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Two people walking through a golden meadow near Far Sawrey, Cumbria, in the English Lake District National Park

Guided or Self-Guided Walking Trips: Choose Your Way to Go!

This is a guest article written by one of our walkers, Olivia Pittet. Who exactly signs up for a walking trip, whether guided or self-guided? The answer is all sorts of people of almost any age. But most are likely to be in their fifties and sixties looking for an active, outdoors-based, culturally informed and … Continue reading Guided or Self-Guided Walking Trips: Choose Your Way to Go! »

Post written by Celtic Trails on April 19, 2019 (modified April 19, 2019)

Share your Steps | Suzanne walks Offa’s Dyke Path

This is a guest article written by one of our walkers on the Offa’s Dyke Path, Suzanne Schlosberg. Off the Beaten Footpath in Wales An intimate encounter with Welsh country life on the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path A while back I became obsessed with “Hinterland,” a BBC drama about a brooding detective exiled to a Welsh coastal town where nobody smiles.  Wales, as depicted in the show, … Continue reading Share your Steps | Suzanne walks Offa’s Dyke Path »

Post written by Celtic Trails on March 26, 2019 (modified March 27, 2019)

The Benefits of Being in Nature

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees” – Henry David Thoreau Have you come back from a day outdoors, in nature, feeling like it’s done you good? It probably won’t come as a surprise to find you’re not the only one. If you’re feeling run down, in need … Continue reading The Benefits of Being in Nature »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on December 18, 2018 (modified December 19, 2018)
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A – Z Walking Code

~ Follow our 26 simple steps for a safe, considerate and stress-free walking holiday this summer ~     Ask the experts- Celtic Trails’ online ‘walk finder’ can help you find the perfect walking holiday destination for you. Or just call us on 01291 689774 and we’ll talk you through some options.     Broaden … Continue reading A – Z Walking Code »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on July 17, 2018 (modified July 19, 2018)
Ynys Llanddwyn 100 Favourite Walks Blog

Julia and Ore on Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100

Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba present a guide to the British public’s favourite 100 walks, showcasing the  results of a survey taken from over 8,000 British walking enthusiasts to find the nation’s favourite. As the countdown began, we eagerly awaited to see what trail would come out on top…but the programme also served as a reminder to … Continue reading Julia and Ore on Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on February 1, 2018 (modified March 6, 2018)
Walking for Mindfulness

Walking for Mindfulness : Why a Walking Holiday Benefits More than Just Physical Health

We’ve heard of yoga retreats and wellbeing spas, but have you ever thought about how a walking holiday might provide the perfect restorative opportunity for your mental health? Walking holidays are the pinnacle of escapism. Not only are you placing yourself in some of the most secluded and untouched corners of the country, but with … Continue reading Walking for Mindfulness : Why a Walking Holiday Benefits More than Just Physical Health »

Post written by Alex Cunningham on December 22, 2017 (modified December 29, 2017)
Kinder Scout

Access to Public Lands

Eighty-five years ago in April 1932, over 400 young Manchester and Salford workers participated in a Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in the nearby Peak District. Trespassing on Kinder Scout was an act of defiance, from a group that found walking in the countryside offered a relief from the polluted, industrial towns and cities. In … Continue reading Access to Public Lands »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on November 14, 2017 (modified September 10, 2018)

Villages of the Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata Villages Across the almost lunar landscape of the Cabo de Gata Naural Park, with its volcanic craters and dried up river beds – the idyllic villages of the route appear almost like an oasis in a desert. These are the places Spanish people go to when they want to get away from … Continue reading Villages of the Cabo de Gata »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on October 27, 2017 (modified October 27, 2017)
Walks in Northumberland

Walks in Northumberland | Modern Day Pilgrimage

Three Walks in Northumberland Walks in Northumberland have all the ingredients for the ideal hike – history, iconic landmarks and stunning views. England’s northern reaches remain criminally under-visited, although if you’re looking for a secluded walking experience – these routes may just be the ones you’re looking for. Visitor support for the region is growing, … Continue reading Walks in Northumberland | Modern Day Pilgrimage »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on October 26, 2017 (modified December 14, 2017)
Walk into your everyday commute

Everyday Walking (Getting More Steps into the Day-to-Day)

Active Travel, on Everyday Journeys Shouldn’t all the walks we take to work, school or the shops be as enjoyable and accessible as the walks we take for pleasure? It sounds Utopian, but there’s no denying that this is an issue that affects almost everyone. Research from the National Statistics has shown that taking the bus … Continue reading Everyday Walking (Getting More Steps into the Day-to-Day) »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on September 29, 2017 (modified May 2, 2018)