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Best Tours for Walking in Britain during the Autumn or Winter

11 December 2017

Advise on the Best Tours for Walking in Britain during the Autumn or Winter.

One of the delights of our Maritime climate is that it is possible to have just as nice walking days in the Autumn or Winter as it is during the Spring & Summer. Because of the shorter day lengths in the deepest winter it may not be light until 9am and begin to be dark at 3pm. Of course that’s perfect, as that’s when you do your walking normally throughout the year!
My advice is to perhaps do a center based tour for 2 – 4 days. That way you have a base where you can easily wash and dry clothes (as the trails may be a bit muddier). Choose a tour with fantastic scenery around you, whilst you stay mainly in the valley, such as The Lakes District based at Keswick. Hopefully the hill tops will be covered in snow and with the green fields below them, it will make for some really vivid photographs.

If your heart is still set on doing an inn-to-inn-tour then choose one, where the path is likely to be in great condition, such as along a canal or river towpath, and in the south of England, such as The Thames Path from Oxford.
A little more adventurous, but again easy walking in Scotland in winter is The Great Glen Walk from Fort William to Fort Augustus .

Don’t forget to bring along a mystery novel, as you will be able to curl up in a comfy chair by possibly a roaring fire after dinner, in a quaint pub or inn.

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Dear Philip, I just wanted to let you know that we have returned from our Thames Path trip and we enjoyed our tour very much. Everything worked out beautifully: the rail travel, our accommodations, luggage transfers all went off smoothly. We greatly appreciated your prompt service and professionalism. If anyone we know is interested in a touring company, we will highly recommend you and ExploreBritain.

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Walk through the Countryside from Oxford alongside the River Thames