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UK 2024
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The Lovely Lake District from Kendal

Thu 27th June 2024 -
Mon 1st July 2024

Goat Level 2

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful spots for walking in England. Kendal was so popular that we return again. It is a chance to stay in a typical english market town and explore the area directly from the door of the hotel. This holiday has all your costs covered. Some photos by our guide Bridget. THIS HOLIDAY IS FULLY BOOKED BUT DO BOOK ON THE NEXT ONE IN JULY.

EUROPEICELAND 2024
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The Magic of Iceland – Laugavegur Trail in 2025

Thu 4th July 2024 -
Tue 9th July 2024

Goat Level 3

THIS HIKE IS NOT HAPPENING IN 2024 We would like to run it in 2025 as it is one of the most beautiful treks in the world and loved by all our women last year. Before we confirm we would like to know how many women would be interested in joining. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

ENGLANDUK 2024
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The Best of Hadrian’s Wall from the Centre of Britain

Thu 4th July 2024 -
Tue 9th July 2024

Goat Level 3

You can’t get better than this UK Trek - to discover the best of Hadrians Wall. Guided by Jo one of our popular and experienced local guides. Do join and stay in the very Centre of Britain! IF YOU ARE UK BASED AND NEED TO VOTE YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO HALTWHISTLE FOR THE EVENING GET TOGETHER.

UK 2024
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Our Trek Training – 20miles round Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Sat 6th July 2024 -
Sat 6th July 2024

Goat Level Get Goat Fit

We have some tremendous treks this year for our adventurous walking women. Our most epic is the Lighthouse Way with one day being 20 miles/32 km. So we are introducing some opportunities to try this distance together with a guide. For anyone who fancies it! Join us round the beautiful iconic Ullswater lake in the english Lake District with our guide Alvina. We have 2 dates Saturday 15th June and Saturday July 6th - both on the website so do book on the one that suits.

EUROPEIRELAND 2024
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Walking the Sheep’s Head Way – West Cork, Ireland

Sat 13th July 2024 -
Sat 20th July 2024

Goat Level 2

WE HAVE HAD ONE CANCELLATION SO A LAST MINUTE PLACE IS AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW. “Beautiful landscapes, peace, animals, walking and a great guide”. We return as it was such a popular holiday - this time to cover more of this beautiful landscape and journey 72km along the Sheeps Head Way,a long distance footpath, that can be completed in a week. A wonderful journey and a great achievement as we explore the beautiful west coast of Ireland.

INDIA 2024
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Lifetime adventure to Ladakh

Sun 14th July 2024 -
Mon 29th July 2024

Goat Level 2

Ladakh is one of those far way places that many of us have only dreamed of visiting. This is one of those once in a lifetime experiences made so special as we travel with local women who show us their land,their India,their Ladakh. This is off the beaten track and a unique experience for only a small group of women. Please book early to snap up your place ! We are now partnering with a German women’s travel company so we will have an interesting mix of women on this trip.

ENGLANDUK 2024
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The Lovely Lake District from Kendal

Thu 25th July 2024 -
Mon 29th July 2024

Goat Level 2

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED - please book early for 2025 to secure a spot. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful spots for walking in England. It is a chance to stay in a typical english market town and explore the area directly from the door of the hotel. This holiday has all your costs covered.

UK 2024
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The Scottish Isles of Orkney

Thu 15th August 2024 -
Tue 20th August 2024

Goat Level 2

THIS HOLIDAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - DO REGISTER INTEREST FOR THE WAITING LIST OR FOR NEXT YEARS TRIP. WE CAN ONLY TAKE 8 WOMEN PER HOLIDAY. The Scottish Islands are a wonderful destination if you want to be by the wild Atlantic coast and immerse yourself in Scottish island life then this trip is for you. For this trip we pick up from Inverness and travel together on a fantastic trip, by road and sea, to Orkney. We make the journey even more special by stopping to see various sights along the way.

ENGLANDUK 2024
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Glorious Glaramara – Summer Lesbian UK Lakes holiday 2024

Thu 22nd August 2024 -
Wed 28th August 2024

Goat Level: A bit of everything

Our Annual Summer Event has ONLY 1 ROOM left so please book swiftly! What better way to spend an August week - walking,connecting and some live music with special guests O’Hooley and Tiddow of Gentleman Jack Theme Tune fame. Come and join us.

UK 2024
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St Augustine’s Way from Ramsgate to Canterbury 2024

Thu 22nd August 2024 -
Sat 24th August 2024

Goat Level 1

We know how popular pilgrimages are and this summer we once again bring you a very special one on the south coast of England - the St Augustine Way covering 19 miles from Ramsgate to Canterbury. A chance to walk with a small group of women, of any or no faith, through the beautiful Kent countryside learning about the ancient pilgrims and having your own time to reflect as you walk. Our guide is the experienced pilgrimage leader Faye Smith. It is also a useful warm up for some of our other treks.

