Mickledore is based in Keswick, at the heart of the English Lake District, and has been delivering top notch UK walking holidays to walkers from all over the world for more than twenty years. The team are all keen walkers, with a mass of local and national knowledge, and a real passion for the great outdoors.
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency in the United Kingdom and is one of the world’s largest producers of maps. Their goal is to make outdoor activity more enjoyable, accessible and safe.
At A Walk in the Country we believe that the countryside is there to be explored and enjoyed. By bringing together the deep-seated knowledge and expertise of Mickledore and OS we have created a range of exceptional walking holidays that enable you to experience more of the great outdoors.
Maybe. But we think we are different. In a nutshell, we bring together the best routes, the best accommodation, and the best mapping, and we make sure that you experience the best walking holiday.
Accommodation is a critical element of your walking holiday, so we go out of our way to make sure you get to experience the best and that you can relax and unwind after a day’s walking.
We hand-pick your accommodation from a meticulously curated collection of hotels, farmhouses, country houses, and coaching inns that are situated close by to each route. We not only evaluate the accommodation ourselves, but we also ask every customer to complete a short evaluation on each night’s accommodation – interiors, comfort, meals, host, and service.
Our goal is to to make sure you get a great night’s sleep and wake refreshed and recharged ready for a new day and to explore and enjoy even more of the great outdoors.
One of our favourite routes
The Great Glen Way is the third longest walking route in Scotland. Follow the historic Caledonian Canal and traverse the forests above Loch Ness from Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, to the vibrant city of Inverness, the capital of the highlands. The gentle gradient marks it as a relatively easy walk for beginners to enjoy while the scenery makes it attractive regardless of your ability and fitness levels.
One of our favourite routes
This route follows the world-famous Roman Wall for its entire length: Traverse this path from one coast to another, from Wallsend, near Newcastle, to the Solway Firth beyond Carlisle, indulging yourself in the history of the region, as well as some great scenery too.
We felt the pace of the week was perfect. We wouldn't have wanted to walk further each day, but the distances were enough to give us a sense of achievement. And we had significant energy for the museums, particularly the fab Vindolanda.
Wendy Moor, UK
We very much enjoyed the West Highland Way. The weather was exceptionally good and the walking superb. We are already thinking about another long distance walk next year.
John Chatley, UK
West Highland Way
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