Southwold and the surrounding area is a truly magical location with much to attract the walker and nature lover. Our holiday will take in the beautiful Suffolk Coast with visits to Southwold where we are based plus Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Orford Ness. Each place offers something different making for an interesting and varied stay.
The Isle of Arran is often described as Scotland in miniature due to its varied landscape which reflects the Scottish mainland. The island has everything from dramatic mountains to pretty seaside villages, wild moorland to lush farmland and some stunning seascapes too. The wildlife is spectacular and it is possible to see the ‘Big 5’ (golden eagles, otters, seals, red squirrels and red deer). The island is quite large, about 10 miles by 20 miles, and we use the good bus service to do walks in different parts of the island, offering a real taste of Arran and some wonderful journeys along the coast and inland.
There are some big mountains in the Lake District and at times it may feel as if you just can’t manage them. Well this holiday is designed to tackle those beautiful peaks at a slower pace in order to make them achievable. Clearly a good level of fitness is still required to climb these mountains but as long as you have the stamina to keep going you ‘ll get there. So if you fancy climbing some of the Lake District’s most famous mountains then this is the holiday for you.
South West Coast Path, Minehead to Lee, Ilfracombe
Join us for the first 44 miles of the South West Coast Path. The SWCP is a 630 mile National Trail starting in Minehead in Somerset and following the rugged coastlines of Devon and Cornwall before ending up on the south coast of Dorset at Poole. It has been rated one of the best walks in the world by Lonely Planet and best UK walk by readers of Walk outdoor magazine.
The Best of Hadrian’s Wall: Newtown to Chollerford
This guided walking holiday offers the best of Hadrian’s Wall as a linear walk from west to east. It begins where the wall becomes increasingly more visible and takes in the best preserved highlights of the wall along the way. We walk the main section of the wall that contains such gems as the forts at Birdoswald, Housesteads and Chesters. We also walk past Sycamore Gap where Robin Hood’s tree stands proud in a dip in the landscape. It is thought to be one of the most photographed trees in the UK.
Join us for this guided walking holiday which offers a leisurely itinerary, exploring the heartland of Hadrian’s Wall and the exhibitions and forts which bring the wall to life. The walks are a mix of linear and circular routes based around the Roman Forts which were the strongholds of Hadrian’s fortifications.
We will be based in Haltwhistle, staying at the very comfortable Centre of Britain Hotel, known for its friendly hospitality and amazing food. It is a truly wonderful place to return to each evening after our walk.
Grade: Moderate to Challenging Join local guide Anita to explore the quieter routes of Snowdonia National Park. Expect dramatic mountain landscapes, glaciated valleys and some exceptional views in North Wales
Grade: Moderate A stunning and varied long distance trail taking in the places which inspired the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A quintessentially English landscape of rolling hills, heather moorland, steep sided coombs and picturesque seascapes.
Grade: Leisurely Join us for this wonderful bridwatching holiday with natural history expert Madeline. Each day we aim to explore a different area covering a variety of habitats and hope to spot an exciting array of birds
Grade: Moderate A linear walk through some of the prettiest Peak District scenery and villages. The walk takes 3.5 days covering 35 miles in total. The Peak Pilgrimage is a long distance footpath designed to link some of the most idyllic villages of the Peak District. It begins in the White Peak and follows some of the most spectacular limestone dales before entering the Dark Peak where moorland prevails.
Find Scotland's magic, as you explore Edinburgh, tour castles, palaces and villages, lost in time, enjoy the rugged beauty of the Highlands, and learn about the legacy of its clans. Discover the mysterious prehistoric sites in the Orkney Islands, take and easy hike in the historic Glencoe, cruise on Loch Ness, ride the Jacobite Steam Train and enjoy a full-day excursion of the evocative Isle of Skye. Stay at a lovingly restored manor house and then in a small hotel on the water's edge of Loch Linne. Enjoy freshly shucked oysters, the Aberdeen Angus beef, the smoked salmon from Dumfries & Galloway, and the peerless malt whiskies.