SCOTLANDUK 2024
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Summer in the Cairngorms, Scotland 2024

Mon 26th August 2024 -
Sat 31st August 2024

Goat Level 2

THIS HOLIDAY IS FULLY BOOKED It is the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. All our guest so far would recommend this holiday “ Wonderful guiding and such varied walks”

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2024

Sat 31st August 2024 -
Sat 7th September 2024

Goat Level 2

We return to the Dalseter Hotel in the beautiful hiking region of Espedalen to wander in the mountains-now without snow. The place where the moose roam and the days are long. Walking and many lakes to refresh with a thrilling dip. One guest said, ‘it is like the Lake District without the crowds,’ and another said, 'to walk here has been transformative' and another, 'a magical week with such an inspirational, heartwarming and supportive group.'

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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Discover the very heart of Switzerland in September

Sat 31st August 2024 -
Thu 5th September 2024

Goat Level 4

One of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the world and we have created a very special and unique trip for WalkingWomen. To walk across the very Heart of Switzerland covering 46km is spectacular scenery including walking in the shadow of the greatest of mountains - the Eiger. Come and be guided and enjoy with us.

GREECE 2024
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Eastern Crete – relax and slow down by the sea

Tue 3rd September 2024 -
Tue 10th September 2024

Goat Level 1

WalkingWomen has been coming to Crete for years and we continue to offer lovely holidays to this incredible island with its wonderful walking and rich culture and traditions. This time we offer you the chance to have a really reviving break with gentle walks by the sea , learning about wild herbs and the Cretan wine and food. There is even some local cooking. Join us on a this calm and peaceful holiday. NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT DO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN CASE ANY PLACES BECOME AVAILABLE OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN 2025.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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The Lighthouse Way – an epic coastal trek in Northern Spain

Thu 5th September 2024 -
Sat 14th September 2024

Goat Level 4

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR THE WAITING LIST OR FOR NEXT YEARS HOLIDAY. What an adventure to walk 200km along the Atlantic Ocean passing 8 Lighthouses in 10 days from Pontesco to Fisterra to discover Galicia in this ‘end of the earth‘ part of North Eastern Spain. How wonderful to walk with the sound of the ocean ever present in such an unspoilt, peaceful part of the world.

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Late Summer hiking 2024

Sat 7th September 2024 -
Fri 13th September 2024

Goat Level: A bit of everything

THIS HOLIDAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT WE HAVE PLACES ON OUR OCTOBER TRIP. Norway is one of our most popular destinations and we bring you holidays through the seasons to experience this magical place. This holiday will give you the chance to choose between more challenging Goat 3 walks or to take it more leisurely and do Goat 1 or 2 walks - this is a little bit of everything so you can go at your own pace and hike these wonderful mountains. An experience not to be missed.

UK 2024
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September in Somerset

Mon 9th September 2024 -
Fri 13th September 2024

Goat Level 2

Highlights you can expect on this holiday:exploring the first area of outstanding beauty to be designated in England, seeing wild ponies and perhaps red deer and experiencing the wonderful hospitality at Huntstile organic farm. If you need some peace and quiet this tranquil place is just the spot. A real treat to discover a secret gem in England.

EUROPEHOLLAND 2024
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The Heart of Holland

Sat 21st September 2024 -
Thu 26th September 2024

Goat Level 1

We have been asked for more Goat 1 level walks and where better than Holland. Known for its flat lands, diverse landscapes and rich culture. Come and explore with us and discover its history, culture, bird life, forests, mudflats, sea, local cheese and our wonderful local guides to share their passion for this often missed country.

SCOTLANDUK 2024
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Late Summer in the Cairngorms, Scotland

Sun 22nd September 2024 -
Fri 27th September 2024

Goat Level 2

We continue to offer our very popular Cairngorms holiday - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. We have more places on this holiday in October - please check them out.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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In the footsteps of Virginia Woolf in Southern Spain late summer

Wed 25th September 2024 -
Tue 1st October 2024

Goat Level 2

We love Andalucia and we want you to join us to discover this beautiful lesser known area of Southern Spain - away from the crowds but still with blue skies, warmth and the spanish joy of life! This holiday is to discover the places and paths walked by Virginia Woolf on her visit to the Alpujarras in 1923. Some paths are much the same and we will discover more of Virgina Woolf's life. We will also have options to walk higher in the mountains or simply relax and swim in the hotel pool. Yegen is a quaint, quiet village to meander around.

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Autumn hiking 2024

Sat 28th September 2024 -
Fri 4th October 2024

Goat Level 2

Due to the popularity of this holiday we have put on an extra week at the end of the Autumn season and before the snows fall. This is a beautiful time and it is also very special as the Norwegian horses are back at the hotel and available to ride for any horse riders. They need to be booked so if you would like to ride across this stunning landscape please let us know as you book.

