Testimonials from Walking Holiday Customers

We publish all our testimonials and letters of thanks.  We hope you will take the time to scroll through them, as they will give you an excellent view of what our customers think of Secret Hills Walking Holidays.


"AlanBelatedly getting round to sending this email to thank you and the team for a great weekend in Church Stretton last month. I had a fabulous time, both walking and socially. It was great that you had plenty of leaders so that the group could split up to cater for varying fitness levels (or perhaps the amount of alcohol consumed in the hotel bar the night before !) You, Barbara, Trevor and Ian were really friendly and knowledgable about the area.  I struck lucky with my accommodation at Mynd House, with the four poster bed, spa bath etc etc !!  A lovely place to stay, the new owners were really friendly, and the breakfast was excellent (delicious local bacon and sausages, yum).  Having local products in the mini bar was great too, varities of Woods ales at a sensible price, so I had to try them all ! I didn't get the chance to sample the lounge and bar at Mynd House, but they looked very welcoming.The weather that weekend was also beautiful, so I was really pleased with the photos I took, now uploaded to Facebook, and my profile picture is of me on Caer Caradoc ! I had intended to take the easy route back to Church Stretton, but I'm glad I made the effort, the views were great. I enjoyed the pub lunches too, good value and good beers. The tea shop after the walks was excellent too, wish I had sampled the cakes, but the tea was good and it was homely and friendly.I thought that the walking was taken at just the right pace, plenty of stops, and no rushing. Even the not very fit walkers seemed to cope - I would happily  recommend Secret Hills to people with little walking experience.  We had a good group socially too - Amanda and Margaret from Chesterfield were a laugh, and of course the Bexley "lads", and we had a good time in the Longmynd hotel until we took the hint that they wanted to close the bar !! But there were quite a few ladies who were happy to leave after dinner, rather than join in the drinking, and that was OK too.All in all, it was a great weekend, everything ran smoothly even though the group was dispersed around various B&Bs, and I will definitely have other holidays with Secret Hills. Maybe even Majorca in October (Eileen was very persuasive !!) Great value, too. Here's to the next time.Maria KellyRochester, Kent "

- Maria Kelly - April 2011

"Alan   Thank you (and Barbara, Ian and Trevor) for 3 wonderful days walking - all different routes from those I've done before. Weather was lovely, accommodation at Furzley excellent and the whole group got on well together. Hope to visit again later in the year.   Best wishes Kathy   ps can I reserve a place on the 19th Oct 2012 trip to Majorca please - let me know if you need a deposit"

- Kathy Sharman - March 2011

"Hi Alan and Barbara Just a note to thank you for another lovely weekend in Shropshire.  I love the landscape more each time I visit.  You have a great model and it really works – especially the pub lunches!  Even the hotel is growing on me!   I look forward to seeing you in Derbyshire.  La cheque est dans la poste! Best wishes, Judy  "

- Judy Denham - March 2011

"Alan I've come to expect an excellent service from Secret Hills and as usual wasn't disappointed. I'm looking forward to the Berwyn's in July. Thank you  "

- George Keeling - February 2011

"Thank you very much!Wonderful walking, good companions. I particularly enjoyed the local knowledge that the walk leaders brought to it."

- Elaine Dupree - February 2011

"Your suggestion of a Ukelele evening and sing song would be great."

- Marilyn Heffernan - February 2011

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What Others Said...

Ullswater Way - September 2020. Straightforward reservation. Hotel very enjoyable. Comfortable room, good food and attractive venue. Guided walking useful and friendly way of enjoying the Lakes. Very well organised.

Ann Andrews