Customer Tour Reviews

We are very proud that time after time customers enjoy their time on our walking tours, holidays and adventure breaks. Here’s just a selection of what people say about our holidays:-


Great trip, great people

Great trip, great people, well worth the long trip up to Scotland. Would highly recommend one of Joe’s walking trips.

Heather, Ben Nevis Scottish Highlands walking holiday July 2019

Country Adventures Twixmas Walking Holiday

Heather, Ben Nevis Scottish Highlands walking holiday July 2019


A great walking experience

Joe always delivers a great walking experience and together with fabulous weather, scenery, accommodation, restaurants and other walkers, it was another winner!

Karen T, Ben Nevis Scottish Highlands walking holiday July 2019

Country Adventures Twixmas Walking Holiday

Karen T, Ben Nevis Scottish Highlands walking holiday July 2019


More scrambling adventures in the future

I can't thank Joe enough for organising this trip and allowing me to finally conquer my nemesis. Guiding from Joe and excellent tuition from John made me feel 100% safe. Add in top notch banter and you have a very memorable weekend. Here's hoping for more scrambling adventures in the future.

Jill, Lake District Scrambling Weekend 2019


Jill, Lake District Scrambling Weekend 2019


Another great walking weekend

Another great walking weekend - the Yorkshire Three Peaks were challenging, even when doing it over the two days! But the really friendly small group, and Joe, kept the motivation going! I felt a sense of achievement at the end of each day, which was then rounded off with an enjoyable evening with everyone - good chat, a good laugh & great food! Would thoroughly recommend to those wanting to walk & experience some of the best scenery Yorkshire has to offer.

Theresa, Yorkshire Three Peaks Walking Weekend 2019


Theresa, Yorkshire Three Peaks Walking Weekend 2019


Stunning scenery and sunshine

Such an enjoyable Easter walking weekend! Stunning scenery and sunshine!! Lovely group; great to meet up with people from previous walks and great to meet new people. Lots of fun and laughter. Yet another fabulous weekend! Thanks again Joe.

Claire, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Claire, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Special Lake District Easter Walking Holiday

I’ve been doing walking holidays with Country Adventures for 10 years now & all have been great. Even the weather this Easter was something special. Caught up with old friends & made some new ones.

Sarah, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Sarah, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


I would recommend Country Adventures to anyone

Another well organised trip to the Lake District by Joe. The weather was beautiful, and we had a great time! The hostel was nice and comfortable. I would recommend Country Adventures to anyone. I am looking forward to my next trip!

Nikki, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Nikki, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Another fantastic trip

Another fantastic trip and three fabulous walks organised and guided by Joe. Great company and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Looking forward to Country Adventures Ben Nevis trip in July.

Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2019


Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2019



Great to meet up with some lovely friends

Great to meet up with some lovely friends. Always feel welcomed into Joe's Groups. Buxton a place I love. Thank you and see you all again sometime soon.

Reg, Buxton Walking Weekend February 2019


Reg, Buxton Walking Weekend February 2019



Interesting walks, good company and well organised

Another great holiday - interesting walks, good company and well organised. Thank you Joe!

Christine, Twixmas Walking Holiday 2018


Christine, Twixmas Walking Holiday 2018



A Great Experience

Another great Twixmas break & a chance to catch up with friends. Blown away by views (but almost literately) on the walk to Causey Pike. Everything planned so as to to make for a great experience.