EUROPETURKEY 2024
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Turkey Autumn Cruise 2024 – new trip

Sat 28th September 2024 -
Sat 5th October 2024

Goat Level 2

BECAUSE OF POPULARITY WE HAVE ADDED AN EXTRA TRIP - JUST 3 CABINS LEFT. Join our reviving trip to extend the summer weather with the warmth of the Turkish sun, clear Mediterranean sea and hidden hikes. To sail away for a few days - imagine how wonderful. We can help sort flights and take any worries away. In the words of a guest “ This holiday was outstanding. Anne was so attentive, knowledgeable and good fun that she made the week for us.“ 100% of our guests recommend this. Do join us.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Wine Walk in Priorat

Sun 29th September 2024 -
Sat 5th October 2024

Goat Level 2

This is our very popular holiday to Falset in the Priorat Wine region for some wine and walking which 100% of our guests recommend. “ The best holiday I have ever done “ ‘ Outstanding trip “ they said.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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The Bernese Alps Autumn Colours from Wilderswil

Thu 3rd October 2024 -
Sun 6th October 2024

Goat Level 2

The Bernese Oberland is one of our favourite spots and we return throughout the seasons. Come join us for the Autumn colours and spend a weekend hiking and relaxing together in the cosy,alpine hotel Alpenblick. A great mini break!

UK 2024
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Lovely Lincolnshire – the least visited county in England

Fri 4th October 2024 -
Mon 7th October 2024

Goat Level 2

A brand new walk in the homeland of WalkingWomen sisters Sara and Ginny who grew up in Lincolnshire. A county little visited but with so much to offer with its Wolds walking and a rural area with its own history and traditions. There is local produce to be tried too. Come join the sisters for a fun weekend.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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Relax and Slow Down in Southern Spain – an autumn hacienda holiday

Fri 4th October 2024 -
Fri 11th October 2024

Goat Level 2

Many women have told us they would like holidays to get away from it all to totally switch off and relax and revive. We have found a beautiful Hacienda in Andalucia which is just the place. There is a swimming pool, fabulous walking and the option to do yoga sessions and have massages. This is a little oasis in an undiscovered part of Spain. We start from Seville which is a wonderful Andalucia city for a stopover - we can help with your planning.

SCOTLANDUK 2024
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Autumn in the Cairngorms, Scotland

Fri 4th October 2024 -
Wed 9th October 2024

Goat Level 2

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED. This is the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you, or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorm mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of difference experiences to get a true taste of the area.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Autumn Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 5th October 2024 -
Sat 12th October 2024

Goat Level 2

WE HAVE REOPENED THIS HOLIDAY FOR BOOKING AS A PLACE HAS OPENED UP. PLEASE BOOK ASAP. This is our very popular holiday to Falset in the Priorat Wine region for some wine and walking which 100% of our guests recommend. “ The best holiday I have ever done“, "Outstanding trip “

EUROPETURKEY 2024
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Turkey Autumn Cruise 2024

Sat 5th October 2024 -
Sat 12th October 2024

Goat Level 2

WE ARE FULLY BOOKED but have a new date for September so please join our new trip dates. This is a WalkingWomen classic that has always been popular and well-loved. Join our revived trip to extend the summer weather with the warmth of the Turkish sun, clear Mediterranean sea and hidden hikes. To sail away for a few days - imagine how wonderful. We can help sort flights and take any worries away.

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2024
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Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the bon viveur!

Sat 12th October 2024 -
Sat 19th October 2024

Goat Level 1

Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. You have your own room with private bathroom and a villa with spacious areas and a large garden with a swimming pool. From the moment you are picked up to the moment you leave everything is organised for you. All you need to do is relax and be revived! This is a special cultural experience hosted by Emilia. You are in for a very special treat so do join us on a WalkingWomen wine walking and cultural tour in Sicily.

EUROPEGREECE 2024
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Hidden Crete 2024 – walking the northern trails

Tue 15th October 2024 -
Tue 22nd October 2024

Goat Level 2

Walking the hills, valleys and beaches around Kissamos in Northern Crete to experience Crete away from the tourist crowds. Autumn is a great time with an abundance of flowers and beautiful warm waters for swimming. In the words of previous guests “ how wonderful to sit, eat,drink and walk next to the warm blue sea “ “ Learning a little of the Cretan history” “ Being with such entertaining and enlightening company” Do join us for a warm Autumn break.

KENYA 2024
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Kenya Safari 2024 Ol Pejeta & Masai Mara Conservancies

Thu 24th October 2024 -
Sat 2nd November 2024

Goat Level 1

We know special, less crowded Safaris are popular with our Walking Women looking for that trip of a lifetime. We work with Alison to provide women only wonderful wildlife experiences - a wonderful mix of game drives during the day and night and walking across the African Plains. Our October trip is fully booked but we have another holiday in 2025 - please register interest.

EUROPEITALY 2024
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Precious Puglia – a Southern Italian Adventure

Fri 25th October 2024 -
Fri 1st November 2024

Goat Level 2

Come to Puglia with us before it becomes one of those crowded tourist destinations! This part of Southern Italy is unique - it is dotted with UNESCO sites and undiscovered trails. The itinerary ensures a bit of everything - unique accommodation in a Trulli(think Hobbit home and a cave hotel(ensuite!), fabulously varied walks plus great local food and wine throughout your stay. Do snap up one of our places on this really special holiday.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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Adventures in Andalucia – the Autumn Alpujarras

Sat 26th October 2024 -
Fri 1st November 2024

Goat Level 2

We return again to this beautiful spot in southern Spain. There is so much to discover from our base at our women run hotel in the white village of Capileira. Last year the group discovered the mountains, the local food, the local wine and joined in with Flamenco. Amazing views even to Africa on a clear day. The walks follow traditional paths between villages, along riversides and around valleys. For those who would like a mountain there is the option to climb the local mountain of Mulhacen - a steady smooth ascent with incredible views from the top. If you would like to extend your stay to explore more of Spain we can help.

