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Specialists in self-guided walking, running and cycling holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Specialists in self-guided walking, running and cycling holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Here in the UK, the most popular time of year to enjoy an outdoor holiday is during the summer, but too much exposure to direct sunlight and hot weather can cause some problems.

Check out our latest advice film all about walking in warm weather here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8uKAOa5ROk&t
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Our director Karen recently enjoyed a sunny walk along the Meirionnydd Coast Path and took this lovely photo on her travels!
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The impressive Portencross Castle looks spectacular in the low autumn light, and can be found by walking along Ayrshire's dramatic coastline in Scotland.

Get 10% off walking holidays on the Ayrshire Coast Path this autumn! Click here to find out more: https://www.contours.co.uk/autumn-2018-offer
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#WildlifeWednesday: "With their russet fur and tufted ears, a red squirrel is a captivating sight. Autumn is a great time to see them as they forage nuts for the long winter months."

Learn where to spot red squirrels on the Wildlife Trusts website: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/where_to_see_red_squirrels
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The John Muir Way strings together the best sights of the Scottish heartland along low-level paths. Visit the Glengoyne Distillery, the Roman remains at the Antonine Wall and Edinburgh Castle, to name but a few possibilities.

Learn more here: https://www.contours.co.uk/john-muir-way-trail
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Here's a fun little game to get your brains working today!

Can you name the popular walking trail that these pictures spell out?
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"The most important thing a walker has is his or her footwear, because frankly – and without wishing to scare anyone – nothing will make you more miserable than a bad choice."

Check out Damian Hall's recommendations for walking boots here: https://www.contours.co.uk/reviewed-walking-boots-by-damian-hall
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We asked members of the Contours team what they love about walking in autumn:

"I love it when my dog runs through the golden, crunchy leaves!" Hayley P - Tour Pack Team.
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Looking for inspiration on where to go this autumn? This article by Country and Townhouse showcases some of the best places to visit during the season of colour; the majority of which can be explored with the help of our holidays!

Read more here: https://www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk/travel/seasons-guide-uk-autumn/
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This photo of Alnmouth View was taken by Christine May during her Contours Walking Holiday along St Oswald's Way! Thanks for sharing!

If you've been on one of our holidays, why not enter our photo competition? Click here to find out more: https://www.contours.co.uk/photo-competition
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