Here's what a few of our clients said about our walking holidays
Coast to Coast. Mrs Chambers. UK
As it says in one of the guide books, you get to the end and have enjoyed the walk so much, you want to turn around and walk all the way back.
West Highland Way. Mrs Adams. USA.
This is my first time at this sort of holiday, it was amazing. It met my expectations and then some!
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Ms Podracky. USA.
I was very pleased with the accommodations Contours selected for me, as well as the excellence of the luggage transfer. Without exception, the B&B proprietors were helpful and pleasant. The walk itself was very enjoyable. I had many interesting conversations with people I met on the path. Seeing so much history along the Wall was a dream come true for me. This was the best vacation I have ever had.
Cleveland Way. Mr Mountford. Isle of Wight.
A really interesting, varied, scenic route. High quality accommodations, some of which were outstanding. All wonderful but I particularly enjoyed the Coastal section. A thoroughly enjoyable and well organised holiday. Thank you.
Peddar’s Way & Norfolk Coastal Path. Mr Julyan. UK
Enjoyed the whole walk, nicely varied. The coast path was lovely - again quite varied, with a mix of salt marshes, beaches and even some cliffs on the last day.
Herriot Way. Mr Hiltunen. Finland.
Everything was well arranged. The people we met were very friendly and helpful. The weather was good. The area is very beautiful and the history was interesting.
South West Coast Path – Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast South. Mr Jones. Australia.
The walking was wonderful and the hassle free accommodation and luggage transfers made it even better. The scenery was wild, unspoilt and majestic.
Coast to Coast. Mr Thompson.USA.
Enjoyed “beyond belief” says the wife. We completed the walk with our 15month old son and wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Dales Way. Mr Truchon. Canada.
Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the exceptional service received ie. We asked for reservations with no cats as one of us has severe allergies. We will use Contours again and be assured we will recommend you to every one we know. Thank you for a most wonderful holiday.
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Mr Hannant. UK.
A very well organised, professional service, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable walk. This route is an ideal introduction to long distance walking.
Cotswolds Highlights. Mr Thomas. UK.
I felt that the landscape had enough variation to keep you entertained and also, some of the villages en route were beautiful.
Mendip Way. Miss Richardson. UK.
The views were great. We would recommend Contours for ease of booking plus the information provided was good.
Coast to Coast. Mr Cox. UK.
All organised wonderfully and great to see your own Country at its best! Thank you.
Cleveland Way. Mr Wilson. UK.
Scenery was a nice mix of Moorland and Coastal routes.
St Cuthbert’s Way. Mrs Cooper. New Zealand.
This is a lovely walk through most attractive country, not difficult and the accommodation was all of a high standard with helpful and friendly proprietors
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Mr Cooke. UK.
The organisation was excellent. The route was interesting and varied. We felt that finishing in Bowness was the perfect end. We are glad we walked from East to West.
Furness Way. Mr Bond. UK.
The walk was a real gem. Great variety of scenery and terrain. We have done many long distance walks and this was one of the best. Thank you for including the walk in your brochure.
Cumbria Way. Mr Lambeth-Fradgley. UK
Using Contours with the pre booked overnight accommodation takes all the hassle out of booking a walking holiday and the daily baggage transfer makes each days walking so much more enjoyable with only a light daysack to carry. Each day was so varied and interesting.
Rob Roy Way. Ms Ferland. USA.
Great variety in terrain, beautiful vista. We found that it was the most wonderful way to take a vacation! You really get to see and feel a country, have lots of time to talk and take photos and get wonderful exercise at the same time. We will definitely be taking more walking tours.
South West Coast Path – South Cornwall. Mrs Potterton. Canada.
We have recommended Contours to our friends as you do a very good job.
Dartmoor Way. Dr Bishop USA.
Several stretches of beautiful riverside, stream side walking and crossing the moor from Tavistock to Buckfastleigh - the views, the air, the archaeological sites, etc. We really enjoyed the villages/towns we stayed in all along the route.
Cotswold Way. Ms Andrews. Canada.
I really enjoyed the Cotswold Round, I thought the route notes were excellent.
Cleveland Way. Mr Julyan. UK.
Enjoyed the variety. The moorlands sections are a nice mix of “up & down” along the Cleveland Hills Ridge, together with more level sections when you can just appreciate the scenery (and the heather was beautiful). I especially liked the first day of coastal walking (Saltburn to Runswick Bay).
Coast to Coast. Mr Price. UK.
