Regardless of whether you’re an inexperienced walker or an old hand, our blog is a place for lovers of the great outdoors to brush up on skills, learn, reflect on and share their favourite walking holiday, routes, resources and experiences of the great British outdoors.
Are you ready for walking challenge in 2018? As a team we always close off every year looking ahead at what challenges are in store for the new year. And 2018 is no different. Surfing around the world wide interwebs we spotted a brilliant challenge – it’s really simple and everyone can do it –…
I’m just going to leave you with this little thought as we start the slide down the slippery slope that is the run up to Christmas: This is the time of year when the frost crackles and crunches underfoot, the air is heavy with the sound of nothingness, and every facet of the countryside is…
Our Great Glen Way walking holiday is a firm favourite amongst walkers of all levels of experience. Minor note and just for the record: A glen is a narrow valley typically one that is long, deep and often glacially U-shaped, or one with a watercourse running through it. And this one is great. (See what…
November is upon us and here at AWITC, we’re making the most of every opportunity to get outside and explore the great outdoors. From taking little ones trick or treating earlier this week to deciding how to make the most of the upcoming Bonfire Night weekend, we’re sharing how we are getting off the sofa…
Our founder Rick doesn’t let the cold and darkness stop him from getting his weekly walks in. Read on to see how he stays active during the winter months… “The clocks go back Sunday and with it comes an end to my evening walks. It’s not all bad news though, rather than getting downhearted about…
Are you interested in a walking holiday but not 100% sure which walking holiday would best suit your abilities? We’ve got great news for you! Our walking holidays range from easy to challenging and have been graded based on their level of difficulty, making it easy for you to choose your dream walking holiday. Each…
One of our favourite routes
Discover the rolling downlands and charming villages of the South Downs as you walk from historic Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne, just beyond the dazzling white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. This ancient trail follows droveways and old paths along the chalk escarpment of the South Downs, which divides the beautiful Hampshire and Sussex Weald from the south coast of England.
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
Fabulous - many many thanks.
Annie Holt, UK
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