A Walking Exploration of England’s Ancient Footpaths
Walking the verdant fields, forests and foothills of England is a tradition as ancient as the paths themselves. Come walk through history on this quintessentially English adventure.
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Program No. 22185RJ
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4.14 Average

I feel I must back up Ann's review by saying this walking tour should not be rated as challenging since there was much less actual walking and more standing and listening to lectures. It was well organized and the leadership very good but if you are looking for more hiking/walking while listening to descriptions this is not the tour for you.


While the trip was well organized, it had less walking than I would have liked - some walks listed on-line were eliminated in the Summary distributed at Orientation. And the Challenging rating seemed unwarranted.


I had a wonderful time, apart from allergy issues. I took the trip mainly for the history and environment I had read about and I saw everything I had intended to see and much more. Our guides, Ian Newman and Geoff Williams, set a good pace and were extremely informative. They were great as well on current and local news and customs, and communicated their love of walking and enthusiasm for the countryside. The walks, some in rain and mud, were still challenging but fun. Our group had some lovely folks and I thought we all bumped along very well. There were many who had much more experience than I and were kind enough to share their expertise and stories. I came home ready to move to England, or at least somewhere with a lot of walking opportunities. Already looking for the next trip.


I thoroughly enjoyed this program because it pushed me to do something I had not done before. Our leaders were fun, experienced and knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to another walking experience with Road Scholar.


This program not only met our expectations; it exceeded them! We were quite pleased with the accommodations and comfortable transportation. The amount of activity was accurately conveyed. And most of all, the leaders and guides were interesting, engaging, and very professional.


This program was a great learning experience covering ancient history in England. I really enjoyed learning more about the early inhabitants from Stone Age to Iron Age to Roman and beyond. The hiking was really great and gave me an appreciation for the landscape and the history as well as allowing the chance to get out and enjoy this beautiful country.


This is a fantastic program! But be sure you are fit enough for the hills. I especially liked the historical perspective provided, and am very glad I went.

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