Reviews

Discover the Isles of Skye and Raasay - 17th to 23rd May 2017

“We both enjoyed the Skye trip very much. It was a lovely, friendly group, nice hotels and Darren was a good guide, and very helpful, particularly to Jill and me when we needed help on difficult terrain on the last day. Amanda was, as usual, a good leader. We both really enjoyed ourselves and thank you again for your hard work.” Christine

“ We loved every minute of our holiday, the great walks, lovely food and of course the great company. A special mention must be made to our fantastic guide Darren who looked after us during our trip. His caring and considerate manner on the walks and his great knowledge of the area made this one of our most memorable walking holidays. I would never have achieved Blaven without his help.” Jill and Elwyn

“Two good walks on Raasay were followed by more on Skye including one challenging ascent of Blaven (Bla Bheinn) where the weather tested our resolve! This also showed the benefit of having a knowledgeable and very competent guide. The accommodation on Raasay was very good in an excellent setting, and the food and service were good too. Their packed lunch sandwiches were amongst the best we'd tasted. All of the meals "out" in the evening were enjoyable and the one at Kinloch Lodge was outstanding.” Sarah & Geoff

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Tresco and the Isles of Scilly - 23rd to 28th April 2017

Langdale Group on Bryher

"I did enjoy the week and as before thought the Isles of Scilly were delightful. The accommodation was lovely - all very impressive." Rosanne

"Everything worked very smoothly which is a testament to your attention to all the details which enables your guests to totally relax. We also had a great deal of fun becoming a close group which has always been a feature of all your holidays. As I have said many times we have made more long term close friends through your holidays than through any other holidays or indeed any other activity." John

"Thank you for the lovely experience, until I arrived there I had not realised what a beautiful and interesting place it is. And of course it was spent with very good companions. I'm sure I shall join you on another trip in the near future." Val

"It was a lovely visit to Cornwall and the Scilly Isles and, as always, great fun joining Denise & yourself with the group; returned home feeling very refreshed and all your planning and leadership made it an excellent break - so glad we have more to look forward to so please keep me posted of developments." Hilary

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Exploring Sri Lanka - 5th to 17th March 2017

Langdale Group in Sri Lanka

"Many thanks for such a lovely trip to Sri Lanka, we had a memorable time and the company was great." Mike

"Another great holiday in Sri Lanka." Jill & Elwyn

"I thought it was a great trip and enjoyed the variety of things we saw and did. They certainly are a lovely people with a beautiful country." Yvonne

"Many thanks for another great holiday. The people were so very friendly and it was nice to get some winter sun. I enjoyed the walking (although could have done with a bit more) and the visits to Temples, National Parks etc were interesting and enjoyable. Temples, train, tea, turmeric (and other spices). A great holiday with a lovely group of people." Doug

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Autumn Celebration in South Lakeland - 9th to 12th October 2016

Langdale Group on Whitbarrow Scar

"I really enjoyed the Lake District break - it was very special to be amongst some friends from earlier Langdale Holidays and meet more like-minded folk. This has been the special feature of your holidays which have produced more long-term friendships than through any other holidays or activities." John

"Wonderful three days with you all in the South Lakes. Thank you so much." Richard and Julia

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the walks; thank you for that." Moyra and Bob

"Three excellent days with the group in South Lakeland. I thoroughly enjoyed the walks with such a nice group." Ann

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Alternative Crete - Walking and Painting - 27th September to 4th October 2016

"We really enjoyed our holiday in Crete. Everything went so well, the journeys there and home, the comfortable accommodation , the delightful breakfasts, the walks led so well by Lakovos and Camille, the painting sessions which Ruth particularly enjoyed, the evenings in the tavernas that provided such tasty food, the good company and friendliness of everybody, and last but not least your attention to detail and helpfulness at all times that made the holiday run like clockwork. We shall treasure the memories for a long time. Thank you." Ray and Ruth

Thank you for all that you did to make the holiday on Crete so very happy and successful. The walks were interesting and well lead and the art sheer joy at the end of the day ... and then the evenings in the tavernas, fun and filling." Ann

