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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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10 Amazing UK hiking trips you can do in a weekend

Woman hiker looking out over wide landscape

The UK is full of amazing places to hike. And they’re surprisingly easy to get to as well. London Hiker has made it real easy to explore Britain on foot.

The UK is a wonderful country to hike in and if you are lucky enough to live there, you could be out experiencing Britain this weekend. Catherine Redfern of London Hiker has made it her mission to get townies out of the cities and walking into the countryside. And she’s made it really easy too.

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Lightweight, handmade bags for walking and hiking


These curved bags are handmade in Bristol. They look great and would be a wonderful way of carrying some items when you’re going on a walk.

Kervy bags are proving extremely popular with walkers seeking an alternative to backpacks. Special ergonomic lines mean Kervy bags work in harmony with your body and clothing all year round, with the innovative ellipse commanding attention in urban and rural environments.

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Discover Nordic Walking & the Pembrokeshire Coast

walkers enjoying the Pembrokeshire coastal trails

Learn to Nordic walk along the beaches, coves and cliffs of the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coastal path, with renowned storyteller and guide Andrew Dugmore.

Walking is wonderful, walking with Nordic poles is something else. Cuffern Manor offers Nordic walking holidays for beginners (poles can be supplied) and for experienced walkers. And what’s more they can show you the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at the same time.

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Walk a Mile and Create a Smile

The 2012 Share a Dream Team on a mountain in the Austrian Alps

By hiking in the Austrian Alps, you can help “Share a Dream” raise funds for ill and disabled children in Ireland. This year the event takes place at 14-18 September.

Share a Dream make dreams come true for very sick and disabled children all over Ireland each year.

The idea is to give these wonderful children and their families a breakaway from their terrible illness, disabilities, hospitalisation, painful treatments, loneliness and fear by making their fondest dream come true.

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Late Summer Coastal Walking

View on stunning beach framed by steep cliffs and the deep blue sea.

Lydstep Caverns Beach in Pembrokeshire – one of those glorious places out there. Photo David Evans CC-BY-2.0

What is better than a walk along the coast combined with a dip in the sea? If you ask us; very few things! And the time of year for that is late summer…

Here’s a great selection of coastal landscapes where you can walk and enjoy some stunning beaches, combined with holiday offers to these places from the many small-scale walking holiday providers on our website.

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Walking the World for Love – There’s Love Inside

Storm brewing over a narrow walking path through a wide valley.

Deborah Cutting is walking the world for love and published an inspirational book.

There’s Love Inside each and every one of us from the Dalai Lama to the terrorist. Deborah Cutting is walking the world for love asking people to increase their love and to love one another by making a personal written promise and contribution to love.

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Travelling to France and Spain by Ferry

Ferry coming into Portsmouth harbour.

Travelling by ferry may be a good option if you’re going on a walking holiday to France or Spain.

Whether you are taking a walking holiday in France or Spain you need to decide how you are going to get there, fly, rail or take the ferry.

If you’re travelling from the UK, taking the ferry is as popular now as ever, especially with the more modern vessels being introduced. You get to take your own car and therefore can take more luggage, and not worry about any weight restrictions either, so those heavy boots will cause no problem.

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Walking to work – a matter of perspective

People walking in London

Walking to work – a matter of perspective.

Everybody experiences walking in a different way. But as with everything in life, it’s all a matter of perspective. I came across these two tweets today that perfectly illustrate what I mean…
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