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Tales from the Trails – Northumberland Coast Path

By Tara Walker-Rose In the first week of August 2020 regular client Jim Mattinson blazed a trail along the Northumberland Coast Path as our very first walker to hit the trails since March. Jim and his walking companion chose the hardest itinerary, completing the Coast Path in just 4 days of walking. He kindly took the…

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Travel Safety Advice – Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus COVID-19 We are now coming out of lockdown and beginning to run holidays again. Our priority continues to be ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all our customers, staff and partners. Our team is available to speak to you about your future travel plans by email and phone. Our shop and office in…

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Sisters on the south west coast path

Family Time on the North Devon Coast

By Katie Armitage Last August my sister Bethany and I walked from Minehead to Woolacombe on the first section of the South West Coast Path. We’d just launched our North Devon holidays and I was very excited to share my adventures with you all … let’s dive in! Day 1: Minehead to Porlock We arrived…

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Striding Out on St Oswald’s Way

By Gill Atkinson At the end of September I had the opportunity to get out on my first staff familiarisation trip.  I chose St Oswald’s Way. I was joined by my husband Stan, and we simply loved every minute of it. We are lucky enough to live in the Lake District and love walking on…

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Uncovering UK History on Walking Holidays

By James Taylor There is Nothing Like Being There… There are some beautiful history books out there, some stunning documentaries and artwork that can evoke a sense of wonder, terror or nostalgia – but there is nothing that exhilarates the history buff quite as vividly as actually setting foot on the places where historical events…

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Bruce

Bruce’s Big Adventure on Hadrian’s Wall

By Charlotte Briggs This was my first walk with Mickledore! Living in the Lakes, my husband (Jack), 3-year-old black lab (Bruce), and myself were really excited to walk the trail along Hadrian’s Wall. Bruce (and Jack and myself) are used to the mileage undertaken having lived in the Lakes most our lives. However, we didn’t…

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St Cuthberts Way - Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm

In the Footsteps of a 7th Century Saint

By Tara Walker-Rose 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. Last summer I chose St Cuthberts Way, a 62 mile walk from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, which celebrates St…

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Dorset

Putting in the Miles on the Dorset Coast

By Steve Jones Last summer, in order to further familiarise myself with both the route and some of our accommodation providers, I walked, well actually I ran, the 81 mile Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. Well actually, I ran more than that. All will be explained! Before the Off After leaving an…

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Cornwall

Cream Teas and Sunny Days

By Lynne Hume Coastal views, dramatic cliffs, pretty fishing villages and a bit of sunshine were just some of the things I was hoping for when I walked the South West Coast Path from St Just to Mawnan Smith,  taking in the well known landmarks of Land’s End and Lizard Point.  Having arrived safely in…

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Top 10 things to do in the Lake District

By Tara Walker-Rose The Lake District – England’s Largest National Park The Lake District is located in Cumbria and derives its name from the 16 glacial lakes that are nestled among its fells, moors and green valleys. The area boasts some of the UK’s best and most dramatic scenery, with 180 fells over 600 metres…

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