How to Prepare For Your First Long-Distance Walk

The physical and mental benefits of long-distance walking are well known, but it can be difficult to know where to start. How do you choose which long-distance route to tackle first? How do you prepare for the hike? Amanda MacDonald takes a look at some simple physical and mental steps... Read more

A Picturesque Pilgrimage on St Oswald’s Way

Amanda from the Absolute Escapes team laced up her walking boots and set off on a Northumbrian pilgrimage on St Oswald's Way ... Read more

Following the Life of a Legend on St Cuthbert’s Way

St Cuthbert’s Way stretches for 63 miles from the picturesque town of Melrose in the Borders to the stunning coast of Northumberland. Amanda from the Absolute Escapes team set off to follow the life of a legend ... Read more

Beaches, Castles & Kippers: Hiking the Northumberland Coast Path

The Northumberland Coast is famous for its unspoilt beauty - sweeping beaches, historic castles, rolling dunes and picturesque old coastal villages hardly changed by time. Amanda from the Absolute Escapes team set off to explore this wonderful corner of north east England. Read more

Warming up to Whisky at Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience

Amanda from the Absolute Escapes team is a whisky novice and has never taken to Scotland's national drink. So what happened when she visited the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh? Read our new blog to find out if Amanda warms up to whisky ... Read more

Capturing the Coast to Coast in the Lake District

Amanda from the Absolute Escapes team made her way to the Lake District National Park to experience the section of Wainwright's Coast to Coast between St Bees and Patterdale. Over 4 days of wonderful walking she uncovered friendly villages, breathtaking vistas, and one of the finest long-distance walking trails... Read more

Why You Should Add The Kintyre Way to Your Bucket List

Amanda's latest research trip took her to the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula where she investigated recent changes to the end of the Kintyre Way. Travelling to Kintyre via the Isle of Arran, she discovered a beautifully untouched and undiscovered part of Scotland full of secluded beaches, friendly villages, and breathtaking scenery... Read more

Roaming with the Romans on Hadrian’s Wall Path

Hadrian's Wall was built nearly 2,000 years ago to separate the Roman empire from the barbaric Scottish tribes in the north. A walk along the 84 mile long Hadrian's Wall Path is a fascinating journey through history. The trail runs from coast to coast, past ancient Roman settlements and forts,... Read more

West Highland Way Wonderland

Having been a member of the team at Absolute Escapes for more than 6 months now, I was itching to get on and do a walk for myself and see what it was all about. The West Highland Way seemed to be the obvious place to start and I was... Read more

The Wonders of the West Highlands

After joining the Absolute Escapes team back in March, I was fortunate enough to experience one of the many Rabbies tours that we offer our customers, and I would have to say I chose wisely. This day trip offered so much in so many ways...so where do I start? Read more