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5-7 Day England Walking Tour

I am considering a solo walking tour in England in mid March and would like ideas on some excellent walks during that time of the year. Thanks.

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I've walked in Scotland a lot and found that the websites are helpful. Try this one for England. http://www.walkingenglishman.com/ If you see something you like, you might want to post on the appropriate TripAdvisor Forum to see what the locals say. Pam

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The Cotswald Way is popular. I have a book called WALKING IN BRITAIN by Lonely Planet. There is a trail along the south coast, described by Bill Bryson in his book about walking in England (Notes from a Small Island, I think).

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I loved the portion of Hadrian's Wall that I walked, and would like to do some more of it. The walking in the area easily accessible around Carlisle is lovely.

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You might want to take into account the average weather conditions in March. In general the further South you go the "better" the weather, Spring arrives earlier. However March can be a cold, wet and windy month anywhere in England.

It might be better to plan walks that allow you to take shelter should the need arise, snow in March is not unusual on high ground in the northern hills. A good excuse to use pubs as waystations!

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Sorry - meant to post this link

http://www.yha.org.uk/

The sites are scattered in some of the best walking areas and you get to compare notes with fellow walkers in the evenings. And it's not all dorm rooms these days!

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I've been on a few walking tours in England and I strongly recommend HF Holidays. I was able to book from the US and stayed in a couple of old manor houses.
My favorite was in the Cotswolds - Burton on the Water. Stayed with HF Holidays and did a guided walk every day with a wonderful group of folks. You get to pick easy, medium, or difficult walks.
The next days walks are introduced each evening and you choose for the next day.
The guides are all volunteers and are very professional.

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Re: Frances' post above...we met a group of British people in Germany who were there on a HF Holiday tour and they raved about the company.