Wonderful Wessex Weekend

Hardys-Cottage

Ten of us gathered at thatched Yalbury Cottage in Lower Bockhampton, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace, for drinks and a briefing on the weekend ahead. We were offered a glass of wine and delicious canapés whilst we introduced ourselves and chatted through the arrangements for our walks through Hardy’s Wessex. We enjoyed a superb dinner in the […]

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Rye & Winchelsea Walks

Fourteen of us gathered in early June at the George Hotel in Rye for a welcome drink, introductions and a chat about the coming two days walks of Rye & Winchelsea Walks. We then walked up to the beautiful church in the centre of Rye to meet our Blue Badge Guide Jane for a tour […]

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Hardy Fever

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You may have had the chance to see the new film Far From the Madding Crowd. And it may have inspired you to dust down your Hardy novels (or indeed download them on your e-reader).   Putting the obvious romantic appeal of Hardy aside for a moment, there are some beautiful shots of the bucolic […]

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Why I Love Walking the Sussex Downs

I’m not surprised the Sussex Downs has now joined the hallowed list of the UK’s fifteen National Parks. Now it is part of the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), which spreads across East Sussex, West Sussex and Hampshire. Personally, the heritage coast between Eastbourne and Seaford is the part I know and love best. […]

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A glimpse into the first few hours of our Paris Versailles and Chevreuse Valley 3 night break

This short break is a walking discovery tour with a difference: a new concept that combines city and country where you walk your way around city sights and historic monuments as well as the surrounding countryside.  You savour the unique cultural experience of the City of Light, followed by a visual history lesson in Versailles, […]

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Walking in North Cyprus: Where to Stay

Where to Stay: The Best Centre We have explored much of North Cyprus and undoubtedly the best centre is Kyrenia, or Girne as it’s known in North Cyprus. Since the borders were open, the most convenient arrival airport is Larnaca in the south of the island. There are direct flights from 18 UK airports and […]

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Walking in North Cyprus: When to Go and How to Get There

Walking in North Cyprus: When to Go and  How to Get There Have you thought about taking a walking holiday in North Cyprus this spring on the hottest, driest island in the Mediterranean? Here’s what I love about this beautiful island: the warmth of the sun for 9 hours daily, 340 days per year breathtakingly […]

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How to enjoy self-guided walking holidays

Self-Guided  & Guided Walking Holidays: the Difference   We are often asked how self-guided walking holidays differ from guided walking holidays. If you’ve only ever been on guided walks, you might feel a bit daunted by the idea of guiding yourself! So we’ve written the following guide if you’re considering self-guided walking holidays but need […]

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Walking in Majorca

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Majorca is a paradise for walking, particularly around the Soller Valley, a world away from Magaluf and the high rises of the south coast. Here is tranquillity, stunning scenery and, for us Brits, the wonder of guaranteed blue skies and sunshine! Our favourite time of year is May when it’s warm enough to walk unencumbered […]

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White Cliffs Country

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Country Walks along a spectacular stretch of Kent coast If you have not yet discovered the delights of White Cliffs country, we can highly recommend it as a spectacular stretch of heritage coast where butterflies dance over multi-coloured carpets of flowers, where the only sound is of skylarks singing above, where your feet gently tread […]

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Walking in Sussex

Climbing up to the Long Mynd

Alfriston Have you discovered Alfriston, a beautiful downland village nestling in a fold in the Sussex Downs? It’s a wonderful base for a walking holiday as well as a charming place to stay with its narrow streets, quaint historical buildings and fascinating shops. For hotel accommodation we recommend 14th-century Dean’s Place Country Hotel. It is […]

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