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Planning & Booking Services - Self Guided Walks

We offer a comprehensive booking service for self guided walking holidays for individuals or groups on the following trails.

Rob Roy Way
St Cuthbert's Way
Great Glen Way
Fife Coastal Path
Weardale Way
Cateran Trail
West Highland Way
Kintyre Way

Roman Heritage Way
Borders Abbeys Way
Hadrian's Wall Path
Sir Walter Scott Way
Southern Upland Way
John Buchan Way
St Oswald's Way
Cowal Way

This service is available to all be you a single person, group leader or business; just identify your needs by completing the response form, or telephone, fax or e-mail us with your requirements. We will then prepare a free of charge no obligation outline proposal with estimated cost for your review and consideration. (contact details can be found by clicking here or using the navigation button.)

We are open for business 7 days per week from 9 AM to 8 PM Monday to Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday to receive your enquiries.
Tel: 01896 822079 or info@walkingsupport.co.uk

When we receive an order to supply any service it is assumed that the client has seen and accepted our Terms & Conditions of trading. These can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.
In the light of the current COVID-19 outbreak Walking Support has reviewed its Term and Conditions and made only minor revisions to reflect the position in terms of cancellation of a walking package. We stress the need (as was in the prior terms and conditions) that we recommend that all clients consider the need to cover any walking package with appropriate holiday insurance.
Walking Support will work with all our existing booked clients to assist them should their walking holiday have to be altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. We cannot however absorb any cancellation charges that might occur in such circumstance and will have to pass these onto the client. We will however try to limit or remove any such cancellation or deposit charges.

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Sir Walter Scott Way at Minch Moor

Our clients have been appreciative of the service given and our attention to detail. For some the overall walking experience has been something more than just a walking holiday.

What we provide to our clients, and clearly deliver to some, if not all, is a quality personalised service designed to their specific requirements.

We also have a very high level of repeat business and direct referrals from past customers.

"Back in Norway after a great week of walking from Melrose to Lindisfarne. Everything worked fine.
Although the trail was quite soft and wet the first day, we had a fantastic, wonderful trip.
Coming back next year for the third time. Thanks for good help"
Group Leader - Travelnet Fjordane Reisebyrå

"Let me first thank you for your excellent service - as usual. We had a very good pilgrimage." .....
Sven Aasmundtveit (Norway)

"This is just to let you know how very well our St Cuthbert’s Way went last week and to thank you for all you and your team did to make it run so smoothly. We were fortunate with the weather ......."
"So a very enjoyable week and thank you again for helping to make it so."
Michael Moss (Bridge of Allan)

"Fabulous!!!!!! And, thanks again for all your help."
This was related to a walk on the Forth Clyde and Union Canals
Steven Lisa (Chicago)

"Thank you, our trip has been wonderful." (Great Glen Way)
Lori Dawn Messuri (California)

" ... so all in all it was fabulous and we will certainly do another one when we are next in Scotland.
Thank you for all your help and the wonderful maps, instructions, ideas etc. that you supplied. They certainly were the most important part of the huge success of the walk (Rob Roy Way)".
Rossaak & Mellaart (South Africa)

"Sorry it has taken a while to thank you once again for your immaculate organisation. All our plans worked out perfectly".
Thorpe (Dorset)

"On behalf of the Collins group walking the Weardale Way I would like to thank you for your organisation.
All accommodation was first class and the baggage transfer and taxis were spot in".
Robinson (Yorkshire)

"We had a wonderful time in Scotland and a fantastic walk on the Rob Roy Way. Thank you very much again for your help and support."
Wern (Germany)

"Just want to thank you for how you excellently organised our pilgrimage on the St Cuthbert's Way. ... and on top of it you bothered to guide us through Edinburgh in the rush your".
Sula Frikirke (Norway)

"We thoroughly enjoyed the Rob Roy Way. Stunning scenery and wildlife.
All the B&B's were outstanding with comfort and hospitality. Thanks for the organisation. It all went without a hitch".
Mr & Mrs Adams (Shropshire)

