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Port Carlisle

Carlisle to Bowness on Solway

Today was the last day of our Hadrian’s Wall walk, 16 miles from Carlisle to Bowness on Solway. Although there is nothing to see of the wall the trail follows the line of it and the vallum is visible in places. Most of this mornings walk was over fields and tracks. It rained a little…

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Irthington to Carlisle

Irthington to Carlisle

Day 5 on Hadrian’s Wall and today we walked from Irthington to Carlisle which was around 9 miles. The route took us over pasture land, past Carlisle Airport, along green lanes and ancient tracks, to Crosby on Eden where we picked up the riverside path for a while before walking into Carlisle via Rickerby Park and…

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Gilsland to Irthington

Gilsland to Irthington

Day 4 on Hadrian’s Wall and today was Gilsland to Irthington with a little detour to see Lanercost Priory, a total of about 11 miles. The walk started alongside a great section of well preserved wall up to 11 courses high in places, then followed the line of the wall all the way to Banks….

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Vindolanda

Twice Brewed to Gilsland

Day 3 on Hadrian’s Wall started with a chicken looking in through the window! We wanted to squeeze in a trip to Vindolanda before today’s walk, and the centre doesn’t open until 10, so we decided to walk there. It was only 20 minutes over the fields and this way you see the fort from…

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Sycamore Gap

Humshaugh to Twice Brewed

Tara here again with today’s update of our Hadrian’s Wall walk from Humshaugh to Twice Brewed (well Henshaw, as we walked all the way to our B&B instead of getting a lift from Twice Brewed). We woke up this morning to fog and cloud which the weather man said would lift by lunchtime. Unless he…

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Hadrian's Wall

Corbridge to Humshaugh

As some of you know already , I (Tara) am walking Hadrian’s Wall this week so I can answer your questions and tell you all about the route and accommodation if you are thinking about walking it yourself. Yesterday was my first walking day , (technical issues put paid to an update last night!) I…

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Hadrian's Wall

Rucksacks are ready

Rucksacks are ready, dogs settled in kennels, parrot dispatched to whatever a parrot-sitter is called, and tomorrow we’re off to start our walk along Hadrian’s wall. It’s our most popular walk so it’s important that I have first hand experience of the route and accommodation. How could I refuse? For almost 300 years, Hadrian’s Wall…

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Cotswold Way Bridge

Thoughts on the Cotswold Way

“You say the feedback is important to improve your holidays, well, don’t change a thing. “ These are the words of Claudine Lannes who recently enjoyed our Cotswold Way walking holiday. Feedback is indeed very important to us, and Claudine not only took the time to write some extremely generous and kind words, but also…

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Lynne on the Beach, Pembrokeshire

Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

After a busy few months organising some great walking holidays for our clients, the staff at Mickledore will be getting away from their desks over the next few weeks and checking out some of the routes you love best. We’ll be spending our days walking so we can tell you first hand the best bits,…

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Hadrian's Wall Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall – Something Different

I imagine for many of you, the thought of booking your first walking holiday could be quite a daunting experience. Now our website here is packed full of reassurances. Pick up the phone and again you’ll be greeted by a reassuring voice. Sometimes however, it’s nice to hear it from someone else. Someone who was…

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