Blog posts • Mar 08, 2016 17:20 GMT
Anita Rani was very impressed with the spectacular scenery of Northern Ireland’s coastline on BBC1’s programme Countryfile on Sunday 6th March. She walked part of the Ulster Way, a 625-mile circular route (one of the longest in the UK and Ireland) that was created by Wilfred Capper, Northern Ireland’s answer to Wainwright.
Blog posts • Mar 08, 2016 11:05 GMT
The scents – cardamom coffee, incense, woodsmoke, desert herbs; the colours; and the biblical landscapes and ancient spirit of Petra beguiled Sophie Hughes on our recent Jewels of Jordan tour. But it was the people – shepherds, villagers, children, and the hospitality of local families that completely won her heart in this historical and troubled land.
Blog posts • Feb 12, 2016 17:30 GMT
Since 2012, veteran traveller Gladys Cable has returned to Santorini & Naxos an amazing six times, and has just booked her seventh trip for May 2016. We were intrigued about her love of the Cyclades archipelago and what draws her back time and again. Here’s what she told us.
Blog posts • Feb 04, 2016 14:39 GMT
The Big Pathwatch survey, the most ambitious campaign ever undertaken by The Ramblers Association, ended on December 31st. With the assistance of Ramblers members and the general public, the aim was to walk and survey every footpath in England and Wales in order to ensure that these vital resources are kept clear for walking. The project was supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.
Blog posts • Jan 29, 2016 16:46 GMT
ITV’s new drama series ‘Jericho’ brings to life the shanty town that grew up around the building of the Ribblehead viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s. The viaduct – 104 feet high, 440 yards long and with 24 soaring stone arches – is a massive engineering feat of the Victorian age, and cost hundreds of workers their lives during construction.
Blog posts • Jan 25, 2016 11:54 GMT
Peter Bailey has been on many RWH holidays over the years, but now finds the gentler pace of an Adagio holiday suits him well, keeping him active, and as a widower, the group companionship and support are invaluable to him; as he says, it’s been a life-saver. Here’s his story.
Blog posts • Jan 22, 2016 10:42 GMT
The recent adverse weather in the Lake District didn’t deter veteran rambler Gerry Carson or the redoubtable tour leaders Gillian and Chris; despite the elements, an excellent Christmas holiday was enjoyed by all at Hassness House.
Blog posts • Jan 13, 2016 11:46 GMT
Country Walking magazine’s January 2016 issue features a reader survey of overseas walking ambitions for the year ahead. The good news is that very own roving ambassador, Julia Bradbury (add link to Julia), topped the poll for favourite walking companion. And the even better news is that you can tackle all the top 10 walking experiences with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays!
Blog posts • Dec 18, 2015 17:35 GMT
Our excellent leaders are at the heart of our holiday business at RWH. With their unmatched knowledge, experience, and that personal touch, they are what makes each and every tour a unique success. But by the very nature of their work, it’s almost impossible to get them all together in one place to share vision and experience. But this year we managed it!
Blog posts • Dec 17, 2015 15:46 GMT
Our Cruise & Walk holidays give you the best of both worlds – luxury accommodation as you float past magnificent scenery, and shore excursions that take you right into the heart of the landscape on foot. Hannah Parsons describes her walking excursions through the stunning fjords of Norway, based on the Fred.Olsen ship, the MS Boudicca.
Blog posts • Nov 20, 2015 16:23 GMT
Since its inception in 2012, our ‘Walking Partnership’ fund, has donated £1,500 to Cambridge Rambling Club (CRC). The club has used these funds to help improve access to rights of way in their local area.
Blog posts • Nov 10, 2015 18:09 GMT
The dreamy locations of the Inspector Montalbano TV Series have placed this part of Italy firmly on the tourist map. Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, investigates and finds baroque hilltop towns, stunning beaches and is tantalised by a possible sighting of the famous detective.
Blog posts • Nov 03, 2015 13:39 GMT
Majorca’s image as a holiday destination is usually that of a party island of sun, sea and sand. But there’s a very different side to it; on the north-west of the island, a beautiful mountainous hinterland runs parallel to coast and is fantastic country for walking. Gerry Carson found his second visit to be even better than his first.