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Great Lakeland Ridge Walks

A challenging hiking holiday conquering the major peaks and high ridges in the Lake District for experienced mountain walkers.

  • Lake District

  • 7 nights
  • Full Board (excluding one evening meal)
  • Mountains

    Landscape

  • Apr

    Sep

  • Average group size: 10-12

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Walking grade

Grade 8

This is a Grade 8 challenging holiday. It will include hard mountain walking every day with long ascents and descents and scrambling. Stamina and a good head for heights is essential. Distances will probably not exceed 13 miles, but ascents and descents will normally be between 925m and 1,250m. Expect long and exhilarating days. See the Itinerary section for more information.

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Reach the major peaks and high ridges of Lakeland.
  • Good food, comfortable accommodation and incredible views.
  • Some of Britain's and Lake District's finest views.
  • One of our more challenging walking holidays.

Your muscles ache, your feet feel the miles, and you certainly know you’ve exerted yourself to the full – but the views and the sense of achievement more than compensate as you finally relax in the comfort back at Hassness Country House.

This high-grade itinerary based at Hassness Country House is one of the toughest and most exhilarating week’s walking available in Britain! This challenging six-day programme is for experienced mountain walkers, includes several walks at the top end of the grade and, in less than optimal conditions, may be closer to grade 9. Expect to walk 9 - 13 miles each day with ascents between 925 - 1250m, some rock scrambling and exposure. You’ll need to be fit and have a head for heights. 

Our focus lies on Lakeland Ridges, those captivating elongated elevated crests that stretch between peaks or ascend from the mountain's base to its summit. Our aim is to provide you with an opportunity to partake in some of the most captivating and challenging forms of fell walking.

Envision the possibilities of a comprehensive itinerary, achievable with a robust group and favourable weather conditions. This journey could potentially lead to the conquering of up to 23 of the highest Wainwrights, a collection of 214 Lakeland peaks named in honor of the hills and mountains detailed in Alfred Wainwright’s renowned Pictorial Guides.

Embarking on these ridges allows you to unleash your stride and immerse yourself in panoramic vistas that will leave you awe-inspired. Our mission is to incorporate several exhilarating routes, including but not limited to: traversing the High Stile Ridge, ascending Helvellyn via the thrilling Striding Edge and Swirral Edge paths, conquering Bowfell and Esk Pike via the dramatic Crinkle Crags, ascending Scafell Pike through the Corridor Route, embracing Pillar and the Mosedale Horseshoe, and seizing Grasmoor and its Satellites.

Join us on a journey that promises not only the thrill of exploration but also the chance to bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Lakeland's most iconic ridges.

We plan to operate this tour with two leaders to allow smaller group sizes on challenging terrain and extra flexibility in route choice and options. Please also note that this holiday is highly weather dependent and all planned walks and ridges can only be achieved in reasonably good weather. 

  • Accommodation and all meals except dinner on Wednesday (which can be taken in one of Buttermere’s village pubs)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee always available and cake after each walk day
  • Six days of spectacular high-level walking
  • Services of some of our highest qualified leaders
  • All private transport necessary for the walking programme
  • One evening meal per week is NOT included in your holiday cost. Please see the Holiday Information Sheet for your departure for more information.
  • Any entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

70027

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We wish you a very warm welcome to Hassness Country House. Your hosts Debbie and Laurie will be there to welcome you and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. 

Your holiday starts upon arrival at Hassness Country House in Buttermere where you are welcome to arrive from 3pm. Your evening meal will be served at 6.30pm. If you anticipate arriving after this time, we kindly request that you telephone Hassness Country House to confirm your expected arrival time.

Day 2 to 7

6 days of challenging guided walks in the Lake District

Meals

Breakfast, Packed Lunches & Dinner (excluding Wednesday)

Accommodation

Examples of walks on this holiday are as follows; 

The High Stile Ridge

The classic ridge walk overlooking Buttermere. From Hassness we head north-west around Buttermere to Sour Milk Gill and the ascent to Bleaberry Tarn and Red Pike. The ridge then leads us over High Stile and High Crag with tantalising views of Buttermere and Hassness far below. Dropping down to Scarth Gap we can then continue over Haystacks and past Innominate Tarn where Wainwright’s ashes are scattered before descending into Warnscale Bottom and back to Hassness. Total distance covered: 11 miles, 1145m of ascent/descent. A shorter variant is possible omitting Haystacks.