Sarah, Twixmas Walking Holiday 2018


Sarah, Twixmas Walking Holiday 2018



“My first time walking with Country Adventures – it was a great weekend. Felt very confident with Joe as our guide. A good fun weekend.”
Sue (Easter Walking Holiday 2018)


“Lovely break in Castleton over the Easter break. Despite deep snow and white-out at times you knew you were in safe hands because Joe is an ace navigator (cue super hero music!). The staff at the YHA were brilliant and couldn’t do enough for you. Another great trip from Country Adventures – Thanks Joe.”
Karen (Easter Walking Holiday 2018)


“Good, challenging walks on sometimes rough, slippery / snowy paths. Good pub meals on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Lovely group of people, which included four I have met before. All co-ordinated by the efficient Joe. I will certainly go on another Country Adventures holiday.”
David (Easter Walking Holiday 2018)


“My first time walking with a group. A lovely weekend, would certainly recommend it. Joe is very helpful and professional and a very nice group of people.”
Heather (Easter Walking Holiday 2018)


Great Weekend.”
David (Mountain Walk, Archery & Abseiling Weekend, February 2018)


“Another great Twixmas trip, good company, great walks & scenery. The snow was a bonus, haven’t tobogganed in years!”
Sarah (Twixmas Walking Holiday, December 2017)


“Fabulous weekend, Two days of challenging and informative walks, with spectacular scenery. Can’t wait for my next with adventure with Country Adventures.”
Rob (Coledale Horseshoe walking weekend, September 2017)


“One of the best kept secrets of the travel industry, Joe delivers challenging and informative walks structured safely with always an eye on the stragglers or a map. Which just leaves you to manage yourself, enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer and swap layers periodically. Keep up the great work Joe and thanks for 10 years of great walking experiences.”
Rohan (Borrowdale Walking Holiday, August 2017)


“Fabulous weekend, Joe had thought of everything which meant we could just relax and enjoy the brilliant walking routes and superb scenery. Great accommodation at YHA Borrowdale with walks from the door straight onto the fells, excellent. Thanks Joe.”
Alison (Borrowdale Walking Holiday, August 2017)


“Fantastic weekend spent with Joe. Three superb walks in the Borrowdale Valley. Trekking in Glaramara, Robinson, Dale Head and Watlendath on the third day. Never a dull moment and really good company thrown in. Looking forward to another weekend with Country Adventures.”
Sue (Borrowdale Walking Holiday, August 2017)


“Joe, you smashed it as ever!! Beautiful location, excellent accommodation, perfect itinerary and great company. Thanks again & looking forward to my next country adventure 🙂.”
Julie (Borrowdale Walking Holiday, August 2017)


“What’s not to like?! Comfortable accommodation at YHA Borrowdale in beautiful surroundings. Joe is a friendly and knowledgeable Leader who organises everything. So you just put your feet up … boots on and walk. Even the weather was good. I had a lovely time.”
Karen (Borrowdale Walking Holiday, August 2017)


“Enjoyed the day despite the wet weather… Joe was a confident leader/ guide going at a pace that was easily manageable and guiding us over tricky slippery craggy bits. I would definitely go on another one of Joe’s trips.”
Rani (Scafell Pike Mountain Walk, July 2017)


A fabulous weekend in Llangollen, excellent and varied walks devised by tour leader Joe. Great fun, nothing too much trouble and Joe even arranged great weather for us too! Next trip already booked and looking forward to it. Thanks for a great weekend.”
Alison & Rohan (Llangollen Walking Weekend, April 2017)


“Joe, another amazing holiday weekend! This was my second trip with you this year and I have already booked my third. I’m telling everyone I know how great your trips are. Thank you so much.”
Helen (Llangollen Walking Weekend, April 2017)


“A wonderful Easter weekend walking with a fab group of people. Joe combined his very professional and experienced approach with humour and personal care. We were so well looked after and taken on interesting and varied walks in the Lake District. This was my third walking holiday with Country Adventures and can’t wait to book on another trip.”
Ken (Easter Walking Holiday, April 2017)


“Excellent holiday. What a lovely hostel in a perfect setting with comfortable rooms, good food and Black Sheep beer!  I found the walking tough at times but the views and the company made it all worthwhile. And I can say I got to the top of the third highest mountain in England!  Roll on the next Country Adventures holiday!”
David (Easter Walking Holiday, April 2017)


“Thank you for yesterday, the Coniston Old Man was a walk that we would not have attempted on our own. We throughly enjoyed the day, and thought that your guidance and motivation was of the highest level. We would highly recommend anyone to use Country Adventures, and look forward to our next walking adventure with you.”
John & Vanessa (Coniston Old Man Day Walk, March 2017)


