Blog posts • Oct 28, 2014 14:39 GMT
Darren Fields is new to our team and to the joys of walking holidays in the UK. So we sent him to Hassness, our very own country house on the shores of Buttermere in the Lake District, to break in his new walking boots. Now he can’t wait to go back…
Blog posts • Oct 21, 2014 16:17 BST
When Yve joined our Women’s Activity Week, she expected hill walking, yoga and Pilates, morning jogging, Nordic walking, aerobics and circuit training, even morning dips in the lake. What she didn’t expect was to be moved to poetry! Here she shares her thoughts in verse, as well as a very atmospheric watercolour she painted while in the Lakes.
Blog posts • Oct 02, 2014 15:26 BST
This was my first Ramblers Holiday, and my wife Lesley, and I can only say what a wonderful experience we had with good company, beautiful walks and views, numerous historic sites, and based in a lovely hotel. The whole experience was enhanced by our leader, Adam Ward, who went out of his way to make sure that we all gained the maximum benefit from our holiday.
Blog posts • Sep 25, 2014 08:30 BST
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays have run an outstanding holiday in California for many years. It is an area of the planet that evidently was at the front of the queue when they handed out natural wonders.
Blog posts • Sep 23, 2014 11:54 BST
The soaring landscapes of the Alps and the Dolomites dominate a part of Italy that often doesn’t seem very Italian at all. Most of the region known as the Südtirol belonged to Austria until it was handed over to Italy at the end of WW1, and many of its inhabitants and much of its way of life reflects that northern heritage.
Blog posts • Sep 16, 2014 13:06 BST
When you’re leading a group, you are always concentrating fully on them, totally absorbed on making their holiday the best possible, looking out for their safety while making sure that none of the sights or experiences are missed. It’s pretty full on, and hugely enjoyable.
Blog posts • Aug 18, 2014 08:44 BST
28 days on a cruise seemed so long – but with so many activities on the ship and walks from the ports the time soon flew by. A big bonus was being able to visit Odessa, which was previously cancelled, and well worth the visit.
Blog posts • Aug 04, 2014 12:10 BST
I was particularly interested in something between these two: Dr John Rae, an Orcadian sent in the mid-19th century by the Hudson’s Bay Company to search for Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the high Arctic. Two hundred years after Rae’s birth outside Stromness, his statue graces the town’s waterfront.
Blog posts • Aug 01, 2014 11:45 BST
The Azores was created by volcanic activity. The effects of this volatile genesis can be witnessed both above and below ground with almost 300 hundred volcanic cavities having been surveyed, and a landscape filled with crater lakes and thermal water springs.
Blog posts • Jul 25, 2014 12:00 BST
Labelia is home to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ which has been officially recorded byUNESCO. Labelia is the holy land for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians who frequently make a pilgrimage to see the 11 magnificent rock-hewn churches which date back to the twelfth century.
Blog posts • Jul 22, 2014 12:24 BST
A study in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology suggested a more straightforward reasoning behind it. In their study, both children and adults performed a memory exercise better when walking than sitting.
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2014 12:19 BST
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged landowners and farmers to consider the type of public access there is to their land and try to plan where cattle should be kept accordingly. Since the Countryside and Rights of Way Act was passed in 2000 there has been an increase of precautions put in place to keep the public, while on walking holidays, safe.
Blog posts • Jul 11, 2014 12:14 BST
There is something about coastal walking that is both profoundly exhilarating and deeply meditative and peaceful, all at the same time. There is a theory which suggests it’s all to do with ozone and negative ions.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2014 15:54 BST
The fabulous fiesta ‘A Taste of Spain & her Islands’ at Lemsford Mill over the weekend 28 and 29 June, was a brilliant success.The biggest event ever hosted by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, was housed in an elegant marquee positioned on the lawn in the midst of the Mill’s lush garden greenery.
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2014 11:48 BST
There was no escaping the fact that we were staying on a group of volcanic islands – from the topography of the inactive and not so inactive volcanoes, to the periodic smell of sulphur in the air.
Blog posts • Jul 01, 2014 12:12 BST
Not only is John Carter – former presenter of TV’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ – one of the doyens of the travel writing fraternity but a great pasta maker to boot! He had the opportunity to hone his culinary skills on a Ramblers Worldwide Holidays visit to the Hotel Giardini in San Marcello, Tuscany under the benevolent eye of chef Cinzia who runs cookery classes at the hotel.