Sandy Conrad review 30 Oct 2022
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The people I met in the pubs every night were the highlight. The friendliness and welcome was amazing, from servers to owners to locals. I was never lonely!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
I would not do this alone unless navigating skills were good. I thought the trail would be easier to follow, and in spite all the ways Walk Awhile supported me, I felt anxious about being lost quite often. Mandy was amazing, and I knew I would be taken care of, but I would not choose a solitary journey on the North Downs Way again. On the other hand, the tour operator made arrangements for me to arrive at pubs before they opened and ensured that taxis would drop me off closer to the goal if I needed it that day. Excellent service all round.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
It was a challenging vacation but overall it was rather amazing to be in such a beautiful part of England and see the small villages in Kent and Surrey. I am glad I
Read the operator's response here:
We are pleased that Sandy had a good vacation, despite the difficulties in navigating! We always inform customers that the ability to map read is necessary, before they commit to booking. However, perceptions do differ and, although the North Downs Way is well marked, it is part of a network of public footpaths, therefore requiring navigational skills, and use of the recommended OS app.