There is something really quite magical about totally immersing yourself in nature but not everyone feels safe doing this on their own.
I absolutely love my walks (and research) along the coast path with my gorgeous pooch (and chief tent supervisor) Miss Brylie. The freedom of walking at your own pace, stopping when you want to watch and listen to wildlife, take photos, relishing those magical coffee and cake stop moments sat on that bench that was just too inviting to walk past or nestled amongst a sand dune looking out over a vast expanse of beautiful beach or maybe that conveniently fallen log or branch that’s just enough to perch on……I could go on.
The North Norfolk Coast is perfect for solo travellers due to the perfect mix of sections of complete solitude but never being far away from civilisation with pretty villages and places to eat and drink dotted along the way.
We’re delighted that our holidays attract so many solo travellers and this year especially, we have seen an increase in female solo travellers.
I’m so lucky that I meet all of our guests, so a perfect opportunity to ask what it was that had attracted them to our holidays and if they had felt ‘safe’ throughout their adventure.
Their answers were all very similar. From the moment an enquiry is made, all our guests communicate with me and only me (well there is only me!), so we start to build a trusting relationship straight away. I’m able to answer questions directly and discuss any concerns they may have. Plus, I will tailor a holiday just for them, for instance, if we have a solo traveller I’ll make sure the campsites know and that they have a pitch reasonably close to others. I’m also on the end of the phone throughout the holiday (this is for all guests) and ask our solo guests to text me when they arrive at each campsite.
One of our guests this year enjoyed her solo walking adventure so much in June that she returned to experience another section that I tailored just for her in August. What she wrote in our guestbook literally gave me goosebumps:
Also in June we had the lovely Amanda walk our Curlew Holiday from Hunstanton to Cromer. Amanda is a local travel blogger, so when she booked our holiday I asked if she would write about her MarGins adventure as a solo traveller. We really couldn’t have asked for more, Amanda wrote the most beautiful blogs as she immersed herself in her very first long distance walk and I think it’s fair to say she’s definitely got the bug now!
Read all about Amanda’s adventures here.
We also had a wonderful lady come all the way from Tasmania to walk our Sandmartin Holiday after reading about us in The Simple Things magazine!
“Dear Gin, What can I say? It has been a wonderful experience and more! Thank you! I’m so pleased I found you in The Simple Things magazine. I’ve loved it! Especially the saltmarshes, boats and small villages. They are the things that are so different to my part of the world. You have done the Glamping so well. I was warm, comfy, well fed and it was so good to find ‘home’ waiting for me after a long days walk”
So, if you’ve always fancied the idea of a solo adventure but just didn’t know how to go about it or never felt safe to do so we’d love you to get in touch. I’m very happy to talk you through exactly what we do and how we’ll support you throughout plus tailor a holiday just for you.
An adventure awaits you on the Norfolk Coast……..let the elves take care of everything so you can concentrate on enjoying all this beautiful coastline has to offer.