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Changing Landscapes On The Silk Trail

April 8, 2024, 4:23 p.m.

One of the joys of doing a self-guided walking holiday is enjoying the landscapes as they change with each hour, with new vista around each and every corner. But what is less obvious is the changes that happen to these landscapes over time.

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What makes Wales so special?

Feb. 29, 2024, 3:20 p.m.

On Wales National Day, let's focus on reasons to discover this lesser-known part of the UK!

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Why holiday with us in the Jura?

Jan. 18, 2024, 10:19 a.m.

Don’t know much about the Jura? Looking for somewhere a bit different away from the crowds? Here are our top 5 reasons why you should plan a holiday in the Jura.

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Meet Justine: our outdoor sports and moutains lover

April 16, 2024, 11:31 a.m.

Justine, a Sydney native and outdoor enthusiast, is a surfer at heart. After university, she explored Canada, England, and now calls Chamonix, France home. As a Travel Planner focusing on the UK & France, Justine shares her passion for authentic experiences and hidden gems.

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'What makes a stay extra special?' Episode 2

April 11, 2024, 2:52 p.m.

Discover what makes a stay truly special with us as we share expert tips on selecting the perfect accommodation and experience!

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Our podcast 'Experiencing Travel'

March 27, 2024, 11:42 a.m.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new podcast “Experiencing Travel” on Spotify and Apple Music!

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Meet Jane: Mountain Loving Adventurer

Feb. 28, 2024, 10:24 a.m.

Our mountain-loving adventurer and expert Travel Planner for the UK, Normandy and Paris. She will invite you to experience enchanting sunsets and discover the cosiest villages in Britain!

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Meet Claire: Our Ireland Expert

Feb. 28, 2024, 9:24 a.m.

She has an in-depth knowledge of Ireland and loves to surprise her clients with unique local experiences. Fluent in multiple languages and a skilled salsa dancer, she guarantees a fun-filled adventure.

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What are mountain huts and how do they work?

March 11, 2024, 9:50 a.m.

Get to know more about mountain huts you can find in some mountain range in Europe

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How to use your walking poles

March 8, 2024, 4:56 p.m.

Walking poles are now an essential part of our walking gear and should be packed along with walking boots

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Protect yourself against the sun

March 8, 2024, 4:26 p.m.

While walking, you might have to deal with warm days when the sun beats down. Therefore, it is important to know how to protect yourself

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How to anticipate the weather

March 8, 2024, 3:19 p.m.

Find in this article tips for anticipating and dealing with weather conditions

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Travelling with respect

Feb. 28, 2024, 4:26 p.m.

We wish to encourage behaviour that's respectful of both other people (both locals and other clients) and the regions where you are taking your cycling or walking holiday. Below you'll find a few ideas of how you can help to do your bit.

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When the walking gets tough

Feb. 28, 2024, 4 p.m.

Advice for walkers and trekkers on how to keep going when you've had enough

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How to read contours?

Feb. 28, 2024, 3:42 p.m.

Contours are the lines on the walking maps joining points on the ground of equal height. They form one of the most important elements of understanding and reading a map when walking or trekking in the hills or mountains.

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What to do in an emergency whilst out walking

Feb. 28, 2024, 3:25 p.m.

If one of your party has an accident, follow these basic rules.

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What to carry in your rucksack

Feb. 28, 2024, 3:08 p.m.

Some suggestions as what you should carry with you in your rucksack for day walks in the mountains or remote locations

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Be prepared for your walking trip

Feb. 28, 2024, 2:35 p.m.

Advice to walkers on how to make sure they are prepared for venturing out into the mountains or remote areas

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French Walking Maps

Feb. 28, 2024, 10:34 a.m.

In this article we take a look at the main features of the IGN walking maps covering much of France and answer many of your basic questions like 'how do they differ from OS maps in the UK?', 'what areas do they cover?' and 'where can I buy them?'

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