Staff Walking Diaries

Cotswold Way Dowdeswell to Painswick

Katie and Shelley’s Search for Knowledge on the Cotswold Way

By Katie Armitage My colleague Shelley and I recently walked the Cotswold Way with the aim of enhancing our knowledge of the route as well as getting to know a few of our wonderful accommodation providers. Day 1: Chipping Campden to Winchcombe We started our Cotswold Way adventure from Chipping Campden. The trail started with…

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Sue and Mike on Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall – My First Long Distance Path

By Sue Williams I recently spent time walking Hadrian’s Wall with my husband Mike. My aim was to enhance my knowledge of the route and get to know some of our fantastic accommodation providers. Hadrian’s wall was my first ever long distance path and a brilliant introduction to multi day walking. From the start we…

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Herriot Way

Tara on the Herriot Way

I recently spent 4 days walking the Herriot Way along with my husband Scott and our dog Molly. Walking the Herriot Way – Keld to Reeth We started our walk full of cheese omelettes and toast and carrying packed lunches and a little package of sausages for Molly, all courtesy of our lovely hosts. Waterproof…

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Staithes Harbour

Lynne on the Cleveland Way

On Saturday, along with my husband Jon, I set off on the Cleveland Way and what a beautiful start we had! We began our 109 mile journey in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, After a lovely breakfast at our B&B we were on our way, with around 11 miles to walk to the evening’s…

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Three Peaks


I first stood on Pen y Ghent in October of last year. It was a warm autumn day, the skies were clear, and as I stood surveying the beautiful Yorkshire countryside around me I couldn’t have been happier. I was drawn to what I understood to be Ingleborough and to the right of that Whernside….

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Lucy on the Coast to Coast

Lucy – Walking the Coast to Coast

Twenty five years ago our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast, known as the Lakes and Mountains section. A quarter of a century on and Lucy is walking the Dales and Moors section to finally complete the route. Here we follow Lucy’s progress on the first three days from Kirkby Stephen…

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Coast to Coast

Completing the Coast to Coast

Our colleague Lucy walked the first half of the Coast to Coast path 25 years ago. The route travels right across the north of England through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. Back then Lucy and her school friend Eleanor had recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh gold expedition and…

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Climbing Goat Fell

Lynne on the Arran Coastal Way

Lynne set off yesterday on her 64 mile Arran Coastal Way adventure. Accompanied by her husband Jon, Lynne is making the trip to gain further knowledge of the route as well as to enjoy the superb hospitality of our accommodation providers. This in turn will help us to deliver you even better walking holidays in…

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Lynne on the Beach, Pembrokeshire

Lynne on 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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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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