"Your written instruction worked beautifully. Many thanks for your great service.
We loved the Borders Walk."(Borders Abbeys Way)
The Canadians (British Columbia)

"We have had the most enjoyable 8 days on the Sir Walter Scott Way. Thank you so very much for all the planning and booking and all the information which helped to make it all run very smoothly."
"....... We thought the Tibbie Shiels Inn was a most spectaculor place, they were very busy but made sure we had everything and were comfortable."
"Also the Lornebank Homestay in Lauder was exceptional. .... a really lovely place."
Mr & Mrs Moore (Colchester)

"I thought I would e-mail you to thank you and let you know that we had a very enjoyable week's walking. The accommodation was excellent, very friendly and welcoming."
"The Rob Roy Way itself we found very good. .... the consensus of our party is that the Rob Roy Way is second only to the West Highland Way, and probably only because of the level of road walking"
Frank Fagan (Dundee)
Since receiving this testimonial we can report that additional revisions to the RRW have removed further road walking and the originators are continuing to work to see even more route improvements.

"The arrangements were perfect for us. It was such a nice surprise each night to arrive somewhere unknown. All the accommodations were just fine and friendly, even regarding our dogs."
Riitta-Liisa Kuittinen (Finland)

"We had a wonderful pilgrimage, everything worked out perfect for us. No problems at all. Just a lot of blessings. All the hotels were wonderful."
"So thank you for the job you did for us. There's a lot of interest to hear about the tour here, so we will both tell and show pictures, and recommend your firm, be sure of that."
Hakon Borgenvik (Norway)

"We had a great walk back in June and all really enjoyed it. Your organisation for the week was really excellent."
Alison Watkin (Kelso)

"We certainly did have a good experience on our combination Border walk - many thanks for your excellent help."
"..... We will be happy to recommend Walking Support to anyone who might be doing any of the routes that you cover."
Jennifer Ward (Virginia USA)

"Just a short note to say a big thanks for everything, will definitely use Walking Support again and I'm happy to write a reference about your service."
"Very impressed, thank you so much."
Alan McNulty (Hudderfield)

"Everyone from our group has a good time.
"I have done this trip (Iona & St Cuthbert's Way) before with another company and was very impressed with your choices. Putting up 12 people, especially in small towns is a real challenge. This was one of your strengths.
"Transportation was very good. You got us to Iona and then back to Melrose in a very timely manner.
"From your end, I thought you did an excellent job. I have nothing but praise for your work and preparation. .... you did a great job. You worked your rear end off and it made for a great trip."

John Hagan (Michigan USA)

"I was very pleased with the service your company provided. I would have no hesitation in putting forward your company's name to my walking friends and I look forward to using your excellent services in the future."

Barry Hunt (Derbyshire)

"The weather was perfect, the scenery magnificant and the B&B's were all very comfortable.
"Thank you for organising it all so well for us. I shall certainly recommend Walking Support to friends who want to do a long distance path."

Carol Bateman (Oxfordshire)

"All ten of our wayfarers had a wonderful time. I have had really good feedback from every individual and some have been pressing me to make sure I have thanked Walking Support.
"Accommodation was excellent, meals were first class ... baggage transfer excellent, even shuttling forgotten items of clothing forward.
"We shall use your company again, with complete confidence."

Gerry Matthews (Huddersfield)

"What a wonderful, fantastic, beautiful & peaceful eight days walking on the Rob Roy Way. You run out of superlatives very quickly.
"Thank you for your wonderful organisation which worked a treat with no hitches anywhere. All the B&B's were great and we recommend each and everyone of them to anyone who is doing this route.
" ..... Every day we said this can't get better - but it did."

Liz & Gerard (Staffordshire)

"The responses from the members of the group have been very encouraging. They were very pleased with almost everything.
"So again; thank you for your very good service!"
"As for next year I want to take a new group of 20 people......"

