The June Highlights Newletter of High Point Holidays

Highlights                                                       June 2012

Welcome to the June edition of Highlights, your monthly update on the latest news at High Point Holidays. In this issue we focus on the amazing volcanic landscape of the Auvergne, where we have a confirmed guided walking holiday in September. We also get excited about some forthcoming competitions, update you on the newest content on our web pages and introduce you to a new member of our team.
Hope you enjoy our new-look newsletter. Have a great summer.
Happy walking and cycling.
Mark Armstrong

Auvergne volcanoes

Focus on the Amazing Auvergne

Our guided walking holiday in the Auvergne explores the Puy de Dome area of northern Auvergne in the Massif Central, home to some of the finest landscapes in France. Auvergne is one of France's hidden treasures, a region of hills and mountains, valleys, forests and rivers and is one of the least populated regions in Europe, let alone France. The beautiful landscapes include volcanic and glacial lakes, volcanic domes, rocky cliffs, secluded valleys and dramatic waterfalls. In the north, the Chaine des Puys are a range of 80 geologically recent volcanic domes and cones which stretch as far as the eye can see. The volcanoes are dormant... though not extinct. There is little reason for alarm, as there has been no volcanic activity in Auvergne for over 7000 years. These varied landscapes are also a haven for wildlife and harbour several picturesque historic villages.

Romanesque Church Auvergne

Guided Walking Holiday Updates

Amazing Auvergne - 5th-12th September, 7 Nights - £675 per person, 4 places available.

Secret Provence: Les Baronnies - 23rd-30th June FULLY BOOKED. Places available for 13th-20th October, 7 nights £885 per person.

Please note our Historic Walks in Chardonnay Country is no longer available for the week 23rd-30th September.  

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on any of our holidays or if you would like a copy of our 2012 Brochure.
French Entree

Coming Soon: Competitions

Over the next month we will be launching regular competitions. We kick off with a free year's subscription to FrenchEntree Magazine which is the UK's biggest title on all things French, including delicious French recipes, wine recommendations and property advice.
We will also be running a Photography Competition later in the year for all our customers past and present.

If you want to keep informed of all our competitions and latest news please check-out and 'Like' our Facebook page, but don't worry we'll also let you know via a newsletter.
Walking Boots for my Walking Holiday

Are Your Boots Made for Walking?

New Top Tips have been added to the High Point Holidays' website including advice on choosing your walking boots and tips for taking outstanding landscape photography.
(May be handy for the forthcoming Photographic Competition.) 
Regular content will continue to be added about the places that both our guided and independent walking holidays visit, giving you an insight into the history, folklore and people, as well as the landscape. For example, we have articles on Chesil Beach from our Dorset Jurassic Coastal Path and Ridgway holiday and the Larmer Tree Gardens from our Wonders of Wessex Independent Walking holiday.
Mark Armstrong Web, social media and marketing


To allow William, the founder of High Point Holidays to concentrate on the 'important stuff', like guiding our walkers and creating his unique real French experience walking holidays, I have taken over the reigns on newsletters, web pages and social media.
At the beginning of May, I traveled over to France to learn more about the business. Read more on our blog, Walking in France. As I live in Somerset, England and William lives in the Beaujolais, France, we hope you will enjoy our unique perspectives.
Here in the UK, we have experienced a sudden heatwave that hopefully will see us though to the Queen's Jubilee, the 2012 Olympics and beyond. And it's France Vs England in the Euro's on June 11th! 
Mark A

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