The Ancient Kingdom of Wessex

The South West, the largest region of England includes three national parks, four world heritage sites, and the incredible Jurassic Coast and offers an abundance of natural beauty, adventure, and luxury.

When to go
All Year Round
From Price
£17,000 PP*
Ideal Length
7 Nights

Experience Highlights

  • In a speeding RIB or a cruising sail yacht, search for dolphins at sea and engage with conservation efforts to regenerate the local oyster population.
  • Delve into the famous Cheddar Gorge as you go spelunking and explore these ancient cave systems.
  • Try your hand at a James Bond-style stunt driving experience on a former WW2 airfield, with evasive driving, high-speed chases, advanced car control, and even how to elude a driving ambush.
  • For adrenaline junkies, paraglide over Blackdown Hills and the Quantocks for incredible views.

The many counties that make up the South West all have their own distinct character and charm, which you will experience first-hand. Over the course of a week, you will delve headfirst into the culture, adventurous activities, and incredible scenery.

The Jurassic coastline is a world heritage site in its own right and is made up of 185 million years of geological history. It is home to an abundance of wildlife on land and at sea and the mixture of activities from taking a speeding RIB along the coast in search of dolphins or sailing a classic yacht. Get involved in the oyster regeneration programme and learn more about these delicious creatures. Why not get the adrenaline pumping with an action-packed session of coasteering, hiking, and climbing to really see the beauty from every angle. All along this coastline, there are hidden gems to create the most romantic of locations to have sundowners and to enjoy an incredible meal on this historic part of England’s south coast.

As we move inland we start to explore the historical importance of the West Country and take in the stunning architecture of the many monastic sites and learn more about the historic period of the dissolution of the monasteries. This part of the world has an abundance of historically important properties and stately homes and the English country gardens. The special aura surrounding Glastonbury will cast its spell on you and this will also be close to where you will call home for four nights in the incredible Camp Kerala camp situated close to the site of the world’s largest music festival.

From this incredible camp, you will spend a day undertaking an adrenaline-fueled James Bond-style driving experience on a WW2 airfield where you will enter the world of stunt driving. With the exclusive hire of the venue this exciting, unique day is accessible to all, irrespective of driving experience and in addition, teach you valuable practical driving skills. We will coach you on evasive driving, advanced car control, high-speed chases, and how to escape from a driving ambush. We will even simulate real-life threat situations, giving you the opportunity to learn the techniques used by stuntmen and close protection driving specialists.

Getting back to nature will take you through some of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the ability to see them in a three-dimensional way. From potholing and caving in Cheddar where some of the world’s leading cavers have learned their craft to hiking across Exmoor, stop for a delicious cream tea and try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or taking to the skies and gliding or paragliding above the Quantocks and Blackdown Hills. Before returning home embark on some foraging and work with experts who will then cook you a fabulous meal.

You wouldn’t be able to have a true West Country experience without tasting some of the cider that is produced in these green parts. We will take you on an incredible cider farm tour and dive into the secret world of cider making and why stop at cider when you can try the cider brandy as well.

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