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Exploring the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Sark & Herm - 4th to 11th June 2016

Langdale Group in Sark

"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Guernsey, Sark and Herm with you. Very well masterminded if I may say so. Thank you very much. Hope to meet you again some time." John and Jenny

"A well-researched itinerary with excellent company and good food. So much to see including an amazing variety of wild flowers on the three islands; and what a wonderful end to the holiday with fine dining at Beaucette Marina Restaurant, conveyed there in an immaculately maintained charabanc." Peter and Jane

"A great holiday with varied walking on Guernsey and beautiful Sark & Herm and a stunning boat trip around Sark. Two excellent hotels were well situated with lovely gardens." Ian and Christine

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Discovering China’s Hidden Treasures - 14th to 29th May 2016

Langdale Group in China

"Another super holiday,with so many contrasts throughout our trip. From walking on a remote, non touristy part of the Great Wall and seeing the Terracotta Army, to chatting to local people in their homes in some lovely remote villages. We had excellent guides throughout our trip,and we could all manage chopsticks by the end of the holiday. A very big thank you to Amanda who looked after us so well!!!" Jill and Elwyn

"After seeing the superb itinerary, combining must-see sights and countryside walking we were determined to go, and thouroughly enjoyed the usual Langdale experience of good company, attention to detail and friendly leadership." Colin and Isabel

"Enjoyable from beginning to end and in our top 5 holidays of all time." Peter and Sue

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Poland - The Majestic Tatras and Historic Kraków - 20th to 27th September 2015

Langdale Group in Poland

"A really enjoyable week with excellent walks in stunning scenery. Lesley was an excellent leader. The hotels were very good especially the Belvedere. An excellent holiday" Ian and Christine

"Another wonderful holiday. Glorious scenery and good social time. Unable to convey in words our feelings re Auschwitz/ Birkenau except to say - mans inhumanity to man at its extreme - a very moving experience." John and Chris

"Poland, what a lovely country, clean, tidy, organised and the people were very friendly." Isabel and Colin

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Colombia’s Andes, National Parks and Caribbean Coastline - 24th July to 8th August 2015

Langdale Group in Colombia

"A great, well-organised, holiday with good city tours and tough walks which not only gave a sense of achievement, but gave us real exposure to Colombia's culture and scenery and its flora and fauna. Still basking somewhat in the afterglow!" Geoff and Sarah

"We really enjoyed Colombia and have already started spreading the message that it's a great place to visit. Variety of wildlife and expertise of guides impressive. Enjoyed seeing different areas of the country." Colin and Isabel

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Exploring the Isles of Scilly - 5th to 9th June 2015

"We did so enjoy the holiday – as we said on your form, this is as good as it gets and it re-reminded us what pleasant people you have along for the holiday." Richard and Julia

"We did so thoroughly enjoy this holiday with you and the others. Everything really was excellent. Many thanks for a lovely time." John and Jenny

"Thank you for organising such a delightful trip. I was amused to see that both 'our' hotels are featured in today's Daily Telegraph's Best 20 Seaside Hotels. We were so comfortable, the food was excellent and the company more than entertaining." Kathleen

"Thank you for organising a very enjoyable short break in the Isles of Scilly, The Hell Bay Hotel was well up to the high standards we've come to look forward to with your trips, with the food being of good restaurant quality. We also enjoyed the company - with a small group of 15 everyone gets to know each other so that evenings together at the dinner table are always lively and good fun." Colin

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Red Rock Canyons of Utah, USA - 7th to 21st May 2015

"Thanks for another excellent holiday." Elwyn and Jill

"Many thanks for an excellent holiday, exploring wilderness areas. Bob & Mo used their local knowledge to assess our fitness levels to show us off the beaten track walks, as well as the tourist hotspots." Bob and Lesley

"I had a great holiday and just love the vastness of the American landscapes." Carol

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Patagonia - National Parks, Lakes and Glaciers - 10th to 25th January 2015

"Thanks for another superb vacation to Patagonia. As usual the organisation was faultless, no doubt due to your meticulous planning. Words cannot describe the scenery of the area and we had the added bonus of excellent weather. Difficult to pick out a favourite walk, but we both would vote for Las Torres Sendero del Ascendio which got us so close to the astounding Towers of Paine. Staying at the Hosteria Las Torres was superb in all respects.

