Ramblers Cruise & Walk, together with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are pleased to announce that Nancy Birtwhistle – champion of the 2014 round of the BBC’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ series – will be joining the good ship ‘Braemar’ on ‘Roaming Around Britain and Ireland’ Departing from Southampton on 8 August.
Whilst aboard Braemar, Nancy will take part in a question and answer session about her ‘Bake Off’ experiences, host a live baking demonstration and socialise with guests.
Commenting on her forthcoming voyage Nancy said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining this cruise not only to enjoy the best of the British Isles but to share some of my ‘Bake Off’ stories and special baking secrets.”
Braemar calls first into Falmouth for walks along a stretch of the South West coast path, one of the loveliest stretches of coast in the country.
Next port of call is Cardiff where one can walk the forests and hills beside the River Taff.
Braemar then continues to the historic Cumbrian town of Barrow in Furness, for a panoramic walk above Coniston Water.
Guests will then arrive in the city of Liverpool – a former European ‘Capital of Culture’ – with impressive architecture, docking next to the iconic Liver Building.From here one can combine nature with culture with a tour around the city and walks amongst Anthony Gormley’s statues on Crosby Sands
Braemar then makes a call to Lerwick, capital of the remote Shetland Islands. From here one can take a tour of the ancient sites on St Ninians Isle.
The final call on this British odyssey is Rosyth, for an overnight stay.Guests can take a short journey into the stunning city of Edinburgh for a tour with a local guide including a visit to the castle.In the afternoon one can walk up to Arthur’s Seat, the 251m volcanic plug which towers over the city.
Price from £1,480 per person includes full board accommodation aboard Braemar, all shore excursions and the services of a fully qualified tour leader.
Award-winning Ramblers Worldwide Holidays have been established since 1946 and are the experts in guided walking adventures.
The company now operates 250 holidays in 70 countries.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offer a range of graded walks from leisurely to challenging.
Their portfolio also includes specialist holidays linked to walking such as, cooking, cruising, birdwatching, rail journeys and flora. Here is the online Ramblers Cruise & Walk brochure
A range of walking grades are available from leisurely strolls to more challenging mountain hikes.
Alongside their traditional guided walking proposition, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays provide independent, self-guided UK walking adventures via their Load Off Your Back programme www.loadoffyourback.co.uk
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays are fully protected for their customers as members of ABTA, AITO & ATOL scheme.
The operator is a not-for-profit company and contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which is driving this summer’s Big Pathwatch project, to the ‘rights of way’ network across England and Wales which stretches for 140 thousand miles.