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We’re recruiting!

Would you like to join our small and busy team, organising some of the best walking holidays in the UK? We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual committed to the highest standards of customer service to join us. Destination Specialist   £17,000 – £21,000 p.a. You will take a lead role on specific routes…

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Team Mickledore

A Walk on the Cumbria Way

With so many of you telling us what a wonderful time you are having on our walking holidays up and down the country, we thought we would get out and join you. We’ve had some beautiful weather here in the Lake District so it seemed the perfect time to enjoy some of the stunning Lakeland…

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Tea and Cake on the South Downs Way

Thoughts on the South Downs Way

Having enjoyed our Cotswold Way walking holiday in 2015, Claudine Lannes returned this year to walk the South Downs Way. As with the Cotswold Way previously, Claudine has taken the time to write some extremely generous and kind words, as well as share some stunning images with us too. Brilliant as usual! Not a drop…

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Walking Hadrian’s Wall – Our Guide

Stretching for 84 miles from east coast to west, hikers come from all over the world to walk along Hadrian’s Wall. This unique World Heritage Site passes Roman settlements, forts, barracks and temples along its path. You’ll see the giant earthworks that accompanied the wall, built as a last defence against invading hordes from the…

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Heading for Langstrath

Hidden Gem on Stake Pass

If you stick true to the path as you follow Stake Pass from Langdale over into Langstrath on the Cumbria Way you will without a doubt have a thoroughly enjoyable time. However, at the highest point, should you detour just a few metres off to the left, then an enjoyable time is elevated to a…

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Speyside

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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