In 2001 Karen and Pete Royall set up Wandering Aengus Treks, offering high quality walking holidays in the UK. Our aim is simply to provide quality walking holidays to those who love mountains and places of natural beauty.
We have established a range of self-guided Lake District walking tours as well as easy-to-book walking holidays on the major popular Long Distance Paths (LDPs) of Northern England.
We are also keen walking route developers so as well as the classics, we have one or two gems you won't find anywhere else! We don't offer hundreds of itineraries from Lands End to John O' Groats, but our self-guided holidays are well researched, covering ground we walk ourselves and we pride ourselves on our good relationships with our local partners, whether that be your host on a long distance route, the person picking you up from the railway station, or the driver who delivers your luggage. With us you can relax knowing everything will be taken care of personally. You can learn more about Karen and Pete by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
Wandering Aengus Treks also provide guiding services, particularly in the Lake District using qualified ML or IML leaders. Over the past 16 years we have provided services to schools, walking clubs and team-building groups from the public and private sector.
Our unique name comes from the poem 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' by William Butler Yeats
In addition to our own assurance of high quality holidays, proven over 16 years, we are members of Cumbria Tourist Board.
We take your financial security very seriously. Online payments are made through the gold standard, secure financial portal of PayPal.
Wandering Aengus Treks are fully compliant with the 'Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992'. In accordance with these regulations, all monies paid to Wandering Aengus Treks are held 'in trust' by an independent authority until the completion of your holiday. Details of the Trustees are provided with your booking confirmation. In the unlikely event of our insolvency or failure to complete the contact, getting your money back is a simple one step process.
When you book on a Wandering Aengus Treks holiday you will be asked to pay a deposit of £150 per person. This deposit is used to secure your accommodation and is non-refundable if you subsequently have to cancel your holiday (for example on medical grounds). We strongly recommend that you take out suitable holiday insurance to cover this eventuality.