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
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.
Could not have asked for better service from your staff. All requests, queries and emails answered politely and promptly. Thanks.
Suzanne Hill, Australia
The guiding materials were excellent and my husband has developed an enthusiasm for the Romans to match that of our youngest son. I really couldn't recommend the trip or your service highly enough. It was not something we could have put together on our own with any degree of confidence so you have opened up new possibilities to us.
Sarah Parsons, UK
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