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2024
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Stunning Sicily – Mount Etna and Wine Walking

Thu 31st October 2024 -
Thu 7th November 2024

Goat Level 2

Sicily is a wonderful place to walk and immerse yourself in all things Sicilian. We are creating holidays that support local guides, support local wine makers, support women running hotels and this holiday to Sicily gives you such a rich exploration of Sicily through the eyes of these women. We think you will fall in love with Etna.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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The Festive Lights of Malaga 2024

Thu 28th November 2024 -
Sun 1st December 2024

Goat Level 1

Fancy kicking off the festive season in the southern city of Malaga known for it’s warmth, it’s joy of life and it’s magnificent lights display in December. Our local guide Encarna (rated superb by our guests) will show you her Malaga - a unique, special experience staying at our favourite environmental Mariposa hotel. Highlights from this years feedback “ Flamenco show, meal at the beach front, lights beautiful “

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2024
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Christmas in La Gomera 2024

Thu 19th December 2024 -
Fri 27th December 2024

Goat Level 2

Our festive break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands - one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2025
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Winter Warmth in La Gomera 2025

Fri 10th January 2025 -
Fri 17th January 2025

Goat Level 2

Our winter warmth break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands is one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2025
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A Special Switzerland Snowshoe Trail

Fri 17th January 2025 -
Mon 20th January 2025

Goat Level 2

We have many snow shoe fans who love to get off the beaten track and walk in stunning winter lanscapes. To arrive to lovely local food and cosy evenings in some very special Alpine Hotels - whats not to love! Come and experience the best of Switzerlands winter wonderland.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2025
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Winter Wonderland in Switzerland

Mon 20th January 2025 -
Sun 26th January 2025

Goat Level 2

We have found a delightful Swiss hotel owned and run by Judith who has a very special traditional chalet in the picture-postcard mountain village of Wengen. We are staying in the heart of the Bernese Alps and with spectacular views of the most famous mountains of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Come spend a week in the spectacular Swiss landscape breathing in fresh alps air and spending evenings relaxing together in a cosy chalet.

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights 2025

Sat 25th January 2025 -
Fri 31st January 2025

Goat Level 1

We love creating holidays full of adventure and new experiences.We hope we will see the Northern Lights as we stay right on the sea with clear views to the sky but of course they are never guaranteed. Whether we do or we don’t, this is a trip of a lifetime and we will certainly have a great time exploring this unique, magical Arctic Norway together. You really feel like you are at the end of the earth! PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2025
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Winter Warmth in La Gomera 2025

Fri 31st January 2025 -
Fri 7th February 2025

Goat Level 2

Our winter warmth break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands is one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

AFRICATANZANIA 2025
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Our Special Safari in Tanzania

Sat 1st February 2025 -
Sat 8th February 2025

Goat Level 1

After many requests we bring back our unique Safari holiday to Tanzania. How special to walk amongst wildlife as well as taking jeeps to visit some of the wonderful sights of Tanzania. This is a very special small group trip, only 6 places so do book early

FINLAND 2025
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Winter in Arctic Finland

Sat 15th February 2025 -
Sat 22nd February 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

ARCTIC FINLAND DETAILS COMING VERY SOON - do register interest. We know there are WalkingWomen who are keen to see the Northern Lights. We travel to Arctic Norway and in 2025 to Lapland in Arctic Finland too. Whilst here we will be offering cross country skiing on the flat Lakeland lands and many other Finish winter activities such as huskie rides. We are delighted to be working with a local Finnish woman who will share her local of area of Rovaniemi. This is a first trip and we hope you will join us to explore a little of this beautiful country.

ANDORRAEUROPE 2025
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Adventure to Andorra – winter walking in the Pyrenees

Sat 8th March 2025 -
Fri 14th March 2025

Goat Level 2

For our WinterWonderland holidays we seek out wonderful places that are great for trying out winter walking.Places that keep us active and outdoors even when it’s a little cold - and where we can return to roaring fires, a cosy hotel and great local food. Andorra is perfect with its quiet Pyrenean mountains, well marked trails and lovely landscapes.To return to our family run cosy Andorran hotel is a delight. Your winter journey can begin with us … or continue with us …

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Peer Gynt Trail 2025

Sat 15th March 2025 -
Sat 22nd March 2025

Goat Level 3

We bring you a firm favourite of WalkingWomen which we are now reinvigorating for our cross country ski fans - we add a little sparkle and magic! We journey for 6 days and 7 nights on our skis from hotel to hotel - a fantastic adventure through incredible landscape that will leave you feeling exhilarated and uplifted. All our luggage is transferred so you only need light day packs. We make this trip exclusively for women and together you will really experience the magic of Norway and this Peer Gynt trail. This really is a very special trip. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

UK 2025
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Get Goat Fit weekend in Hebden Bridge 2025

Sat 15th March 2025 -
Sun 16th March 2025

Goat Level Get Goat Fit

Keep moving all year round and come and join us for 1 or 2 days of lovely pennine walking in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. A chance to test out how you feel doing walks at this level with your experienced guide Jo making sure the pace is right and giving supportive encouragement as you go!  There will be hills (taken at a gentle pace), some rough ground and a few stiles. You can use the walks to help you get fit for a walking holiday, to meet one of our guides, or to see how you might feel joining a walking women holiday! or just come to have bracing walks with a group of women. Pay £35 for 1 day or £70 for 2 when you book on.

