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Walking (or running?) in the rain – a video answer!

Drawing of stick-men walking and running in the rain

Forgot your umbrella and want to stay dry in the rain… Is it better to walk or to run?

You are out and about in the countryside, enjoying a great walk with some good friends. But nobody checked the weather forecast, and surely those great big grey clouds that are developing are moving away from you, not towards you?!
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Few places left for Andalucian International Walking Festival

Group of people walking in the Andalucian mountains.

An annual festival that combines a choice of carefully planned walking routes, with a host of included local activities

Exclusive to Frontier Holidays, one of the advertisers on WalkingHolidayInfo, this highly popular festival combines a choice of carefully planned walking routes, with a host of included local activities.

The festival is all set in one of Spain’s most beautiful regions, close to Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park. It’s hosted in the white-mountain village of El Burgo and takes place between February 24th – March 4th 2013. There are only a few places left, so hurry if you want to join!

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Three new walking holidays in France, Spain and England

Hay bails in a Herefordshire landscape

Looking for a walking holiday in Europe? You may find the perfect one here …

Are you thinking about a walking holiday in Europe? We may just have exactly what you’re looking for. There are over one hundred guided and self-guided walking holidays on our website and we’re adding new ones regularly.

To inspire you, here are the three latest walking holidays on our site. They’re are all very different, but they do have one thing in common: they’re all run by local walking holiday providers.

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Walking holidays 2012

Meandering river flowing through a lush green valley.

Where will you be walking next? Maybe in the Ardèche in France?

For 2012, we now have more than a hundred walking holidays for you to choose from. All these 2012 walking holidays are offered by local independent walking holiday providers.

Destinations range from close to home such as the Cotswold, Cornwall and the Lake District, to some of the top destinations abroad, such as Andalucia, the Pyrenees, Greek Islands and the Austrian Alps.

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Tip: Free natural anti-hayfever snack for walkers

Close-up of flowering grass.

Meadows in flower are one of the joys of walking in spring and summer, but the grass pollen can be a nuisance for people suffering from hayfever. Luckily, there is a readily available, natural relief…

Here’s a quick tip for those that suffer from hay fever but can’t resist going out walking (I can’t blame you).

Probably you already have a few tricks up your sleeve to make sure you can still go out in the hayfever season. Maybe you take some medication or perhaps you use natural remedies such as raw honey or rooibos tea. But what if you’re out walking and suddenly you feel an allergy attack coming up? This tip will help and best of all it’s quick, easy, free, widely available and completely natural.

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Walking in the Dordogne – picture perfect and sunny

The river Dordogne seen from pre-historic cliff-face dwellings.

The Dordogne in France is one of those fantastic walking landscapes: perfect and arcadic.

The Dordogne is one of France’s most popular areas for walking. Each year many walkers head to the region to explore it on foot. Do you also consider hiking through in this part of France? Read on to find out what walking in the Dordogne is like …

Also see our page on Dordogne walking holidays.
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Cheap walking holidays

Selection of images from cheap and budget walking holidays in Europe and the UK

We list many walking holidays throughout Europe that are both exciting and affordable.

Are you looking for a great walking holiday in Europe that won’t break the bank? The Walkingholidayinfo directory lists many cheap walking holidays in Europe by independent walking holiday businesses, with many very good offers in popular walking regions.

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The importance of good hiking socks

Pair of walking boots.

If you don’t want to find any blisters when you take off your walking shoes, your choice of socks can be important.

Hiking socks are more important than your boots!

Experienced walkers know that their socks are critical for a comfortable hike. Although your boots will help get you over rough terrain, your hiking socks play an even more important role. Not only must they keep your feet comfortable, at a good temperature, support your natural posture and distribute pressure evenly, your socks have to promote circulation, absorb shock and be tough enough to withstand chafing – that’s no mean feat!

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Special offers Peak District guided walks 10-15 March

Pair of walkers on a rocky outcrop.

Enjoy discounted guided walks offered by Peak Walking during English Tourism week.

Peak Walking, a local walking holiday business in the Peak District, have a couple of good offers coming up which might be of interest to anyone planning a visit to the Peak District.

To celebrate English Tourism Week Peak Walking are offering a ‘Week of Wonderful Walks’ with the special offer of 2 people for the price of 1 between Saturday 10 March and Thursday 15 March.

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Three peaks challenge on Crete

mountain walking on Crete

Liz & Paul of Footscapes of Crete at a mountain peak with one of their guests

Paul & Liz of Footscapes of Crete are offering something special this season; the Crete Three Peaks Challenge.

How do you feel about hiking to the summit of 3 major peaks, including the highest one on Crete?

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