The Llangollen Walk

The Pontyscyttle aqueduct which carries the Llangollen canal & towpath 1000 feet over the River Dee 120 feet below in a narrow iron trough and is both the longest & highest navigable aqueduct in the world.

Kennet & Avon Walk

The lady's pool is a particularly broad stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal designed to look like a lake and forms part of our Kennet and Avon Walk.

Lancaster Canal

The partially restored Lancaster follows an interesting route into the Lake District & passes close to the sea as it provides excellent views of the Cumbrian hills.


What’s included?

Accommodation in double, twin, single or family room en suite rooms in friendly hotels, inns or guest houses. NB: accommodation is supplied on the night prior to first day of walking and after the final days walking so a 3 night walk has 4 nights accommodation.

Breakfast each day

A full tour pack - see below

Luggage transfer between overnight stays Return transfer to your start point for you and your luggage

How long are the walks?

Our walks vary between 20 and 70 miles. We aim for you to cover 10 – 12 miles each day.

When can we walk?

Holidays are available all year round, but may be subject to towpath opening during winter months. You can start your walk on any day of the week.

How flexible are the walks?

Walks are available in different lengths allowing you to take between 2 and 7 days walking. Most walks can be walked in either direction.

If you would like to vary your walk in any way such as shorter or longer daily distances, extra nights accommodation or a walk that we don’t currently feature please contact us and we will do our very best to meet your requirements.

How do I travel to the first nights accommodation?

We supply directions to all accommodation. If you travel by car you can leave it at the first nights accommodation for the entirety of your holiday. Alternatively you can travel by public transport and we will supply details of the closest rail and bus stations, and advise you of destinations poorly served by public transport.

What equipment should I/we take?

To a degree this dependent on the weather so the following list covers all potential weather conditions.

All Conditions
- Sturdy footwear. Ideally we would recommend walking boots that you have ‘worn in’ but sturdy shoes or trainers will be OK if you prefer.
- Thick socks – we suggest synthetic/wool mix loop stitch
- Liner socks if you want to fine tune your socks fit
- Vaseline – this can help prevent foot blisters. Apply to bare feet each morning.
- Polycotton or artificicial fibre trousers or jogging pants
- T-shirts and/or shirts, ideally made of wicking synthetic fibres
- Warm fleece or pullover
- Day Rucksack (20 – 30 litres)
- Walking poles
- Torch (for tunnels)
- Water bottle and/or ‘Thermos’ flask

Wet and/or cold weather
- Waterproof jacket with hood preferably in a breathable fabric Goretex or Sympatex
- Waterproof overtrousers
- Warm Hat/Gloves
- Gaiters
- Liner for Daysack – a bin liner is ideal

Warm Weather
- Shorts
- Sun hat
- Sun cream

What accommodation do you use?

Accommodation is in a selection of small hotels, Inns or guest houses on or close to your route. These have been carefully selected and checked by us to provide comfortable, friendly stays with a hearty breakfast. All accommodation has an en-suite bathroom or shower room

What meals are provided?

Breakfast each morning is included in the price of your holiday. We will recommend places for you to eat at lunch and dinner.
Occasionally your route will not have convenient places to stop for lunch. If this is the case you will have the option of taking a packed lunch from your accommodation.

What will happen to my luggage?

Your luggage will be transported between your overnight stays. So when you arrive at your next nights stay your luggage will be waiting for you. All you need to take each day is your daysack.

Can we take our dog?

Many of our routes are ‘dog friendly’ but there may be additional charges because our chosen accommodation have extra charges for dogs. See the Dog Friendly section of this website for details and meet our own dog – ‘Ted’

What’s included?

A full tour pack see below:

- British Waterways map showing the route in detail with bridge numbers, mile markers and surrounding roads and points on interest
- Detailed guide describing the route with places to eat and things to see.
- Directions to and details of each night’s accommodation
- Recommendations for places to eat in the evening
- Luggage labels
- Contact and 24 hour emergency numbers
- ‘What to take’ checklist
- Tourist information for the local area

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes. Please let us know when booking or enquire through contact us

How do I book?

There are 3 ways that you can book your holiday,

1. Complete the online enquiry form by clicking here and e-mail it to us

2. Telephone us on 01543 473736

3. By post. Click here to access the booking form, print off and complete the form and post it to us at:

Meander Holidays
1 Raven Road,
DE13 8PY

How do I pay?

A deposit of £50 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable 6 weeks before departure. If you book within 6 weeks of departure the full cost is payable at the time of booking. You may pay by cheque, debit card, or credit card but please note that we do charge an additional 2% for credit cards.

Can I book extra nights along the route?

You can book as many extra nights as you wish. Within the details for each walk we suggest good places to stay a little while longer.

What is the cancellation process?

Please advise us of any cancellation in writing (post or e-mail) at the earliest opportunity. A cancellation fee will apply dependent on the length of time to your holiday as follows,

More than 56 days before departure your deposit

56 – 29 days before | 30% of the total cost is payable
28 – 15 days before | 50% of the total cost is payable
14 – 8 days before | 70% of the total cost is payable
7 days or less | 100% of the total

Can I change the walk dates once I have booked?

Yes up to 4 weeks before the commencement of your. We charge an administration of £25 for changes to the itinerary and changes are subject to accommodation availability on your revised dates. Changes less than 4 weeks before departure will be treated as a cancellation and re-book.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover cancellation, personal accident, illness and loss/theft of personal possessions.