Recent Reviews

Dear Dean and Corinna, now that I'm back down to earth and up to date with the washing I wanted to write to thank you for all of the work that you did to organise my brilliant C2C holiday. Your meticulous planning meant that everything was perfect, including the accommodation, baggage transfers, transport and of course the walk itself. Then of course Dave made the walk itself such a pleasure. I have done many guided walking holidays but Dave is one of the best leaders I have encountered. He knew the route perfectly and he is so organised! He sorted out everything for us, making meal bookings, pre-ordering dinners, pointing us to places to get lunches and even directing us to the loos! His leadership helped us to achieve together what we could not have done by ourselves. I shall remember this experience for many years to come with very many happy memories. Thank you again for all that you did to make this possible.

Best wishes, Hilary, UK, Coast to Coast Guided, 2023

We have just completed the c2c walk with Dave as our guide What a fabulous holiday. Thanks for organising us. Every aspect was faultless: the administration, accommodation, transport, luggage transfers, food and Dave, our guide. Dave was flexible, knowledgeable and set the pace just right A wonderful experience. Thank you for all the organisation and planning We would recommend this trip to others.

Kind regards Ann and Denis, UK, Coast to Coast Guided, 2023

Dear Dean, just a note to thank you and Dave for a great walk earlier in May. He is such a conscientious, thoughtful and helpful guide and coped with the inevitable small stresses and strains brilliantly. It was a great group, accommodation was lovely as usual, and overall a great experience. Thanks again for all you have done.

Best wishes, Adrian, UK, Coast to Coast Guided, 2023

Hi Dean and Corinna, I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous coast to coast walk. I enjoyed every step of it, Dave was a great guide, kind, patient, encouraging and noticed everyone’s different struggles, and kept us smiling with his jokes. The route was wonderful the accommodation was much better than I imagined and the efficiency of everything was amazing. So thank you so much. Thankyou again for such an enjoyable walk, and we were so lucky with weather, which I imagine you arranged too.

Kind Regards, Clare, UK, Coast to Coast Guided, 2023

Good afternoon, my trek across England on the C2C was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed it. All my accommodations were perfect. Always clean and the huge breakfasts filled me up for a full day of hiking. Hosts always took care to make sure I was comfortable. Baggage delivery always on time. Thanks again for delivering a wonderful experience.

Cheers, Pete, Canada, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2022

Morning Dean, we just wanted to send you a message today that we successfully completed the Coast to Coast, and to thank you for organising such a successful trek. All of the resources you sent were extremely helpful - the Trail Blazer guide book in particular was invaluable. Each of the accommodation stop overs were special in their own right and the variety over our 17 days added to the whole experience. We met some lovely people along the way. We would certainly use Northwestwalks again and will be recommending you to friends and family. Many thanks again. We have loved our father and daughter time together as we walked across the country enjoying the beautiful and varied landscape.

Kind regards, Richard and Emma, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2022

Thanks Corinna, it was a great pleasure working with you - while many folks seem to have the "one and done" attitude about the walk, I'd happily do it again (with the right people). We were very lucky with the weather (just one very hot day, and hardly any rain). Might not work out as fortuitously at another time, but if my brother-in-law wants to give it a try, we'll refer him to you for planning.

Best, Elizabeth, USA, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2022

Hi Dean,

I just wanted to send you a short note to express our sincere thanks for the incredible organisation of the Coast to Coast that Tracy and I completed in blazing sunshine at the Bay Hotel on Friday. The holiday surpassed all of our expectations. The organisation that you were provided was absolutely faultless, thank you. The holiday itself felt like a real privilege; the places we stayed, the people we met, our fellow ‘Coasters’ and of course the walks, the wildlife, the weather, the scenery….. oh and the weather from Ennerdale to Rosthwaite was a total shocker. Even by Lake’s standards!

Kindest, Steve, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2022

Hello Corinna and Dean, we thoroughly enjoyed our walking holiday. The scenery was wonderful throughout the hike and the weather cooperated with only parts of two days with light rain. Thanks again for arranging lodging and the hauling of our luggage. The accommodations were fine and we enjoyed the pub experience in the small towns where we stayed; truly a slice of life in rural England.

Best wishes, Greg, USA, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2022

Hi Dean and Corinna.

Just a quick note to say thanks for all the arrangements for the holiday, everything went well. We both really enjoyed the walk and the weather was really kind to us. Hopefully we will plan another holiday with NWW next year.

Thanks and Best Wishes, Steve and Anna, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2021

Hi Corinna, we have just arrived and having a pint of Wainwright’s bitter in the Bay hotel. Thanks for the certificates. We have had a brilliant time and stayed in some excellent places. We have promoted NWW to everyone who would listen and we will definitely use your services again, once our feet have recovered.

Mark and Tracy, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2021

Dear Dean,

Thank you so much for the certificates. We completed last Saturday with the same glorious weather that we started out with. We both agree it was a SUPERB, albeit challenging walk. We have some amazing memories to take away from it all. Thank you so much for all the efficient and seamless organisation of the walk. We really cannot fault any aspect of the accommodation etc and your detailed guidance re finding accommodation each day was invaluable.

