WalkingWomen has been a member of JourneyWomen for many years and last year Sara and I met the owner Carolyn Ray. She, like us, had taken over a business which was founded by an inspirational woman Evelyn Hanson in 1994. Both women believed passionately about solo travel and supporting women to feel safe and equipped to travel alone. JourneyWoman is the original solo travel publication for women and it is founded on the principles of trust,authenticity and generosity. By being part of this network we support each other to travel and you hear from solo adventurers who give tips and advice. You can also find travel companies that provide holidays perfect for those solo travellers wanting company.
Many women have worked hard to change the travel narrative to showcase older women being active, courageous and adventurous and we at WalkingWomen are doing the same and encouraging women to continue to live a life filled with curiosity and possibilities and to keep on exploring.
We are proud to be part of JourneyWoman’s Verified Partner Program, which tells women that our services are women-friendly. JourneyWoman™ is the most beloved and respected women’s travel brand in the world, helping women travel safely and well for almost 30 years.
Please review your experience with us on the JourneyWoman Woman’s Travel Directory in the link above or read what a couple of our customers have said so far ..
Sharing experiences – “I have made three trips (so far) with WalkingWomen under its new management and as others have said, the wonderful thing is the care that is taken with every aspect of each holiday. Walking guides have been supremely knowledgeable about their locations and, while having a pre-planned walk schedule for each day, have nevertheless had the flexibility to adapt and tailor the walks to the group and to take account of individual capabilities. Taking note of the number of ‘Goats’ before booking, will indicate the overall fitness level required for a particular holiday, while the friendly owners Ginny and Sara are always on hand to advise if anyone has any queries. The social aspect of the holidays is great fun, chatting to others whilst walking, and sharing experiences over good meals at the end of the day within a supportive, accepting environment. The next Walking Women holiday is already booked”
“Extraordinary in every way – My first trip with Walking Women will not be my last. Getting from Texas to Cumbria UK was an adventure in itself . From the time I booked until I arrived the WalkingWomen team were responsive and helpful. The accommodations were unique and inspiring. The hiking was loads of fun, the scenery breathtaking. Our guide Jo was competent , fun and knowledgeable. The whole thing was so thoughtfully coordinated that all I had to worry about was enjoying myself. I had a howling good time and made many new friends. I can’t recommend Walking Women enough”