Sven Aasmundtveit (Norway)

The Sir Walter Scott way is a very varied and enjoyable walk. I also enjoyed the section I walked with you and the conversation we were able to have.
I will be making a very good propositions to Anders Reizen (Belgium Tour Operator) for walks on this route in the next years.

Tjeu Tijskens (Belgium)

"Thank you very much for all the arrangements you made for my walk on the Great Glen Way. The B&B's were excellent, with a nice welcome ......
"The maps showing the locations of the B&B's were very helpful"

S Rocksborough Smith (London)

"Thank you very much for organising our walk, we had a great time and everything went to plan, even down to buses, boats and trains.
"All in all it was an excellent walk (St Cuthbert's Way) and we would highly recommend it."

R Rice (Peebles)

"Fine weather, a beautiful walk (Sir Walter Scott Way), a great holiday. Thank you for your services. Accommodation and luggage transport were just perfect.
"We will certainly come to walk in Scotland again"

Gijs Hoetjes (Netherlands)

"A short hello from Denmark. All 4 of us would like to say a special thanks to you and your staff, for a great vacation planned in Scotland. You forgot nothing even the smallest detail was in place. (the vacation of a life time it became) On our next visit to Scotland we will be sure to contact you and your excellent staff."

Kind Regards
Peder Møller (Denmark)

"Just to say that we had a very successful walk, with all the accommodation being of very good standard, and the luggage being dealt with effectively as well. In fact SO SUCCESSFUL that we want to walk another long distance footpath in the future......the experience has changed our prospectives on life .....
Thank you for your organisation of our walk....you will be hearing from us in the future."
High Wycombe

"Thank you very much for your speed and efficiency. I look forward to meeting some time."

"Thank you very much for all your help. The accommodation was all of a very high standard, and the bag carrying and maps that were marked were a boon.

"On our experience, I will be glad to recommend Walking Support to anyone I know who is intending to walk in the Borders."

"Everything went according to plan and 8 days of sunshine added to a memorable walking holiday"

"Thank you so much for your help on our holiday in the Great Glen. The walk was great fun: beautiful scenery, arduous climbs, delicious food and comfortable hotels."

"We will recommend your services enthusiastically."

Weardale Way near Stanhope "I am pleased to say we completed our walk on schedule with a barefoot splash along the Pilgrim's Way. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to thank you for your help. What you booked for us was very good."
West Sussex

"Just a note to thank you for arranging what was a superb holiday - we loved it!"
"All the B&B's were good, lift etc went well, the guy at the Bull went out of his way to get our car to a convenient collection point."

"Hello John, Repeated thanks for your help with 'walkers rescue' this week."

"The walk to Wooler has been wonderful despite championship blisters, however today I gave in, rode to Lowick with Mark , and will pick up tomorrow for the last lap."

Really can't thank you enough."

"Thanks you - worth every penny!"

Guiding Walks
Walking Support also undertakes guided walks on several long distance walking routes. For more details click here or use the "Guiding Services" button at the top of the screen or the link at the end of this page.

Fife Coastal Path approaching St Andrews Planning and Organisation
Walking Support will work with their clients to develop the plan for a walking event. This may be to assist in the route planning, accommodation requirements, back up support, transport arrangements, bag transfer, and promotion of the event. We have been employed by national charities and international walking groups to provide the professional planning and safety elements necessary for group walks.
We will also start from what might be best described as a blank sheet of paper to evaluate and then plan a new walking or cycling activity. We will research the route suggested, the practicability of the suggestion, them prepare a formal proposal for the client. Only with that approval will Walking Support move on to the more detailed elements of event planning and promotion.

If the promotion of a walking event requires the use of the world wide web Walking Support will engage the services of its associate organisation I-Net Support to provide the internet design skills.

Guiding and Event Planning Fees
These fees will only be supplied once the nature of the task is fully known. This will be submitted in a formal offer letter to the organisation or person named above.

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