Our second walk and how wonderful to see another group of women come together to enjoy fabulous walking, great company and leave feeling revived with new friends. We sisters are privileged to have this job.
A guide and photographer – how lucky are we!
Our walks cannot happen without our experienced guides who give so much time to making sure each holiday is a success. Here is Alvina’s review and some of her fabulous photos.
Our first evening get together was highlighted with a fabulous west coast sunset. A golden glow, reflecting off the of empty sands oft Kent Estuary.
Cumbria is not renowned for its sunshine but amazingly we managed to dodge the showers all weekend.
Three and a half days of walking incorporated an estuary walk with a variety of birds, egrets, wagtails, even an early arriving wheatear. I breathed a sigh of relief after suggesting ‘birders’ brought their binoculars. Limestone dominates the landscape and we walked over stark white pavements, clifftops and woodlands hiding the deep clefts in the stone.
Teas were sampled every day and we always found a ‘view’ for our packed lunches. One of the group had chosen the holiday after watching BBC4 and Winter Walking with Nihal Arthanayak. Fortuitously we ticked most of the places visited by Nihal.
On one day we took the scenic train across the estuary to start our walk from Grange Over Sands. Heading up the hill to the ‘hospice’, before visiting Cartmel, sticky toffee pudding, and taking in the calm of the lovely priory.
From knowing ‘no one’ my lovely group were all firm friends by the time they left and I felt as though I’d been on holiday as much as they.
Thank you all!!
This holiday will be available in 2023