“As always a great walking weekend with Joe. Really enjoyed the varied walks and Pendle Hill was truly memorable. Stayed in Clitheroe which was a perfect base for the weekend. A true professional is Joe with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Looking forward to the next adventure..”
Karen (Two Shires Walking Weekend February 2017)


“The third time with Joe. A fabulous walking weekend in very safe conditions contributed by Joe’s kindly and comprehensive guidance. Unforgettable and will join Country Adventure again.”
Wenhao (Two Shires Walking Weekend February 2017)


“Wherever you go with Country Adventures, be it the Lake District, Snowdonia, or Yorkshire, you can be sure that the walks will show you the best of the local area. They’ve been well researched by Joe who knows what he’s doing. The reason I keep coming back is that, for those who don’t have ready access to walking companions, Country Adventures is like a ready-made group of friends. It’s great to meet people from such a variety of backgrounds and enjoy amazing scenery at the same time.”
Alison (Twixmas Walking Weekend 2016)


“Just got home from the 2016 Twixmas walking break at Llangollen Whitewaters Hotel and feeling very satisfied with some challenging walks in good company. Very good hotel accommodation, good food, exercise and a few beers made for a perfect long weekend break. The weather was stunning too which gave excellent views from the hill tops.
The thing that sets Country Adventures apart is the man, Joe, himself. His jovial personality and easy going chat makes for a great group dynamic and an enjoyable holiday.
All walks are properly organised with safety in mind. Bag meals supplied, evening socials, camaraderie with no pressure. 5 stars because I can’t think of anything at fault with this trip. Looking forward to the next adventure.”

Keith (Twixmas Walking Holiday 2016)


“Thanks for a great weekend of walking.”
Karen (Scafell Pike Walking Holiday)


“Thanks very much for the weekend, we all had a great time.”
Chris (Yorkshire Three Peaks Walking Weekend)


“I’ve had the most special weekend.  Will definitely see you again…and I will most definitely recommend you.”
Penny (Lake District Easter walking holiday)


“Thanks as ever for a great few days of walking & good company & the Easter egg.”
Sarah, Ipswich (Lake District  Easter walking holiday)


“I had a great weekend, thanks for all the organisation and also all the easter fairtrade chocolate.”
Judith, London (Lake District Easter walking holiday)


“My first time on an organised walking holiday and found it a great experience. It was so nice to be able to relax in good company. I will be back for more. Thanks to you, Joe, and the other guides for your expert leadership, which contributed so much to the enjoyment at Elterwater.”
Laurie, London (Twixmas Winter Walking Holiday)


“Thanks for another great holiday. Cheers”
Nick, Lancashire (Twixmas Winter Break)


“I would just like to thank you for this weekend. The walks you organised were great and your knowledge of the area was first class. “

Mick, Tyne & Wear (Grasmere Walking Weekend)


“Just wanted to say what a fab weekend I have just had, climbing Snowdon. Couldn’t have done it without Joe and Kieron, what a laugh. Thanks guys. “
Alison K., Aylesbury (Snowdon Walking Weekend)


“Well Joe what can i say, I was again looking forward to the weekend, but would never have guessed it could have been so great. What a fab bunch of people, I had such a great time. The walking was great and the scenery lovely, the food was fantastic – all of it not just the puddings, and the facilities. The group a great mix and a good giggle.”
Beverley (Yorkshire Dales Walks & Pudding Weekend)


“I have just returned from one of the best weekends ever – puddings, walking, great company and many laughs. What more could you want? Thanks to Joe for a lovely weekend.”
Elaine, Wirral (Pudding & Walking Weekend)


“Thanks for a great few days walking, fantastic company, weather and host. Hope to see you at Easter.”
Pete, North Wales (Twixmas Lake District Walking Holiday)


