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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)
Telford Bridge on Walking holidays in Scotland

Share your Steps | Heather Walks the Great Glen Way

 (This is an excerpt from a recent blog posted by one of our Walkers on The Great Glen Way, read the unabridged version here) Great Glen Way Stage 4: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston   I believe I may never have explained what exactly the Great Glen Way is, so I will take a moment to briefly … Continue reading Share your Steps | Heather Walks the Great Glen Way »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on September 27, 2017 (modified March 27, 2018)
Hiking Holidays in Japan

Walking Japan: Q&A w/Geoff Buck

In October 2018 we’ll be running a guided walking holiday in Japan through our sister brand Langdale Walking Holidays. This week I caught up with our Nakasendo and Kumano Kodo Trails tour leader Geoff Buck to answer some questions on next years trip. Geoff has led a rich and varied life in travel, with trekking in … Continue reading Walking Japan: Q&A w/Geoff Buck »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on September 21, 2017 (modified February 23, 2018)
Rob Roy Way

Autumn Walks to Lift the Spirits

Over in the states, greeting the arrival of fall is a long-held tradition, and the turning of the seasons often means a mass exodus to some of the nations ‘leafer’ hotspots. Unlike the US, there’s nothing quite as close to celebrating the changing natural landscape, and as such – the UK’s praises remain largely unsung. … Continue reading Autumn Walks to Lift the Spirits »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on September 7, 2017 (modified September 12, 2017)
walk yourself healthy Walking down from the summit at Goat Fell

Walk Yourself Healthy

The Shape We’re In Research from Public Health England suggests that a large number of the population do not manage to fit in 10 minutes of walking, once a month. The NHS has come back and stated that “we walk an average of 15 miles less a year than we did two decades ago, we’re … Continue reading Walk Yourself Healthy »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on August 29, 2017 (modified November 16, 2017)
Singles Walking holidays in Ireland

The Art of Going it Alone

I understand the wariness, you reach a fork in the road and, map clasped in hand all you need is a little reassurance. Yet, being out on the hoof, negotiating you’re way through somewhere new, it feels that as you’re trying to find you’re way, you’re really in a constant state of discovery. When it … Continue reading The Art of Going it Alone »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on July 15, 2017 (modified September 28, 2017)
Bridge over the river Tweed

Share Your Steps | Laura Walks the St Cuthbert’s Way

(This is an excerpt from a recent blog posted by one of our Walkers along the St Cuthbert’s Way, the unabridged version can be found here) A St. Cuthbert’s cross key chain for our backpacks and so we are all set. According to the Official Guide to St Cuthbert’s Way, written by Ron Shaw, St. … Continue reading Share Your Steps | Laura Walks the St Cuthbert’s Way »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on July 11, 2017 (modified September 28, 2017)
sustainable tourism

How Can Sustainable Tourism Be a Force for Change?

When it comes to conservation, we’re all eager for solutions. Our hearts are in the right place, but its difficult to get within reach of any answers without a clear look at what’s involved. This is further frustrated by the demand for quick fixes – which probably goes some way to explaining why you’ll often … Continue reading How Can Sustainable Tourism Be a Force for Change? »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on July 4, 2017 (modified October 9, 2017)
Spanish Walking Holidays Ruta de Alquézar - Asque

Aragon: Walking the Rio Vero

You can find itineraries, route guides and walking holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees (Sierra de Guara National Park) here. Off the beaten track, but well worth the journey is the medieval hilltop town of Alquézar. Everyone was indoors taking their siesta,  meanwhile, a pasty Welsh boy was battling off the sun on a hike through the Rio … Continue reading Aragon: Walking the Rio Vero »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on June 30, 2017 (modified October 26, 2017)
David and Ben finalise merger

Our Return to Guided Walking

We are very proud to announce that we have taken on Langdale Walking Holidays as the new ‘guided walking arm’ of Celtic Trails. Langdale Walking Holidays specialise in small group walking and cultural immersion trips to international destinations. A highly experienced company, with a focus on high standards of comfort and service – they have … Continue reading Our Return to Guided Walking »

Post written by Ben Cunningham on June 12, 2017 (modified June 12, 2017)