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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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A Memorable May

By Mark Wright Well wasn’t May a memorable month? So many of you have been messaging us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sharing updates, fabulous photographs and kind words from your walking holidays. Having enjoyed the West Highland Way in 2016 and the Inn Way to the Lake District in 2018, John and Jennifer Chatley…

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Tea and Cake on the South Downs Way

Thoughts on the South Downs Way

Having previously enjoyed our Cotswold Way walking holiday, Claudine Lannes returned to walk the South Downs Way. As with the Cotswold Way previously, Claudine took 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 of rain nor drizzle…

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Going Solo

Nervous about Walking Alone? Don’t be!

By Mark Wright Every once in a while the question of walking solo comes along. This time brought to the fore with the news that later this month, a great supporter of ours, Judith Cutler, will set off on her sixth solo walk. Our view is this, many outdoor professionals would advise you against going…

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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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Heading for Langstrath

Hidden Gem on Stake Pass

By Mark Wright 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…

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Where Two Ways Meet

By Mark Wright Sometimes, the best way to appreciate a mountain and its accompanying terrain, is not walk over it, but rather to find a viewpoint from which to admire it. To stand back from it and appraise it from a distance. That was my intention, however because I’m a keen walker I wasn’t going…

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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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