiene reasons. If you wish to cook your own meals, then the use of cooking equipment is your responsibility entirely. Near to the campsite is a public house and hotel, which provide good meals and refreshment. The all-inclusive price for the 3 nights at the campsite, your transport over the 4 days and your guide for the same is £350.00pp.

The members price for this expedition is £250.00pp.Should you wish to use hotel/B&B, then this will be an additional cost to yourself.

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The Oxfordshire Way

The Oxfordshire Way is a 65 mile walk which runs south east from Bourton on the Water to Henley on Thames. The route passes through the most rural and scenic landscapes of Oxfordshire, including 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds, with their characteristic grey limestone buildings and walls, and The Chilterns, with their flint and brick architecture and famous beech woods.

Each day we will walk approximately 16 miles, at a comfortable pace, this giving you plenty of time for exploration and photography. An information sheet will be provided with some key points along the route. The meeting point each morning will be at Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 0800 hrs. From here, you will be transported to the start point for that particular day.

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The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway National Trail is situated in Central Southern England, and covers 87 miles (139 km) between the start at Overton just south of Swindon, and Ivinghoe Beacon East of Aylesbury. Over 4 days, we will journey through time and see some beautiful scenery. There are many prehistoric monuments to be seen, as we cross some of Britain's finest chalk downland landscapes.

Each day we will walk approximately 22 miles, at a comfortable pace, this giving you plenty of time for exploration and photography. An information sheet will be provided with some key points along the route.

Departure times on each day will be 0700 hrs from Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire, OX13 5HB

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Night Walk – Night of the Full Moon

Jurassic Coast

Walk 7 miles of this beautiful coastline and see it in a completely different light. Transport for this expedition leaves Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 2000 hrs, returning early morning. Please bring a torch

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New Forest

Walk 11 miles of this lovely woodland, and take in the night sounds. Transport for this expedition leaves Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 2000 hrs, returning early morning. Please bring a torch.

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Sugar Loaf

Walk 7 miles over The Black Mountains in Wales, looking down over Abergavenny lit up below. Transport for this expedition leaves Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB at 2000 hrs, returning early morning. Please bring a torch.

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National Expeditions – Terms and Conditions for booking

1) Your expedition contract is with SPR Expeditions Lrd. When you make the booking, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept on behalf of your party, the terms of these booking conditions.
2) Full payment is due at the time of booking on all our National Expeditions. On receipt of your payment, you will be sent a confirmation of your booking
3) Refunds - If you cancel more than 1 month before the expedition, you will be entitled to a full refund. Should you wish to cancel within 4 weeks of the expedition, then it will depend on our reselling the tickets.
4) In the unlikely event of us needing to cancel the National Expedition, we will offer a full refund or the option to transfer onto a different expedition.
5) The itinerary on National Expeditions can change, due to circumstances beyond our control. Your mountain leader on the day will make all necessary decisions for your safety, comfort and enjoyment.
6) Many National Expeditions at high level depend on weather conditions. Should SPR Expeditions Ltd, or on the day, the mountain leader, decide that conditions are dangerous at height, then a low level route will be chosen. This for your safety. In buying one of our expedition tickets, should such an event occur, you accept this low level route as an alternative. Bad weather does not mean that you will not attain a summit. However, dangerous conditions are completely different.

For your comfort and safety

Ensure that before heading out on your expedition, you have all of the required items.

 

Equipment/clothing you must provide Equipment supplied by SPR Expeditions Ltd
Hiking boots and socks Insulation Mat (multi day expeditions only)
Craghoppers – walking trousers (no jeans) Tent (multi day expeditions only)
5 top layers (vest, t-shirt, shirt, fleece, waterproof jacket to shed or don as required) Lighting (Multi day expeditions only)
Hat, gloves, scarf  
Rucksack  
Sleeping bag (multi day expeditions only)  
Pillow (multi day expeditions only)  
Water, sufficient for the day. Take advice from your mountain leader.  
Food including energy food  
Your own personal first aid kit  
Waterproofs  
Whistle  
Survival Bag  

 

When taking part in any of our events, please make sure you are not under the influence of alcohol.

“Having a good guide who loves his work and great travelling companions definitely made the trip much more enjoyable”

I had an amazing time with Steve and Jane when we visited Dorchester yesterday. It was my first time going on a walking
expedition, and I must say that Steve did a fantastic job! He did his best to help us enjoy our walk. Before the journey, Steve
checked the weather and recommended a change of itinerary due to the cold wind in the afternoon. And during the walk, he
repeated checked on us to ensure that we were alright. The trail we took had lots of interesting things to see and the pace was
comfortable.
Coming from Singapore, I learnt quite a bit about things not experienced in my city - history, culture, wildlife, agriculture and
landscape. Having a good guide who loves his work and great travelling companions definitely made the trip much more enjoyable!
I would recommend SPR Expeditions to anyone who loves to explore nature and would like to do it safely. I'd like to do them again
myself when I'm back in Oxford!

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