If you’re suffering from the January blues then these hikes are guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
Will Hide has selected the best walking holidays for 2019, including a women-only trip via Loch Lomond in Scotland, as well as a special jaunt that spans the length of Hadrian’s Wall.
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Enjoy a wonderful two-week amble along this gorgeous stretch of the Welsh coast, starting at Amroth and finishing at St Dogmaels, a total of 186 miles. Start off every morning with a hearty Welsh breakfast. Your baggage is transported on to the next night’s accommodation, so you can travel light. Along the way, take in lovely beaches and historic castles, as well as possible sightings of grey seals, porpoises and basking sharks.
Absolute Escapes (absoluteescapes.com) offers this two-week trip from £1,195pp (based on two sharing) with B&B, daily luggage transfer and information pack with maps (walescoastpath.gov.uk).
Plan ahead for June and you could walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall, guided by either Mark Corney, a frequent contributor to Channel 4’s Time Team, or leading archaeologist Tony Wilmott. The nine-day tour (starting at Wetheral in Cumbria and ending in Newcastle) covers up to 13 miles a day, with plenty of stories and tales en route and some of northern England’s most dramatic scenery.