There is one word on everyone’s lips in Piedmont: wine. The growing of it, the making of it, and the drinking of it has been the pride of Piedmont, the lush and beautiful region of north-west Italy, for millennia, producing some of the finest wine in the world. Headwater walking and cycling holidays wind through […]
Escape and recover from the Christmas rush with Headwater Headwater’s self-guided activity holidays are the perfect escape from the seasonal rush. In the lead up to Christmas, it can be a struggle to find time for yourself. We barely notice the glittering lights of the High Street as we wade through shopping carts and crowds […]
Think of an active holiday and you might presume a marathon: walking, cycling or kayaking every day, exhausting yourself. But aha, not with Headwater. A lot of our active holiday itineraries run on a day-on day-off itinerary, meaning every other day of your holiday is free to do exactly what you want. An active holiday […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.