SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN THE UK

Choose from our carefully developed range of unique independent walking holidays in quiet unspoilt regions of Great Britain.

Great Britain

 

Wonders of Wessex Walk: Salisbury to Shaftesbury

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain

7 nights - £605, 6 days walking between guest houses (also available in 5 & 6 night version)

This is a wonderful and unique tour from the historic cathedral city of Salisbury through quintessential English countryside of meadows and chalk downs to reach the Saxon hill top town of Shaftesbury. You'll pass through quaint villages and ancient sites steeped in history and legend, from tales of Alfred the Great and King Canute to the world famous Neolithic encampment at Stonehenge.

Gold Hill Shaftesbury Dorset self guided walking holiday in UK

Hart of the Cranborne Chase

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain

7 nights - £595, 6 days walking - up to 3 centre based (also available in 4 & 6 night version with 1 or 2 centres)

This is a flexible walking tour that takes you across the very centre of this chalk plateau that was once a royal hunting ground. Situated on the Wiltshire and Dorset border, the Cranborne Chase's own special qualities are in part due to the restrictions that hunting and the protection of 'vert and venison' had imposed. Explore ancient monuments and picturesque villages with flint banded churches and thatched cottages in a rolling landscape.

ashmore pond in dorset walking holidays

In the Footsteps of Thomas Hardy: Heart of Hardy's Dorset

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain

9 nights - £770, 8 days walking, 5 between guest houses and 3 circular day walks

Your independent walking holiday literally and literarily follows in Thomas Hardy’s footsteps. You take some of his favourite walks as well as the routes taken by many of the characters from his novels. You will discover the real life settings that inspired Hardy’s fictional Wessex, walking in the area of rolling hills between the Blackmore Vale and the Frome Valley at Dorchester. See Details

Hardys Cottage

Dorset Jurassic Coastal Path & Ridgeway

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain

5, 7 or 8 nights - From £520 (5 nights) - 4, 6 or 7 days walking between guest houses

This independent walking holiday follows a stunning section of the South West Coastal Trail between Lyme Regis and Swanage in Dorset, with a possible extension to Corfe Castle. This spectacular coast is one of the most interesting and varied in the UK and has been designated a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Lulworth cove dorset coastal path walking holiday

Cornwall's Dramatic Northern Coast

challenging walking in auvergne france

5 or 6 nights - From £540 (5 nights) - 4 or 5 days walking between guest houses

This independent walking holiday follows a dramatic and beautiful section of the South West Coastal Trail between Bude and Pastow in Cornwall, with a possible extension. The walking is varied and challenging with towering cliffs, prominent headlands and secluded bays and inlets harbouring well preserved small fishing ports and villages such as Port Isaac, Tintagel and Boscastle.

harbour boscastle self guided walking holiday cornwall south west coastal path

South Cornwall Coast: Historic Ports & Fishing Villages

walking grade moderate to challenging holiday France

8 nights - £820 - 7 days walking between guest houses

This self-guided walking holiday is along the final stretch of the Cornish Coastal Path and provides an interesting and varied experience which includes experiencing beautiful estuaries as you cross them by ferries. As well as the estuaries, there are high cliff top views, picturesque fishing villages and sandy beaches aplenty to enjoy on route between the historic maritime centres of Falmouth and Plymouth. Although there's plenty to see along the route, this is one of the more quieter sections of the South West Coast Path as well as being one of the more gentle. You can escape from it all walking around some of the prominent headlands with far reaching views without being too far away from a fishing village and harbour or secluded beach.

cornwall beach

West Mendip Explorer: Somerset Heights to Somerset Levels

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain+

7 nights - £635 - 6 days walking between guest houses (additional nights available)

This self guided walking holiday begins in the seaside town of Weston Super Mare following the Mendip Way, but detours from this path so that you can explore the best of this beautiful and varied landscape in north Somerset. This includes the gorges of Cheddar and Burrington, the beautiful medieval city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral and moated Bishop's Palace as well as the iconic Glastonbury Tor which rises above the Somerset Levels.

Wells Cathedral

Somerset: The Mendip Way

moderate walking grade grazalema park spain+

7 nights - £610 - 6 days walking between guest houses (additional nights available)

This self guided walking holiday follows the Somerset long distance trail The Mendip Way. It begins in the Victorian seaside town of Weston Super Mare in the west and ends in the vibrant and historic town of Frome in the east. There is time to explore Cheddar with its magnificent gorge as well as the beautiful medieval city of Wells with its cathedral and moated Bishop's Palace. The limestone Mendips have a network of caves as well as gorges, with Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole Caves open to the public. On its steeper slopes flower rich grasslands and wooded coombes offer varied habitats for a wide variety of wildlife with great views across the Somerset Levels.

vicars close wells somerset

Wonderfully Wild: North Pembrokeshire Coast - Wales

walking grade moderate to challenging holiday France

6 nights - £550 - 4 or 5 days independent walking between guest houses

This self guided walking holiday in west Wales explores the beautiful north Pembrokeshire coast with its volcanic headlands and glacial valleys between the town of Newport with its sandy beach to the lovely harbour village of Solva. It is a wild and rugged coastline with high cliffs and steep drops where the coast path hugs the edge of the cliffs to give wonderful viewpoints.The route follows the coastline which was designated a National Park in 1952 mainly because of its extraordinary variety of rock types and landforms; a unique coastal landscape that makes an ideal habitat for wildlife.

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Scotland - Trossachs National Park, Oban & Islands

moderate walking grade

7 nights - (includes trains and ferries) - 3 days walking across Trossachs, 3 days exploring Oban and nearby islands with choice of walks

4 nights - 3 days walking across Trossachs

A unique holiday traversing the Trossachs National Park in Scotland, a land of beautiful lochs and glens, forests and tumbling rivers. The week long break continues with the choice of walks on nearby islands including Kerrera with its ruined chateau and wildlife, and Mull with its famous capital Tobamory. Visit an excellent local whisky distillery.

LISMORE view of mull trossachs walking holiday in Scotland

Scotland - West Highlands Way & Skye

walking grade moderate to challenging holiday France

7 nights - (includes trains and ferries) - 3 days walking on West Highlands Way, 3 days exploring Skye with choice of walks

A great mix of multi-day trekking along the best parts of the West Highlands Way, one of the UK's premium trails and day walks on the stunningly beautiful and rugged Isle of Skye

loch on isle of skye and west highland way self guided walking holiday

Scotland - West Highlands Way & Wild West Coast

walking grade moderate to challenging holiday France

7 nights - (includes trains and ferries) - 3 days walking on West Highlands Way, 3 days exploring Scotland's rugged west coast with choice of walks

A great mix of multi-day trekking along the best parts of the West Highlands Way, one of the UK's premium trails and day walks on the amazing west coast including the remote Knoydart peninsula known as Britain's last wilderness and the rugged Isle of Skye

knoydart on west coast of Scotland independent walking holiday

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