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2021 New Year Message

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December 2020 - As a result of illness John Henderson, owner of Walking Support, has had to make the difficult decision to amend the services we can offer. Some of the changes are on a permanent basis while others are subject to being on a temporary nature dependent on the success of treatment.

As of 14th December the Baggage Transfer services on the Borders Abbeys Route will end and Walking Support have reached an agreement with Carry-lite to transfer any already booked services to them. Walking Support will also be recommending that any new requirements are directed to Carry-lite and their details can be found on this LINK.

As of 15th December our Planning and Booking Services for all of our Pilgrimage Walkers will be supported by Walk the Camino (WTC).
The following joint statement has been agreed between Walking Support and Walk the Camino.
John Henderson is stepping back from directly arranging pilgrimage walks due to health matters. His company, Walking Support, has partnered with Scottish tour operator “Walk The Camino” which will manage their bookings and enquiries during 2021. WTC has over a decade of experience in arranging pilgrimages on Europe's Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela and Rome.
The two companies have worked together on Scotland's pilgrim routes over the last few years. We share a company ethos and commitment to high customer service standards. John will continue to contribute as a consultant and share his expertise.
In the initial phase, Walk The Camino will manage Walking Support's pilgrimage tours, and endeavour to respect the arrangements and costs of all current bookings.

If you wish to make an enquiry, please fill in the form on the booking page https://www.walkingsupport.co.uk/oline.html
You will then be contacted by the new team, who will work with you to understand your requirements and arrange your pilgrimage tour.

You can find out more about Walk The Camino here, https://walkthecamino.com/ and, also at their Scottish website https://scotlandswalks.com All bookings will be subject to Walk The Camino's Terms and Conditions, and carry financial protection through the ABTA scheme

Setting up of walking packages for 2021 onwards are likely to be transferred to another business that Walking Support have collaborated with over several years. More will be posted regarding this over the coming days. Our hope is that Walking Support may with time be able to work with this potential partner to bring our knowledge and skills so that client groups can be assured of the same professional and personalise services .


The website remains relatively unchange at present but as time permits this will be revised and updated with the most current position.

Roman Heritage Way in Cheviot Hills 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 the service you require, then enjoy the exhilaration of one of the many walking or cycling routes that we support in Scotland and Northern England.


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.


Great Glen Way above Loch Ness Walking Support 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
Walking Support 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 their website.

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?
Walking Support 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.


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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 enjoyment.

Please make use of this opportunity to express your views by simply using this link and sending us your thoughts. We do not guarantee that we can always respond to them however the greater our understanding of your issues the better able we are to design our services and respond to issues that may impact on walking routes.

Walking Support is able to receive deposits and payments for our various services by cheque, bank transfer or by on-line means. We can acccept the following card payments using a secure payment system.
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The Terms, Conditions & Walker's Responsibilities associated with this website can be accessed by clicking here.

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