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Covid-19 and your holiday booking
Free-of-Charge postponements
Last Updated, 12 February 2021

Dear Customer/Visitor,

On 22 February the British government published its ‘road-map’ for emerging from lock-down. It includes a flexible timetable for re-opening various parts of the economy and in the light of the announcement we are now able to take bookings for self-guided holidays which commence after the end of May 2021.

Guided holidays will re-commence from July onwards.

The plans for re-opening hotels and B&Bs, and for lifting restrictions on social contact, do contain various provisos and if targets for reductions in Covid-19 cases, pressure on hospitals and roll-out of vacinations are not met plans could change. However, it is clear that the timetable has been prepared with an abundance of caution, so we think it likely that these targets will be readily achievable.

However, in light of these exceptional circumstances, and to give you peace of mind, we have modified our terms and conditions. For all holidays for which bookings are received prior to 31 May 2021, should you then have to alter your arrangements due to restrictions imposed as a result of Covid-19, either here in the UK, or your country of origin, we will be happy to transfer your payment - without penalty - to a future (unspecified) date in 2021 or 2022, provided the change is made at least four weeks prior to the date of travel.

Changes made within four weeks of your date of travel will be subject to our usual Terms and Conditions.

Cancellations for other reasons unconnected to Covid-19 will be liable to our usual Terms and Conditions and should be covered by your trip cancellation insurance.

The likelihood is that the announcement made by the government will result in a rush to book holidays, both in Britain and abroad. By booking sooner, rather than later, we will have the best chance of securing accommodation for the dates that suit you best. This applies particularly to our self-guided holidays.

I'm sure we are all looking forward to getting out to into the British countryside again as soon as possible and having a holiday to look forward to is good for everyone's mental health. By booking a walking holiday in Britain you will also be helping to breath life into some fantastic rural businesses which have soaked up enough punishment to last a lifetime.

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Footpath Holidays has been organising top quality walking holidays (hiking vacations) in England, Scotland and Wales for the past 35 years. We provide a range of guided, self-guided and bespoke walking breaks in the UK and have built up an enviable reputation for professionalism, customer care and (above all) enthusiasm, friendliness and approachability.


For those guests who enjoy walking as part of a small and friendly multi-national group Footpath Holidays offers guided walking holidays with all of the walks led by an experienced British leader.  More....


Footpath Holidays' self-guided walking holidays are ideal for guests who are keen to walk independently but prefer to have the planning and organisation for their walking holiday taken care of. More....


We always welcome the opportunity to quote for tailor-made holidays. Whether you are an overseas hiking club or a group of friends we are happy to organise holidays in any of Britain's walking areas.  More....

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