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Walking Holidays in Britain''s Most Beautiful Landscapes
Walking Holidays in Britain''s Most Beautiful Landscapes

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We’re recruiting!

Would you like to join our small and busy team, organising some of the best walking holidays in the UK? We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual committed to the highest standards of customer service to join us.

Sales and Administration Coordinator £17,000 – £22,000 pa. plus bonus

Mickledore is a specialist tour operator providing self-guided walking holidays in the UK, with a reputation for excellent customer service and high quality holidays. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual committed to the highest standards of customer service to join our small and busy team.

Working in our sales team you will deal with clients by phone, email, and in person, answering their queries, providing information on our range of itineraries and taking bookings. You will successfully convert enquiries to sales, enter bookings using our bespoke software, and assemble comprehensive holiday information packs.

The post is mainly based in our Keswick office but will also require some fieldwork, including walking one of the routes each year. This is a new post and the right candidate will be able to develop their role over time.

Applicants must have excellent communication and computer skills, an ability to work under pressure, accurate data entry skills, and experience in a customer facing role.

This is a full time post but we will consider part time working for exceptional candidates.

Please email your covering letter (including current salary details) and CV as soon as possible to rick@mickledore.co.uk or post to Rick Cooper, Mickledore Travel, 42 St John’s Street, Keswick CA12 5AG.
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Following the dramatic scenery of the storm battered cliffs that has been with Lynne and Jon most of the week, the final leg of their walk offered greener, tranquil surroundings.

A few hours beyond Coverack, their starting point, the coast path reaches the Helford River, bringing a change of landscape, from wide open clifftops to a secluded wooded canopy, with frequent glimpses of the pretty Helford River, calm in comparison with the open seas.

The river gave Lynne and Jon a new challenge to factor into their day today, with two separate ferry crossings, both dependant on the tide, and with a bit of planning and some good progress this morning, they were very pleased to make an early crossing. They needed no further encouragement to linger over some liquid refreshment at the beautifully situated pub at Helford Passage, reflecting on what has been a brilliant week and contemplating where to go next!
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9/17/18
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Wall to wall sunshine and stunning views accompanied Lynne and Jon all the way on their penultimate day on the South West Coast Path. Their first hour or so was spent walking around the tip of the Lizard peninsula, which Lynne described as 'just gorgeous' in the morning sunshine. The photo opportunities were endless, and after a bit more seal spotting they had to force themselves to move on if they wanted any chance of reaching Coverack by nightfall, which I'm pleased to say they did, even with a relaxed lunch stop in the busy little fishing village of Cadgwith thrown in.
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9/16/18
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Day four on the South West Coast Path saw Lynne walk from Porthleven to Lizard and she had a great time with some lovely sandy beaches and little quiet coves to start the day before the more dramatic scenery of Mullion Cove and the very popular Kynance Cove.

It was a beautiful end to the day in Lizard village and Lynne was treated to a lovely sunset which she admired from her bedroom window as she look out over the Atlantic.
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9/13/18
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Day three of Lynne's Cornish adventure, and the sun decided to go into hiding, which is a shame as we've been enjoying Lynne's sunny seaside snaps.

Lynne has sent us a few atmospheric rain and mist shots just to prove she didn't take the bus, but I'm sure you'll agree the blue skies are nicer to look at!

Weather aside, Lynne still had a lovely day, passing the well known landmark of St Michael's Mount, Prussia Cove, renowned locally for smuggling activities over the centuries, and the long sandy beach of Praa Sands.
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9/12/18
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Day two on the South West Coast Path saw Lynne walk from Porthcurno to Penzance. A much greener affair in contrast to the wild open clifftops of the previous day.

Leaving the sandy beach of Porthcurno behind Lynne headed over the cliffs past the impressive Logan rock and down to the little harbour at Penberth Cove, where she just missed out on the local fishermen landing their catch. Some steep ups and downs followed on well kept paths lined with lush vegetation and an endless supply of blackberries just asking to be picked!

Up next was the boulder strewn beach at St Loy, before a welcome lunch stop at Lamorna Cove, a popular little spot for swimmers and snorkelers, and people just people watching in the quayside cafe.

As Lynne continued on through the afternoon she got her first proper view of the sweeping coastline around to Lizard Point. Miles disappear quickly when you're having fun.

The pretty village of Mousehole was Lynne's afternoon tea stop, bustling with walkers and sightseeers, all enjoying the September sunshine, before the final stretch to her overnight stop, Penzance.
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9/12/18
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Our colleague Lynne is out walking on the South West Coast Path this week. Lynne is walking between St Just and Mawnan Smith on the South and West Cornwall section of the path. Lynne's aim is to enhance her knowledge of the route while getting to meet many of our wonderful accommodation providers.

On Sunday Lynne walked the 11 miles from St Just to Porthcurno. Enjoy the photographs.

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9/11/18
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Our client, Wim, has sent us this magnificent collage from he and Nanda's walk along Lady Anne's Way. We love it!
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Our client Alison Core ensuring we get our week off to a great start!

"We’re on the last leg of our week walking the Great Glen Way. We’ve had a great time and Mickledore made organising the holiday so easy! Fab B&Bs and clear information and map books made it easy to follow the route. Thanks - would definitely recommend."
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8/13/18
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It’s the light that people so often comment on when visiting Cornwall, in particular St Ives and it’s surrounding coastline. Artists were drawn there in the late 19th and early 20th century; Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Francis Bacon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and many others too. Sculptors also, Barbara Hepworth and of course the father of British pottery Bernard Leach.

On our South and West Cornwall holidays you can walk the 39 miles from St Ives to Penzance and on our North Cornwall holidays you can enjoy the 64 mile stretch from Padstow to St Ives. Whichever you choose, enjoy the light and make time to visit the many galleries including the Tate.
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