Ramblers Walking Holidays

Load Off Your Back Launches 2017 Brochure with New Holidays Including St Cuthbert’s Way, The North Downs Way and St Glyndwr’s Way

Press Release   •   Oct 18, 2016 06:00 BST

Self-guided walking holiday experts, Load Off Your Back (01707 386 726, www.loadoffyourback.co.uk), part of RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), have launched their latest choice of holidays for 2017.

Appealing to all levels of fitness – whether Rambling or ambling – the programme includes a range of holidays based on iconic walking routes across England, Scotland and Wales. Clients can tailormake their own walking holidays to suit their specific needs, deciding where and how far they wish to travel each day and at a pace that best suits them. Meanwhile, their luggage is taken on to their next overnight stop ready for their arrival.

The new programme includes classic routes such as The West Highland Way; and the Pennine Way and also has some exciting additions including:

St Cuthbert’s Waya gentle walking holiday with sections embracing both England and Scotland and an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of St Cuthbert. The way stretches between Melrose – the location of St Cuthbert’s early monastic life – to mystical and magical Lindisfarne, the area of his later ministry and death.

Price from: £450.00 pp including 6 nights B&B accommodation / 5 days walking plus maps and luggage transfers along the way.

The North Downs Waya holiday tailored to suit a range of walking abilities and spanning some of the most beautiful views of the English countryside stretching from Farnham to Canterbury. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the path was opened in 1978 and runs along the ridge of the North Down Hills – partially following the Pilgrims Way where the faithful have followed since 1100AD

Price from: £495.00 pp including 6 nights B&B accommodation / 5 days walking plus maps and luggage transfers along the way.

St Glyndwr’s Way – a holiday to suit practically every type of walker meandering through 135 miles of mid-Wales, showcasing its spectacular moorland, farmland and forest en-route. The historical way has close links with Owain Glyndwr – the last true Prince of Wales – immortalised in Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

Price from: £480.00 pp including 6 nights B&B accommodation / 5 days walking plus maps and luggage transfers along the way.

As an added bonus, LOYB have a guarantee that prices will be fixed at 2016 rates and a free guide book will be given, for holidays booked by the end of this year.

For further information, please contact 01707 386 726 or visit www.loadoffyourback.co.uk

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Company Background:

Load Off Your Back (LOYB) is a self-guided walking holiday programme, and is part of RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays).

Alongside LOYB, the company also offers two new brands: Ramblers Walking Holidays and Chapters Experience Holidays. Ramblers Walking Holidays encapsulate the essence of a Ramblers holiday: small group holidays, great destinations, brilliant walks and trusted Leaders, whilst Chapters Experience Holidays are experience-rich adventures from walking, cycling or sailing to painting, photography… or even mindfulness.

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, other brands within the RWH Travel group include Adagio Holidays – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace and Cruise and Walk – Walking Holidays in association with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines.

For its walking holidays the company is the proud holder of Which? Recommended Provider status – ie companies which are highly rated by Which? Members and reach the exacting standards of Which? Researchers.

Company Mission

The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.

With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company 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 both in the UK and overseas.

RWH Travel 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 Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which drove the recent Big Pathwatch project, and has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.

Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel Limited are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA and ATOL. RWH Travel Limited is also a member of AITO.