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                     PROGRAMME FOR 2010
Britain‟s longest established guided walking tours operator, Ramblers Countrywide
Holidays, has just launched its greatly expanded new brochure for 2010.

This forms part of a „stable‟ of prestigious products which also includes, Ramblers
Worldwide Holidays, dedicated to guided walks throughout the world, Ramblers
Cruise & Walk - “walking from a floating hotel” and Ramblers Family Walking
Adventures, which as the name implies, is a range of holidays specifically designed
for the whole family.

As well as many well-trodden, traditional favourites like, the Wainwright Memorial
Walk, St Cuthbert‟s Way, Hadrian‟s Wall National Trail, The West Highland Way, The
Cotswolds and many others, Ramblers Countrywide Holidays has also introduced a
whole raft of new holidays offering clients even greater choice.

Not only are there specific walking grades (from easy to hard terrain) but the operator
also features various „categories‟ like, „historical‟, „geological‟, „festive walking‟,
„private group walking‟, „suitable for vegetarians‟ and even „singing for pleasure‟
holidays ! Here are a few of the new holidays to whet the appetite:-

       SHAKESPEARE‟S AVON – 3, 4 and 7 night tours meandering along the
       course of the river Avon. Highlights include, Kenilworth, Warwick,
       Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, the Warwickshire villages of Welford
       on Avon and Bidford on Avon and Evesham with its famous rectangular round
       house and bell tower.

       Another route, begins at Tewkesbury with highlights including the Georgian
       streets of Pershore, the ancient hilltop fort on Bredon Hill, Strensham Lock
       and Tewkesbury‟s magnificent 12th century Abbey.

       Prices from £269 per person including half-board accommodation, picnic
       lunches on each walking day and the services of a tour leader.

       holiday, following the most scenic rail route in England. The Settle to Carlisle
       Railway, which is steeped in history, runs through 72 miles of beautiful
       Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian landscapes. The three walks embrace scenic
       highlights and heritage en route including, Dent to Ribblehead moors and
       awe-inspiring valleys.

       Price £335 person including half-board accommodation, picnic lunches on
       walking days and the services of a tour leader.
       TINTERN – THE WYE VALLEY – 3, 4, 5 and 7 night holidays in what is
       generally recognised as one of the most unspoilt and beautiful parts of Britain.
       Highlights, apart from the magnificent 800 year old Tintern Abbey itself,
       include ancient vineyards, Chepstow, the Wye Valley Walk and Offa‟s Dyke
       paths, superb viewing points like, the Eagle‟s Nest and Devil‟s Pulpit, St
       Briavel‟s Castle, the Naval Temple at Monmouth and Symonds Yat Rock.

       Price from £245 per person including half-board accommodation, picnic
       lunches on walking days and the services of a tour leader.

       JERSEY – 7 nights on the largest of the Channel Islands with its beautiful
       scenery, small towns and villages, gardens, historic monuments and rich
       mixture of French and English culture and atmosphere. This walk gives one
       the opportunity to explore the island‟s network of footpaths, quiet country
       lanes and use local transport to visit museums, megalithic monuments,
       fortifications and tropical gardens – and can be linked with a second week on

       Price from £574 including flights, transfers, half-board accommodation and
       the services of a tour leader.

       THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY – a 9 night holiday exploring 95 miles of
       Scotland‟s first long-distance footpath from the Central Lowlands to Fort
       William in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Highlights of the walks which, follow the
       route of old military roads, forestry, glen and hill paths, include, Loch Lomond,
       Rannoch Moor, the Devil‟s Staircase and majestic Glen Coe.

       Price £759 per person includes half-board accommodation, picnic lunches on
       walking days and the services of a tour leader.

       LLANGOLLEN AND BERWYN MOUNTAINS – a 5 night holiday exploring the
       Dee Valley and Berwyn Mountains from an idyllic riverside base at Llongellen.
       Highlights include, the ruins of Dinas Bran Castle (possible burial site of the
       Holy Grail of Arthurian legends); Valle Crucis Abbey; the Berwyn Mountains
       themselves (with the highest point, Cadair Berwyn); Offa‟s Trevor Rocks and
       The Panorama.

       Additional dimensions to this holiday include, trips on the Llangollen Steam
       Railway and horse-drawn canal boat through the Vale of Llangollen across
       the World‟s biggest aqueduct – the new World Heritage Site at Pontcysyllte
       and the evocative ruins of the Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey.

       Price £414 per person including half-board accommodation, picnic lunches on
       walking days and the services of a tour leader.

Other „newcomers‟ to Ramblers Countrywide Holidays brochure include, The
Windermere Way, Edge of Wales (a walk around the Llyn Peninsula), Land of the
Prince Bishops (walking from a base at Durham), Muncaster (a castle in the Western
Lakes) and Llandrindod Wells. 01707 386800

For further information please contact 01255 670661