NORWAY 2025
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Norway – Cross Country Newcomers to Venabu

Sat 22nd March 2025 -
Sat 29th March 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

Learning new sports and especially trying winter snowy activities is very popular amongst our walking women. This hotel is highly recommended as a place to try out cross country skiing with fairly flat terrain. We now offer both Venabua and Daseter so you can explore more of magical Norway and try even more winter experiences. This trip is full inclusive with 2 guides available and an incredible traditional dog sleigh ride included. The hotel has spa facilities and massage on site so a fabulous winter revival holiday.

UK 2025
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Buxton and Curlew Country

Thu 10th April 2025 -
Wed 16th April 2025

Goat Level 2

This year our walkers requested more than a weekend holiday in beautiful Buxton. They loved the hotel, the walks and the excellent guiding by Alison. Join us this Spring for a week to revive amongst spring flowers and curlews.

EUROPEGREECE 2025
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Eastern Crete 2025 – the unspoilt paths in Spring

Tue 15th April 2025 -
Tue 22nd April 2025

Goat Level 2

Crete is wonderful for walking. And wonderful for slowing down the pace and really reviving. The walks are varied, the food is fabulous and the little town of Mirtos a delight. To swim after walking is heaven ! Do come and immerse yourself in Cretan life and enjoy a slow pace and the joys of all Crete has to offer.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland in April

Thu 17th April 2025 -
Tue 22nd April 2025

Goat Level 2

Our very popular Cairngorms holiday continues - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. WE HAVE SPACES FOR 8 WOMEN ON THIS TRIP SO BOOK EARLY. “ Wonderful local guide with such knowledge of the area - thank you “

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2025
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Stunning Sicily – an exclusive Trouble Club Trip

Sat 19th April 2025 -
Sat 26th April 2025

Goat Level 1

This is an exclusive tour for Trouble Club. CAN ONLY BE BOOKED BY MEMBERS. PLEASE BOOK BY AUGUST 25TH 2024. A chance to get together to experience a wonderful cultural and active holiday in the historic island of Sicily. Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. Come and immerse yourself in this wonderfully reviving holiday.

UK 2025
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The Lovely Lake District from Kendal

Thu 24th April 2025 -
Mon 28th April 2025

Goat Level 2

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful spots for walking in England and we base ourselves in the heart of it. This holiday gives you the chance to fully explore the area with most of the walks starting directly from your hotel. Previous guests have enjoyed the comfort and friendliness of the hotel, the great guided walks and the wonderful camaraderie of the other women. THIS YEAR THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO ARRIVE EARLIER FOR A SPECIAL BEATRIX POTTER EXPERIENCE - to visit her home, to walk the paths she trod and to see an exhibition of her impactful life. ON BOOKING LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

EUROPEITALY 2025
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The Prosecco Hills – Northern Italy

Sat 26th April 2025 -
Sat 3rd May 2025

Goat Level 2

This is a brand new trip for 2025 to the World Heritage Area, the Prosecco hills. A lesser known area of northern Italy for hiking but well known for its sparkling wine. Our local guide Vania can’t wait to help you explore. There is so much variety to the walks and so many treats in store as you experience the local culture and try the Italian cuisine during your week. We think it is very special to stay at the women run Agriturismo in the peace and tranquility of the countryside.

EUROPEGREECE 2025
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Eastern Crete in Spring – relax and slow down by the sea

Tue 29th April 2025 -
Tue 6th May 2025

Goat Level 1

Eastern Crete in Spring. Our relax and slow down holidays to Crete are so popular and this year we offer more. To give you the chance to have a really reviving break with gentle walks by the sea , learning about wild herbs and the Cretan wine and food. There is even some local cooking. Join us on a this calm and peaceful holiday.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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Retirement Retreat – a reviving retreat in Andalucia, Southern Spain

Fri 2nd May 2025 -
Fri 9th May 2025

Goat Level 2

Many women have told us that they are facing retirement, or have recently retired, and are finding it tough.This is a very special retreat created for all those women out there who would love the chance to get away and explore what the next chapter of life might look like. We have found Jessica McGregor Johnson who specialise in just this and will be providing coaching throughout the week. Come walk, talk and revive with us. ONLY 8 SPACES AVAILABLE.

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2025
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Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the Bon viveur

Sat 3rd May 2025 -
Sat 10th May 2025

Goat Level 1

Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to walk and enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. Come and immerse yourself in this wonderfully reviving holiday. Expect quiet and plenty of relaxation time as well as a lot of fun!

