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About Country Guide Holidays

Offer short break walking holidays in the Yorkshire Dales & Moors, Derbyshire, Lake District and North Wales.

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 … Continue reading

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Windermere

We stayed at the Windermere Hotel.  Despite all the recent bad weather, and some gloomy forecasts,  we managed to find some enjoyable walks – and avoid the mud and rain! In view of the ground conditions our walks were shorter … Continue reading

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Malvern

We stayed at the Abbey hotel, adjoining Malvern Priory, at the foot of the Malvern Hills. On the first day we walked up Happy Valley and Green Valley over the Malverns to West Malvern, and returned via back via North … Continue reading

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Otley Chevin

Another new venue for us, we stayed at Chevin Country Park Hotel: On the first day we enjoyed walks around Otley Chevin, going through Chevin Forest Park and admiring the Surprise View – said to be one of the finest panoramic … Continue reading

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Belper

We stayed as Makeney Hall to explore the Derwent Valley and South Derbyshire.  Our first day’s walk was exploring the area around Milford, Duffield and Holbrook. The walk ended near the lovely 17th century Holly Bush Inn: The next day … Continue reading

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Ironbridge

Another new venue for us this year was Ironbridge.  We stayed at Madeley Court Hotel – a 16th Century Manor House, and explored the “Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution”.  On our first day we went though Stirchley, Dawley, and Hinkshay to Telford … Continue reading

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Levisham

We stayed at the lovely Horseshoe Inn in Levisham, in the North York Moors National Park. Our first walk was to the Hole of Horcum According to Wikipedia, it’s an amphitheatre made by a giant, who scooped up a large … Continue reading

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