The Helvellyn Edges

A challenging route on Helvellyn, recently voted Britain’s Favourite Walk by ITV viewers. Our walk wasn’t highlighted on the TV programme as it is not for the faint hearted. We start at Grisedale Bridge and climb via Hole-in-the-Wall to the famous Striding Edge. There is an alternative path avoiding part of the ridge but the traverse is a hands-on experience for those with a head for heights. A final scramble brings us to the summit of Helvellyn from where an equally adventurous descent route brings us down Swirral Edge and over Catstycam before we drop back down to the Red Tarn Beck for the return to the valley at Glenridding. Please note that this walk should not be attempted if you do not demonstrate competence on steep ground. Total distance covered: 11 miles, 930m of ascent/descent. Longer variants are possible omitting Striding Edge and Swirral Edge.  

Best of the Mosedale Horseshoe

A walk into the wild side. We start from Hassness and cross via Scarth Gap into wild Ennerdale and Black Sail Youth Hostel. Then onwards and upwards to Black Sail Pass and Pillar, the highest point of the day and a renowned viewpoint above the imposing Pillar Rock. Heading west then south around the horseshoe we can cross over or skirt the peaks of Scoat Fell, Steeple and Wasdale’s Red Pike before dropping down to Dore Head Tarn and then into Overbeckdale to our finish on Wast Water, before transport takes us back to Hassness. Total distance covered: 13 miles, 1245m of ascent, 1300m of descent. Shorter variants are possible omitting the tops of Scoat Fell, Steeple and/or Red Pike.  

Esk Pike, Bowfell & Crinkle Crags

Borrowdale to Langdale via the high route. After the short coach trip to Seathwaite in upper Borrowdale, we walk up Ruddy Gill to the multi-path junction at Esk Hause and ascend Esk Pike. Then follows a delightful high traverse over Bowfell to the five Crinkles of Crinkle Crags before we descend into Greater Langdale via Red Tarn to the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll Hikers Bar. Private transport is waiting for us to return back to Hassness. Total distance covered: 10 miles, 1105m of ascent, 1140m of descent. Shorter variants are possible omitting the tops of Esk Pike or Crinkle Crags.  

Grasmoor and its Satellites

Another classic ridge on our doorstep at Hassness. From Hassness we walk into Buttermere Village and then climb steadily to Whiteless Pike where the ridge narrows as we walk along Whiteless Edge to Wandope. There is then an optional ascent to Grasmoor before we head east over Crag Hill and Sail to Sail Pass. If you're feeling energetic, you may wish to continue east along the narrow ridge to Scar Crags and the viewpoint of Causey Pike overlooking Keswick before returning to Sail Pass. We then drop down and head south-west towards the beckoning pubs and ice-cream shops in Buttermere. Total distance covered: 13 miles, 1060m of ascent/descent. A shorter variant is possible omitting Grasmoor or starting/finishing at Buttermere. A longer variant is also possible taking in Scar Crags and Causey Pike.  

Scafell Pike to Great End

The high return from the top of England. Today our minibus takes us to Seathwaite in Borrowdale for the start of our walk towards Stockley Bridge and Styhead Tarn. We make our way up the Corridor Route to Lingmell Col and first turn west to ascend the short distance to Lingmell, before turning east to Scafell Pike summit, the highest point in England. Turning north-east we wind our way between the other Pikes, Broad Crag and Ill Crag and after a short climb to Great End we drop down to Esk Hause. The direct route to Hassness Country House now takes us down Ruddy Gill to Seathwaite. Total distance covered: 11 miles, 1190m of ascent/descent. Shorter variants are possible omitting Great End and/or Lingmell.  

