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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Ennerdale & Buttermere Valley

The Best of Days

I think we all have favourite mountains and I’m sure we all have favourite walks. Although I suspect in many cases the two are not necessarily one and the same. Favourite views are another thing entirely. They too may be separate from your favourite mountain and perhaps won’t be found on your favourite walk either….

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Where Two Ways Meet

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 yesterday, however because I’m a keen walker I wasn’t going to take…

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Miles of Smiles on the West Highland Way

I was passing through Glencoe on Saturday morning and so I took the opportunity to stop and enjoy a short walk along a section of the West Highland Way. I doesn’t take much persuasion for me to make time in my journey to take in the magnificent views of Buchaille Etive Mor from behind Kings…

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Keep in Touch

We love this time of year. Our spring walkers are out enjoying their walking holidays while others are preparing for their turn in summer and autumn. We particularly enjoy receiving their correspondence; again some of them sending us photographs as they travel or when they return home, while others keep us up to date with…

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Photo Competition – Put your Photo on the Map

We know you love taking photographs when you are out about, so why not put some of those photographs to the test and enter them in OS Photofit – The National Map Cover Photo Competition. Ordnance Survey are giving you the chance to decide what goes on their map covers by capturing Britain at its…

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Landmark Bridges feature on Stamp Collection

The Royal Mail have issued a new set of first class stamps depicting ten of the UK’s most dramatic bridges. Andrew Hammond, head of stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “The story of Britain’s engineering genius can be found in its bridges. These new stamps celebrate ten beautiful and ground-breaking landmarks that span centuries…

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