Walking holidays in England

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From £495 - £850 (6 days) excluding flights
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Price depends on length of trip and choice of guided or self guided tour. Includes B&B accommodation on a twin share basis, some meals and transfers to/from the station. Optional single supplement £150 - £270. Self guided tours any time from April to Oct
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Dates:
2014: 30 Aug
Late avail:
A wonderful place to place walking holiday in England - a great way to discover the history and heritage of Hadrian's Wall. Late availability on 12 July + 30 Aug trips.
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Walking holidays in England

Walking holidays in England

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Global adventures start with a local perspective Ė that's our philosophy. Whether abroad, or just as importantly at home, the start point is the same; how to get the most enjoyable holiday for our customers while benefiting the local people, economy and respecting the environment.

These walking holidays are a great way to explore the beautiful Northumberland countryside and coastline, enabling you to take in the surroundings without damaging the environment. We use local guides and support people, small independent B&B's, guest houses and hotels to ensure that the money stays in the local economy. Where we provide food we aim to use locally produced product. We provide travellers with Travellers Codes that encourage the reduction of water usage, systems for collecting, recycling or safe disposal of litter and relevant suggestions to minimise damage to the environment, wildlife and marine ecosystems.

All our guided holidays have a maximum group size of 12 to 15 people minimising the environmental impact. We actively work for footpath sustainability, through funding footpath restoration projects in the Northumberland National Park.

Community

Guardian / Observer Travel Awards 2013 - Voted 3rd in the Best Short Break Operator category - (top three in the last 4 years and winner in 2011) and 5th in the Best Small Tour Operator category - (top 5 for the last 5 years). The awards are voted for by the public and so in our eyes are a great set of awards to be recognised in!

The story of the provider of Walking holidays in England

Having stayed in touch since primary school, Andy and Paul decided to cycle around South America in 1994. Andy was a keen cyclist but Paul hadnít been on a bike since doing his paper round. They didnít have an itinerary and used military maps to navigate through the desert. They had so much fun and met such amazing people that they agreed to set up a cycling tour company together. Andy says their trips create a flexible and intimate way to travel and absorb the local culture and, whats more, you never forget how to cycle Ė itís just like riding a bike!

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Walking holidays in England

You can trust responsibletravel.com reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice.


5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013 by Kelly Malone4 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I think reaching the end of the Wall. Although bittersweet, it marked an achievement for all of us.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Prepare yourself physically for this trip so that you're comfortable walking 15 miles per day. You want to enjoy your holiday, so make sure you can comfortably complete the whole walk. It's worth it!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. Except for our first night in Newcastle (at the Hilton), all our accommodations were family-run, and the food was locally sourced. I appreciate that very much from both the eco view and the authenticity of the experience (I mean, how cool is it to have a pony outside your room!!)

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I really enjoyed it!
One thing I would suggest...make this a 10-day walk (8-10 miles/day) so that the focus is on leisure, photography, etc. Many of us wanted to take photos and explore more, but felt a bit constrained by the time demands of the itinerary.
Otherwise, the organization of rooms, food, transport, etc was excellent and the guide's knowledge put me completely at ease. There were only 7 guests on this hike, so we had a chance to get to know each other and develop a sense of camaraderie. The whole experience was great, and I would walk with this tour company again.

Reviewed 02 Aug 2010 by Jill Marquis4 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Walking Hadrians Wall with a very knowledgeable guide and great company. It was easy to imagine the Romans marching up and down, defending their empire from the marauding tribes.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


It was worth paying for the privilege of moving most nights - we had very few transfers from start and ends of each walk, and I enjoyed doing without a car all week.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Very eco friendly - footsore maybe, but I would imagine very carbon friendly. We stayed every night in very local accommodation to Hadrians wall so local people obviously benefitted by providing bed and breakfast and evening meals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


4 stars
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