Great Gable to Fleetwith Pike   

Great Gable is the hub from which the spokes of many of the Lake District ridges radiate.  Today we start at Hassness and walk up beside Warnscale Beck and past Great Round How to the quaintly named Moses Trod footpath.  Following it to Beck Head we climb up the steep and craggy north-west ridge of Great Gable to the summit, with its famous War Memorial.  We can then return to Hassness via Green Gable, Brandreth and Grey Knotts, before taking stock or shelter at Dubs Hut and descending back to Hassness either via the miners’ track or over Fleetwith Pike and its spectacular north-west ridge, Fleetwith Edge. Total distance covered: 12 miles, 1210m of ascent/descent. Shorter variants are possible omitting Brandreth and/or Grey Knotts or Fleetwith Pike or starting/finishing at Honister Pass.

Day 8

Departure day

Meals

Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, Debbie and Laurie wave you goodbye when you'll leave with memories from your Lake District experience. Check out is by 10am. We hope you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.


Departure dates for your selected tour

26th Apr 2024 - 3rd May 2024 (7 Nights)

20th Sep 2024 - 27th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

Private coach transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included. 

See our Holiday Information Sheet for more details on how to reach Hassness Country House by car or public transport. 

Nearest railway station: Penrith (approx 28 miles)

Nearest bus station: Keswick (approx 9 miles)

Parking is available at Hassness County House. If driving, please note that there is no opportunity to fuel vehicles in the immediate Buttermere area, so please ensure you have enough fuel to get you to the house and away on your return journey. The nearest filling station is in Keswick or Cockermouth. There is no electric charge point at the property.   

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hassness Country House

 

Hassness Country House, beautifully located in its own extensive grounds on the shores of Buttermere in the Western Lake District, provides a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere for each and every guest.  

You can find sheep grazing and red squirrels scurrying around just outside the door. This is one of the remotest parts of the Lake District and has been recognised as offering some of Britain’s finest views.

Accommodation is in twins, doubles and single rooms, accommodating 19 people in total, with 7 out of 11 bedrooms having en-suite facilities. All bedrooms are lakeside with many overlooking the lake and the fells beyond. Some of the rooms have a garden view. All rooms are very comfortable, either with en-suite facilities or sharing high-powered modern shower rooms and toilets, which are located across the hall from the bedrooms. Toiletries and towels (both hand & bath) are provided for each guest.

All of our bedrooms have stunning views; whether it be of the rugged and imposing hillsides across the water, garden views or views of the lake itself.

The lounge is a delightful place to relax, with a large picture window looking out across the lake. Comfortable and welcoming, it’s a great place to enjoy your own company or that of your fellow guests, to read a book or simply enjoy one of the most dramatic vantage points in the world. It’s also a perfect starting point for some truly remarkable days in the hills.

Hassness Country House offers a retreat from today’s always connected world. There's no TV, no phones in the bedrooms, and very little mobile reception in this sparsely populated valley of West Cumbria. If you do need to contact the outside world there is a payphone available and Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property (however due to the location, please note that the signal can be compromised at times depending where in the house you are). At Hassness Country House you’ll take a step back from the frantic world beyond the fells. It’s far enough away yet convenient for the main tourist hubs of Keswick; this is a quieter, less trodden part of the Lake District with dramatic and tranquil scenery. Our friendly managers, Debbie and Laurie, will make you feel welcome.

Hassness Country House has a small licensed bar which offers a selection of red and white wines, beer and a small assortment of spirits at reasonable prices (payment by card only). You can walk the mile into Buttermere village (a tiny hamlet) for a drink or something to eat at one of the two pubs, but otherwise you can just get away from it all. The madding crowds don’t come anywhere nearby, and the surrounding hills are generally less well stomped than the more readily accessible peaks.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 8 challenging holiday. It will include hard mountain walking every day with long ascents and descents and scrambling. Stamina and a good head for heights is essential. Distances will probably not exceed 13 miles, but ascents and descents will normally be between 925m and 1,250m. Expect long and exhilarating days. See the Itinerary section for more information.

Walks & Excursions

Our accommodation is spectacularly set by the lake and surrounded by the great western fells, as the view out of your bedroom window will confirm. The Lake District consists of a compact area of rugged mountainsides, high peaks and lakes which provide a variety of wonderful walks. 

This challenging holiday is graded 8. We will walk 9 - 13 miles each day with ascents of between about 925m - 1250m and with walking times of about 6 - 7 hours per day. Several walks are at the upper end of the grade. Given that this walking is on the ridges of Lakeland, the walks may well include some rock scrambles and ‘exposure’ with care needed. Please note that some planned works may be altered or shortened in poor weather conditions. 