“Once again, I had an absolutely fantastic time. Lovely people, great experience, always is.”
Maria (Buttermere Walking Weekend, Lake District)


“Hi Joe, the girls had a fab weekend. I enjoyed the holiday as always, and drifted back to my childhood, sketching. I value my free time and the weekends with Country Adventures give me an escape from the pace of busy life.”
Bev (Whitby Walks & Sketches Weekend)


“Hi Joe, I just wanted to say thank you once again for such a wonderful weekend.”
Claire, London (Easter Walking Weekend, Lake District)


“Thanks for another super holiday.”
Brian & Dawn (North York Moors Walking & Explorer Holiday)


“Joe, thanks for another excellent weekend.”
Reg, London (Easter Walking Weekend, Lake District)


“Thank you for SUCH a GREAT Easter. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”
Carly, Essex (Grasmere Easter Walking Holiday)


“Great company, great food and great fun! Definitely doing it again. Thank you.”
Sarah and Robert, Aylesbury (Lake District Multi Activity Holiday)


“Thanks for a great weekend in Snowdonia. I have not laughed so much in a long time.”
Nic, Bedfordshire (Snowdon Walking Weekend)


“Thank you for a fantastic weekend. We couldn’t have asked for better accommodation, activities or company!!! A great break and experience.”
Dom (Lake District Multi Activity Weekend)


“Thanks for a good time on the Twixmas break.”
Mark, Dorset (Lake District Christmas Walking Holiday)


“Another wonderful break where you managed to plan the weather so it was perfect and put together a lovely group!! Thanks for looking after me and my mate – it was memorable for lots of reasons. Roll on the next holiday.”
Jeannette, Middlesbrough (Snowdon Walking Weekend)


“All of your holidays are good, but I thought this one was the best yet. See you soon. “
Keith, Cheshire (Ribble Valley Walking Holiday)


“Thank you very much for a great weekend. We all had a fantastic time and talking about doing it all again.”
Taran, Richmond (Multi Activity Weekend)


“Superb weekend. Great walking and lovely lovely company. Anne and Joe were both encouraging, knowledgeable and very professional. I won’t pretend I wasn’t shattered at the end of the weekend but it was hardly surprising after a combination of walking, fresh air and a Saturday night where I have not laughed so much in ages! Many thanks for a wonderful time. You will definitely see me again”
June, Newcastle upon Tyne (Borrowdale Walking Holiday)


“Fantastic weekend, great walking, excellent team and a lovely, lovely group. Tempted to comment on the wonderful stories our illustrious leader shared with us but suffice to say his caring ways are legendary – go Joe!!  Will definitely be back for more. JC xx”
Jeannette, Middlesbrough (Borrowdale Walking Weekend)


“Thanks for a super holiday. Another good holiday with Country Adventures with good walking plus fantastic accommodation.”
Derby Walking Group (North York Moors Walking Holiday)


“Thanks for organising the excellent walking weekend in the Lake District at the weekend. “
Gary, Jaguar Land Rover (Lake District Wine Tasting & Walking Weekend)


“Thank you for a really wonderful weekend in the Lake District. We had such a brilliant time and it was a great introduction to a beautiful part of the country we hadn’t visited before. The walking weekend was organised brilliantly and we can see why people return again and again on your holidays. “
Helen & Peter, London (Easter Walking Weekend, Borrowdale)


“Thank you for a great few days at Elterwater on the Lake District Walking Holiday between Christmas and New Year. We had a great time, enjoyed the walks, Andy was a great guide and it was a good group of people.”
Dawn & Roger, Surrey (Twixmas Lake District Walking Holiday)


“Just a quickie to say thanks soooooooooo much again for our fantastic adventure activity weekend in the Lake District. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Joe & Dave the instructors made it so much fun and we’re all massively grateful. The photos are brilliant too.”
Jacqui, Hen Party in the Lake District (Adventure Activity Weekend, Coniston)


“It was a great holiday with a great group of people to share it with.”
Ken, Derbyshire (North Wales Walking Weekend)