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Looking for Clues 11/05/17

When do you enjoy going for a walk, in a spare moment, at weekends or maybe just holidays? Do you walk to achieve something, like walking a long distance trail or walking up a mountain. Or do you like a casual ramble where the joy is in the scenery or just the act of walking itself? In his book The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs ...

Going Underground 12/04/17

On our walking holidays we follow many ancient trails across the various landscapes of France and the UK. But you can also explore underground, where both ancient man and animals have sheltered. Here’s just a few of the many caves that nature has created and humans have explored...

Last Kingdom of Wessex - Wilton 21/03/17

Today the town of Wilton appears overshadowed by the neighbouring city of Salisbury. However, it was once an important part of the Kingdom of Wessex and it is Wilton that gives us the county name of Wiltshire.

Last Kingdom of Wessex - Shaftesbury 21/02/17

We have a walking holiday that we call 'Wonders of Wessex' and in an article on our website I explain a bit about where the region known as Wessex originated from and how the term became popularised. As a new series of the Last Kingdom is coming back to the BBC this spring, I thought I would take the opportunity to show how the landscape of our walking holiday's are very much featured in this story of the making of England...

Guided Walking Holidays 2017 05/12/16

This coming holiday year is a year of transition for us, with some changes to how we operate. For most customers who go on our self guided holidays, you may notice little change....

Brexit and the Volatile Pound 18/10/16

As anyone living in the UK will be fully aware, we are now heading towards a time when we will have left the European Union or Brexit, as it has been coined......

Spam or Unsolicited E-mails 12/10/16

You may have heard in the news recently about high profile corporate data breaches such as LinkedIn and Yahoo......

In the Footsteps of the Movies 22/08/16

Last week I watched a film called the Duellists for the first time. Set in the Napoleonic era it tells the story of 2 men's dueling exploits and is based on a book by Joseph Conrad which was in turn based on historical events. It was only having watched the film, I was interested in checking on the location of the filming, particularly the castle at the film's conclusion. It turned out to be Chateau de Commarque, 10 miles north west of Sarlat and much was filmed around the medieval village of Sarlat la Canada in the Dordogne....

Not-so-Secret Places 11/06/16

There seems to be a growing trend to call stuff 'secret' in order to give it an air of exclusivity; using the word secret as a marketing tool to make people think they are somehow special in being let in on some secret product, place or activity. The word secret when used to describe something, normally means something not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others....


 

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