Glad we did Iguazu Falls, so deserving of its place in Wonders of Nature in the World. Also the Hotel Loi Suites was a "gem" surrounded by subtropical vegetation. Would have needed no persuasion for us to have extended our stay here. Thanks to our tour leader Geoff. Apart from keeping us informed of places and times to gather, his sense of humour kept those tiring legs going on the more strenuous walks." Charlie and Pat

"Logistics were faultless - Geoff did a great job." Bob

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Cuba - Walking, Music, Dance and Culture - 10th to 22nd November 2014

Langdale Group in Cuba

"Just a very quick note to thank you both for such a lovely holiday. Thank you so much for all the organisation and planning - we had a great time - and have 1500 photographs to prove it!" Nicky and Norman

"Another super holiday. Lots of music and culture and lovely interesting walks especially those that involved a few pina coladas! Great company as usual meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The Homestay part of the trip was lovely and should be repeated. Thank you once again." Jill and Elwyn

"Many thanks for another holiday full of interest, good walks (although more in the mountains would have been better) and a great group of people who all got on very well. It was good to meet ‘old’ friends once more. Although one or two problems cropped up, they were sorted swiftly in your usual ‘no nonsense’ style. Thanks for that – it made everything go more smoothly. I particularly enjoyed meeting the local people in the Homestay, which was very comfortable." Doug

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Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean - 3rd to 15th September 2014

Langdale Group on the Plain of Six Glaciers

"It was an absolutely brilliant holiday – will go among my life-time highlights!" Janet

"It was a super trip, I enjoyed every minute." Steve

"Thanks for a really great holiday. The scenery and walks in the Rockies were excellent. The Rocky Mountaineer was a unique experience and a good way to get across the country while appreciating the changing mountain scenery. And the company was excellent. Many thanks again." Doug

"Very many thanks for a great holiday. I look forward to travelling with you again." Richard and Pam

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Edinburgh - Military Tattoo and Fringe Festival - 11th to 13th August 2014

Langdale Group ready for the Edinburgh Tattoo

"Back home safe and sound. Tired, but much the better for our experience. You and Denise were terrific hosts. Thanks again for your hospitality. We look forward to getting together again." Mark and Betsy Olson, USA

"It was a great pleasure to be part of your Tattoo group and we were very thrilled by the excellent seats at the Tattoo and the pre-Tattoo dinner to meet our colleagues. Thank you for making the Tattoo leg of our month long journey so very memorable." Les. and Martyn Killion, Australia

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Walking In Slovenia's Julian Alps - 7th to 14th June 2014

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"We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday in a beautiful country with good company." Ian and Christine

"The guide on this holiday was particularly first-class." Stuart and Jayne

"We both loved Slovenia and would love to go back. Our week was the usual great Langdale holiday with a super guide very knowledgeable and caring (the tour leader was not bad either). We are now looking forward to Cuba and further ahead to seeing Bob and Mo in Utah." Jill and Elwyn

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The Gower Peninsula, South Wales - 25th to 28th April 2014

"I greatly enjoyed the weekend in the Gower. Good walking, good food, and great company. Many thanks for all your efforts in putting together this fine holiday." Doug

"Thank you for a really super weekend on the Gower - it was fabulous and I enjoyed it enormously." Margaret

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Lundy Island House Party - 31st October to 4th November 2013

"What a really wonderful weekend - I enjoyed Lundy enormously and would love to return sometime. Everything was superb: The Hoops Inn, Millcombe House, the fantastic scenery and walks and the very congenial group. The weather could, of course, have been better, so allowing much greater exploration, but we managed to cover much of the whole of the island in the comparative dry. A really memorable trip and I have some good photos to bring it all back. A big, big thank you, David." Margaret

"We had a lovely time on Lundy - many thanks for a relaxing weekend! Lundy certainly has that special something and I am sure we will visit it again." Pat and Bernard

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Walking and Exploring in North Cyprus - 5th to 12th October 2013

Based in the quaint coastal town of Kyrenia with its picturesque harbour, we stay in a good quality hotel with excellent amenities where we can look forward to a week of guided walks. The walks include ruined crusader castles, monasteries, coastal paths, forest paths and tranquil villages with traditional coffee shops. Our local guide will help to unfold the wonders of his native country and introduce us to areas of outstanding natural beauty.

