The Forgotten Part of England.........

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Jenff's review of Contours Walking Holidays www.contours.co.uk

★★★★★

“The Forgotten Part of England.........”

Written on: 11/09/2019 by Jenff (1 review written)

.....as described by one of our hosts.

We have just finished walking the Northumberland Coastal Path over 6 days and this will remain one of the most unforgettable walks of my life. We had underestimated the beauty of this area as well as the colours, even cold, grey, windy days presented us with every shade of blue and grey we could imagine.
The accommodation was also beyond our expectations- we were a Swiss group so standards were high. We had a mixture of B&Bs and small hotels, which varied slightly in standard but none enough to warrant any complaints. They all had extremely comfortable beds , were beautifully furnished (very English, which the Swiss liked) and had everything we needed. In some cases more than we needed. . The breakfasts with the exception of one place were magnificent. Kippers became a firm favourite of our oldest member.
The night on Holy Island was remarkable .Having the run of the island after the day tourists have left and before they arrive was very special and getting up early to see the sunrise can be strongly recommended.
All transfers we needed from the path worked well and the taxi firms used were flexible enough to accommodate any slight changes. The friendliness of everyone we encountered will also not be forgotten.
Our luggage was also waiting for us each evening, in some cases already in our rooms.
We can only say ‘Well done and thank you’ to the Contours team for the excellent organisation.

  • September 2019

    Date of trip

  • Gentle

    Severity of walking

  • Self organised

    Type of trip

  • Beauty of scenery

  • Value For Money

Contourswalkingholidays's Response to Jenff's Review

Written on: 13/09/2019

Dear Jenff, thanks for your lovely review and great to hear you enjoyed hiking the Northumberland Coast. We are pleased to hear the accommodations booked for you met your high standards, and we are delighted to have helped you discover this lovely corner of North England (and the wonderful people there). We hope to hear from you and your companions again in the future, to help in discovering another hidden corner of the UK. Best wishes, Contours Holidays.

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