Another day. Another beautiful sunset. Watched over English tea, biscuits and the final chapters of a bloody good book. Simple pleasures, my friends. Find the magical in the mundane and joy will always be at your fingertips.
Thinking about a week or more along the Camino? During the 1st half of the year we see mid April to the end of May been the most popular times people travel from Ireland for their walking holiday. We can give you advise on what Clothing,Footwear and Equipment you will need and just as important what you don't need (Lets keep those costs down)! #getoutdoors#getwalking#camino#caminodesantiago#walkingholiday
Can't beat a bit of slow mo sugar sifting!!!...... 🤣🤣Lucky peeps having Twitter Barn cupcakes tonight after a long drive for their weekend away🧁....... What ever you are up to have a great weekend everone!
Winter is a beautiful time for walking... ❄️ Step into nature with a short stay at Combermere Abbey’s country cottages. You can even bring your dog for free until March! 🐩 (📸 | @jessicarosewilliams)
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The second smallest of the Canary Islands, La Gomera’s undulating landscape remains largely unspoiled and is a paradise for hikers. The island is home to an extensive network of very well marked trails that are easy to follow with spectacular views.
Where to next? What a magical shot of Sutton Bank! If you're a big fan of walking holidays, be sure to pick up a copy of our North East March Edition to read all about the best walking holiday destinations for 2020! 📸 @matthillierphotographer via @lovegreatbritain
Did you know, we have a very stylish sister company? She's known as The Ginger Peanut Townhouse... Nestled in the heart of Bampton is a hidden gem - the amazing Ginger Peanut Townhouse. Designed with comfort and style in mind, our townhouse with five en-suite bedrooms is perfect for a weekend break or take over the whole building for a private townhouse party!
The reception rooms are furnished with ever so comfy sofas and armchairs in flexible flowing spaces. The Townhouse is equipped with super fast WiFi, tables, chairs, an open plan pantry area with complimentary teas, coffee and snacks.
Feel free to nip across the road to grab a bottle of wine, a ready meal or takeaway snack to eat in the comfort of The Ginger Peanut.
Fancy eating out? There are plenty of local options a short walk away and you are perfectly located for Exmoor, the north and south Devon coasts. Whether you are visiting friends, family, in the area for a wedding, party, business meeting or just fancy a break in beautiful Devon, The Ginger Peanut is a great option for all.
Organising group travel is a great idea, but the planning can be very time consuming! 😅 So make your next group adventure even easier and let our experts organise it for you 👍 If you are planning a group trip for your friends, social club or hiking group, why not hand over the organising and booking to us? 😉 We offer adventure holidays ranging from walking & yoga to cycling to photography and have a team that specialise in organising groups of 10 or more that can completely tailor a trip for your group saving you time, effort and hassle 🙌
Expert knowledge and years of experience means that you will get a perfectly planned itinerary to suit your group completely. Your trip is specifically designed around your group’s interests and budget! So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience 🌎✈️ To find out more about how you can tailor make your own unique group experience visit www.tdactiveholidays.ie/groups
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Would you like to join a group of like minded people for a walking adventure in Portugal this September?
We will be staying in hotels every night and our luggage will be transferred direct each day. Into The West Adventures will guide us on our walking days and organise all hotels, transfers to and from airports for group and our luggage each day.
Flying from Dublin to Porto return
If you are interested please let me know.
Deposits must be paid by 1st March to secure your place #walkingholiday#portugal#newadventures#friendship#fun
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A very warm walk today with a welcomed northeasterly behind us at times and then a bit of a sea breeze... and not expecting any flowers... but look... they were not abundant but they were there...
Nice to have expectations turned on their heads sometimes, right? 😉
Every season on the Camino de Santiago is different and autumn time does not disappoint.
For those of you who would prefer to walk in cooler weather, the months of September and October are the perfect time to explore the Camino de Santiago. With clear blue skies and crisp mornings, the Camino is a little less crowded at this time of year, as the August Holiday Pilgrims finish their way and return home.
Did you know that thousands of people flock to northern Spain and Portugal to celebrate and witness the harvesting of the grapes in September and October
Yes, this is wine country. The vineyards along the Camino are heavy with the year´s fruit.
It´s such a wonderful experience to wander through the countryside and watch the farmers harvest the grapes by hand, in the old ways.
Indeed, it´s an added bonus of walking the Camino in autumn time.
And, at the end of the day, you´ll be free to sample the vino of Spain and Portugal, perhaps at a little cafe in a quaint little square at sunset. The golden hour is at strongest at this time of year.
Come and join us on a seven day adventure on one of our 2019 Wild Camino Journeys.
Let's see what magic awaits us on the Camino de Santiago
They say it's not about the destination. It's all about the journey yet the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is a very special destination. Santiago welcomes thousands of Pilgrims at the end of their Caminos every year and it's such a special place to be.
If you would like to wander the Way and end your Camino in Santiago, check out our Wild Camino Journeys.
For those who love to stride out amid the fragrance of salty sea air and with the warmth of the sun on their face, the Isle of Wight Coastal Path is a dream come true.
Shaped like a diamond, the Isle of Wight really is a jewel in the English Channel, and our Coastal Path holidays are the perfect way to explore the island the Romans first named Vectis.
Our 70 mile circuit of the island begins in the seaport town of Cowes on the west bank of the River Medina. Cowes is home to the oldest and biggest sailing regatta in the world. From here we head south west to the historic town of Yarmouth, skirting Newtown National Nature Reserve as we go. Then it’s onwards to the village of Totland with its picturesque sandy beach, ahead of a breathtaking crossing of Headon Warren where you’ll catch your first glimpse of the iconic chalk stacks, The Needles, guarded by its lighthouse at the outer western end of the formation.
The grassy, whale backed ridge of Tennyson Down leads us east along the southern edge of the island, first past the chalk pebbled Freshwater Bay, then on to a collection of chines and home to one of the richest areas for dinosaur discovery in Europe. St Catherine’s Lighthouse marks the most southern point of the island and is one of the oldest lighthouse locations in Great Britain.
Shanklin, Sandown and Seaview continue the theme of sun, sea and sand. Ryde, home to the world’s oldest hovercraft operator, is now all that stands between you and the completion of your circuit.
The island has been home to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. Also, thanks to Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, the birthplace of the radio.
The Isle of Wight is England’s largest island. Yet at high tide, becomes England’s smallest county!
Put simply, if you love the thought of walking round a beautiful and fascinating island, that enjoys more sunshine than some parts of Spain, then the Isle of Wight Coastal Path is most certainly the holiday for you.