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Walk of the Week – Dordogne: Sarlat & the Périgord Noir

26 Oct , 2015  

Dordogne – a beautiful, unspoilt region with rich wildlife and interesting history. Here you’ll find prehistoric caves, castles and ancient villages that add further charm to the landscape. Considered one of the most beautiful parts of France, Dordogne should be included on anyone’s must-see list. In a Nutshell Distance: 76 km over 6 days of […]

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Walk of the Week: Camino Primitivo

21 Oct , 2015  

Camino Primitivo was the first pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, and was first walked in the 9th century when most of Spain was under Moorish control. It is quieter and also more challenging than the Camino Frances, making it ideal for those seeking a peaceful walk, or perhaps wanting to experience a new way […]

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Walk of the Week: Stockholm’s Archipelago

14 Oct , 2015  

This week we will look at a walk that’s not strictly a point-to-point trail, but more of a chance to explore a unique destination. Stockholm’s Archipelago has much to offer the visitor – lakes, beaches, forests and an opportunity for relaxation. Considered quintessential Sweden, it gives you a glimpse of Swedish culture at the same […]

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Walk of the Week: South West Coast Path

2 Oct , 2015  

The South West Coast Path (SWCP), one of the most beloved UK walks, is a 630 mile long walk stretching from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The Telegraph recently discussed the physical and mental benefits of long-distance walking; however, for those that find the whole trail to be a bit too daunting, the […]

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Walk of the Week: La Gomera

22 Sep , 2015  

La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, has plenty to offer the keen walker: lush forests, pristine beaches, impressive mountain tops and spectacular views. La Gomera In a Nutshell Distance: 74-87 km / 45-54 miles. Grading: Moderate to strenuous. Some steep ascents and descents are required; however, it is possible to choose alternative routes in […]

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Walk of the Week: King Ludwig Way

2 Sep , 2015  

A recent review of our King Ludwig Way walk summed the trip up as “a really German holiday”, and another as “seeing beautiful Bavaria at grass roots”. By “really German”, we don’t think they mean laden with cliché! Yes, there are tourist draws along the way, which are fascinating to see, but by walking the […]

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Walk of the Week: Corsica: Island of Beauty

18 Aug , 2015  

Even though Corsica has been part of France for over two hundred years, it has its own unique qualities, cuisine, language, culture and history. This island offers a wealth of wonderful experiences which we think are best undertaken by foot. In a Nutshell Distance: 46km  (28 miles) Grading: Easy to Moderate Where is it? Despite […]

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Walk of the Week: Via de la Plata

22 Jul , 2015  

This week brings the Feast of St James, which is not exactly the world’s best-known festival, but in Galicia and the Basque Country in Spain, this day of celebration (and the week leading up to it, this is Spain after all!) is a party not to be missed. St James, whose bones allegedly lie in the cathedral […]

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Walk of the Week: Crete Coast to Coast

17 Jun , 2015  

The Greek Islands, perhaps better known for their beach resorts, are a treasure trove of landscapes for the walker or cyclist to discover. The largest of these, Crete, is a personal favourite of mine, and home to the Crete Coast to Coast. In a Nutshell Distance: 84km over 6 walking days Grading: Moderate. Achievable for […]

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Walk of the Week: The Wicklow Way

11 Jun , 2015  

As far as Irish adventures go, the Wicklow Way is one of Ireland’s most accessible waymarked walking routes, leading from the bustle of Dublin through a multitude of mountain and valley landscapes. In a Nutshell Distance: 127km Grading: Moderate Ireland’s oldest way-marked trail, pioneered by famous hill walker, J.B. Malone. Where is it? The route […]

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