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Holidays and short breaks in the North of England

The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks offer some of the finest walking and hiking in Great Britain. Hadrian’s Wall combines centuries of history with fine Northumberland scenery. The Eden Valley is a quiet oasis little-known to all but the most discerning. In July, Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France passed through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

We have been providing holidays and short breaks that sample the best that the UK can offer since 1997.

Our experience, enthusiasm and local knowledge enable us to show you places and features often missed by other visitors. Wherever we go you will see reminders of a fascinating and often turbulent past - from castles and stone circles to historic churches or houses. Seasoned walker or newcomer, there is something here for everyone. Follow the links below to find out more about our holidays:

Call us on 01524 734022 or to join us in 2015

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South Lakeland

South Lakeland

Western Dales

Western Dales

North Lakeland

North Lakeland

Herriot’s Dales

Herriot's Dales

Eden Explorer

Eden Explorer

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall

What's Included
All of our holidays are fully guided and include:
  • 7 nights Bed and Breakfast in a comfortable Guest House
  • 5 full days of guided walking with an experienced and knowledgeable leader
  • A day free to explore or relax as you wish - usually Wednesday
  • Comfortable transport to and from the walks
  • Packed lunch on walking days
Short Breaks of 2 or 3 days/nights are also available based around our week-long holidays.

Planning your trip
We can help with advice on travel in the UK and getting to your holiday destination. All can be readily reached using public transport.

We select our venues carefully - they are all small, family-run and chosen for quality, location and warmth of welcome. They hold VisitBritain (VB) star ratings or an equivalent local inspection. Evening meals are available or there will be good alternatives a short walk away. En-suite rooms are the norm with some standard rooms also available at lower rates. Single rooms are available - at some locations without a supplement.

Walks, Groups & Leaders
Each day's walk will be carefully selected by the leader taking into account likely weather and group fitness. You do not need to be experienced but you will need clothing suitable for hill walking, boots and a light daypack. A typical day of around 6 to 7 hours includes stops to appreciate views, interesting features and for breaks. There is often a cosy tea room for an after-walk cup of tea!
Our groups consist of singles, couples and friends arriving from Britain, Europe and further afield with many guests returning for repeat holidays. They are small enough to ensure individual attention.
Our experienced leaders have a detailed knowledge of the landscapes, natural history and history of the area. They know the best routes, where the sights "off the beaten track" are and will provide you with ideas for your non-walking day. For your safety they carry a first aid kit, emergency shelter and mobile phone.

Group Holidays We can tailor a holiday specifically to your group. Discounts are available at some venues for larger parties.

Holiday Grades     To fully enjoy a walking holiday you do need to be reasonably fit and active. If you have any doubts about which grade is right for you please ask us for advice.
Moderate: include valley walking and lower or less demanding summits. The paths are generally good but can also include rough sections or steep climbs, particularly in the Lake District.
A typical day might be: 7 - 10 miles (11 - 16 km) with 500 - 1500 feet (150 - 500m) of ascent.
Moderate Plus: will appeal to more experienced or active guests who wish to tackle the higher hills or walk further. A typical day might be: 12miles (20 km) or over 2000 feet (600m) of ascent with some pathless terrain or rough ground.

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Curlew Guided Walking
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Tel: 01524 734022 (UK)
Tel: +44 1524 734022 (outside UK)

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