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.
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…
It’s been a busy busy week for A Walk in the Country but we aren’t resting this weekend – oh no – how could we when Monday is the start of National Map Reading Week?! National Map Reading Week, which runs from October 16th – 22nd, is an awareness campaign created by our friends at…
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.
This was our last long distance walk and it was first class from start to finish. We have been doing long distance walks for a number of years and as our oldest member is 81 we have now decided to slow things down.
Anthony Buck, UK
The holiday pack was perfect: detailed, clear, comforting! You had even put in bus timetables which I needed. Telephone and email responses were faultless! Helpful, supportive, prompt, friendly. I couldn't ask for more. The quality of your service was really revealed when I fell ill. I can't thank you enough.
Rosemary Martin, UK
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