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To GPS or not to GPS?

Snowy landscape in the UK

GPS devices can be useful but they can rarely replace a good (waterproof) map and map readings skills when you are out on the hills.

A guest article by Mike Thompson of Aqua3.

Most walkers are big fans of printed maps, and looking to them before going out on a walk is half of the fun! But more and more often, you hear the question, “Why would anyone carry a printed map when they can get all the information they need on their smart phone or GPS device?” Continue reading

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Walking in the Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada

Group of people walking in the Sierra Nevada

Explore two of the most popular areas for walking in Spain.

This walking holiday has been especially created for walkers who would like to walk that little bit longer and also do some high level walks in this beautiful region in Spain. Continue reading

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Go walking in snowdrop wood near you

Lovely snowdrops in a wood in england

Snowdrops are the first official flowering plant of the year, spot them on walks in the deep of winter!

The lovely snowdrop is one of the first flowering plants of the year, and a promise of spring and warmer days to come. There is nothing better than spotting them on one of your walks in the deep of winter! Continue reading

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Discover Castles and Towers on foot in lovely Somerset

Group of people walking in Somerset. approaching a castle

Discover Somerset’s heritage while walking through beautiful, typical English landscapes.

Sue and Graham of Bath & West Country walks have developed an interesting new self-guided itinerary. During this walking break you will stay in a historic inn in the beautiful historic village of Nunney Continue reading

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The best areas for a walking holiday in Spain – in photos!

collage showing photos of some of the best and most popular areas for a walking holiday in Spain

Some of the best and most popular areas for a walking holiday in Spain

Some lovely images from around Spain, showing you some of the best areas for a walking holiday in Spain. We hope it will inspire you and give you a good idea of the variation of walking on offer in this vast, beautiful and popular walking holiday country! Continue reading

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New Holiday in Croatia – Brac Island Explorer Tour

Enjoy great walks on a beautiful Mediterranean Island in Croatia!

We have just added a new walking holiday: The Brac Island Explorer Tour.

This guided walking holiday is offered by Angela & Vic of Footsteps in Croatia. Brac island provides the ideal setting for an escape from the tempo of modern living. Continue reading

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Christmas gift idea for walkers – a very special OS map!

custom made walking map

Custom made OS maps centered on your home or favourite walk!

Don’t you just love maps? I can spend a very long time looking at them, planning my walks ahead, finding all the interesting looking paths and trails, that lonely farmhouse, that little wood, imagining what it all looks like in the outdoors. For me, planning a walk with a map is half of the fun. Ordnance Survey have this perfect gift for map fans like me; Ordnance Survey Custom made maps! Continue reading

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10% Discount on walking holiday in Alentejo – Portugal

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Go walking in a beautiful nature park in Portugal with 10% discount.

Quinta Azenha in the Alentejo area in Portugal offer a discount of 10% for bookings made before the end of January 2014! The discount is available for holidays of 7 nights or more and can take place anytime of the year.
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New Walking Holiday in Portugal – Alentejo – Atlantic Coast

dune landscapes in Portugal

Walk through beautiful dune landscapes along the Atlantic Coast in Portugal

We have just added a new walking holiday destination in Portugal – South West Alentejo on the Atlantic Coast.

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