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland in May

Sat 3rd May 2025 -
Thu 8th May 2025

Goat Level 2

Our very popular Cairngorms holiday continues - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. WE HAVE SPACES FOR 8 WOMEN ON THIS TRIP SO BOOK EARLY. “ Wonderful local guide with such knowledge of the area - thank you “

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Scottish Isles of Orkney Spring 2025

Thu 8th May 2025 -
Tue 13th May 2025

Goat Level 2

This Scottish cluster of Islands out in the North Sea are a wonderful destination for some incredible hiking in magnificent landscapes including the Old Man of Hoy. As you hike you will learn some of the ancient history of the islands and be inspired by the rich tapestry of folklore stories. You will love the Scottish hospitality in our cosy base The Ferry Inn in Stromness, located in the southwestern part of Mainland Orkney. Join us for this very special Scottish experience.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Amazing Isle of Arran

Sat 10th May 2025 -
Thu 15th May 2025

Goat Level 2

This year we return to the Isle of Arran as it is so popular. Everyone loves the reviving walks and to be by the sea. Such variety with dramatic mountains, woodlands,beaches and a great place to see wildlife. We are adding the Isle of Bute to our programme in 2025 so you could join us in Arran then travel to Glasgow for a nights stopover before walking the West Island Way of Bute. A fabulous two island holiday to explore a little more of Scotland.

EUROPETURKEY 2025
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Turkey Spring Cruise 2025

Sat 10th May 2025 -
Sat 17th May 2025

Goat Level 2

This Turkey Cruise has been part of the WalkingWomen holiday programme for 25 years and it remains one of our most popular trips with wonderful walking,swimming ,great nourishing food and the chance to really relax and revive. There are just 7 cabins so do book early. If you would like to extend your trip to visit more of Turkey or perhaps a Greek island just let us know and we can help.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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The Alpujarras,Sierra Nevada, Andalucia

Sat 10th May 2025 -
Fri 16th May 2025

Goat Level 2

This is a firm favourite area of WalkingWomen. A gorgeous traditional Andalucian white village with wonderful walks all around. From river valleys, to ancient paths connecting villagers to high mountains - there is something for everyone. Then to relax by a pool, watch flamenco or just sit in the sun and watch the world go by. If you’ve never been to the Alpujarras then now is the time.

ENGLANDUK 2025
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Mysterious Moorlands, Dartmoor, England

Thu 15th May 2025 -
Mon 19th May 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

This is a beautiful time to explore this mysterious part of South West England in the glorious spring. It is the time of bluebells and warmer weather and a good time for walking. There are even sparkling clean streams to paddle in. For lovers of cream teas you can expect some of those too ! You will be staying in a hotel where Agatha Christie stayed and was inspired to write her first novel. Hopefully you will be inspired too!

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The beautiful Isle of Bute, Scotland – walking the West Island Way

Sat 17th May 2025 -
Thu 22nd May 2025

Goat Level 2

We are excited about walking the West Island Way on the small Scottish Isle of Bute. Only an hour from Glasgow and a fabulous ferry across the Firth of Clyde to get there. A long distance path of 48km/30 miles to explore this very special Island with such varying landscapes and glimpses of wildlife. You may see Basking sharks,seals,Osprey, Red Deer and more. For beer lovers you may enjoy relaxing in a traditional Scottish Pub with a refreshing ale from the local brewery! This holiday follows our Arran trip and perfect for those wanting to explore more of the Scottish Islands.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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WalkingWomen Spring Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 24th May 2025 -
Sat 31st May 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our most popular holidays as you stay in a hidden gem of a place. Priorat is a lesser known part of Spain with beautiful walks and gorgeous food and wine. Every holiday has had 5 stars all round! Do grab your place on this fascinating Wine Walk in Spain holiday to experience it for yourself.

EUROPESLOVAKIA 2025
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Slovakia – exploring the Tatra Mountains

Sat 31st May 2025 -
Thu 5th June 2025

Goat Level 2

The Tatra mountains are a hidden gem and loved by all who walk in them - don’t let them pass you by. We have an amazing trip with two countries in one trip - Poland and Slovakia. This years guests loved it and found it so incredibly memorable - 100% would recommend the Tatras to others. Don’t miss this opportunity to travel with other women to explore this fantastic area of the world with our local guide Alena.

ANDORRAEUROPE 2025
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Andorra – wonderful walking in the Pyrenees

Sat 14th June 2025 -
Sat 21st June 2025

Goat Level 2

Summer hiking in Andorra is one of those hidden adventures. How wonderful to walk trails that connect Andorra, Spain and France, to look out over expansive spaces empty of people, to see eagles soaring overhead. This is a holiday to immerse yourself in the great Pyrenees.

