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BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018

The BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 shortlist has been announced. The annual awards recognise the best of the British countryside over a range of categories including National Park of the Year, Beach of the Year and even Country Book of the Year. Voting will open on 19th January and runs until 5th March. Judge John…

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Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 18th to Thursday 21st December, 9:00 – 20:00 Friday 22nd December, 9:00 – 17:30 Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th December, Closed Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December, 9:00 – 17:30 Sunday 31st December & Monday 1st January, Closed Tuesday 2nd January, normal opening hours resume We’d like to wish all our clients; past, present…

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Haystacks Summit

Breakfast on Haystacks

I really enjoy early morning walks. I particularly like the colours as the sun rises and mountains wake from their sleep. I like the fresh cold air also and the stillness, the quiet. This morning I headed out early with the intention of enjoying all these things and a spot of breakfast on Haystacks. It…

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Craigellachie Bridge Speyside Way

Who Owns the Craigellachie Bridge?

This is the question being asked by the group, Friends of Craigellachie Bridge. The 150ft cast iron bridge spans the River Spey and is a favourite attraction with those walking our Speyside Way holiday. Maintenance of the bridge is carried out by Moray Council and therefore the assumption was they were the owners of the…

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Reflections on St Bees beach

A morning at St Bees

Finding time to get out walking over winter months can be fairly difficult. Shorter days, inclement weather and dare I say it in November, Christmas preparations, all playing their part. So it’s really important to grab those little windows of opportunity when they arise. This morning I had the luxury of a few spare hours…

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Cotswold Way Dowdeswell to Painswick

Katie and Shelley Walk The Cotswold Way

Our Colleagues Katie and Shelley recently walked the Cotswold Way with the aim of enhancing their knowledge of the route as well getting to know a few of our wonderful accommodation providers. The Cotswold Way – Chipping Campden to Winchcombe We started our Cotswold Way adventure from Chipping Campden. The trail started with a nice…

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Sue and Mike on Hadrian's Wall

Sue – Walking Hadrian’s Wall

I recently spent six days walking Hadrian’s Wall with my husband Mike. My aim was to enhance my knowledge of the route and get to know some of our fantastic accommodation providers. Hadrian’s wall was my first ever long distance path and a brilliant introduction to multi day walking. From the start we were lucky…

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Tara – Walking the Herriot Way

I recently spent 4 days walking the Herriot Way along with my husband Scott and our dog Molly. Walking the Herriot Way – Keld to Reeth We started our walk full of cheese omelettes and toast and carrying packed lunches and a little package of sausages for Molly, all courtesy of our lovely hosts. Waterproof…

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Tara out Long Distance Walking

The Joy of the Long Distance Walker

The joy of the long distance walker. It sounds far more positive than the title of the short story and film, ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’ doesn’t it? Something our colleague Steve would know about all too well having taken on some pretty long distances in recent years, including one challenge run of…

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Staithes Harbour

Lynne – Walking the Cleveland Way

On Saturday, along with my husband Jon, I set off on the Cleveland Way and what a beautiful start we had! We began our 109 mile journey in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, After a lovely breakfast at our B&B we were on our way, with around 11 miles to walk to the evening’s…

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