Varied landscape, excellent walking with good B&B’s to look forward to. Well organised luggage transport, good B&B’s. We were delighted with this holiday – Thank you.
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Ms Dhindsa. UK.
What a fantastic holiday. A most enjoyable experience. We are very excited to book our next trip.
West Highland Way. Mr Wright. UK.
Every day was different and each one had its beauty or majesty.
Cotswold Round. Mr Immerwahr. USA.
First I would like to thank Contours for a wonderful vacation. I did the Cotswold Round with four days hiking and it was wonderful. The route was terrific. The materials were well done and the accommodations were generally excellent. It was a great experience and I really appreciated it, in fact I did exactly this same trip six years ago and I think I enjoyed it even more this time.
Cotswold Way. Mr Stiverson. UK.
It was an excellent holiday. The route exceeded our expectations with glorious views along the whole way.
Coast to Coast. Mr Pollock. USA.
It was wonderful, it lived up to our expectations. We will do it again.
Three Castles Walk. Mr Williams. USA.
A great walk. It was one of the best trips we have been on in some 30 years of travelling.
Cotswolds Highlights. Ms Cramm. Canada.
This is a wonderful way to see the English Countryside.
Great Glen Way. Mr Douglas. UK.
Excellent scenery, good variation in route types, appreciated being away from traffic. Good tracks, excellent route marking – no danger of getting lost. Thanks for the great organisation of the walk. Everyone associated was polite, helpful and accommodating.
Hadrian’s Wall Path Mr Jensen. USA.
Despite the weather, we enjoyed our walk and we are very glad to have done it. Having lodging arrangements made for us with no snags or problems allowed us to focus on our walk and enjoy ourselves more. The luggage transfers were always handled efficiently we were never without our luggage and never had to worry about where it was.
Fife Coastal Path. Mrs Frohlich Egli. Switzerland.
Excellent and very detailed information, careful selection of special places to stay.
Cotswold Round. Ms Regina Virgo. Canada
All the villages were lovely. We had a serendipitous tour of Gordon Russell Museum in Broadway which was great. Audio tour at Hailes Abbey was fantastic. Walking through fields with cows, sheep and horses was a great experience for two city people and the long views from the Cotswold escarpments were spectacular.
Great Glen Way. Mr Percival. UK.
Thank you once again for excellent arrangements/organisation throughout. Met some friendly interesting people from all over the world. Scots hospitality was wonderful. Already thinking of where to book our next walk.
South West Coast Path – South Cornwall. Mrs Webb. UK.
I enjoyed my holiday very much. The walking, scenery and the accommodations were all great – so amazing. Looking forward to booking my next Contours holiday and finishing the South West Coast Path.
Cotswold Villages Trail. Mr Berthiaume. Canada.
We really enjoyed our trip and would definitively recommend Contours to our friends.
Coast to Coast. Mr Trembirth. UK.
The organisation was excellent and all the B&B’s were a credit and more.
West Highland Way. Mrs Robertson. UK.
Thank you for an excellent service, everything went exactly as planned. Well done to everyone.
Dales Way. Mrs Hoare. UK.
There was enough time to look at places of interest, churches and other buildings etc. It was lovely to walk with just a day sack and to know a comfortable room and hot bath or shower awaited us. The scenery was stunning and varied, we saw lots of birds and the wild flowers were wonderful. Every overnight stop was good, friendly and helpful people, good rooms and breakfasts.
Coast to Coast. Mr Brown. UK.
A superb fortnight. A wonderful walk, different every day. Great camaraderie along the way and each evening. I knew the lakes and the Dales but I didn’t know “No Man’s Land” between Shap and Keld and had never heard of “The Nine Standards”. Also, had never been above Swaledale and seen the fascinating mining area. North York Moors was also new. So as well as the great feeling of “having done it”, I learnt a lot about England and its history. Meeting up with walkers we had met along the way in “Wainwright’s bar” at the end rounded the experience off beautifully.
Isle of Wight. Mr Julyan. UK.
Another really good Contours experience.
Cotswold Short Break. Ms Langham. UK.
Very enjoyable break the thorough organisation on Contours part, made it very easy for us.
Coast to Coast. Mr Ekins. UK.
That was a superb holiday and we are glad that we took our time, plenty to look at and dawdle over.
East Highland Way. Ms Merrett. UK
The views were lovely, the accommodations were brilliant and everyone was helpful and friendly. The isolation was wonderful.
Cotswold Short Break. Dr Heard. USA
We found the walk to be very scenic and peaceful. There was plenty of contrast from countryside, to woods and then urban.