ECUADOR 2025
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Ecuador and the Galapagos – our special 25th Anniversary further afield trip

Mon 16th June 2025 -
Fri 27th June 2025

Goat Level 2

We are excited to have found two women guides based in Quito who run their own LGTBQ+ travel company. They have created an exclusive trip for WalkingWomen to show you their Ecuador. The country of four worlds in the middle of the world. A small but wonderful place to walk, connect and revive. You will see the great historical city of Quito, go on a volcano hike , experience the wonders of the rainforest plus have an exclusive trip to the Galapagos. This is for wildlife lovers and those looking for something just that little bit different. This is WalkingWomen’s first trip to Ecuador in our 25 Years and now is the time - we would love you to join us.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland in June

Sat 21st June 2025 -
Thu 26th June 2025

Goat Level 2

Our very popular Cairngorms holiday continues - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. WE HAVE SPACES FOR 8 WOMEN ON THIS TRIP SO BOOK EARLY. “ Wonderful local guide with such knowledge of the area - thank you “

EUROPEITALY 2025
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The Prosecco Hills – Northern Italy

Sat 28th June 2025 -
Sat 5th July 2025

Goat Level 2

This is a brand new trip for 2025 to the World Heritage Area, the Prosecco Hills. A lesser known area of Italy for hiking but well known for its sparkling wine. Our local guide Vania can’t wait to help you explore. There is so much variety to the walks and so many treats in store as you experience the local culture and try the Italian cuisine during your week. We think it is very special to stay at the women run Agriturismo in the peace and tranquility of the countryside.

SWITZERLAND 2025
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Women’s EURO 2025 in Switzerland

Wed 2nd July 2025 -
Sun 27th July 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

With the women’s football Euro 2025 tournament happening in 8 locations across Switzerland it is the perfect time for footie fans to see women play and hike in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. We have reserved rooms in women’s hotels in Zurich and have put together a 5 night package to give you a wonderful experience of Zurich and to include supporting you with all your planning. This is a flexible trip and we can help plan to suit matches you want to see/have tickets for. WE ASK YOU TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT NOW SO WE CAN CONFIRM HOTEL ROOMS AND DO FURTHER PLANNING. GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

EUROPEIRELAND 2025
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Walking the Sheep’s Head Way – West Cork, Ireland

Sat 5th July 2025 -
Sat 12th July 2025

Goat Level 2

“Beautiful landscapes, peace, wildlife, ocean, walking and a great guide”. We return as it was such a popular holiday - this time to cover more of this beautiful landscape and journey 72km along the Sheeps Head Way,a long distance footpath, that can be completed in a week. A wonderful journey and a great achievement as we explore the beautiful west coast of Ireland. Not to be missed.

ENGLANDUK 2025
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Coastal Cumbria, England

Sat 5th July 2025 -
Sun 13th July 2025

Goat Level 3

WalkingWomen is full of adventurous women who want to hike some of the best long distance trails in the world. We will always offer some of these where you can walk knowing you are supported by an expert guide. This is a fabulous trail - coastal Cumbria from Lancaster to Ulverston. Stunning views, sea air , well maintained paths - our very own Cumbrian Camino!

ENGLANDUK 2025
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The Lovely Lake District from Kendal

Thu 24th July 2025 -
Mon 28th July 2025

Goat Level 2

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful spots for walking in England and we base ourselves in the heart of it. This holiday gives you the chance to fully explore the area with most of the walks starting directly from your hotel. Previous guests have enjoyed the comfort and friendliness of the hotel, the great guided walks and the wonderful camaraderie of the other women. THIS YEAR THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO ARRIVE EARLIER FOR A SPECIAL BEATRIX POTTER EXPERIENCE - to visit her home, to walk the paths she trod and to see an exhibition of her impactful life. ON BOOKING LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland in August

Sat 2nd August 2025 -
Thu 7th August 2025

Goat Level 2

Our very popular Cairngorms holiday continues - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. WE HAVE SPACES FOR 8 WOMEN ON THIS TRIP SO BOOK EARLY. “ Wonderful local guide with such knowledge of the area - thank you “

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Scottish Isles of Orkney – Summer 2025

Thu 14th August 2025 -
Tue 19th August 2025

Goat Level 2

This Scottish cluster of Islands out in the North Sea are a wonderful destination for some incredible hiking including the magnificent Old Man of Hoy. As you hike you will learn some of the ancient history of the islands and be inspired by the rich tapestry of folklore stories. You will love the Scottish hospitality in our cosy base The Ferry Inn in Stromness, located in the southwestern part of Mainland Orkney. Join us for this very special Scottish experience.

UKWALES 2025
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Summer Lesbian Holiday in Secret Snowdonia, Wales

Thu 14th August 2025 -
Wed 20th August 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

Every year we have a summer lesbian holiday and this year we go to Snowdonia. Staying at the Royal Goat Hotel in the lovely village of Beddgelert - a perfect base to explore Secret Snowdonia. This is a ‘ bit of everything holiday’ so great if you want to try all our goat levels and see what suits the best. Our guides will guide you.

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2025

Sat 23rd August 2025 -
Sat 30th August 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our favourite summer hiking spots. The air is fresh and even with the sun shining it is not too hot. Imagine walking from your hotel door into the wilderness to experience the very best of the rolling mountains of Espadalen, Eastern Norway. Everyone who has been on this holiday would recommend it to other women. Do come and experience it for yourself.

NORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2025

Sat 30th August 2025 -
Sat 6th September 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our favourite summer hiking spots. The air is fresh and even with the sun shining it is not too hot. Imagine walking from your hotel door into the wilderness to experience the very best of the rolling mountains of Espadalen,Eastern Norway. Everyone who has been on this holiday would recommend it to other women. Do come and experience it for yourself.

