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posted 27-7-2019 @ 10:57 AM www
English walking holidays

Hubby and I are planning to walk Hadrian's Wall. Just wondering whether anyone has ever done this, or any other walking tour through England.

We plan to get a company to transport our bags each day and book accommodation, so are hoping somebody can recommend a tour group operator that provides a good service. There are lots on Google and it's hard to choose who to go with.

Plus any other tips regarding walking holidays

Thanks
posted 27-7-2019 @ 12:55 PM www


I would absolutely love to do this..walk from the West to the East. It has been on my bucket list for a long time. It would be fabulous. Unfortunately, with my arthritis, I am unable to do it. Do it for me, Pompom!! What I suggest is getting some ideas from Trip Advisor. When we cruised to NZ, I used TA to find a couple of small companies for trips from the ship, and that worked out well.
posted 27-7-2019 @ 03:58 PM www


I know this is not the same but I won a hiking walking holiday in W.A. It was similar in that all we carried was a backpack with camera, water and depending on access food etc. If there was access the tour company vehicle would bring us lunch and all else was taken care of by the tour company. I thought I had prepared beforehand but did have a bit of difficulty with the terrain. What I would of done differently would be go to the gym beforehand and concentrate on building leg strength. Get the best quality hiking shoes available and fitted professionally. Take walking poles (I ended up borrowing some and they were a godsend). Pack fixomull. This stuff is amazing for blister prevention.
posted 27-7-2019 @ 04:35 PM www


I walked a bit of it, itís very interesting and beautiful countryside. I know there are walking trails everywhere and recently in the Lakes district we came across literally hundreds of people doing the walks, but must admit most we saw where just doing it for the day. Iíd love to do the walks in retirement, you come across them in the least places you expect. When you research if you donít already use google.co.uk not Australian one I feel you get better results.



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posted 27-7-2019 @ 06:00 PM www


I walked a tiny bit of Hadrian's Wall...not my thing at all!

I don't know how much research you've done, but if you search amazon.co.uk with 'walking hadrians wall', there's a scad of printed resources, books and dvds, which you CAN'T buy directly through them, but will give you some idea of the content and usefulness in the reviews. Also I think Julia Bradbury's walks dvds have done some of the Wall.

Hadrian's Haul have a lot of good reviews.
https://wildabouttravel.boardingarea.com/2015/01/hiking-hadr...
posted 27-7-2019 @ 08:06 PM www


Thanks Dabsey for the hint about fixomull tape, will definitely get some.

I was wondering about walking poles and whether it was worth using them. Hubby hiked the Annapurna circuit last year and didn't use them but I'm a bit more unsteady on my feet.

I also didn't think about using UK Google, will have a hunt with that.

I want to walk west to east but think we will go the other way as that's what most companies seem to suggest.

Enchanted spirit, did you find the bit you did difficult? I think lots of people just do day walks. We are going to take 10 days so hopefully will get a chance to look around as we go.

Thanks Pirate for that website, will have a read now.
posted 21-9-2019 @ 08:53 PM www


There's a double page article about this in today's Weekend Australian Travel section today.
posted 22-9-2019 @ 07:29 AM www


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Originally posted by pompom
Thanks Dabsey for the hint about fixomull tape, will definitely get some.

I was wondering about walking poles and whether it was worth using them. Hubby hiked the Annapurna circuit last year and didn't use them but I'm a bit more unsteady on my feet.

I also didn't think about using UK Google, will have a hunt with that.

I want to walk west to east but think we will go the other way as that's what most companies seem to suggest.

Enchanted spirit, did you find the bit you did difficult? I think lots of people just do day walks. We are going to take 10 days so hopefully will get a chance to look around as we go.

Thanks Pirate for that website, will have a read now.


no I found it a bit like romping through the countryside as a kid, but after a few days maybe not so, ( or we could of been on an easy section) I saw lots of people with poles and asked a couple if they were useful, lady said she liked them as if she did get unsteady then at least she wouldnít fall. I imagine they could be very useful in rain especially.
I have a friend who walks the Camino etc she uses them her husband does not, she loves them.




When the world says give up

HOPE WHISPERS

try it one more time.......
posted 22-9-2019 @ 03:25 PM www


I have walk part of the wall it was great. look out for the Roman
fort and the Roman Museusm along the way
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