Walking Support can offer you all the professional assistance your need to plan, book and support you on
a forthcoming walking experience.
Walking is a leisure and health giving pastime that is becoming
increasingly popular with both domestic and international trekkers.
It is a growing part of activity tourism. Walking
Support is a professional, quality provider to
this market, offering independent advice, planning, booking, luggage
transfer and support transport for self led and guided walks, or any combination of these services that is
required by the walker.
We offer these services to individual walkers through to groups of walkers - regardless of numbers we will personalise the
package to meet the client's requirements.
Pick with confidence from the services you require, then enjoy the
exhilaration of one of the many walking or cycling routes that we
support in Scotland and Northern England.
Walking Support is proud to be a party to the "Walkers Are Welcome" scheme. We have assisted with the local Melrose
community in offering exceptional walking opportunities in this part of South East Scotland and we have been
undertaking similar support for the nearby town of Jedburgh.
To learn more about the "Walkers Are Welcome" organisation and aim click on the logo to the left and if you want to
focus on the Melrose offering visit their website www.walkmelrose.org.uk.
For information on the Jedburgh offering visit their website www.walkjedburgh.org.uk.
Walking Support worked with the Royal Dutch Walking Association as part of their 2012 walking event in
the UK during August. This involved walking days in several regions of the UK and visiting the Paralympics
in London. The Walking Support element related to a days walking on a 13 mile circular route in the Scottish
Borders. For greater details access a 10 minute video clip and photographs by clicking on the logo to the right.
Walking Support is again planning and leading a short 10K Charity walk on behalf of Marie Curie. This is in Melrose on the
7th April 2013. Click on the logo to access the fuller details.
Over recent years Walking Support has offered comprehensive group
Pilgrimage Events, combining walking with visits to Pilgrimage sites. This is a growing sector of the walking market -
for more details click here.
Whatever the motivation for walking not only will the walk be enjoyed for its varied scenery, but the
walker - rambler will learn from the extensive history and interest
that surrounds these Ways and is detailed on our supporting websites.
To access the routes that we support click here or on the appropriate
navigation button above.
Walking Support is able to receive deposits and payments for our
various services using electronic means. We can acccept the following card payments using a secure payment system.
is keen to see this website being a source of wider walking information. Use the
following links below or at the foot of the page to access useful information.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
The Land reform (Scotland) Act 2003 has now been fully enacted and implemented.
To know what your rights and responsibilities are as a walker click here or on the link at the foot of this page.
Free Walkers' Newsletter
has established an e-mail newsletter that is published on a relatively
frequent basis. This newsletter contains updated news on long
distance walking routes where we have both an interest and knowledge.
Sometimes it can contain offers in terms of preferential booking
services or rates for accommodation etc. and it is a source of
highlighting changes that may have arisen on the walking routes or
To receive a free copy of this e-newsletter you need to register with
us by clicking here or on the link at the foot of this page.
You will be offered
the option to unsubscribe at any time by clicking the appropriate link
on any of the publications. We commit to not passing your details
to any other person or business.
How did Walking Support perform?
is keen to know how our customers view the service we provide. Only by receiving your comments and acting on them can we
improve the quality of our support. Please click here to access our on-line
questionnaire or on the link at the foot of this page.
Through this website Walking Support
is in contact with thousands of walkers. From time to time it is helpful to know the views of the walker
so that either we can respond to their comments with improved walks or services or we can gauge the
walkers' thoughts on legislation or changes in the countryside that might impact their recreational
Currently there are several planning applications for Wind Factories (Wind Farms) in the close proximity
to certain long distance walking routes where Walking Support
is offering services. We were keen to get the views of walkers and we would thank all who have already responded
to our survey. We are now pleased to present the consolidated results so far from this questionnaire. Simply click
here or on the "Survey Page" link below.
At the end of the walking season for 2009 we are able to report that the survey responses have been used
successfully to uphold a planning refusal for a wind farm development on the Borders Abbeys Way and more recently we
have heard that 12 further turbines that were proposed for the Sir Walter Scott / Southern Upland Way have been refused permission.
This now leaves a further 13 turbines on this route to be finally determined on one of the most
scenic section. The Planning Authority in June 2011 turned down the application but this is
likely to be taken to appeal by the windfarm developers. Your continued reactions are therefore as important as ever and we could
encourage you to complete the survey if you have not done so previously.
- To get details on the 13 turbine applications click here.
- To undertake the on-line survey click here.