Vita and the Cumbria Way

By Alex Greenwood We always love to receive everyone’s feedback and we’ve been so happy and grateful to have had such positive reviews since UK travel reopened in May. Vita, originally from Latvia, now living in Bedford, took on the Cumbria Way on 18th May, just one day after lockdown ended! Vita was kind enough…

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Tara’s Coast to Coast – Dales and Moors

By Tara Walker-Rose Part one of my Coast to Coast story covered the Lakes and Mountains stage from St Bees to Kirby Stephen. Here in part two I’ll be sharing my story of the Dales and Moors as I walk on to Robin Hood’s Bay. Day 7: Kirkby Stephen to Keld We started today by…

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Five Reasons Why Hiking Benefits Health

By Tara Walker-Rose There are many reasons why people enjoy hiking outdoors, and once you are bitten by the trail-bug it can be hard to resist your next outdoor adventure. Hiking is great exercise, but did you know there are more to the health benefits of exercise than meets the eye? Here are five ways…

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Tara’s Coast to Coast – Lakes and Mountains

By Tara Walker-Rose I’m really excited to be walking the Coast to Coast and sharing this with you! A lot has happened since this trip was booked last year and I’m really happy to be back out on the trail and supporting our hard working accommodation hosts and other service providers. Part one of my…

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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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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’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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