Self-guided Flexibility There are no fixed departure dates - you can travel any day, walking for as long as
you choose. You walk unescorted from inn to inn, with the freedom to set your own pace.
Build in extra days for sightseeing/relaxing!
...Is unpredictable to say the least although if you study the forecasts
and the way that depressions move in the UK, it becomes more
predictable!! Generally between April and October it is more dry
than wet, with temperatures (again generally) 16-28 degrees Celsius (60-80 degrees
Fahrenheit) at sea level. However, of course Britain has frontal weather
and you can have spells of rain lasting a day or so. Mountains generate their own weather, and with wind chill mild temperatures
at sea level can be bitterly cold at 2000 ft.
walks and those in the western and northern parts of Britain receive
much more rain than walks to the south and east, though
strangely often when the weather in Scotland is good, it is bad
in England! However it is more often the reverse.
important thing is to come prepared and carry a reasonable ensemble of
waterproofs, warm clothing and rugged footwear, even if it unlikely
that you need it.
If the weather isn't
good and you decide not to walk then you have to rely either on
public transport or a taxi.
We are proud to present our 20th year of walking holidays in our homeland, Britain.
The walks offer an eclectic mix of rocky coastline, rolling hillsides and/or craggy mountains. Our aim is to
include all the elements that make up this green and pleasant isle,
including perhaps the opportunity to visit a castle, some gardens, have a
cream tea, a great pint of ale or even an armful of fish 'n' chips wrapped
We design independent walks that enable the visitor to sample the countryside and the
history of Britain. Our routes bring alive the descriptions of writers like
William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, Boswell and Johnson. You may visit places where Roman legions marched and fierce battles were
waged, perhaps walking on an ancient cattle drover's route over the hills to
market. On every tour there is at least in part, great historical interest
as well as natural beauty. Most but not all of the walks, follow at
least in part, sections of the reasonably well maintained long distance
paths or National Trails whose concept and history has origins in the Great
Trespass Movement of the 1930s.
Dramatic scenery, castles, historic churches nestled amongst wild flowers, sleepy
villages, sunshine and rain: these are all integral parts of walking in Britain.
Note: If your planned dates of travel coincide with UK 2012 bank holiday
weekends on 6 Apr-9 Apr, 5-7 May, 2-5 June or 24-26 Aug, it may be necessary
to extend your trip in order to secure accommodation. During these periods
many hotels will not accept bookings for just one night. If this effects your holiday Sherpa will
contact you immediately on receipt of your booking form to discuss any
We recommend that you book as early as possible to keep these changes to a