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from £435
Nestling between the Mendips and the Bristol Channel, Loxton is well located to explore the varied hill-country, coast and limestone natural wonders of northern Somerset.
  • Product Code 70324
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 4 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Loxton and the Mendips At Christmas

The dramatic Cheddar Gorge and Somerset’s finest landscapes Nestling between the Mendips and the Bristol Channel, Loxton is well located to explore the varied hill-country, coast and limestone wonders of northern Somerset. The undulating limestone and sandstone ridge of the Mendip Hills rises to just over 325ft and this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides an ideal setting for an exhilarating short walking break. 

The West Mendip Way runs alongside our hotel and leads east to Crook Peak or westwards to Bleadon Hill – both with spectacular views over the Somerset Levels to Exmoor. Perhaps a highlight of this holiday is a walk through the limestone cliff country of the impressive Cheddar Gorge. A visit to the stalactite show caves is optional, however well worthwhile if you haven’t visited before.

A shorter morning walk will be provided on Christmas Day to arrive back at the hotel in time for Christmas festivities. There are lots of places of interest nearby (Wells, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury) to visit on your arrival or departure day.


Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Walking above Cheddar Gorge.
  • The view from Bleadon Hill across The Levels.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en suite accommodation.
      Four-course Christmas Day Lunch followed by a cold evening buffet
      Packed lunch for the Boxing Day walk
      All transport necessary to and from the walks.
      Services of a dedicated tour leader.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Independent arrival at The Webbington Hotel in Loxton. Check in is from 2.30pm.

  2. Day 2 to 4

    Three days guided walking with moderate routes over moorland and rolling hill country terrain. Walks may include the ascent of Crook Peak, the most conspicuous in the Mendip Hills continuing to Wavering Down with great views from the summits.


    On Christmas Day, a short morning local walk will be provided before we arrive back at the hotel in time for Christmas lunch. The afternoon and evening on Christmas Day will be free time. A packed lunch will be provided on Boxing Day, however other lunches are not included in the holiday cost.

  3. Day 5

    Departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 11.00am.

Travel Details

 Transportation to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.

Nearest railway and bus station: Weston-Super-Mare (7 miles).

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The Webbington Hotel

The three-star Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa sits in extensive grounds on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills above the picturesque hamlet of Loxton. Formerly an Edwardian manor house and hunting lodge, the hotel has been extended and recently refurbished to include its own leisure club with an indoor pool. A perfect base from which to explore the natural highlights of the Mendips. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is also a bar and lounge alongside a restaurant.

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