"Another memorable Langdale holiday." Pam

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New Mexico - September 2013

"Another super holiday in New Mexico. Nothing was too much trouble for our very knowledgeable guides Bob and Mo. Spectacular scenery and very enjoyable walks, good company as usual. We are looking forward to our next trip with Bob in 2015." Jill and Elwyn

"Thanks for a great holiday." Carol

"Thanks once again for a really enjoyable and memorable holiday. Bob and Mo were wonderful guides, professional, very organised and so caring. I hope we meet them again." Carole and Brian

"Thank you so much for bringing a group to New Mexico - it was a great pleasure to walk and talk and enjoy a place you hadn't yet been with you, Denise, your guests and Bob. All the best, I'm sure we'll cross paths again." Mo

The Edinburgh Festival and Military Tattoo - August 2013

Once again we witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and some of The Fringe attractions of the Edinburgh Festival. The weekend included two nights at the four-star George Hotel, reserved seats for The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, fireworks display, and a half-day guided walk along the Royal Mile, passing the Scottish Parliament and up into the hills overlooking the City of Edinburgh to Arthur's Seat.

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the weekend in Edinburgh. We couldn't have had better seats at the tattoo, which was brilliant, and all the other social aspects were spot on. The group gelled well and it was nice meeting your friends after the Arthur's Seat walk." Alan and Ann

"Many thanks to you for arranging the Tattoo weekend. It was thoroughly enjoyable." Sally-Ann

"We would like to say thank you for a well organized and agreeable trip; the company was very nice and interesting, and my dream to see the Tattoo was 100 % fulfilled. Thank you so much, and we send you our kindest regards from here in Bulgaria." Miglena and Ole Kristensen

"Hope you returned home OK. Our weekend worked out just as we'd hoped. Thanks again." Geoff Brown

Azores - July 2013

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This extraordinary archipelago has historically formed a vital link between the Old and New Worlds, with a distinctive history and culture. The fusion of vivid green landscapes (the result of the humid climate) and haunting volcanic scenery lends them a unique feel. The cultural mix is fascinating - striking Baroque churches built by the pioneers, bustling ports and great religious festivals.

A cross between Hawaii and New Zealand, the Azores are perfect for exploring on foot and this guided walking holiday covers no less than five of the most stunning islands - São Miguel, Terceira, São Jorge, Faial and Pico.

Scilly Isles - June 2013

The summer crowds hadn't yet arrived so June was a great time to visit these delightfully unspoilt islands. Five nights at the luxury Hell Bay Hotel on the remote island of Bryher, which has become an exclusive destination for discerning visitors who appreciate luxury accommodation and fine dining...

"Huge thanks for a most enjoyable trip to Isles of Scilly - good nosh, good walks, and well organised."
Jenny and Roger

"Thanks for a great, relaxing holiday in a wonderful hotel in a beautiful setting." Ewan and Moira

"I very much enjoyed the holiday on Scilly - it was very relaxing. The scenery, hotel, and of course the company were all excellent. Very many thanks for a great holiday." Doug

Orkney - May 2013

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"A great holiday. The guide was informative, helpful and good fun. The holiday was well organised and very much enjoyed." Christine and Ian

"Good guide. Would definitely use him again. Very good and personal service in the hotel. Walks were excellent. The additional chocolate was much appreciated!" Dennis

"Great holiday. Excellent guide. Good company. Look forward to many more!" Ian

"Ken was great - exceptional attention to detail and determined to give us an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to next time." Chris

"Fantastic walking - like walking on a springy mattress." Michael

Antarctica - February / March 2013

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Antarctica, land of extremes, is a destination that enthrals all. With its spectacular beauty, inquisitive wildlife prepared to pose beautifully while you get your photograph and magnificent scenery, the Antarctic is a must for travellers in search of unique experiences.

