Matlock Bath

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We stayed at the 18th century New Bath Hotel, complete with outdoor pool fed with spring water. On the first day (click here to see the route) we walked to Cromford (for a fantastic Sunday lunch) and went along the High Peak Trail and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and back along the Cromford canal.


In the evening we walked along the River Derwent and admired the illuminations. The next day we went to the historic market town of Bakewell, and over to Haddon.


We then went to Youlgrave for lunch and back through Lathkill Dale and Over Haddon (see here for walk).

For our final day, we walked from Matlock Bath to Matlock:

20190924_110042.jpg and back over High Tor and through Matlock Woods. Despite a severe weather warning, Mel replanned the route (see here) and we had an enjoyable walk with great views.

There’s more pictures on our Facebook page here.

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Hayburn Wyke


We stay at this 18th century coaching inn between Scarborough and Whitby on the Yorkshire coast.

Our first day’s walk (click here to see the route) took us down to the waterfalls and sea, before a cliff top walk with views of Scarborough Castle before coming back inland.

The next day, we walked from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay:


before coming back inland via an old water mill (click here to see the route).

On the following day we visited Whitby
and explored this lovely fishing town with more spectacular cliff top walks (click here to see the route).

For our final day we returned to Ravenscar


for a different circular walk over the moors with great sea views (click here to see the route).

If you fancy a holiday like this, we’re returning on the 29th October 2019 – but there’s only two rooms available (and they’ll soon go)!

There’s more pictures on our Facebook page here.

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Hartford Hall RS

A new venure for us, we stayed at Hartford Hall in the heart of Vale Royal, and explored some Cheshire canals, rivers and woodland and also visited the historic city of Chester.

On our first day’s walk (see here for route), we visited Vale Royal Abbey, went past some Cheshire salt mines, and returned along the River Weaver.

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The next day we visited Acton Bridge (see here for route), and explored the Trent and Mersey canal and the Weaver Navigation.

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We then spent a day exploring Northwich Woodlands, as well as visiting the historic Anderton Boat Lift (see here for route).

Boat entering the Anderton Lift

On our final day we followed in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, and explored Chester walls and the River Dee.

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We did a morning walk (see here) and an afternoon walk (see here) for people who didn’t have to leave early.  There’s more pictures on our Facebook page here.

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Humber Bridge

Welton Church

For our first walk we went down to the River Humber, and walked towards the bridge, before coming back through woodlands to Welton (see here for walk).

The next day we had an interesting circular walk through Ellerker to South Cave and back via Brantingham (see here for walk).

Humber Bridge

On the last day we walked over the Humber Bridge and explored Waters Edge Country Park and Barton-upon-Humber (see here for walk).

There’s more pictures on our Facebook page here.

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Ross on Wye

Ye Old Ferrie Inn

A new venue for us, we stayed in Symonds Yat.  On the first day we explored around our hotel, walking around Great Doward and Leeping Stocks Nature Reserve before visiting Ye Old Ferrie Inn (see here for walk).

The next day we walked along the River Wye, before crossing over the river:

Crossing the River Wye

to Symonds Yat East. After lunch by the ferry:

Wye Ferry

we climbed Symonds Yat Rock, for spectacular views of the River Wye:

River Wye

and to observe peregrine falcons (see here for walk).

The next day we visited Tintern Abbey:

Tintern Abbey

and climbed up to the Devil’s Pulpit:

Devil's Pulpit

before stopping for a delicious pub lunch in Brockweir before walking back via the Old Station and the River Wye (see here for walk).

On our final day we visited Ross-on-Wye.


We walked along the river to Brampton Abbotts and had another great pub lunch in Wilton. We finished with a walk around Wilton Castle

Wilton Castle

(see here for walk) and had another chance to explore this lovely town.


There are more pictures on our Facebook Page.


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Extra holiday added. Malham 23rd April

P1060160The Beast from the East blocked the roads, preventing our Malham holiday going ahead in March. We will now be in Malham Mon 23 – Wed 25 April. Get in touch if you would like to join us.


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New Year 2017/18

Another fantastic New Year break at the wonderful Bryn Howel Hotel on the Llangollen canal. Good weather, excellent food and most importantly great company.

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New Year Break 2017/18 Llangollen £240

Bryn Howell

Join our popular break to see in the New Year with 3 days of walking and two evenings of celebrations.

The Bryn Howel is an excellent hotel on the banks of the canal 2 miles from Llangollen,

Arrive for lunch on the 30th with an afternoon walk before dinner and dancing. On New Year’s Eve a full day of walking, including a pub lunch, is followed by a Gala dinner and dancing. On New Year’s Day our last walk finishes with a carvery lunch.

Option for easy walks. Extra night before or after or both at £25 per person b&b.

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Our next break. Whitby Nov 10 – 12



Enjoy autumn walks on the coast and North Yorks Moors from our base at the Royal Hotel.

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Malham and Settle


We stayed in Malham and had wonderful weather exploring this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales. On our first day we visited Janet’s Foss (pictured above), Gordale Scar and walked towards Malham Tarn and enjoyed walking on the limestone pavement before descending to the bottom of Malham Cove (see here for walk).

The next day we went to Settle, where we visited Attermire Scar, Victoria Cave, and Catrigg Force:


before returning via the River Ribble to explore Settle (see here for walk).

Our final day we visited Hanlith, Airton and Kirkby Malham,


before returning to Malham (see here for walk). There’s more photos on our Facebook page here.

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