Category Archives: UK

Tom Hale: My Year with Backroads

As the founder and owner of Backroads, people often expect me to have some special insight into how our trips run. It's true that I was a Trip Leader in the earliest days of Backroads, but nowadays I'm busy running the company from Berkeley and every chance I get to visit the field is precious. Ah, for the footloose days of being a leader.
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Scotland : Land of Music, Myth and Whisky

This is the post I’ve been needing to write for roughly a decade. Why? Because, as a former Glasgow bartender, I’ve spent most of my working life writing lists of “cool Scottish stuff” on napkins for passing tourists. I couldn’t be more excited to give you some bona fide inside knowledge that will bring your Caledonian adventure to life!
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Hiking Britain’s Greatest Trails

The British invented the idea of walking & hiking for pleasure. And ramblers across the UK campaigned for decades to secure everyman’s right to roam. So, it makes sense that in 2020 the 2,800-mile England Coast Path is slated to open. And when it does, it will be one of the longest hiking trails in the world.
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