"The whole holiday was a wonderful experience. The organisation, my companions, the boat, crew, fellow passengers and weather all came together at the same time to make an unforgettable holiday. To me it was the best of experiences and I am only just coming down from cloud nine." Val

"Another fantastic holiday, one of the best we have been on. The ship and staff were very good, scenery magnificent, the penguins were everything we expected and the humpback whales just amazing. Many thanks for the Rio arrangements you made for us, it all worked out fine. Geoff was an excellent tour leader. Looking forward to New Mexico." Jill and Elwyn

"Many thanks Chris and Ian. Our first trip with Langdale Holidays and hopefully not our last. That really was the trip of a lifetime. Knowing that almost certainly we will never again set foot on Antarctica, even camera shots do not do justice to what we saw in such a remote area. They will act as reminders for the rest of our life - the true images imprinted in our brain. Thanks to all at Langdale for the chance to visit Antarctica and the excellent organisation of the holiday. We immediately felt at home with our fellow Langdalian travellers which added to our experience. A big thanks to tour leader Geoff for his sterling efforts. Again many thanks to all at Langdale for the trip of a lifetime." Pat and Charlie

"Thank you, we did have a great time. It was a wonderful experience and we saw some amazing sights. The two Humpback Whales which put on a performance for us right next to the ship was the icing on the cake for me, to see them was a long held ambition, and to see them so close was amazing. The penguins kept us entertained, they are interesting and funny to observe, and to be so close to them was an added bonus. The icebergs were spectacular, every shape and size you could imagine and wonderful colours. We both agree that it was a wonderful expedition and we will remember it forever." Margaret and John

Northern Lights - February 2013

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"A great holiday, even without the Northern Lights!" Stuart and Jayne

"Please sign us up to go again next year!" Simon and Marilena

"Thank you again for providing us with such a magical weekend. It was successful on many counts; a friendly good humoured group of people, a good hotel with an excellent central location, but I think the highlight was the introduction that the holiday gave us to actively participate in totally new quality experiences. The night-time Snowmobile ride was unforgettable and tremendous fun, the Husky ride and tour of their kennels fabulous, and the visit to the Ice Hotel quite an amazing experience. We also appreciated your choice of eating places which together with the Samiland exhibition provided us with a good introduction to authentic Lappish culture. So, well done for putting together such an excellent trip, which having been home only a day, already seems like a wonderful dream... Were we really there?! Sincere thanks!" Peter and Pam

Oman - February 2013

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"Somehow we managed to miss saying goodbye at the airport so this letter is a belated thank you for planning such a wonderful holiday in Oman. We found it fascinating and felt truly privileged to have seen so much of the country and its heritage. In particular, we were very touched by the hospitality and kindness of the beekeepers and the very warm welcome we received at The View. We loved the dramatic scenery especially the Balcony Walk and the Wahiba Desert and seem to have also experienced a fair dose of culture; the Grand Mosque, Al Hamra Village and Jabreen Castle were well visit a visit. We were also fortunate to experience all of this in the company of a very sociable group of like-minded travellers. Did you see The Daily Telegraph travel section on 23 February? The front page was all about Oman but the correspondent's trip was not a patch on ours!" Sue Robinson

"A wonderful experience and 'magic carpet' drive through the mountains and deserts of Oman, wonderful sunset in the desert and a grand finale at the Royal Opera House and Shangri-La. The last dinner on the way to the airport was perfect." Roger and Sylvia McDaniel

"Considering our many varied Langdale Holidays, we would rate this as one of the best. Well done!" Mike and Viv Howseman

"This was an exceptional holiday experience - an amazing amount done in nine days." Mavis Earnshaw

"Many thanks for organising a great trip to Oman, particularly for the Opera House visit and boat trip, which were inspired add-on ideas!" Bob and Lesley

"What a great holiday. We all enjoyed it very much." Howard and Lorna Jones

Northern Cyprus - October 2012

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Based in the quaint coastal town of Kyrenia with its picturesque harbour, the walks include ruined crusader castles, monasteries, coastal paths, forest paths and tranquil villages with traditional coffee shops.

