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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Putting in the Miles on the Dorset Coast

By Steve Jones Last summer, in order to further familiarise myself with both the route and some of our accommodation providers, I walked, well actually I ran, the 81 mile Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. Well actually, I ran more than that. All will be explained! Before the Off After leaving an…

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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 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 in…

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Top 10 things to do in the Lake District

By Tara Walker-Rose The Lake District – England’s Largest National Park The Lake District is located in Cumbria and derives its name from the 16 glacial lakes that are nestled among its fells, moors and green valleys. The area boasts some of the UK’s best and most dramatic scenery, with 180 fells over 600 metres…

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Monika on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Perfect Days on the Pembrokeshire Coast

By Monika Rusiewicz In August I spent 5 days walking between Broad Haven and Newport on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with my partner Gnash. Come and join us on our journey. Day 1: Broad Haven to Solva It was a cloudy start to our Pembrokeshire Coast Path adventure. The tide was in at Broad Haven…

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West Highland Way Day 7a Kinlochleven to Fort William

Sue’s Great Scottish Adventure on the West Highland Way

By Sue Williams Having previously enjoyed familiarisation trips along Hadrian’s Wall and on the South Downs Way, I chose this summer, to walk the West Highland Way. It’s really popular with our customers and their feedback inspired me to want to experience the spectacular scenery for myself. Accompanied once again by my husband Mike, I’d…

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James on Hadrian's Wall Day 3 Lanercost to Twice Brewed

History and Heritage on Hadrian’s Wall

By James Taylor This would be my first long distance trail and I couldn’t think of a better ‘first’ than our most popular route Hadrian’s Wall. I’d heard so many fantastic comments about the trail and the hosts along the way I had to experience it for myself! Day 1: Bowness on Solway to Carlisle…

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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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