• Notes from Connemara

    20th March, 2019

    ‘There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet’ William Butler Yeats As we recently took a trip to Connemara we thought we would share some of our thoughts and highlights - Connemara is a region on the west coast of Ireland, with coastline that is part of The… 

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  • Travel Photography Tips Part 2

    12th February, 2019

    Here is the second installment of local Photographer Rachel Piper’s tips on taking great photos. Framing and Composition There are ‘rules’ when it comes to framing and composition, which I will explain, but I believe that rules are made to be broken! My personal view is that… 

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  • Travel Photography Tips

    8th January, 2019

    Part of the fun of visiting somewhere new is looking at the photos when you get home, so we have asked photographer Rachel Piper to share some of her tips in getting the best from your walking trip, cycling tour and touring holiday shots! Here is the first of her articles - An… 

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  • Meet the host for our Cotswolds and Thames walking and cycling holidays

    24th October, 2018

    Hello and welcome to the third installment of our blog series, where we profile the brilliant people who act as 'hosts' on Carter Company cycling and walking holidays across the UK and Europe. It's the host's job to look after you from the very moment you arrive to the moment… 

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  • Amusing (and Strange) UK Place Names

    30th August, 2018

    The UK is a truly unique place, and our ancient heritage often leaves strange reminders of the past. Amusing hang-overs from history often come in the form of names - here are our picks for Britain's funniest place names. Once Brewed/Twice Brewed With a different name depending… 

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