This Friday 17th February, Ramblers Walking Holidays’ Ambassador, Julia Bradbury rolls three great walks into one on the Isle of Man in the final programme of her series ‘Britain’s Best Walks’ on ITV at 8pm.
Using her expert knowledge and experience, viewers are taken on a journey through the Isle of Man’s gentle rolling hills, ancient woodland glens and along sweeping coastline to hidden coves uncovering some of island’s most interesting sights - often only accessible by foot.
Starting with the mysterious Dhoon Glen river walk to the magnificent Irish Sea coast, Julia then takes a magical walk down the Laxey Valley to explore its mining heritage and climb the world’s tallest water wheel, before hiking to the island’s highest peak Snaefell Mountain. Here, breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the summit out over the ocean to the Scottish coast, Cumbrian hills of the Lake District, Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne and Welsh Mountains of Snowdonia.
Based in the charming capital of Douglas and walking an average of 7 to 10 miles each day, the trip covers many of the areas highlighted in the programme as well as taking in some of the best sections of the island’s 95 mile coastal path, parts of the Millennium Way and the ascent of Snaefell by mountain railway. Walkers also get the opportunity to try out an array of the island’s quirky transport - steam trains, horse drawn trams, vintage buses and electric tramway – with local transport and a Go Explore pass included in the trip. With Neolithic and Viking sites along the trail, as well as fascinating wildlife including puffins, wallabies, four horned Loaghtan Sheep and the curious Manx cat, the ‘Isle of Man’ offers a superb walking holiday full of interesting curiosities.
Ramblers Walking Holidays, (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) offer a seven night Isle of Man walking holiday from £630pp including half board accommodation, all local transport and services of a tour leader. Departures in May, July and September 2017. https://www.ramblersholidays.co.uk/isle-of-man
Alternatively, walkers wanting to meet Julia Bradbury in person, can join the Ramblers Walking Holiday‘White Cliffs and South Downs with Julia Bradbury’. Departing on 4th June, this four-night small group trip explores the rolling hill country landscapes of the Weald and South Downs with Julia joining the group on the final day. Following a walk from Beachy Head to the Seven Sisters Country Park across some of the most iconic white cliff coastal scenery in England, the final evening of the holiday is then spent in Julia’s company at a private dinner. Here, guests will be able to enjoy a personal presentation about her travel experiences, behind as well as in front of the camera, and spend time talking to her on a one to one basis.
Staying at five-star The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, the half holiday starts from £799/person including a fantastic goody bag and is bookable through Ramblers Walking Holidays on 01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk.
In addition, Ramblers Walking Holidays cover a large selection walking holidays showcasing some of the UK’s top landscape trails across the UK including other destinations featured in both the first and this series of Britain’s Best Walks. More information on Julia’s routes is also available on www.theoutdoorguide.co.uk where they are available to downloadable for free.
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Ramblers Walking Holidays is one of two new holiday brands from RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), the experts in guided walking adventures. Celebrating its 70th Anniversary last year, with the launch of two new programmes, other brands within the group include the newly launched Chapters Experience Holidays – memorable experiential holidays around the world; Adagio Holidays – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace; Load Off Your Back – a self-guided UK walking programme 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.
*Each of the Ramblers Walking Holidays has been graded to help clients choose their preferredpace, with categories ranging from Grade 1-3/Leisurely (usually two hours walking); to Grade 4-6/Moderate (a combination of full and half day walks); and Grade 7-9/Challenging (full day walks where stamina is key).
To help clients choose the type of walking holiday that will appeal to their interest, Ramblers Walking Holidays also uses symbols that depict the main interest on the walks. Categories include:Pioneer; Continuous Walks; Flora & Walking Holidays; Bird Watching & Walking; Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History; Hutting; Rail & Walk; Sightseeing.
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 are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA & ATOL.RWH Travel is also a member of AITO.