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

We think that Mickledore have done a very good job, both with planning the route and selecting the accommodation.  Bags were always moved reliably every day. Thanks a lot for giving us a terrific holiday.

‘Would you use Mickledore again?’: Yes, flawless service, excellent organisation – well worth the money.

Hadrian’s Wall, September 2016
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We have no hesitation in recommending Mickledore.The B&Bs we arrived at the end of each day are such a treat! Charming, welcoming and comfortable! Nothing went wrong during our trip – however we were confident and reassured that it would be easy to contact Mickledore to sort anything out if needs be. Thank you! A great time in beautiful Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Coast to Coast, September 2016
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I had an absolutely amazing experience and look forward to future hikes through Mickledore. Your company did an amazing job of organizing and coordinating the trip. Overall you’ve done an amazing job vetting the B&B’s. All the hosts and hostesses were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you so much for the service you provide. I spoke with another local couple who were doing your Hadrian’s Wall hike, and had done organized hikes using other companies, who said that Mickledore was by far the best service out there.

Cumbria Way, September 2016
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