Blog - 2017

Keep up to date with the activities of High Point Holidays and its staff

Review of Britain's Best Small Hills 11/12/17

I really like the premise of the book; that is providing easy walks with interest to encourage people to get outdoors and mobile....

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...

 


 

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