"Thank you for a lovely holiday that has really energised and motivated me." Karen

"Thanks for a great holiday, we both enjoyed it very much and it was good to be walking with you all." Graham and Ruth

"My very grateful thanks to you for organising yet another very enjoyable Langdale holiday. The walking was good, the scenery excellent and food great. This combined with a great group of people really made the holiday." Doug Sullivan

Zermatt - June 2012

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Zermatt retains all the charm of a Swiss mountain village. Electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs and sledges are the principal means of transportation in this car-free town, while trams, cable cars and gondolas provide access to impressive panoramic sights, year-round skiing and excellent walking trails.

"I set off on the Zermatt holiday with doubts about how much I would enjoy the experience. I need not have worried. You and Ian were kindness itself. I enjoyed myself and and returned feeling fitter and much better for the change of scene. You created and atmosphere which bonded the group together and calmly dealt with unexpected crises. Our guide, Peter, was great too and became one of the party. I hope we will meet again on a future holiday. With thanks and best wishes." Mavis

"In spite of a gammy leg I enjoyed the holiday enormously - I really mean it. It was a wonderful place to stay in every way. I very much appreciated the help you and Ian gave me. Thanks for your company and all you did for me. Very best wishes." Jean

"The hotel was excellent in every way." Mike and Viv

"A thoroughly enjoyable, well organised trip - thank you." Heather

"The guide was superb and the meals all outstanding." Janet

"A brilliant experience - thanks." Pamela

Ravenglass - June 2012

A weekend hosted by Chris Tomlinson and David Fairs of Langdale Walking Holidays which provided an ideal opportunity for a reunion with friends met on previous holidays in different parts of the world.

"I really enjoyed the holiday. Good company, great food, a lovely little hotel and a super walk on Saturday. The icing on the cake was the private Sunday lunch inside Muncaster Castle on the last day, hosted by Patrick Gordon Duff Pennington himself. What a fascinating man and how kind of him to join us." Ian

Amalfi - May 2012

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One of the beauties of the Amalfi Coast is that many of its treasures lie hidden in lemon groves or on steep mountain sides, including monasteries, caves and secluded coves without a soul in sight.

"We had a great time. Thank you." Bob and Lesley Pike

"All in all we thought it was a fantastic experience - a wonderful area to explore. The guide, Maurizio, was excellent and Lesley was a sensitive and efficient tour leader." Romy Halliwell

"We had a great time exploring the Amalfi Coast. It was an excellent holiday." Nicky and Norman Hall

Exploring Lundy Island - March 2012

"I'm sorry I didn't manage to say goodbye to you as we were on different flights but this is just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed myself. It was good to see you again and to make new friends. Millcombe was lovely and you did the shopping very well! And the weather was kind to us. Lundy is such a relaxing place and I'm glad I've visited it" Ann Butland

"Lundy was a lovely island and certainly has lots to offer. I thought the whole establishment was very well managed and the staff all most helpful. The Chef must be very well organised to come up with such a varied choice of dishes. Millcombe House was attractive and comfortable and it was so nice not to have television! I knew some of the guests, but not all, but all were perfect companions and I hope to meet them again. Thank you both for your work and planning." Val Greenhalgh

Patagonia - February 2012

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Patagonia is a paradise of massive glaciers, towering granite spires and ice-filled turquoise lakes.

"It was a fascinating eighteen days in South America on your Patagonia Adventure. I want to thank you for providing such a brilliant tour leader in Geoff; always good humoured, he never put a foot wrong in organising things locally for the group. You have picked an exceptional man in Geoff." John and Jenny Russell

"The holiday was excellent. With Geoff as our tour leader there was never a dull moment. All the local guides had good English and were very friendly and efficient." Isabel and Colin Watts

Bhutan - November 2011

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The hitherto hidden Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination of great diversity and unparalleled beauty.

