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Let’s celebrate the 500th year of Château de Chambord

2019 was a momentous year for the Loire Valley and for French Renaissance history, as it marked 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the birth of Catherine de Medici, and the laying of the very first stone of Château de Chambord. We take you on an incredible journey around the Loire Valley, […]

The perfect Headwater holiday day trip to Siena, Tuscany

In the first of a series of blog posts, we are taking you on a magical mystery tour of the best day trip destinations easily doable during your Headwater holiday. With us it’s not just full days of walking or cycling, but thoughtful itineraries that include days off – so you can choose what you’d […]

Team Headwater on tour in Croatia

With a mixture of ages and workplace roles, a group of the Headwater team went off to experience the Delights of the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia on a guided group tour walking trip; this was a first time visit to Croatia for the whole group. Each had reasons for wanting to experience the trip from […]

10 Tips for Preparing for Self-Guided Walking Holidays

One of the best ways to explore is on foot as you get to see and experience so much more, but it’s important to prepare in advance as this will help you get the most from your holiday. Our 10 tips for preparing for self-guided walking holidays will help you on your journey. 1: Get […]

Headwater join the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass Walk

The UK is home to many beautiful and awe-inspiring walks, but access to these paths has not always been legal. It was back on 24th April 1932 when around 500 walkers descended on Kinder Scout in a mass trespass. They aimed to highlight that walkers in England and Wales were unable to ramble on areas of open country. It was this protest walk that marked the beginning of a campaign to legislate rights to walk on access land.

Get Fit For Your Headwater Cycling Holiday

First of all, don’t let the word ‘fit’ deter you! Headwater cycling holidays are designed to be relaxing, and all our holidays are assigned an activity level and give you daily distances before you go, so you will have a good idea of how much cycling you’ll be doing well in advance of your holiday. […]

Family-Friendly Activity Holidays

Our family activity holidays to Austria, France and Spain provide an exciting mixture of adventure and relaxation that is fun for all the family. With a range of activities including hiking, cycling and canoeing, you can be confident that your children will never get bored. And our carefully chosen, tranquil destinations are the ideal place […]

Reel Europe: Film Locations You’ll Love

Lights, camera, action… Headwater destinations are carefully selected for their magnificent beauty. So it stands to reason that so many of the backdrops for our guided and self-guided walking and cycling holidays have featured in famous films and television shows. Here are just a few of our favourite cinematic destinations… Vienna, Austria The magnificent city […]