Thank you again, Barbara and Anne, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2021

Dear Corina and Dean,

We really want to thank you for the organisation of our Coast to Coast walk. You chose very good Bed & Breakfasts with more than just friendly hosts, organized everything, booked a table at the pub in Bampton, told us where to go and when to phone for booking, found a very nice cottage for us in Orton, and most important, organized with Packhorse as to have our luggage well delivered every day. Also, when one of us had a knee injury and couldn’t walk for two days, the minibus drivers were very friendly and flexible. On top of it, you sent us this very good Coast to Coast guide with very detailed explanations. We lost our way a couple of times, but without the book it would have been much more difficult. The landscape was impressive and the weather much better than we had expected. Although the latter are not your responsibility, it made our holiday even better, of course. We will certainly make publicity for NWW and might contact you in the future for the same or other walks.

Kind regards, Martine, Paul and Anne, Belgium, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Hello Dean,

I finished the coast-to-coast walk on Friday and wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for organising everything so comprehensively. All the hotels and B&B accommodation were sensibly spaced, walking-distance wise, my luggage was always there before me and the hosts were unfailingly helpful and welcoming. I have recommended your services to many of those I met along the way who were either struggling with organising stuff themselves or thinking about doing the walk in future. I hope that at least some of those conversations turn into more business for you in the future.

Thanks again, Roger, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Dear Dean and Corinna,

Tess and I have arrived home today after the best two weeks walking we have had to date! The Coast to Coast walk has totally bewitched us in so many ways. We met the most lovely people locals and walkers, walked through the most varied amazing landscapes and have stayed in quaint, quirky and all enjoyable B&B’s. We wanted to say a big thank you for organising such a great itinerary it would not have been half as enjoyable if we had tried to do it ourselves… we were planning our next walk and Tess’s sisters want their turn too so I am sure I will be in touch again in due course.

Kindest regards and many thanks, Kate, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Dear Dean & Corinna,

Many thanks for your help with the organisation of our Coast to Coast walk which we completed on Monday. Our bodies are fine, apart from our feet!We thought we would give you some feedback on the trip: The detailed information and the Trailblazer maps that you sent us were invaluable in planning the trip.The bag carriage arrangements were seamless…Most of the accommodation was good/very good/excellent and most of the hosts were geared up for weary walkers…Once again, many thanks for your help in organising this adventure. We would happily use you again (don’t tell my body that yet) and would happily recommend you to others.

Best wishes, Sue & Graham, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Hi Dean & Corinna,

Just wanted to let you know we completed our C2C on schedule and intact!!!!!!Brilliant and challenging adventure that we really enjoyed. The weather helped a lot with only one day of rain, and dare we say some days were too hot! The accommodations were all unique and of an of an excellent standard with yummy breakfasts. .. Your travel documents were excellent, the A to Z map with the Coast to Coast Path book were our “go to” reference points that kept us on the routes and along with a small garmin gps tracker that we had downloaded the way point ref numbers on to we stayed on tract and never needed to refer to our OS maps and compass (but good to have them to hand)! We met lots of fellow travellers along the way with whom we shared our days trials and tribulations with. We were, as Brits, always in the minority with Aussies, Kiwis and a smattering of Americans in the mix!!! But we held our corner well and celebrated with them all in Wainwright’s Bar in Robin Hoods Bay (no beers behind the bar these days)!!Many thanks, we will check out other walks you offer in the future and certainly recommend you to others planning similar walks.

Kind regards, Linda and Alan, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Hi Dean and Corina,

Now I have had a chance to catch up with all the stuff that happened while I was away on the Coast to Coast, I can take a moment to thank you for a really well organised programme. Everything worked exactly as planned, and the choice of stages was well thought out and, while some days were tough, it was all perfectly doable, even for a couple of old geezers of 78 and 80 years. Luggage transfer went without a hitch, and choice of B&B’s was excellent… David and I thoroughly enjoyed our adventure, and although we might have preferred a bit more sunshine and a bit less rain, we walked every inch of the way, did not get seriously lost, and met some lovely people on the trail.

Thanks again for a job well done, John, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Dear Dean & Corrinna,

I wanted to send you a quick note to say how excellent our Coast 2 Coast was! Each B&B was different...all featured careful, personal service and attention to detail. Of course, our C2C weather was exceptional - I've never seen the Lakes looking so shiny and glorious! Everything went according to plan - it really couldn't have gone any better! Thank you for your organisational skills and the service you offered. Without doubt, I would otherwise still be only thinking about it!

Regards, Liza, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

Dear Dean and Corinna,

We returned from our C2C walk on Monday 20 May and would like to give you some feedback on our holiday. We thought the overall organisation of the holiday was excellent, both in terms of the service provided by Northwestwalks, the transfers between Kirkby Stephen and St Bees and Robin Hoods Bay, and the transfer of our baggage between accommodations. The guide book that you provided was very good. It provided us with useful information about the route, places we were passing through, the accommodation where we were staying, and places to eat. The AZ book of 1:25 000 scale OS maps was much easier to use than a lot of individual maps. The book is a useful size and easily fits into a map case, enabling two pages to be read at once...The accommodation we stayed in was generally excellent... All in all it was a fantastic holiday in some of the most beautiful countryside in the country. We had every type of weather, including a snowstorm as we approached the summit of Kidsty Pike in the Lake District. I think we all felt sad when the walk came to an end, but it has inspired us to do more long distance walks. We would certainly use Northwestwalks again, and have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.

Regards, Jane & Alan and Caroline & Steve, UK, Coast to Coast Self-Guided, 2019

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