Coast to Coast. Mr Brown. USA.
The scenery in the higher parts of the route is spectacular. We also enjoyed the fields of grains and the pastures filled with cows and sheep – wonderful pastoral.
Cotswold Villages Trail. Mr Taylor. Australia.
It was a good time of year and the weather was generally ok to good. The accommodations chosen by Contours were excellent and welcoming, the distances were ok and the route was well marked and described well in the notes and on the map.
South West Coast Path – South Cornwall. Mr Ellerton. UK.
It was really good - we enjoyed it very much and think the Contours service was excellent in all respects - good advance information, maps, itinerary and luggage transfers were seamless.
Coast to Coast. Mr Percival. UK.
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The accommodations were excellent and as previously, all arrangements made by Contours were first class. We met so many friendly people including the owners of the B&B’s and other walkers – wonderful experience with great memories.
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Mrs Shotton. UK.
A great week, lovely weather. Contours organised all the transfers to accommodations really well and your directions were clear and helpful as well as all the additional information provided.
Herriot Way. Mrs Sue Williams. UK.
This was our first walking holiday and we enjoyed every minute. Fantastic scenery we met lovely people the B&B’s were very attentive. Thank you for organising everything- all went very smoothly. We will definitely recommend you to others.
West Highland Way. Mr Julyan. UK.
Another really good Contours experience. I enjoyed the variety and contrast of Loch Lomond verse the more mountainous northern half of the trail.
South West Cornwall – Far West Cornwall. Mrs Bellamy. UK
You see parts of Cornwall that you would never get to touring by car. We had a helicopter trip to the Scillies on our last day together and roared with laughter when we saw how far we had walked around the coast path compared with the actual size of the peninsula! Would also like you to know that one of our landladies said that Contours is the only walking company she will deal with as the others seem to be 'just playing at it' Many thanks.
Isle of Wight. Ms Onishchuk. Ireland.
The walk was very pleasant. The weather was very good, the views were amazing. To be able to walk around Whole Island gave us a sense of achievement. The holidays were really nicely organised.
North Lakes Short Break. Miss Francis. UK.
For a first time visit to the lakes, this was the perfect route. Varied terrain & challenge levels. Very well organised & efficient. The standard of the accommodations far surpassed expectations. Very good value for money short break.
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Mrs Thornton. UK.
It was a great walk, our first long distance all in one go. It was good not to have to worry about our bags getting to the accommodations each day.
Lady Anne’s Way. Dr Wilkins. UK.
The walk is very scenic and provides some wonderful views of the North Pennine Hills. Cother End to Outhgill the remoteness and scenery is excellent. I think that Contours provides an excellent service, everything ran smoothly again on this holiday. Thank you.
South West Coast Path – Far West Cornwall. Ms Worship. UK.
Don’t change a thing, as usual we were very pleased with everything – the accommodations, luggage transfers, the instructions etc all went smoothly and made for an excellent holiday.
Hadrian’s Wall Path. Mr Ross. UK.
The scenery was excellent as were the accommodations, baggage transfers and the evening meals.
Mortimer Trail. Mrs Westgarth. UK.
Wonderful views, especially day one Ludlow-Orleton. Everyone was so friendly with lifts to and from start of walks and to our evening meal and home again. It is the only way to see and appreciate the English countryside.
North Downs Way. Ms Rees. UK.
Beautiful scenery and thoroughly varied, we enjoyed it all. Excellent accommodation and organisation.
South West Coast Path – Far West Cornwall. Ms Klinedinst. USA.
We were very impressed with everything about this trip from the trail, to the detailed itinerary, to our accommodations. We really felt well taken care of throughout the trip. Since returning home, I've recommended Contours to many of my friends who've inquired about our trip. We're already talking about returning for another walking trip through Contours.
North Downs Way. Mr Daleboudt. The Netherlands.
We have to compliment Contours, we were very late booking, and you did a great job in arranging our trip at this short notice.
Northumberland Coastal Path. Mr Simpson. UK.
First class service all I had to do was send one email and make two online payments.
Peddar’s Way & Norfolk Coastal Path. Mr Frostick. UK
I enjoyed the mixture of country and coastal walking and the sense of wide open spaces that Norfolk offered. Castle Acre (magnificent church, priory ruins, castle site) and Blakeney (attractive village exhibition of watercolour paintings), were among the interesting places to visit en route
Pride of the Peak Walk. Mr Ellis. UK.
Fabulous scenery, lovely and quiet.
Six Dales Trail. Mrs O’Loughlin. UK.
