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West Highland Way Day 7a Kinlochleven to Fort William

Sue on the West Highland Way

Having previously enjoyed familiarisation trips along Hadrian’s Wall and on the South Downs Way, I chose this summer, to walk the West Highland Way. Accompanied once again by my husband Mike, I’d learn about the route and meet some of our accommodation hosts as we worked our way northward. Day 1: Milngavie to Drymen The route…

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St Cuthberts Way - Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm

Tara on St Cuthbert’s Way

A fabulous part of my job at Mickledore is walking the routes to get to know them, visit our accommodations, and share my experience with you. This time I’ve chosen St Cuthberts Way, a 62 mile walk from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, which celebrates St Cuthberts life. Day…

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Dorset

Steve on the South West Coast Path: Dorset

In order to further familiarise himself with both the route and some of our accommodation providers, Steve walked, well actually he ran, the 81 mile Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. Well actually, he ran more than that. All will be explained! Before the Off After leaving an overcast Cumbria earlier in the…

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Dales Way

A Memorable May

Well wasn’t May a memorable month? So many of you have been messaging us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sharing updates, fabulous photographs and kind words from your walking holidays. Having enjoyed the West Highland Way in 2016 and the Inn Way to the Lake District in 2018, John and Jennifer Chatley returned to us…

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Going Solo

Going Solo

Every once in a while the question of walking solo comes along. This time brought to the fore with the news that later this month, a great supporter of ours, Judith Cutler, will set off on her sixth solo walk. Our view is this, many outdoor professionals would advise you against going out in the…

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North Yorkshire

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019

Each year BBC Countryfile Magazine gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the best of the British countryside by voting in their annual awards. There are ten categories to choose from including Best National Park, Britain’s Best Landmark and even Best Pub. Let’s take a look at some of the places that are of special…

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Loch Tulla behind

What to Pack for a Walking Holiday

People naturally pack for any kind of holiday in one of two ways: under or over. They either throw in the first things that come to mind forgetting many of the obvious and less obvious essentials; or they throw in everything they can think of, quickly swelling the size of their baggage to impractical dimensions…

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Christmas

Christmas Opening Times

Fri 21st 8:00am – 5.30pm Sat 22nd to Wed 26th Closed Thurs 27th to Sat 29th 9:00am – 5:30pm Sun 30th Closed Mon 31st Open 9:00am – 5:30pm Tue Jan 1st Closed Wed Jan 2nd return to normal hours 8:00am – 8:00pm

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Self-Guided Versus Guided Walking Holidays

If you are lucky enough to have a few days off for a holiday, and wise enough to plan a walking trip to fill those days, then you’re halfway to a successful and satisfying get-away from the pressures and cares of work and home life. You’re facing something different, in tune with nature, and profoundly…

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Best Walking Holidays in the UK for 2019

There’s no better way to see the UK than a walking holiday. The landscapes and history of this ancient island hold secrets for the eye, the mind, and the heart that far outweigh the size of the land itself. For this holiday, don’t rush, just walk. Walk these self-guided tours, immerse yourself in your surroundings…

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