On reflection, 2023 has been a pretty good year for walking holidays. There have been no covid restrictions, there has been some very nice weather – including an Indian summer of late and whilst we are still in the era of a cost-of-living crisis, people are still needing a holiday and a walking holiday seems to tick all the boxes. Shame about the train strikes making it difficult to be totally eco-friendly, but let’s not let that take away the positives of the fresh air, good exercise, time given to stepping back from the busyness of everyday life and enjoyment of walking a route through some of the most amazing, occasionally cultural and sometimes historical countryside that the UK can offer.
As a company that delivers both guided and self-guided walking and cycling adventures, Maximum Adventure is always on the look out for interesting, new and where we can, exhilarating trips to add to our portfolio to encourage you to consider your next trip!
New for 2024 is the Cleveland Way, a classic walking route that was the second recognised National Trail in England and Wales. The 109-mile (175km) route takes 11 days, starting in Helmsley, walking across the North York Moors National Park to Filey on the coast. You will travel along ancient paths used by drovers and travellers in years gone by, enjoy some of the finest views in England and encounter fishing villages and hidden bays on the way. In the towns, you will see history in the architecture, hear some of the legends of the area and enjoy real ale and fish and chips!!
I think this is such an exciting adventure with so much to see and experience but if 11 days is too much walking and culture, we offer this trip as a 9-night break or in two halves – Stage 1, Helmsley to Saltburn-by-the-Sea in 5 days or Stage 2, Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Filey in 4 days – I think a split trip gives you the opportunity to take your time and you’ve always got a next time option too!
If a long weekend getaway is the order of the day, we have the Coastal Highlights – 3 days walking starting in the famous Dracula connected town of Whitby and joining the Yorkshire Wolds Way in to Filey.
There will be more new trips to come, so keep checking the website.