Equipment & Luggage

Do you carry/move our luggage between each overnight stop?

If you book the luggage transport option then we will move 1 piece of luggage up to 18 Kilos in weight, transported between your B&B’s as part of this price. If you leave your luggage at your accommodation in the morning, it will be waiting for you on arrival at the B&B that evening. Any extra bags can be transported (at an additional charge) as long as they are pre-booked.

We also offer a storage service for extra luggage not needing to be transported for this holiday. Please contact us for a quotation.

I’m afraid we do not offer a luggage service on its own.

What do I have to carry?

If you are having your luggage transported, then all you need to carry is a small day sack to hold your waterproofs, personal items, packed lunch, map, guidebook and camera.

What do I need to bring?

We have produced a list of items to bring. We like to advise our clients to always be prepared for all weathers, at all times of year.

  • Walking boots – need to be comfortable and well broken in.
  • Several pairs of thick walking socks.
  • Mittens/gloves.
  • Warm hat and/or sun hat.
  • Raincoat: (waterproof and windproof with a hood).
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Thermal long-johns & thermal top.
  • Jacket.
  • Fleece tops.
  • Fleece or polypropylene trousers (no denim or cotton).
  • Spare clothing for the evening.
  • Shorts and t-shirt (ideally made from synthetic fibres).
  • Map case.
  • Compass.
  • Torch: with spare batteries.
  • First aid kit: insect repellent, sunscreen, blister kits, pain relief and assorted bandages.
  • Water bottle.
  • Walking poles (if you already use these).
  • Small day sack (20-30L) for carrying your personal items.
  • Day sack liner / black bin bag / day sack waterproof cover.
  • Camera and film.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Whistle.
  • GPS (if you already use one).

How do I get to the start of the holiday and back from the end?

We will provide you with information and guidance on how to get to the start of your holiday, but you will need to make the actual arrangements yourself.

Client Feedback

Unbelievable experience to walk across England. Having our bags safely transported to each location – priceless. Thank you again

Coast to Coast, August 2016
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The quality of the B&Bs was a real bonus. The rest of our party had booked with a different firm and some of their accommodation wasn’t as good as ours.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, definitely. Brilliantly organised. One B&B said Mickledore was the best firm they dealt with.

Great Glen Way, August 2016
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Having used Mickledore in 2005 (Hadrian’s Wall) and been on worldwide treks with not having a shower for up to 14 days; I decided to go back to Mickledore for a walking holiday with luxury.  I have to say I was not disappointed, the Great Glen Way was wonderful, the variation in the walk from the high routes to the amble along the canal path and lochs was a time to savour.  The Eagle, Red Squirrel and the siting of a giant Scottish Wood Ants Nest brought unforgettable pleasure.  This was made even more pleasurable knowing that a Mickledore chosen B&B, bed and a shower was in store. Never once was I disappointed, with a restful sleep followed by a sumptuous breakfast which was always devoured, to refuel for the day’s surprises and views of the Scottish landscape. Thank you.

Great Glen Way, September 2016
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