EUROPEITALY 2025
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The Italian Lakes – Lovely Lake Como

Sat 30th August 2025 -
Fri 5th September 2025

Goat Level 2

This holiday is for those who would love to explore the beautiful Italian lakes and have a little bit of luxury and pampering whilst doing some great walking above the majestic Lake Como. We believe your soul will be nourished by this charming place and we are excited to add this fabulous holiday to our list. It could be just the treat you need.

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Late Summer hiking 2025

Sat 6th September 2025 -
Sat 13th September 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our favourite late summer hiking spots. The air is fresh and even with the sun shining it is not too hot. Imagine walking from your hotel door into the wilderness to experience the very best of the rolling mountains of Espadalen,Eastern Norway. Everyone who has been on this holiday would recommend it to other women. Do come and experience it for yourself.

EUROPEIRELAND 2025
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The Kerry Camino, Southwest Coast of Ireland

Sat 13th September 2025 -
Sat 20th September 2025

Goat Level 2

For all you Camino lovers out there we bring you the Irish section of this ancient trail - 35 miles from Tralee to Dingle in the south of Ireland. Coastal views and staying in hotels with a warm,Irish welcome. You get your Camino passport stamped.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland in September

Sat 20th September 2025 -
Thu 25th September 2025

Goat Level 2

Our very popular Cairngorms holiday continues - the place loved by Nan Shepherd who wandered and explored every inch and wrote her beautiful books. We introduce you , or bring you back to, this wonderful part of Scotland. Walk in the stunning Cairngorms mountains and in the evening relax in the bustling local town of Aviemore. This holiday has a very varied programme and gives you lots of different experiences to get a true taste of the area. WE HAVE SPACES FOR 8 WOMEN ON THIS TRIP SO BOOK EARLY. “ Wonderful local guide with such knowledge of the area - thank you “

EUROPEGREECE 2025
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Eastern Crete – relax and slow down by the sea

Tue 23rd September 2025 -
Tue 30th September 2025

Goat Level 1

This is one of our top reviving breaks with gentle walks by the sea , learning about wild herbs and the Cretan wine and food. There is even some local cooking. Join us on a this calm and peaceful holiday where you can totally switch off and relax.

SCOTLANDUK 2025
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The Scottish Isles of Orkney – Autumn 2025

Sat 27th September 2025 -
Thu 2nd October 2025

Goat Level 2

This Scottish cluster of Islands out in the North Sea are a wonderful destination for some incredible hiking including the magnificent Old Man of Hoy. As you hike you will learn some of the ancient history of the islands and be inspired by the rich tapestry of folklore stories. You will love the Scottish hospitality in our cosy base The Ferry Inn in Stromness, located in the southwestern part of Mainland Orkney. Join us for this very special Scottish experience.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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Relax and Slow down in Southern Spain – our hacienda holiday

Fri 3rd October 2025 -
Fri 10th October 2025

Goat Level 2

Many women have told us they would like holidays to get away from it all, to totally switch off and relax and revive. We have a beautiful Hacienda in Andalucia which is just the place. There is a swimming pool, fabulous walking and the option to do daily yoga sessions. This is a little oasis in an undiscovered part of Spain.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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The Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia

Sat 11th October 2025 -
Fri 17th October 2025

Goat Level 2

This is a firm favourite area of WalkingWomen. A gorgeous traditional Andalucian white village in Sierra Nevada with wonderful walks all around. From river valleys, to ancient paths connecting villagers to high mountains - there is something for everyone. Then to relax by a pool, watch flamenco or just sit in the sun and watch the world go by. If you’ve never been to the Alpujarras then now is the time.

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2025
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Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the Bon viveur

Sat 11th October 2025 -
Sat 18th October 2025

Goat Level 1

Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to walk and enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. Come and immerse yourself in this wonderfully reviving holiday. Expect quiet and plenty of relaxation time as well as a lot of fun!

ENGLANDUK 2025
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Return to Glenthorne, Grasmere in the English Lakes

Mon 13th October 2025 -
Sat 18th October 2025

Goat Level: A bit of everything

WalkingWomen celebrates 25 Years in 2025 and what better place to return to - The Glenthorne Guest House and the first hotel Diana Clarke, the founder of WalkingWomen booked. We hope many of you will join us as we celebrate what WalkingWomen has given so many women over these 25 years. We will be celebrating throughout the year and beyond! PLEASE BOOK EARLY SO WE CAN RESERVE MORE ROOMS IF WE NEED THEM.

EUROPEGREECE 2025
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Eastern Crete – the unspoilt paths

Tue 14th October 2025 -
Tue 21st October 2025

Goat Level 2

Eastern Crete is wonderful for walking. And wonderful for slowing down the pace and really reviving. The walks are varied, the food is fabulous and the little town of Mirtos a delight. Do come and immerse yourself in Cretan life and enjoy a slow pace and the joys of all Crete has to offer.

EUROPESPAIN 2025
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WalkingWomen Autumn Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 18th October 2025 -
Sat 25th October 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our most popular holidays as you stay in a hidden gem of a place. Priorat is a lesser known part of Spain with beautiful walks and gorgeous food and wine. Every holiday has had 5 stars all round! Do grab your place on this fascinating holiday to experience it for yourself.

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