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10 Things to Pack for a Walking Holiday

You’re looking forward to your Headwater walking holiday; a well-earned break rambling through beautiful countryside, exploring local villages, or drinking in the mountain views. But soon it will be time to pack. To make sure you have everything you need, here’s leading blogger Heather Cowper’s recommended checklist…   1. Comfortable walking boots Comfortable walking boots […]

Timeout in Tuscany: Ten Minutes with Headwater’s Walking Guide

We caught up with Headwater’s Tuscany and The Cinque Terre guide, Elisabetta Piseddu, to find out what she loves about this timeless area of Italy…   How long have you been guiding Headwater’s Tuscany and The Cinque Terre walk? Three years, although I’ve been working as a guide since 2007 so it’s certainly something I love! […]

Montenegro: Ancient Country in a New Light

Perhaps of all Eastern European countries, it’s the tiny state of Montenegro that does the most for dispelling misconceptions. Pressed up against the serenity of the Adriatic’s rippling waves and bordered inland by Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, the country is often overlooked as a poor alternative to Croatia’s golden beaches or eastern Italy’s […]

Marvellous Madeira

Less than a four-hour flight away from the UK, Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago of islands located 520km off the north-west coast of Africa. Its temperate climate provides year-round sunshine. The exotic colours of the flowers stand out from among the rich blue seas and the emerald green vegetation, making it a haven of natural […]

5 minutes on the Amalfi Coast

We caught up with Luigi Esposito, resident guide on Headwater’s Amalfi Coast Walk, to see why working in one of Europe’s most picturesque corners ticks the job satisfaction box…   How long have you been a Headwater guide and what made you choose this job? I’ve led Headwater’s Amalfi Coast Walk for the last 5 […]

Sampling the Delights of Alsace

Straddling the border with Germany and Switzerland, France’s picture-perfect Alsace region is an absolute gem, not to mention a wine lover’s dream! A beautiful fusion of French and German influences, the Alsace offers a cultural experience not to be missed, with fabulous cuisine, wine, architecture and local traditions. The geology and geography of Alsace make […]

Romance and Intrigue Await on the Amalfi Coast

Few places stir the romantic senses more than the Amalfi Coast. This 50km stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the region of Campania, is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful. A combination of rugged coastline and sheer cliffs delivers spectacular sea views along with terraced vineyards, colourful […]

The Magical Sights of Gozo

There’s nowhere quite like Gozo to get away from it all. This pretty little island is dotted with sleepy villages, where the loudest sounds you’ll hear are the church bells. On the coast, spectacular cliffs are a haven for wildlife, punctuated by idyllic beaches. With a bit of exploration you’ll be rewarded with some wonderful […]