"An amazing adventure witnessing a small part of a unique and rather precious way of life. Flights, rather super. Fabulous views of Mt. Everest. Internal travel - a comfy minibus with an excellent driver. The local guides were extremely good; nothing was too much trouble and the tour leader was a treat with a delightful personality and expedited her leadership tasks with much humility. A very memorable trip, David." Jennifer

"Yet another fantastic holiday in Bhutan" Yvonne

"Another fantastic holiday and we had a great time on the trek; challenging, but great fun. Bhutan is a wonderful country, friendly people, good food and good guides wherever we went" Jill and Elwyn

Spanish Pyrenees - July 2011

This holiday covered two different areas of the Spanish Pyrenees: The Isábena Valley with its medieval hermitages and beautiful hilltop villages and the Ordesa National Park, famous for its canyons, alpine flowers and abundant wildlife.

Grand Canyon River Expedition - May 2011

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"The whole journey and scenery was incredible and we were very impressed by Hatch's river guides, who not only showed their abilities with the raft but also catered for upwards of 26 people. The food was exceptional, and plenty of it." Jayne and Stuart

"Thanks very much. The 7 day river trip is an experience not to be missed - you must do it again. The tour leader did a great job." Doug Sullivan

"Another super holiday. Geoff was a great tour leader. A great asset to LWH. I now appreciate what "getting soaked to the skin" really means!!! The second part of the trip again was great with Bob as our guide." Jill and Elwyn

"We had a great time on the Colorado." Stephanie

New Year in Madeira - December 2010 / January 2011

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"Thanks for a great holiday. We've enjoyed it very much and are now looking forward to Colorado!" Stuart and Jayne

"Thanks again for a brilliant holiday and a great start to 2011. Your unfailing good spirits and helping hands were much appreciated by us novices!" Laura and Lorraine

"Great holiday. Thanks for your unfailing good humour, helpfulness and care. I would do it all again in a heartbeat!" Rhuksana

"Thanks a lot for a great holiday. Once again, Langdale comes up trumps. Never fails. This is our eleventh holiday and we hope there will be more." Chris and John

Rajasthan - November 2010

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India's second largest state, Rajasthan was once remarkably prosperous with traders from as far afield as Persia and China crossing its dry plains to reach India's southern ports. Herds of camels move slowly across the yellow desert sands; graceful women balance brass pots for fetching water; stark fortresses stand on deserted hills and enchanting doorways are painted gaily with elephants and peacocks.

"Thank you for a great trip to India. There was so much to take in. The hotels were excellent, food brilliant and the company was especially good." Helen

Cotswolds - October 2010

A weekend of fine dining and excellent guided walks to explore some of the best villages and footpaths in the Cotswolds.

Amalfi - September / October 2010

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The Amalfi Coast is a stunningly beautiful coastline south of Naples, famous for its amazing views, orchards, terracing, hairpin bends and charming villages. Many of the homes and hotels are only accessed via charming pedestrian alleyways and staircases built into the pathway.

"The whole experience and company were excellent!" Anne Moreton

"May we thank you for such a good holiday to an amazing part of the world." Graham and Ruth Blackwell

Iceland - September 2010

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Iceland is a surreal and unforgettable mixture of soaring mountains, vast glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes and bubbling hot springs. This visit concentrates on the south-west of the country, taking in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Reykjavík, Porsmork Valley the world-famous waterspouts at Geysir and Europe's most impressive waterfall, Gulfoss. The guided walks introduce you to the island's amazing birdlife and fascinating geology. This holiday does not compromise on quality, with two excellent hotels from which to explore Iceland. Guided walks on this holiday are overall graded Moderate.

