Resting from walking, as lloking out across Dinas Bran

How To Plan Your Travel In 2021

After a difficult year where many people all over the world were forced to change their holidays, sometimes multiple times, it’s important to think carefully about how you book your future travel. For many experienced, independent travel...
Post written by Celtic Trails on January 15, 2021 (modified January 15, 2021)
Wye Valley Walking

Why walking is important at every stage of your life.

‘Congratulations, it’s twins!’ I remember smiling enthusiastically back at the doctor, there was some nodding, more smiling, not many words and then I found myself walking through London. I remember Baker Street, it seemed so noisy.As a ...
Post written by Celtic Trails on November 27, 2020 (modified January 15, 2021)
Ruins of Tintern Abbey as seen on Gilpin Wye Tour

2020: A Look Back

2020 has been quite a year! Please let us take this opportunity to express how grateful we are to those adventurous travellers who began to take walking holidays again as soon as they could after the national lockdown in spring 2020. You...
Post written by Celtic Trails on October 31, 2020 (modified January 15, 2021)
Bigsweir Bridge Walkers Wye Valley Walk

One day in March

On 23 March 2020, the UK began the Coronavirus National Lockdown which would affect all businesses on a scale that no one could have predicted. As one of the oldest walking companies in the UK, we had witnessed difficult times in th...
Post written by Celtic Trails on October 10, 2020 (modified January 15, 2021)

6 Unknown Benefits of Being Outdoors

1. Reduced Blood Pressure Studies from the University of Queensland, in Australia, demonstrate that being outside in nature for just thirty minutes a week can result in a blood pressure reduction of up to nine percent. This is simply the...
Post written by Celtic Trails on February 13, 2020 (modified January 15, 2021)
Large scale shot of the Wye ValleyScenery

Walking Gilpin’s Wye Tour

Explore Our New Gilpin Tour in the Wye Valley, the true birthplace of British Tourism 2020 marks 250 years since the ‘birth of British tourism’ thanks to Reverend William Gilpin, an 18th Century traveller who took a boat trip down the Ri...
Post written by Celtic Trails on December 24, 2019 (modified December 24, 2019)

4 Ways Spending Time in Nature Can Boost Your Mood

Have you ever noticed that you felt happier after spending time in nature? There’s no doubt that the natural environment has a positive impact on our mental well-being. When you’re surrounded by natural scenery and wide-open space, it ca...
Post written by SupportCT on November 26, 2019 (modified December 1, 2019)
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...
Post written by Celtic Trails on October 15, 2019 (modified December 1, 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 becam...
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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&...
Post written by James | Celtic Trails on December 18, 2018 (modified October 15, 2019)

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