Our programme includes six days walking the highlights of some of the ridges in Lakeland. We will use hired transport to drop us off at the start and pick us up at the end of our daily walks as required. 

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

To reach Hassness Country House…

By car: from Preston (M6) leave the motorway at junction 40 to join the A66 to just beyond Keswick and continue on the minor road following Newlands Valley via Stair and Keskadale to Buttermere. Reaching the edge of Buttermere village, turn left on to the B5289 and continue for approximately 1¼ miles and Hassness estate is on the right. Please note this route is not suitable for nervous drivers. Alternatively take the B5289 from Keswick via Grange, Borrowdale and Gatesgarth direct to Hassness Country House and the estate will be on your left.

Parking is available at Hassness County House. If driving, please note that there is no opportunity to fuel vehicles in the immediate Buttermere area, so please ensure you have enough fuel to get you to the house and away on your return journey. The nearest filling station is in Keswick or Cockermouth. There is no electric charge point at the property. 

By rail and coach: the nearest railway station to Hassness is Penrith. You will need to take a bus from Penrith railway station to Keswick bus station. Once here a taxi (check the price first) or 50 minute bus ride will take you to Hassness Country House.

There are several buses a day from Keswick to Hassness Country House (just beyond Buttermere Village towards the Honister Pass) usually departing from about 09.20. Please check the timetables before departing. The journey takes about an hour. Alternatively, a taxi should cost about £20 but we do advise you to get a quote before you travel. For your return journey to Keswick, a public bus stop is conveniently located close to Hassness Country House and the first bus of the day departs at 08.15. 

Unfortunately, Hassness Country House is not reachable by public bus in the winter months (from November to Easter). 

Alternatively, you could stay overnight in Penrith or Keswick – they’re only half an hour apart (although Keswick is probably the nicer base). Contact Keswick Tourist Information Centre for hotel and guesthouse information (www.keswick.org).

Travel information contact details:

  • UK rail information: www.nationalrail.co.uk 
  • Local bus services between Penrith and Keswick (Services X4 or X5):
  • Local bus services between Keswick and Buttermere (Services 77 or 77A): Tel: 0870 608 2608
  • Keswick Tourist Information Office: www.visitcumbria.com/ 
  • Davies taxies - Tel: 017687 72676
  • Keswick Taxis - Tel: 017687 75585

You may also wish to look at the following website for advice on the best way to travel to the accommodation: www.rome2rio.com 

  • The AA and RAC both offer free and detailed on-line route planning facilities on their websites which may help you find our hotels. Details can be found at: www.theaa.co.uk or www.rac.co.uk 

Meeting your tour leader: Please aim to be in the lounge at 6pm - half an hour before dinner - for an introduction to your tour leader, an outline of the planned programme for your holiday and the chance to get together with your holiday companions. 

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Meals

Cereal and cooked breakfast available every morning, cakes in the afternoon and a three-course evening meal are provided every day (excluding Tuesdays when there is a cold buffet breakfast and dinner can be taken in one of Buttermere’s village pubs). Substantial picnic lunches are also provided on each of your walking days. Hassness is equipped with a bar with reasonably priced wine, beer and spirits.

Free tea and coffee are always available to enjoy in the spacious lounge overlooking the lake. There is also a guests’ kitchen with a large fridge for storage should you need it.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Good quality waterproof walking boots with a moulded sole with a deep tread and good ankle support are essential for holidays at grade 7 and above.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun screen
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat
  • Head torch
  • Survival bag - What is a survival bag? Click here!

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Holiday booking confirmation document
  • Travel insurance details (if applicable)
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Our ridge walks are covered by the following maps:

Ordnance Survey. Outdoor Leisure series (1:25,000):
Map no 4:
English Lakes - North Eastern area
Map no 5:
English Lakes - North Western area
Map no 6:
English Lakes - South Western area

BMC Mountain Maps (1:40,000): 
Lake District

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health Advice for United Kingdom

No compulsory immunisations are required for holidays in the UK although you should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended for life in Britain. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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