"Great trip. Please run it again because I can't wait to go back!" Ian

"Once again another great holiday with lovely people, great food especially the scallops, lobster and langoustines. Please thank Chris for her expert leadership and also your agents in Iceland who did a great job in finding alternative activities when the weather was bad." Jill and Elwyn

Peru and Galapagos Adventure - May 2010

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"Still can't believe all we did. Great holiday. Many thanks and all best wishes." Lorna

"We both thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and the company of your good self and Ian - thank you. It would be good to revisit the Sacred Valley area again with more walking so get planning!" Pat and Bernard

"We really enjoyed the holiday and appreciate all your work to ensure its smooth running." Jonathan

"Thanks again for an adventure which met the usual Langdale high standards and resultant enjoyment!" Geoff and Sarah

The Gower Peninsula, South Wales - May 2010

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"You have the knack of drawing together nice like-minded people. I don't think any of us had visited the Gower before and I was certainly impressed. Your knowledge and experience of the area came in useful and I appreciated the way you moderated the pace. So, thank you very much." Val

Exploring Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia - March 2010

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"Thank you for a wonderful holiday and making it another great Langdale experience .... we realise on reflection how much we experienced. Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable holiday experience." Shirley and Michael

"Managed with great skill. Thank you for looking after us all so sensitively and making the holiday so worthwhile" Annie

"Hope the Galapagos trip is as wonderful as ours was. Best wishes and look forward to our next trip with you!" Janet and Steve

Walking and Exploring in South Africa - November / December 2009

"I've now cleared my desk at work and can look back with great satisfaction at another very enjoyable holiday - well up to your usual high standard. It's the extra touches, like joining the locals for the carol service sung in English and Afrikaans and the wine and buffet afterwards, which make your trips memorable.> I was really impressed with South Africa as a country and the hotels and restaurants were all excellent or even better." Colin

"A huge thank you from Hazel and I for giving us such a great trip to South Africa. We enjoyed the good company and the excellent walking (although perhaps some of the gradings need minor revision: eg. Baboon Rock!)" Robert

Canyons of the American West - September / October 2009

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"Thank you so much for yet another fabulous holiday. I think I've just recovered! As usual it was great fun and a dream come true for me." Yvonne

"Another wonderful holiday! Amazing scenery, super walks, great company, very caring and knowledgeable guides. Thank you once again and please put us down for the Grand Canyon River Experience in 2011 and New Mexico. Best wishes to you both. P.S. The stretch limo was a great finale!" Jill and Elwyn

"My most grateful thanks to you for yet another great holiday. It was, as always, excellently organised and the walking was terrific and combined with the most magnificent scenery; it all added up to make a holiday to remember for years to come. And a stretch limo!" Doug

Walking in Ireland - June 2009

(Left): Elwyn, Jill, Denise and Julia enjoying the hospitality of Kate Kearney's cottage after the Gap of Dunloe walk.

"This is as good as it gets. Many thanks." Richard and Julia Newman

Classical Egypt and Nile Cruise - April 2009

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"Once again, thank you so much for yet another wonderfully memorable holiday. We packed so much in, yet never felt hurried or hassled (apart from the traders!). If there were any hitches then no-one noticed. It's so consistently reliable. We've never yet had anything but brilliant trips with you. For the Egypt experience there aren't enough superlatives. There's always some added bonus. We've spoken to other people who have had disappointing holidays there - we tell them they should use Langdale. Mr. Fairs never lets that happen!" Chris and John

"This is by way of a belated thank you for organising the Egypt holiday. For me it was the holiday I have long craved and was the experience of a lifetime. Already I find it hard to believe that it was only just over two weeks ago since it started. I could not possibly have had a more comprehensive journey or crammed more into a week than we did. I came home feeling that I had had total value for my money and that not one minute of that holiday had been wasted. The location was magical and the group, the food, the guides and the accommodation were all top-notch. I have only one disappointment - there was no lamb in the desert! I feel truly privileged to have visited Egypt with Langdale Holidays and will wholeheartedly recommend the company to family, friends and colleagues. Your organisational ability and attention to detail was second to none and undoubtedly made the holiday the overwhelming experience that it became. I could not get enough of the power and strength of the antiquities and was utterly impressed and awed by them. They were as huge and impressive as I had imagined and I feel so grateful for having seen so many of them due to your knowledge and experience." Barry Jones

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