Gane & Marshall

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Walking and Climbing Holidays

The act of going on foot to a viewpoint - an ancient church perhaps, or a mountain top on a crisp, clear day - immerses you in your surroundings in a way that little else can. Whether we're traversing the African bush or a vibrant market in a busy city, no other means of exploring the world allows us to get so close to our environment as walking.

Testimonial

The team who took us up Kilimanjaro were quite simply outstanding

Carrie Ross

Featured itineraries

Mt Stanley Margherita Peak 8 Day Trek

Trek to Margherita Peak, the summit of Mt Stanley and Africa's third highest point, in this 8 Day Trek

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1450 pp

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Kilimanjaro North Face Route

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | This unique wilderness route will start from Umbwe Gate, cross Shira Plateau, follow the western and northern sectors of the high altitude circuit trail to a new and little-known scrambling route up to a bivouac just below the famous Crater. After we cross the Crater, we climb up to the southern rim and visit the summit at Uhuru Point – the Roof of Africa. The descent is via Stella Point, down to Barafu Camp and then via Mweka Route to the gate.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2698 pp

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Into the Maasai Lands

Explore the Maasai Lands of Tanzania, East Africa, visiting remote Maasai communities, seeing wildlife within and outside the national parks, and ending with a tour of Ngorongoro Crater.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£3180 pp

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Climbing Holidays (Tough)

Under our mountain climbing section you'll find a selection of climbing itineraries which require at least a minimum level of technical skill and specialist equipment (such as the use of ropes, ice axes and crampons) or exceed an altitude of 5,000m.

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Trekking Holidays (Moderate)

Gane and Marshall trekking itineraries are extended walking expeditions (some at altitude) that require no technical climbing skill or specialist equipment - just a sense of adventure and a good pair of walking boots!

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Walking Safaris

Walking safaris are without a doubt one of the most rewarding ways to see the African bush. Gane and Marshall provide tailor-made African walking safaris for individuals and small groups to Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. Contact us today to plan your African walking safari.

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Altitude Acclimatisation Safari

This short, 3-day altitude acclimatisation safari visits Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, and includes a climb of Ol Deani in Ngorongoro. It provides good acclimatisation up to 3188m, and is ideal for those attempting a rapid Kilimanjaro ascent.

Destination

  • Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£1075 pp

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Ancient Villages & Mountains of Anhui

Journey into Eastern China’s most remote and least-developed province, Anhui, to discover ancient Huizhou villages and staggeringly beautiful mountain scenery. This 10-day part-guided tour can be booked as a standalone holiday or as an extension to a larger tour of China’s Eastern seaboard, with Anhui’s dramatic scenery and slower pace of life providing a welcome antidote to the hustle and bustle of China’s megalopolises.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2145 pp

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This trek passes through a spectacular diversity of climate, vegetation and cultures. From the lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to terraced rice fields, the land and its people change daily or even hourly, giving trekkers a tantalising introduction to Nepal’s natural and cultural beauty. There are priced options to camp or stay in tea houses and hotels.

Destination

  • Nepal

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£1300 pp

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Complete Costa Rica

Complete Costa Rica is a full overview of this fascinating country. Starting in San Jose, the two week tour takes in the best of Costa Rica's natural heritage, including the Osa Peninsula, Tortuguero canals, Poas Volcano, and more.

Destination

  • Costa Rica

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2695 pp

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Complete Myanmar

This comprehensive three week tour takes in the very best of Myanmar, from the beautiful central coast to northernmost Putao on the border with Tibet

Destination

  • Myanmar

Experience

  • Family Travel
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2985 pp

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Deserts, Mountains and Beaches of Oman

Seven day north Oman 4x4 driving and trekking itinerary, visiting, Muscat, Sur, Nizwa, Jebel Shams, and the Wahiba Sands.

