Blogs - 2013

 

A Guided or Independent Walking Holiday? 23/08/2013

If you've not been on a walking holiday before and therefore inexperienced in navigation or using maps or walking notes, then maybe a guided holiday is for you. However the decision is more complicated than just those factors. Here's some help....

Review of Cicerone's Guidebook Walking in the Auvergne by Rachel Crolla & Carl McKeating 26/07/2013

Cicerone's Walking in the Auvergne pocket guide contains 42 day walks across the varied landscape of the Auvergne region. The Auvergne encompasses the major part of the Massif Central ......

Knowing Where Your Food Comes From - Le Marche, Terroir and the AOC 29/05/2013

One of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French market. Le marche is an integral part of life in most French towns and large villages...

Wessex Revisited - On the Wiltshire and Dorset Border 10/05/13

Last year I was pleased to have helped in the creation of High Point Holidays' Wonders of Wessex independent walking holiday. It gave me the opportunity to explore some of the landscape of my childhood....

France on Two Wheels - The Perfect Way to Enjoy Rural France - Guest Post from Adam Ruck author of France on Two Wheels posted 17/04/13

With the launch of our competition to win a copy of Adam Ruck's France on Two Wheels we asked the author to tell us a bit about how the book came about and what he loves about cycling in rural France.

An Unlikely Pilgrimage from Harold Fry to Robert Louis Stevenson 26/03/13

When out in the Wiltshire countryside last year creating walks and making notes for the High Point Holidays' Wonders of Wessex independent walking holiday, I had the urge to just keep on walking.....

Updating walking notes in Beaujolais and skiing in French Alps posted 25/02/13

After a couple of wet and cold weeks, there are signs that spring is just around the corner. On Tuesday 19th February, the grey wintery skies were finally pierced by bright sunshine and so I decided .....

 

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