A very good walk. Excellent guidebook! All arrangements made by Contours worked like clockwork.
South West Coast Path – Far West Cornwall. Mrs Yeadon. UK.
Beautiful coastal scenery and a good standard of accommodation.
St Oswald’s Way. Mr Wilson. UK.
Nice mixture of coastal and rural inland walking.
Thames Path West. Mr Deiter. USA.
Overall, I would have to rank this trip as one of my all-time best holidays. Extremely memorable. I can think of nothing you could have done that would have made this a better experience.
The Saint’s Way. Professor Fearnside. Australia.
We had a great time and were very impressed with all aspects of Contours organisation. The accommodation, directions as to how to get to the accommodation, luggage transfers all worked perfectly. We will certainly use Contours again and recommend you to our travel agent and our friends.
Two Moors Way. Mr Keith Miller. UK.
This is the first time we have used Contours and were very impressed with the service from booking to completion of the walk.
Westmorland Way. Mr Holland. Australia.
Our fourth Contours holiday and again a very enjoyable walk. The Lakes District is very scenic and the Westmorland Way is a little less strenuous than some other routes in the Lakes. Overall another great holiday.
Ceredigion Coastal Path. Mr Maguire. UK.
We would recommend this walk and Contours to other walkers. Well organised and worry free. Our first cliff and coastal path holiday. We will definitely do another.
Glyndwr’s Way. Mr Murray. USA.
This was a very relaxing route. Pretty scenery, lots of farm animals, and nice people along the trail.
Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. Mrs Harbottle. UK.
Another excellent holiday. Our 5th with Contours, with good walking and beautiful guesthouses especially comfortable beds and great breakfasts to set us up for the day, excellent luggage transfers. We enjoyed the scenery in the North and the architecture around Menai A lovely varied walk for scenery, birds and wildflowers.
Offa’s Dyke Path. Mr Boram. UK.
Everyone made us welcome and were very helpful. The staff at Contours were very prompt and efficient at dealing with our requests.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Mrs Barrow. UK.
We had a brilliant walk. Thank you very much for organising it.
Three Castles Walk. Mr Mayberry. Canada.
Just a lovely, pastoral setting. I loved just sitting on a stile taking in the scenery.
Northumberland Coastal Path. Ms Fleming. Australia
We would highly recommend your tours and hope to do more walks in the future when we return.
South West Coast Path – Far West Cornwall. Miss Kennedy. UK.
Thank you for a lovely holiday, we will book with you again.
Arran Coastal Way. Mrs Vine. UK.
Arran has a beautiful, unspoilt coastline and it was a joy just to be there.
Northumberland Coastal Path. Mr Scarth. UK
Lots of variety from beach, country and woodland. Also, lots to see from castles to birds. I liked the beauty of this area and the history. It is an unspoilt area with excellent accommodation and food. The taxi company was excellent, always on time, pleasant and helpful.
Cateran Trail. Ms Catron. USA.
Contours did an excellent job! We would recommend you to anyone. We were the only Americans on the trail and the only Americans that several B & B's said they had ever had stay.
East Highland Way. Ms Adoutte. Switzerland.
The walk was beautiful. We loved Scotland and its people.
Fife Coastal Path. Mrs De Villiers. UK.
Constantly changing scenery and historic sites with information boards where appropriate. This was the best trail we have taken with Contours. Excellent organisation with friendly and helpful people.
South West Coast Path – North Devon. Mr Hartley. UK
We did not book this holiday until the week we started it, so we would like to thank the staff at Contours for their amazing efficiency! Most impressive.
Great Glen Way. Mme Dominique.
Thank you for your organisation, it was perfect.
The Kintyre Way. Mr Scmich. Germany.
We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the combination of hills, seashore and wildlife.
Rob Roy Way. Ms Dale. Canada.
Different scenery every day, different walking challenges. We enjoyed the peacefulness and solitude along the way. We especially appreciated the great Scottish hospitality.
St Cuthbert’s Way. Mr Acock. UK.
I think this is one of the best short routes I have done. Varied scenery – a good mix.
South West Coast Path – Far West Cornwall. Mr Groshong. USA.
You made this trip very easy to do with the luggage transfers and the accommodations planned ahead of time. Thanks!!
West Highland Way. Mrs McLaren. UK.
Really enjoyed the variety of beautiful, sometimes stunning scenery.
Cotswold Way. Mr Porwoll. Netherlands.
We enjoyed the walk very much. Thank you for the good organisation of it. We will certainly consider using your services again in the future.