Destination

  • Oman

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Family Travel
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2095 pp

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Ethiopia's Historic Route (with Tigray and Simiens)

Comprehensive guided tour of Ethiopia's famous Historic Route (Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Addis Ababa), extended to include remote Tigray and the Simien Mountains.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£3095 pp

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Guangxi and Hunan

Explore the spectacular karst landscapes of Guangxi province before venturing north to the remote and often-overlooked province of Hunan on this guided 9-day tour of south-western China. Taking advantage of a new highway between Longsheng and Fenghuang Ancient Town, you'll visit parts of China far removed from the standard tourist circuit.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2185 pp

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Guided Desert Hike in the NamibRand Reserve

This beautiful walking trail will allow you to experience Namibia's stunning desert landscapes up close and on foot. You’ll learn about the desert’s varied fauna and flora, as well as its unique geology, as you traverse the dunes, rocky hills and grass plains that make up the NamibRand Reserve.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£420 pp

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Hokkaido Hotspots

Journey to northernmost Japan to explore the pristine scenery and fascinating culture of Hokkaido.

Destination

  • Japan

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays
  • Family Travel

Prices from£2995 pp

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Into the Maasai Lands

Explore the Maasai Lands of Tanzania, East Africa, visiting remote Maasai communities, seeing wildlife within and outside the national parks, and ending with a tour of Ngorongoro Crater.

Destination

  • Tanzania

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£3180 pp

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Mt Stanley Margherita Peak 8 Day Trek

Trek to Margherita Peak, the summit of Mt Stanley and Africa's third highest point, in this 8 Day Trek

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1450 pp

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Mt Baker 8 Day Trek

Explore the fascinating Rwenzori massif in this 8 day trek to Mt Baker via the Kilembe Trail

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1389 pp

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Weismann Peak 6 Day Trek

Trek the Kilembe Trail to Weismann Peak. This is a short, 6-day trek offering a wonderful introduction to the Rwenzoris.

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1098 pp

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Kalalama Loop (3-day Trek)

This short 3-day trek into the Rwenzoris follows an easy circuit route, which takes you through the rainforest and bamboo zones at the foot of the mountains, to the giant heather and heath of the Alpine zone.

Destination

  • Uganda

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£395 pp

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Zambia Walking Safari

Discover the game-rich Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park, and enjoy the comforts of some of Zambia's finest safari camps in this 5-day luxury safari itinerary. Game-viewing activities include the guided safari walks for which South Luangwa is justly famous, and day and night game drives.

Destination

  • Zambia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2145 pp

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The Salkantay Trail

Experience the mountains of Peru in comfort on this fully lodge-based trek to Machu Picchu. An alternative to the standard camping-based routes, on the Salkantay Journey you will stay in four top-quality mountain lodges, all of them located in pristine areas on a remote, uncrowded trail to Machu Picchu.

Destination

  • Peru

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2890 pp

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The Japanese Alps

Discover the samurai culture of Matsumoto, the rural folk traditions of Takayama, and the Edo-era heritage of Tsumago on this ten day journey into the Japanese Alps.

Destination

  • Japan

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2740 pp

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The Ancient Tea-Horse Trail

Journey along the legendary tea-horse trail, an ancient trading route connecting West China with Tibet and India, on this 13-day guided tour of Yunnan province. Beginning in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, you’ll travel north to the Tibetan Plateau via the ancient settlements of Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang and Zhongdian, visiting remote villages and taking in stunning mountain scenery along the way.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from£4225 pp

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South Island Highlights

This self-drive tour aims to cover the best of South Island's scenic and historic attractions. Explore the stunning 19th-century city of Christchurch, hike the Abel Tasman coast, weigh anchor in the Milford Sound, and pay a visit to the Scottish settler town of Dunedin. The itinerary can easily be adapted to focus on walking, adventure activities or historic attractions, according to your preferences.

