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Walking Holidays in the UK

Walking Holidays in the UK

Our Best Walking Holidays in the UK

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Walking the Isle of Skye

Walking Holidays in the UK
7 Days from £ 2199

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Rugged landscapes and pretty fishing villages

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Walking The Best of Hadrian's Wall

Crag Lough
6 Days from £ 869

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Walk along Hadrian's Wall – the largest historical monument in Britain

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Castles, Hadrian's Wall & the Lake District

Walking Holidays in the UK
7 Days from £ 2249
£ 2139

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Castles, Hadrian’s Wall & the Lake District

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Literary Walking in the Lake District

Walking Holidays in the UK
7 Days from £ 1239

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Discover some of England's most beautiful lakes

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Walking in Cornwall

Mevagissey
7 Days from £ 1499
£ 1429

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Beaches, coves and port towns of the Cornish coast

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Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk

Walking Holidays in the UK
7 Days from £ 1049

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Discover the beautifully varied and wonderfully unspoilt Jurassic Coast

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Walking the Speyside Way

Walking Holidays in the UK
7 Days from £ 1079

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

The Speyside Way, created in 1981 stretches from Buckie on the Moray Firth, to Aviemore the most famous of Highland resorts, taking in numerous whiskey distilleries, and areas of incredible natural beauty.

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Walking the West Highland Way

Walking Holidays in the UK
9 Days from £ 1079

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Scotland's most iconic walking route

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Walking the Rob Roy Way

Walking Holidays in the UK
9 Days from £ 1079

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

A varied walking route through the folklore and history of Rob Roy, fast becoming one of Scotland's most popular.

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Top 5 Walking Trails in England and the UK

The Jurassic Coast: Stretching along the Dorset and East Devon coast, the Jurassic Coast is an incredible hiking trail. With stunning views of the natural rock formations and fossil-rich cliffs, this 100-mile trail gives you a glimpse into the Earth’s history. The epic trail passes through quintessential seaside towns and lets you explore unique geological features along the way.

Hadrian’s Wall: This 84-mile-long trail runs across the north of England, following the remnants of the ancient Roman wall. On UK walking holidays at Hadrian’s Wall, you can enjoy panoramic views of the rolling countryside, discovering historic ruins and charming villages en route. This trail provides a fascinating journey through both nature and history.

The Cumbria Way: Traversing the Lake District National Park, this 70-mile trail showcases the region’s stunning landscapes made up of lush forests, tranquil lakes and iconic mountain peaks. Providing sensational backdrops on hiking holidays in the UK, walkers can expect to encounter meandering streams, quaint villages and abundant wildlife along the route. You’ll also learn about the many famous literary figures that are associated with the Lake District, including Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome.

The West Highland Way: One of Scotland’s most famous long-distance walking routes, the West Highland Way spans approximately 96 miles from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William. Renowned for its stunning scenery of mountains, lochs and glens, the trail offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for hikers and nature lovers seeking exceptional walking holidays in the UK. Along the way, you’ll pass through pretty villages, ancient woodlands and historic sites, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Scottish Highlands.

The South West Coast Path: One of the longest and most scenic walking trails in the country, the South West Coast Path stretches over 600 miles along the coastline of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Soak up the immense views of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and turquoise waters as you follow this diverse trail. The path also passes through charming coastal villages, historic sites and nature reserves, providing you with a blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

The trip was fantastic! We had an excellent leader and a very lovely group. Everything went so well. It’s a great combination of trekking and leisure within a week for people who want to experience the magnificent mountain scenery as well as the cultural heritage of Albania. I had a great time in Albania!

Shanshan Lu Walking in Albania

A wonderful week of trekking around Mount Blanc from the lovely Chalet Chocolat.

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What are the best times of year for UK walking holidays?

The best times of year for UK walking holidays are typically spring and autumn. These seasons offer mild temperatures, fewer crowds and the most vibrant landscapes. However, many walking routes in the UK can be enjoyed year-round, with winter walks offering their own unique charm and challenges. Summer often delivers blue skies and pleasant temperatures but try to avoid weekends and school holidays if you prefer to steer away from the crowds.

How fit do I need to be for walking holidays in the UK?

The level of fitness required for walking holidays in the UK will vary depending on the difficulty of the routes you choose. Some walks are relatively easy and suitable for beginners, while others are more challenging and may require a higher level of fitness and experience. It’s important to choose a walking holiday that matches your fitness level and abilities to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience. Each of our walking trips is graded with an activity level to help you gauge if it will be suitable for you.

FAQs on Walking Holidays in England

Why should I choose walking holidays in England?

The UK is a diverse and beautiful country with a rich history and stunning landscapes. From the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills of the Lake District, England offers a wide variety of walking routes to suit all levels of ability and interests. The UK also has a well-established network of walking paths, national parks and designated walking routes, making it an ideal destination for walkers of all ages. Unlike many other European countries, England’s summers don’t typically have soaring temperatures, making the weather much more comfortable for long hikes.

What are the best destinations for walking holidays in England and the UK?

England and the UK boast the most beautiful and diverse landscapes that set them apart from other countries. The Lake District is the largest and arguably the most stunning of the national parks, renowned for its picturesque lakes, rugged mountains and charming villages. Hikers can explore a variety of trails, including the famous Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. The Cotswolds, with its rolling hills, quaint villages and historic site, provide delightful walking trails through quintessential English countryside, while Cornwall’s coastal paths offer dramati views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and azure waters. The Scottish Highlands also beckon seasoned walkers with their majestic landscapes, ancient castles and serene lochs.

What equipment do I need for a walking holiday in the UK?

Essential equipment for a walking holiday in the UK includes comfortable and sturdy walking shoes or boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a backpack a map or GPS device, water, snacks and a first aid kit. Depending on the length and difficulty of your walks, you may also need additional items such as trekking poles, a compass and a torch.

Are guided walking holidays available in the UK?

Yes, we offer many guided walking holidays in the UK. As well as giving you the opportunity to explore new destinations, our guided tours provide you with the support of our experienced guides who can provide local knowledge, safety tips and assistance along the way. Depending on your interests and fitness levels, we have a wide selection of tours to choose from, from leisurely coastal walks to demanding summit hikes.

What are self-guided walking holidays?

Our self-guided walking holidays give you the freedom to follow pre-planned routes without the need for a guide, meaning you can explore at your own pace and independently. You’ll be provided with detailed route descriptions, maps and trip notes, allowing you to walk and explore freely. This is a great way to delve deeper into a destination as you can spend as much or little time as you like discovering the sights that intrigue you or enjoying the local culture. We even transfer your luggage between the accommodation and have 24-hour emergency assistance on hand if needed.  

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