Holidays in 2024

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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.

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 “

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.

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