North Yorkshire

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019

By Mark Wright 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…

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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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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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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 recently 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…

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Dales Way

Happy Days on the Dales Way

By Tara Walker-Rose Having previously enjoyed walks on Hadrian’s Wall, West Highland Way and Herriot Way, I’ve decided this time to walk the 81 mile Dales Way from Ilkley in Yorkshire to Bowness on Windermere in Cumbria. Once again, I’ll be accompanied by my husband Scott, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington It was a lovely…

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Barley Fields, Beacons and Butterflies

By Sue Williams I recently walked the South Downs Way with the aim of enhancing my knowledge of the route as well as getting to know a handful of our fabulous accommodation providers. I was joined on the walk by my husband Mike. Day 1, Winchester to Exton We arrived in Winchester last night to…

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Team Mickledore

A Walk on the Cumbria Way

By Lynne Hume 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…

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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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