English Lakelands Ramblers has announced three new walking destinations for 2013, including storied Cornwall, dubbed “the land of knights, smugglers, artists and pilgrims”.
Cornwall in coastal England is that southwestern peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic. “Cornwall: Coastal England” is a six-night overview that takes guests to some of the most photogenic corners of England, from the fishing village of Fowey to the artists’ colony of St. Ives, via the Southwest Coastal Path, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Land’s End.
The “London and Cotswolds” tour is Ramblers’ answer to requests from many clients. The add-on itinerary takes in all the must-see sights and also incorporates walks through Inns of Court (the legal hub), a walking tour of Sir Christopher Wren’s historic churches, including St. Paul’s Cathedral. The final day includes a boat trip on the Thames.
“Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall” features the 73-mile long series of ramparts and forts across the north of England, built by the Emperor Hadrian to keep the marauding Scots at bay. Today, this World Heritage Site is a backdrop for hikers, but between milecastles and Neolithic stone circles the itinerary also takes in English towns and lakes.
Ramblers offers a choice of 24 departures from April through September, including the Lake District, Scotland's Highlands and Islands, Wales, Cornwall, the Cotswolds and England’s Coast-to-Coast (the Lake District and Cumbria).