Updated June 4, 2020
UK Walking Holidays
As a responsible and caring business, despite the effect on our core walking holiday business, we are still following the latest UK governments advice about social gatherings and social distancing.
Our clients are at the heart of our business and your safety, health and well being is the most important consideration at this time.
We will therefore postpone our UK walking holidays, until at the earliest July 31, 2020. We will review this decision at regular intervals as we understand and respond to governments latest information and advice and will change to an active walking holiday business as soon as we are able.
We hope to start running holidays from August 28, when we believe the hospitality industry will have substantially re opened and will have had time to test the new social distancing measures that will be necessary.
We will publish regular updates on this website, on our face book page and through regular newsletters to our subscribed clients.
In the next weeks, as Government guidelines become clearer, we are contacting all our clients who had reserved a holiday between April and August – we postponed these - to offer both alternative later dated holidays
We hope to be back running holidays in August 2020- hopefully the Covid pandemic will be better controlled.
Can I still book a holiday with you?
Yes - you most certainly can. Clearly there is uncertainty surrounding travel in the next few months, but we are optimistic that the virus will be defeated.
Once travel restrictions are lifted, we will be available to host you on our UK and European holidays
We look forward to running holidays in the autumn, and certainly 2021. Our programme of holidays can be accessed using the holiday search facility, at www.secrethillswalking.co.uk
You will find a range of guided group holidays for many destinations, dates, holiday types and grades.
We offer you for UK holidays a "NO DEPOSIT BOOKING FACILITY* -so you can reserve in the knowledge that if the virus does not abate as quickly as we all hope, you have not committed hard, earned cash to your plans. *
*This applies to holidays reserved for 2020 only.
Email - info@ secrethillswalking.co.uk - us to discuss how we can help you get back to what you love- walking in the great British countryside with likeminded folk.
Travel to Europe with us
We are currently examining all Secret Hills Walking holidays that depart in the Autumn of 2020. We will constantly monitor current UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice, and government advice from the countries we visit.
We will also take advice for our supplying hotels/transport companies and tour leaders in each country.
We will update you on our plans as soon as possible
You may still reserve European holidays in the autumn of 2020 - and our 2021 holidays are published on www.secrethillswalking.co.uk
We cannot extend our no deposit offer to European holidays however, as these are reserved through New Experience Holidays and the ATOL/abta bonding rules apply to these holidays.
Please ensure that you obtain the travel insurance appropriate for your destination, itinerary and nature of your holiday. It is a good idea to check your travel insurance policy for the scope of cover.
A personal message from our founder Alan Garner
After three months when the travel industry has been at a standstill, we can hopefully strive to start walking again from August. There are still many bridges to cross, but we are actively planning a comprehensive walking programme for the Autumn of 2020.
Most of the 2021 dates are now on our website, and we hope when the confidence in taking holidays again returns, that we will be well placed to serve your needs.
After 18 years of hard work by many team members past and present, I have no intention of "throwing in the towel" - we will, in the Secret Hills community, be here when the virus subsides- ready to continue to guide you round our magnificent countryside. So, I hope you will continue to support us and when the light arrives at the end of this long tunnel - get those boots on again with us. See you then
Alan - and the whole Secret Hills Walking community