Camino Santiago – Classic Walks

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes

Camino: A Classic pilgrimage through Spain: Spain’s Camino Frances is one of the best known walks in Spain. This walk takes you through the drier regions such as Rioja and Castile, then through to cooler Galicia. The traditional  Camino begins in St Jean Pied-de-Port, crosses the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles. Then to Pamplona, Burgos, across the […]

Offa’s Dyke – Classic Walks Itinerary

Walking on Hay Bluff, Offa's Dyke, UK

Offa’s Dyke: Itinerary: Britain’s Offa’s Dyke route is 307 km that takes walkers along the limestone ridge, the scarp of the Cotswold Edge. A wonderful walking holiday. The walk can be done in as little as 12 days, but for a more pleasurable walking experience 15 days plus one rest day, we suggest at knighton, is recommended.  […]

Offa's Dyke – Classic Walks

Walking on Offa's Dyke

Offa’s Dyke: A Classic Walk along the Anglo Welsh Border: Britain’s Offa’s Dyke Walk is one of the most historic walks in Britain. This walk takes you along the ancient Anglo-Welsh border. The track begins in Chepstow, passes through scenery of beauty and variety, ranging from the woodlands of the Wye gorge to the windswept […]

Cotswold Way – Classic Walks Itinerary

The ruins of Hailes Abbey on the Cotswold Way

Cotswold Way: A 164 km national walking trail from Bath to Chipping Campden: England’s classic Cotswold Way walk is a 164 km route that takes walkers along the limestone ridge, the scarp of the Cotswold Edge. It’s a wonderful walking holiday that will take you through England’s heart. The walk can be done in as […]

Cotswold Way – Classic Walks

The Jacobean Gatehouse for Stanway House

Cotswold Way: A Classic Walk through middle England: Britain’s Cotswold Way Walk is one of the best loved walks in England. This walk takes you along the limestone ridge, the scarp of the Cotswold Edge. The Way begins in Bath, passes villages and towns of Hawkesbury, Wooten-under-edge, Dursley, Randwick, Painswick, Cheltenham, Winchcombe and Stanton before […]

Coast to Coast – Classic Walks Itinerary

Noran Bank Farm near Patterdale

Coast to Coast Itinerary: England’s classic Coast to Coast walk is a 307 km route that takes walkers across farmlands, through the idyllic, yet challenging Lake District, the famous Yorkshire Dales, and the wild North York Moors.  A wonderful walking holiday The walk can be done in as little as 12 days, but for a […]

The English Coast to Coast Walk – Classic Walks

Ennerdale Water, at the edge of the Lake District, UK

Coast to Coast: A Classic Walk across the North of England: Britain’s Coast to Coast Walk is one of the best known walks in England. This walking route across the northern part of England takes walkers through three of the country’s most famous and scenic national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales […]

Kinsale Harbour, Ireland

Historic Kinsale Harbour

Some time ago……… I arrived at Kinsale, the fishing and tourist village on Ireland’s south-west coast. Kinsale is famous for the historic Battle of Kinsale, in which the Irish and the Spanish fought the English, but lost in 1601, during the reign of Elizabeth I, was a turning point in Irish history. Quite chilly with a […]

Coast to Coast, UK, Grasmere-Patterdale 1

Grisdale Tarn on Coast to Coast walk

We were on the Coast to Coast walk across northern England and had overnighted at Grasmere in the Lake District. The fifth day: Our fellow breakfasters were an American couple who had walked the Coast to Coast path three years ago. Every year they return to Grasmere for a couple of weeks to indulge their […]

Assisi and St Clare

St Clare in the crypt

A brief detour from the Via Francigena, the 2000 km pilgrim path which joins Canterbury to Rome. We had arrived in Assisi, the home of St Francis, Italy’s patron saint, and checked into St Anthony’s Guest House. St. Anthony’s was well designed for pilgrims and travelers; a coffee machine, white and red wine in the […]