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Discovering the South Downs Way: Countryside, Castles and Clifftops

The South Downs Way is the UK’s first long-distance bridleway, and one of the great national walking trails. It stretches for 100 miles (160 kilometres) from Winchester to Eastbourne and follows well-trodden waymarked trails. Charlotte from the team set out to experience the beauty of the trail for herself. Read more

10 Reasons Why Walking is Good For You

Here at Absolute Escapes, it doesn’t take much persuading to get our team out walking - the fresh air, the spectacular views and the time spent with friends. In our latest blog, Fern from the team discovers why walking is so good for you... Read more

10 Amazing Food & Drink Gifts from Scotland’s Artisans

The land of whisky, haggis and world-renowned seafood, Scotland’s love for artisan produce offers unrivalled inspiration when it comes to craft gifts. Why not support local businesses and small scale production with our list of amazing food and drink gifts from Scotland’s artisans?  Read more

Made in Scotland: Handcrafted Gift Guide

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or to treat yourself, Scotland has a thriving arts and crafts culture with unlimited amounts of authentic and unique products to choose from. In our latest blog, Katia from the team dives in to find out where to buy... Read more

Escape The Crowds: 5 Quieter Alternatives to Popular Walking Trails

The UK & Ireland are home to some of the most breath-taking long-distance walks in the world and it is easy to see why they are so popular! However, we know many people prefer to escape the crowds, so we've put together a list of our top 5 favourite... Read more

Kerry Way: Is This Ireland’s Most Beautiful Walk?

With impossibly beautiful landscapes, warm Irish hospitality, colourful villages and incredible variety - is the Kerry Way Ireland's best long-distance walk? Katia from the team travelled to the Emerald Isle to find out... Read more

The Best Secret Beaches in Scotland (Shh … Don’t Tell Anyone!)

As Scotland continues to grow as a must-see destination, we’ve put together a list of our favourite secret Scottish beaches to get you off-the-beaten-track and avoid the crowds. We would have loved it if these beaches could have remained secret forever, but we also want to share the joy! Read more

6 Off-The-Beaten-Track Places to Visit in Scotland in 2021

With spectacular landscapes and an incredible history, it's no secret that Scotland is a popular holiday destination. In our latest blog, Katia from the team discovers 6 off-the-beaten-track locations for those looking to steer clear of the well-trodden tourist trail ... Read more

5 Amazing Ways Travel Can Boost Your Mental Health

At Absolute Escapes, we are firm believers in the power of travel to improve our wellbeing - both physically and mentally. Fresh from a reinvigorating weekend at Loch Lomond, Daisy from the Absolute Escapes team looks at five ways travel can boost our mental health. Read more

Into The Wild: Top Tips for Planning a Long-Distance Walk

Are you looking to take on a long-distance walking holiday but don't know where to start? Pippa from the team has put together a list of essential tips just for you ... Read more