Destination

  • New Zealand

Experience

  • Self-drive Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Family Travel

Prices from£1595 pp

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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (7 Days)

PRIVATE DEPARTURES ONLY | Rongai 7-day Kilimanjaro Climb via Second Cave and Mawenzi Tarn, going for Uhuru Peak through Gilman's Point and descending via Marangu Route.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2279 pp

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Begin your trek in the valleys of the Gandaki zone, passing through small agricultural communities, terraced rice fields and lowland forests, before gradually climbing higher, out of the sub-tropical zone and into a harsher climate. You will reach a max height of 5,416m as you traverse the Thorung La Pass, before descending to the lakeside city of Pokhara, the end point of your trek.

Destination

  • Nepal

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£1475 pp

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Everest, in this most popular of Nepal trekking itineraries. You will begin your journey in Kathmandu, flying to Lukla and then journeying along the Khumbu trail, passing Tok Tok, Namche Bazaar, and Dingboche before reaching your goal at Everest Base Camp. Those looking for an extra challenge have the option to take on Kala Patthar.

Destination

  • Nepal

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2074 pp

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Simien Mountains Full Trek with Historic Route

A full Simien Mountains trek to remote parts of the Ethiopian Highlands. This Ethiopia trekking tour includes as standard some aspects of the Historic Route: Gondar, Lalibela and Addis. You may extend the trip to add more elements, for instance Axum, the Rift Valley Lakes, Omo Valley, or Bale Mountains.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2970 pp

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Simien Mountains Trek with Historic Route

Our standard Simien Mountains trek, this trekking itinerary takes you to remote parts of the Ethiopian Highlands and to the summit of Ras Deshen. This tour includes as standard some aspects of the Historic Route, such as Gondar and Lalibela, and may be extended to feature more.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2480 pp

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Satpura Under Canvas

Our unique Satpura Under Canvas itinerary represents a one of a kind opportunity to explore Indian tiger country on foot. Follow the Pachmahri trail into the heart of Satpura, the only Tiger Reserve in Central India where comfortable mobile camping and trekking in the core area of the reserve is possible.

Destination

  • India

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£950 pp

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Meru and Kilimanjaro Rongai6 Combo

This combination climb provides perfect altitude acclimatisation for Kilimanjaro on Africa's fourth highest summit - Mount Meru. Climb Meru via Miriakamba and Saddle hut over four days, with excellent views of distant Uhuru from Little Meru Peak; then on to Kilimanjaro for a 6 day climb on the northern Rongai route.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2876 pp

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Explore the Congo Basin

Venture into the heart of the Congo Basin, the world's second largest expanse of tropical rainforest, and the home of Africa's densest population of western lowland gorillas. Rarely visited, Odzala-Kokoua National Park is Africa at its most wild.

Destination

  • The Congo

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from£5895 pp

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Secrets of South Luangwa

Zambia’s most famous wilderness park, the South Luangwa Valley, is also one of Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, famed for its pristine scenery and huge quantities of game. This 8-day safari itinerary will allow you to experience the best that the Luangwa has to offer, with an emphasis on traditional, low-impact walking safari activities.

Destination

  • Zambia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£3395 pp

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Scenic Laos

12-day itinerary visiting the remote north of Laos; spend a night in a tree house in Bokeo Nature Reserve; trek the Luang Nam Tha hills; and meet the tribes of Muang La

Destination

  • Laos

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£2230 pp

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The Remote North of Vietnam

13-day itinerary to Vietnam's remote Northern Hills, visiting Mai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Sapa and ending in Ha Long Bay

Destination

  • Vietnam

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1950 pp

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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit (9 Days)

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | This unique and spectacular Kilimanjaro itinerary consists of a nine day climb via Shira Plateau, the northern flank, Gilmans Point and Uhuru Point. Descent is via the scenic, wilderness Mweka Route.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2348 pp

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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days)

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | Rongai six days Kilimanjaro Climb via Mawenzi Tarn, going for Uhuru Peak through Gilman's Point and descending via Marangu Route.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£1661 pp

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Kilimanjaro Shira Route (8 Days)

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | An eight day Kilimanjaro trek commencing in the west, crossing Shira Plateau, and going for the summit via Barafu Route and Stella Point. The descent is via Mweka Route. We offer regular small group departures commencing in Arusha most Fridays during the climbing seasons.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2155 pp

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The Inca Trail (Classic Route)

5-day trek to Machu Picchu via the classic Inca Trail, camping en route. The tour begins in Cusco and includes a full day of sightseeing in and around the Sacred Valley region.

