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Coast to Coast

Completing the Coast to Coast

Our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast path 25 years ago. The route travels right across the north of England through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. Back then Lucy and her school friend Eleanor had recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh gold expedition and…

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Climbing Goat Fell

Lynne – Walking the Arran Coastal Way

Lynne set off yesterday on her 64 mile Arran Coastal Way adventure. Accompanied by her husband Jon, Lynne is making the trip to gain further knowledge of the route as well as to enjoy the superb hospitality of our accommodation providers. This in turn will help us to deliver you even better walking holidays in…

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Walking the West Highland Way

Tara – Walking the West Highland Way

Tara is out this week walking the West Highland Way with her husband Scott.  It’s a bit of a working holiday really with Tara’s aim being to gain further first-hand experience of both the route and some of the accommodation. Yesterday they set off from Milngavie at the official start by the obelisk. For the…

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Yorkshire Dales National Parks

National Parks Week

This week is National Parks Week, an annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces. The theme for this year is ‘Adventure’ and there’s surely no better adventure than a walking holiday through one of the UK’s glorious national parks. We have 16 of our walking holidays journeying through 8…

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Heading for Barrow

A Bimble up Barrow

Yesterday gave us one of those glorious evenings whereby you have absolutely no choice whatsoever, but to go out and make the most of it. I chose to have a bimble up Barrow to take in the view of the mighty Skiddaw and also down into Newlands Valley. It’s a fairly gentle start to the…

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Cotton Grass

Walk after Work

Summer evenings are just the best aren’t they? Warm, light evenings are just the perfect invitation for a walk after work. So, on Wednesday after racing out the office and throwing some fruit and water into my little pack, I headed down Borrowdale to the small but beautiful village of Stonethwaite with a view to…

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Alfred Wainwright

Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells

‘All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it.’ The words of Alfred Wainwright, written over 60 years ago in 1955, in his introduction to ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book One, The Eastern Fells’. This was the first of 7 pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells. A task that kept…

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St Cuthbert's Way

Words and Pictures

It’s been a week of words and pictures. Waves of kind and generous words and an abundance of stunning pictures. This year’s walking holiday season is well under way, and this week in particular, our walkers have been writing reviews, telling tales and sharing glorious photographs with us all through our social media channels. Michael…

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Bowscale Tarn and Bowscale Fell

Bowscale

April showers are traditionally spoken of in terms of rain, however over the past few days we’ve had some snow showers here in the lakes, nicely decorating the highest tops.  It was only a fleeting thing and the spring air is warming once again so I don’t suppose there will be very much of it…

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High Snockrigg and Robinson

Buttermere

On Saturday morning I made the most of the sunshine and took myself off to Buttermere where I enjoyed a lovely walk round the lake. I walked anti clockwise, and rather than simply sticking with the lake shore path I headed up through Burtness Wood and onto the fell-side beneath High Stile and High Crag….

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