Typical itinerary for our group walks

How the day will unfold

Each day will consist of 12/13 miles of walking, starting once you’ve enjoyed a nice leisurely breakfast and got into your walking boots. We aim to set off from your accommodation at about 10.15am. (Don’t worry about your luggage, we will safely transfer this to the next destination.)

There will be a lunchtime stop for food and drink at one of our preferred country pubs along the route.

The second half of the walk will take in more of the beautiful countryside and landmarks before arriving at our next destination at around 4pm. Your guide, Ian, will help to check you in at your next overnight stop before leaving you to enjoy your evening.

We can’t emphasise enough, the pace we walk will be determined by the speed that the group as a whole is happy with – please be assured, nobody will be left at the back trying to chase everyone all day!

What’s in store for the week

  • Sunday - Arrive at your leisure to your pre-booked hotel in Oakham. (Saturday arrival is an additional option that can be arranged but will not be included in the quoted price).
  • Monday –  Your guide, Ian, will meet you at your hotel at 9.30am on the first morning for the Welcome Meeting. He will give you an overview of your week ahead, what to carry and answer any questions you might have before you set off. Estimated departure time from the hotel will be 10.30am and the first day of walking will be: Oakham to Uppingham via the edge of Rutland Water, taking in Egleton, Brooke, Braunston on Rutland and Riddington.
  • TuesdayUppingham to Duddington will include the spectacular 360-degree view between Bisbrooke and Seaton and the impressive sight of  Welland Viaduct.
  • WednesdayDuddington to Nassington where we head out of the county for a while through Fineshade Wood, Rockingham Forest and onto the villages of Kings Cliffe, and Apethorpe.
  • ThursdayNassington to Stamford will provide you with an evening to explore one of the UK’s most outstanding historical market towns. Before arriving in Stamford you will pass through Yarwell, Wansford and Barnack with views of Walcott Hall and stunning Burghley House.
  • FridayStamford to Oakham along the shores of Rutland Water, visiting Empingham, Whitwell, and Barnsdale Lodge before arriving back at the starting point, your Oakham hotel. For anyone wanting to celebrate their week with a final get-together, we can arrange a tour and tasting at the town’s famous Grainstore Brewery (please note, this is optional and can be booked during the week. It will carry an additional cost).