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The tent elf team!

  We are truly blessed this year to have a small but perfect team of enthusiastic and motivated tent elves. I’ve run a business before and know how attracting the right people to join your team is such an important element of your businesses success (or not!). MarGins holidays are based purely on logistics, providing essential equipment for our guests comfort and safety and thinking on your feet on a regular basis. We don’t work set hours and being a very small business, we really can’t afford to offer anyone full time employment.     We are delighted that David, a family friend, would like to support us again this year. His help last year was simply awesome and there were day’s I quite simply could not have coped without him……a storm on Happisburgh cliffs springs to mind!! This year we’re delighted to welcome on board Kelly who has an absolute zest for the outdoors, […]

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The Deep History Coast

Did you know that all of our Walking Holidays meander through some, if not all, of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast? Norfolk’s coast has revealed some of the most spectacular finds. Happisburgh is the oldest archaeological site in Northern Europe and West Runton yielded the most complete fossilised mammoth skeleton ever found in the UK. The soft clay cliffs of this part of Norfolk’s coast (between Weybourne and Cart Gap at Happisburgh) are considered the best place to study Ice Age geology in the UK – we have the fastest receding coastline in Europe. As soon as they appear, new finds can be worn down or buried; leaving archaeologists to do their work in a race against time and tide. Finds on the Deep History Coast have provided the earliest evidence for human occupation so far discovered in northern Europe. They place early humans here in Norfolk some 350,000 years earlier than had been thought. They also […]

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#LitterHeroes

  Litter picking habit  For quite a few years now we’ve been picking up litter from our local area and beaches, I’ve written a previous blog on my ‘litter habit’. So we jumped at the chance to join forces with The Outdoor Guides initiative with, Julia Bradbury, Keep Britain Tidy and Trail Magazine to encourage others to start (or continue) to pick up litter that has been so selfishly discarded in our environment, by providing a handy bag that can be stuffed in your pocket or backpack when out walking.  All our guests are now receiving a bag to encourage litter picking whilst on our holidays plus we’ll be giving them out at promotional events when we showcase our tents and holidays. You never know what you’ll find when out litter picking. It’s mostly cans, bottles and fast food containers but whilst out on a lovely walk along the Norfolk Coast we randomly found a […]

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‘Love Norfolk’s’ MarGins adventure

As you know, 2017 was MarGins first year. So, when Jess from Love Norfolk offered to ‘trial and review’ one of our holidays with her partner, obviously we jumped at the chance. Jess has a real passion for all things Norfolk and loves the big outdoors, so was up for a MarGins Walking Adventure. I’ll be honest, we were a tad nervous as this was one of our first walking holidays for guests. Had we included everything they may need? Is there enough food and drink? Will the weather be kind?? We were very relieved that the answer was yes to our questions, even the weather was reasonably kind, especially on the first and last day (typical) and Jess managed to take some amazing photo’s that totally capture what our holidays and the beautiful Norfolk Coast is all about. Click here to read all about Jess’s MarGins adventure and absolutely stunning photo’s. We would like […]

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We made the finals…

I have to pinch myself to think that this time last year we were in the first couple of months of launching MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays, full of anticipation and fear but mostly enthusiasm, commitment and belief. It’s really quite scary making that decision to ‘start a business’. All those unanswered questions such as “how will we survive financially?” “will anyone want to book one of our holidays?” “will they like what we do?” “where do we start?” “how do I market this business?” and the biggy “are we doing the right thing?”. Last night we attended the Norfolk Norfolk District Council (NNDC) Business Awards Ceremony as a finalist in the New Business category. It was the first time NNDC had put on these awards so we really didn’t know what to expect when we arrived. It was held at the lovely Greshams School in the attractive town of Holt and were instantly made […]

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Meeting Julia

Walking is so ‘in’ right now! Did you see ITV’s Britains 100 Favourite Walks? A whole two and a half hours of walking inspiration. Who would have thought that walking programmes would make prime time TV? Julia Bradbury has played a big part in making walking so popular and I must have watched most, if not all, of her programmes on walking. Wainwrights Walks, Countryfile, Best Walks with a View, Britains Best Walks….. Last weekend we were very lucky to meet Julia Bradbury at The Destinations Show at Olympia in London. Julia was interviewed on the Stanfords Travel Writers Show stage, talking very openly about her passion for walking and where it all started. It was her father who encouraged her to go on walking adventures with him when she was quite young. This really hit home for me, I have such lovely memories of my late father encouraging us to ‘get outside and explore’ […]

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Walk this way….

OK, hands up if you’ve already lapsed on your New Years resolutions…….. I don’t make resolutions anymore but try to do more of the things that bring me happiness…….which mainly consists of walking and getting out in the big outdoors. I absolutely love my daily walk with Miss Brylie (beloved pooch). The lovely Claire Gurney is a specialist fitness and Pilates instructor based at Treat in Norwich, Norfolk who we’ve teamed up with to offer the magical Back to Nature Weekends. I asked Claire to put into words why walking is so good for us: Walk Your Way to Health Walking is one of the easiest, cheapest and most enjoyable forms of exercise around. As seasoned walkers will know, walking is so much more than just an activity to keep us fit. It has many health benefits, most which can be achieved from as little as 20 minutes of brisk walking each day. Here are some […]

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I walk because……

May is National Walking Month National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier. I think it’s fair to say, I love walking. I’m not what you would call an experienced hiker, just a lover of getting out there and exploring the big outdoors and all it has to offer. Over the last few years it’s become a big part of my life for so many reasons: I walk because I can – after experiencing deteriorating mobility issues, I feared my love of walking was going to be severely compromised, but following some major surgery to restructure my pelvis, I’ve gone from strength to strength and ‘bagged’ The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in 2016 I walk because it helps […]

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A touch of Norfolk ‘magic’

My small business adventure continues…….. Since my last blog, it’s fair to say a lot has happened. From radio interviews to setting up our tents for the first time for guests on the Norfolk Coast. Today though, I want to focus on something that has really stood out for me on my small business adventure……Our Norfolk Food Producers! This venture is all about enabling people to enjoy the breathtaking Norfolk Coastline and all it has to offer. Part of that offer is introducing our guests to the exquisite Norfolk culinary delights that are produced right on our doorstep, in a daily breakfast hamper. From the outset of meeting some of the Norfolk food producers at markets and fairs, what has shone out the most was their passion and absolute dedication for what they do. We have since visited each producer and are in absolute awe of the commitment, dedication and expertise of each and every one of […]

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Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide

We’re very pleased to announce we are now proud partners with Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide. It’s a privilege to list MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays on their website, not to mention having a quote from Julia to! “I am delighted to have MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays feature on The Outdoor Guide. The Norfolk Coastline is spectacular and the perfect place for a family walking holiday.”      A little about The Outdoor Guide and why we really wanted to become a partner below: Welcome to The Outdoor Guide (TOG). This is a place for people who love the outdoors. You don’t have to be an enthusiast. Maybe you’re just someone who enjoys hiking, or taking the family camping for the odd weekend. Or perhaps you like ambling around quaint villages, enjoy good country pubs or cycling through picturesque scenery. TOG is a curated site that aims to pull together all sorts of information […]

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