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Craigellachie Bridge Speyside Way

Who Owns the Craigellachie Bridge?

This is the question being asked by the group, Friends of Craigellachie Bridge. The 150ft cast iron bridge spans the River Spey and is a favourite attraction with those walking our Speyside Way holiday. Maintenance of the bridge is carried out by Moray Council and therefore the assumption was they were the owners of the…

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Yorkshire Dales National Parks

National Parks Week

This week is National Parks Week, an annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces. The theme for this year is ‘Adventure’ and there’s surely no better adventure than a walking holiday through one of the UK’s glorious national parks. We have 16 of our walking holidays journeying through 8…

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Joss Naylor

Another Joss Naylor Epic

As well as being keen walkers and cyclists, we each enjoy a spot of running too. With varying degrees of success you understand. Steve is undoubtedly out there in front, with Lynn, Tara, Sonja, and Rick battling for the middle ground. Alison and myself struggling at the back. Between us we don’t do too badly,…

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Hadrian's Wall Northumberland

Triple Success for Northumberland

Northumberland enjoyed exceptional success at the recent BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/16, picking up first prize in 3 of the 11 categories. Almost 18’000 readers took part and cast 120’000 votes between them. With no fewer than 4 of our walking holidays venturing into Northumberland we couldn’t be happier for the county and their well-deserved…

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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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Peregrini Lindisfarne receives funding

It’s been a great week for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as they have received the excellent news that the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme has been awarded £1.3million by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme, which is anticipated will start at the beginning of 2015 will fund conservation and engagement projects…

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High Praise for West Highland Way

The West Highland Way has been named in a list of the world’s best walks. Travel magazine Wanderlust recently compiled a list of 37 World Class Walks including such gems as; Annapurna Circuit, Larapinta Trail, Mount Sinai, Appalachian Trail, Tour du Mont Blanc, Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro and Canada’s West Coast Trail. The West Highland Way,…

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Photographing the Lake District

Our friend, Stuart Holmes, is this week launching his new book, Photographing The Lake District.

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Upgraded section of Coast to Coast route now open

A part of one of the most famous walking routes in the world, Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, has been upgraded.

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