Reviews & Feedback
We have received some great feedback over the years from our customers on our UK self-guided and guided trips, please do look over them.
Amazing skies and landscapes
17th July 2021 Mary B
Sunday morning arrived after meeting fellow walkers on Saturday and off we went to Bowness on Solway not really knowing what to expect. The fairly long, but flat, first day was interesting and gave us all a chance to talk and get to know our fellow walkers on the way.
After a good night in Carlise day two made me realise we were actually near to the wall with all the information and history given to us by Patrick. Once we got to the actual stone section of the wall the next three days walking will live long in my memory. The sheer scale of the wall and the amazing skies and landscapes on either side where enhanced by lots of information about the forts, turrets, milecastles and the associated history. I think the clear blue skies certainly added to the whole experience and cannot imagine how it would be in the rain. As we left the standing wall behind us the walking became easier and scenic along the river but by the last day we were all feeling a sense of achievement on actually completed the journey across the country.
The attached photo sums up the experience of the week with three of my fellow walkers in the distance.
15th Jun 2016
Congratulations to Jon, Jackie, Paul and everybody at Shepherds Walks for a well run business that provides QUALITY walking experiences. Great memories of a fabulous vacation! Many Thanks!
Great walk along Hadrian's Wall
1st Oct 2015
I thank you for a very well organised walk with an exellent guide. I really enjoyed it. As I was told a good mix of very friendly people.
Lovely walk with great weather
1st Sep 2015
We walked Hadrian's Wall last year on one of your guided jobs.
We really enjoyed it from start to finish and we made some good friends on our trip.
Thank you Shepherds walks Holidays.
22nd Jul 2015
Shepherds Walks provides outstanding personalized service and solid value for those seeking walking vacations. I highly recommend booking walking trips through this great little company. My daughter and I walked St. Oswald's Way in the summer of 2015. Jon Monks helped us out of a couple of binds -- each time with humor and graciousness. We made use of GPS units he loaned us and programmed for the route -- a real life saver for directionally challenged people like us. The accommodations booked for us were uniformly excellent. We hope to arrange our next walking vacation through Jon and his great team. I recommend Shepherds Walks without hesitation. A wonderful find!
Great holiday, thanks very much
7th Sep 2015
Thanks for all your extra work in planning our walking holiday along St Oswald's Way.
We had a great time and you even aranged some good weather! It was great to meet Jon at the start of our holiday and the info he gave us made our holiday.
Thanks and we look forward to walking with you again.
Wonderful holiday - St Cuthberts Way
18th May 2015
Diane and I completed our walking holiday of St. Cuthberts Way in May, 2005. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the change of scenery each day; the beauty of Melrose Abbey, the quant villages along the way, the remoteness of the Cheviots, and the walk to Lindisfarne while the tide was out. Each day of the walk was different.
The accommodations provided by Shepherds Walk were outstanding. Each hotel and bed and breakfast we stayed at was unique and comfortable. The proprietors of each establishment were all very friendly and totally put us at ease.
Tanks again for putting together a wonderful holiday for us, this time on St Cuthbert’s Way.
We would recommend Shepherds Walks Holidays
25th Sep 2015
We are trying to interest some friends in a walking holiday in the UK. Of course, we will be recommending Shepherds Walk Holidays as we had such a great walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way.
Great walk and brought the dog
17th Nov 2015
Thanks for planning our walk along the Northumberland Coastal Path for all thre of us (including the dog).
We had a great time and it all worked like clockwork.
Lovely short break
11th Aug 2015
A stunning stretch of coastline and hada great few days away.
It is an area we had seen lots on the TV so raelly glad to see it for ourselves.
5th Oct 2015
I came on this trip last year and it was great. Richard was very informative and it was great to complete the Yorkshire dales Three peaks as it is something that has been on my wish list.
Great company and I have since walked with with one of the ladies who i met on this holiday.
Thanks Shepherds Walks Holidays!
Great picnic lunches
15th June 2016 Catherine C
Lunches provided were A+++. Great variety and more than enough goodies which provided us with snacks throughout our entire trip! The caterer was at our lunch stop every day waiting for us.