Destination

  • Peru

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1490 pp

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Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route (6 days)

The Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route route was pioneered during the colonial era and then abandoned for many years before being re-opened in the early 90s. Gane and Marshall are one of a small number of companies to offer this unique wilderness route.

Destination

  • Kenya

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1324 pp

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Mt Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Traverse 5 days

This is a classic trek to Mount Kenya, which combines two of the most splendid routes on the mountain. Using one of the gentlest ascent trails to the peaks and with an extra acclimatization day included at 4,200m, it has a very good summit success record.

Destination

  • Kenya

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1204 pp

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Mt Kenya with Hell's Gate NP & Mt Longonot

The programme is our lengthiest Mt. Kenya climb. It packs in Hell’s Gate National Park and Mt Longonot, overlooking the Rift Valley Lakes, but still leaves time for acclimatisation and a chance to scramble to the remote outposts of Terere and Sendeo, before trekking to Point Lenana on the magnificent Mt. Kenya.

Destination

  • Kenya
  • Kenya Treks
  • Mount Kenya
  • Trek Mount Kenya

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1642 pp

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Highlights of Peru

Explore Peru’s scenic and historical wonders on this 13-day highlights tour, taking in the cosmopolitan cities of Cusco and Lima, the Sacred Valley of the Incas & the lost city of Machu Picchu, and the vast Lake Titicaca.

Destination

  • Peru

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£1695 pp

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Kilimanjaro North Face Route

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | This unique wilderness route will start from Umbwe Gate, cross Shira Plateau, follow the western and northern sectors of the high altitude circuit trail to a new and little-known scrambling route up to a bivouac just below the famous Crater. After we cross the Crater, we climb up to the southern rim and visit the summit at Uhuru Point – the Roof of Africa. The descent is via Stella Point, down to Barafu Camp and then via Mweka Route to the gate.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2698 pp

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Choquequirao Trail

Perfect for those who want to combine archaeology and mountains, this 6-day package includes a 4-day shared trek to visit the remote ruins of Choquequirao, and can easily be added to an itinerary exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley.

Destination

  • Peru

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£849 pp

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Sangwala Walking Trail

Explore the remote and little-visited Nyika National Park, in the north of Malawi, on this 3-day (43km) scenic walking trail. This is a beautiful region of Malawi notable as much for its dramatic landscapes as its wildlife. Stunning highlands, wildflower meadows and rich montane vegetation define Nyika, and though it is by no means big game safari territory, the wildlife is rich and varied.

Destination

  • Malawi

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£312 pp

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Kansai Walking Trails

Explore the history of Classical Japan on this mixed walking and sightseeing tour taking in Koyasan, Yoshino, Kyoto, Nara, and the Kumano Pilgrimage Trails.

Destination

  • Japan

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£4095 pp

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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (8 Days)

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | 8-day Kilimanjaro climb via Lemosho route. A western approach through Lemosho rainforest, across shira Plateau, and up Barafu route to Uhuru Point, the summit of Kilimanjaro. Descend via Mweka Route.

Destination

  • Kilimanjaro

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Group Travel

Prices from£2176 pp

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

Venture into the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the long valley that separates the major Cordillera ranges, in this 10 day trekking itinerary that will take you to the summit of some Ecuador’s most impressive mountains, including the magical Cotopaxi.

Destination

  • Ecuador

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2430 pp

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Testimonial

Everything went according to plan, in fact there wasn't a single hitch, so well done for that!

Steve and Ryan Worthington