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Monks Trail to Strata Florida

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Monks Trail to Strata Florida

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Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Monks Trail to Strata Florida

guided hike

Monks Trail to Strata Florida

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet at Pontrhydfendigaid where you can buy a snack and drink at the local shop for our journey, if you don't already have one. We then set off over the hills on our pilgrimage to Strata Florida, a 12th century Cistercian Monastery. Our 5 mile circular route is along a mixture of logging roads, farmlands and through ancient forest. At times, the walk is boggy and challenging but the scenery is amazing, the sense of it remote, as we relive the life of the monks who made Strata Florida a thriving community 900 years ago. The stories of these monks woven into the land and the importance of Strata Florida as the birthplace of a cohesive 'Wales' nation make this such an important place in our heritage. The fresh air and fabulous walking country let us relax as we journey and hopefully have time to explore either verbally or just in our own thoughts, what it means to be here a century later. We will have a spell of quiet meditative walking before arriving at Strata Florida with plenty of time to explore the ruins. I will hopefully bring the place alive for you before we walk the final mile along another delightful pilgrimage route by the river to arrive once more at Pontrhydfendigaid. (Please contact me if you do not have a vehicle as other arrangements can be made for you).

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Learn more about Christine

Christine

As a qualified Lowland Leader Guide and Spiritual Companion, I love taking people out into our wonderful restorative nature here in West Wales giving them the opportunity to slow down and return to their own natural rhythms. I lead one day and longer pilgrimages (for people of any faith or no faith) to well known and not so well known destinations. I am passionate about the land and our place in it as humans in the 21st Century. I have been profoundly interested in what makes us tick as human beings for the last 30 years. This exploration has seen me qualify as an alternative health practitioner, teacher, guide and I have delved deep as I have followed my own spiritual path. I now provide the space for others to connect with their own inner wisdom and where better to do that than by actively journeying through Nature.

What's included

Tickets
Entrance ticket to Strata Florida CADW site

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Where you'll be

We start and finish our walk in the highland town of Pontrhydfendigaid. I love this area because it feels remote and wild, on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains. The scenery is dramatic. And Strata Florida takes my breath away every time I visit without fail.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Guests should feel comfortable walking 5 miles on uneven terrain including hills at a reasonable pace.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes, ideally waterproof (but not wellies unless you are used to walking in them)

More tips

This 5-mile journey includes some challenging terrain and is exposed to the prevailing weather so please dress suitably and be prepared in order to enjoy the day. If you are up for the adventure it is a fabulous way to arrive, on foot, at Strata Florida, one of Wales' most important historic sites.
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Monks Trail to Strata Florida
1 review
From $32/person
1 review
From $32/person