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September 2023

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One of Europe's greatest walks
When hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, every day is a highlight - whether for the drama of the views (peaks and glaciers are no rare sight), the incredible variety of terrain, or the feeling of achievement that comes with exploring such an exceptional mountain landscape.

Self-guided specialists, Inntravel, are delighted to introduce not one but two new holidays along this most celebrated of routes. The first is an exhilarating, hotel-to-hotel hike that begins in the French spa town of St Gervais les Bains and ends with a spectacularly scenic finale in Chamonix, taking in many classic Alpine destinations along the way - including the elegant Italian mountain town of Courmayeur and Switzerland's gorgeous Val Ferret.

The second new holiday, meanwhile, explores from just two bases - Courmayeur and Chamonix - but makes good use of cable cars, buses and mountain trains to ensure you can still access the Tour's most unmissable moments. It also allows time for sightseeing of a different kind - visits to Europe's highest botanical gardens, to a thermal bath and by cable car up the Aiguille du Midi.

In such an iconic landscape, availability is always limited, so Inntravel encourage booking as soon as possible to secure your preferred 2024 dates.

Full details of all Inntravel holidays are available at

Wainwright Society Calendar 2024
The Wainwright Society calendar is always very popular with Walkingworld members and makes a great present. The calendar includes beautiful photographs of the Lake District contributed by Society members alongside one of Alfred Wainwright's drawings of the same spot. All profits this year are being donated to The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association, the umbrella organisation for all the Cumbrian Rescue teams. The teams rely entirely on voluntary donations to undertake their vital emergency and life-saving work.

Cumbria's twelve mountain rescue teams have been busier than ever in 2023 and every penny of profit from calendar sales will help the teams to buy essential equipment and supplies. You can purchase the 2024 Calendar (£12 including postage in the UK) on the Wainwright Society's website.