Bespoke to Berkhamsted

"Julian is absolutely wonderful. We booked a walking tour with him in Berkhamstead. He’s very knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area. He tailored the walk to meet our interests and experience with hiking (we were all beginners). He also booked us lunch at a local pub after the walk. All in all an amazing, well organised day! There were 6 of us and everyone throughly enjoyed themselves. Last thing, we had some trouble getting up to Berkhamstead which made us late and Julian was so accommodating".

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Louise A

As well as fixed tours, I offer is a bespoke service to anyone that might want an organised walking tour, navigation training or a nature walk. I hosted such a group recently for a day walk, escaping London to experience the countryside surrounding my hometown of Berkhamsted with lunch in a historic public house.

When Louise, the Group’s Leader contacted me earlier in the year she said her group were new to hiking and wanted a fun hiking experience in the great outdoors whilst learning a little about the local area. Perfect! She’d found my details online, and we discussed requirements by email and phone call.
 
The day didn’t start perfectly though, their car broke down on the way here and they almost didn’t make it. When they arrived, it was alot later than expected so we swapped the day around by having lunch first, then a walk in the afternoon. 
 
One of the best solutions for lunch is the historic Kings Arms, once the premier Coaching Inn of the town and now a fantastic bustling local eatery. After a lovely meal, we set off into the hills to explore the history and wildlife.  
 
It’s so enjoyable introducing new walkers to my part of the Chiltern Hills. 
 
I offer a bespoke service anywhere in the UK, but especially from places where I have led my holidays before: The Chilterns and surrounding areas of Berkhamsted, The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, The Cotswolds from Witney, from Warwick taking in Warwick and Kennilworth castles, the lush verdant landscape around Woburn or of course, Exmoor and Dartmoor.  If you would like me to organise a walking day or week, then just get in touch.

Call:  07979 501887 or email:   julian@wilkeswalks.co.uk   

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