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Fresh Air Business Walk: Quantock Hills. Fresh air | fresh thinking | fresh...
Thu 9 March 2017, 13:30 – 16:00 GMT
What is it? And is it for me?
Fresh Air Business Walking is a membership and pay-per-walk programme for business leaders and their guests seeking fresh air, fresh perspectives, and fresh conversations.
It's an opportunity to relax and draw energy and inspiration from stunning natural environments; a powerful alternative to indoor meetings; a more creative and engaging form of networking; and an opportunity to share and resolve major work challenges.
This particular walk will take us through the stunning valley and hilltop scenery of the beautiful Quantock Hills to the West of Bridgewater in Somerset. On a clear day, the views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales are tremendous.
Where is the start/finish point? Where can I park? What about toilets?
We will be starting/finishing at the Combe House Hotel in Holford, TA5 1RZ. You will be welcome to use the hotel car park and facilities on the understanding you give the hotel some of your custom. Participants can have lunch there before the walk and refreshments after the walk (both at additional personal expense).
Who is leading this event?
Your leader for this event is Dave Stewart, MD of The Fresh Air Learning Company. Dave has led at senior levels across private, public and not-for-profit sectors; and is also an experienced facilitator and coach. He is also a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader with outdoor first aid qualifications. Read more here.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
How fit do I need to be? How far are we walking?
The route is undulating with a couple of short inclines. On good paths throughout.
The total distance is 8kms/5 miles.
We will be walking at a pace which allows people to talk comfortably. There will be lots of stops to take in the wide ranging views.
If you are in any doubt about your ability to undertake this walk, consult your GP and the organisers.
What clothing & equipment will I need?
Walking boots or sturdy footwear with good grip, and ideally ankle support. Wellies are not suitable.
Waterproof over-trousers and water-proof jacket. Let us know if you need help with these.
A spare warm layer for stops.
Warm headgear and gloves.
Your own snacks and water (1 litre minimum recommended).
Personal medication as required.
What about bad weather?
The walk will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather. The route may be modified to make the best of conditions. Your leaders are highly qualified and experienced outdoor leaders. You will be in safe hands.