Walking Holidays in the UK

We have a choice of  UK walking holidays with many variations to each one. These range from the gentle Vale of Lorton route which is 3-6 days in the quietest corner of the Lake District, through to the ever popular Hadrian’s Wall Walk or the classic Wainwright's Coast to Coast, 15-17 days across three National Parks. In addition to the full length trips, we offer a range of short breaks on each of these routes. We have 4 routes in Scotland including the West Highland Way from north of Glasgow to Fort William from where you can continue along the Great Glen Way to Inverness in the far north. To cross both Scotland and England in one route, St Cuthbert’s Way is the route of choice – starting in the Scottish Borders and finishing on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in England’s northern county of Northumberland.

Self Guided Walking Holidays

All of our holidays are self guided. We provide you with a detailed route description and/or guidebook, together with the maps for the area and you do the walking unaccompanied, at your own pace. All the accommodation will be booked ahead by us and we can transport your luggage to your next night's accommodation.

Inbuilt flexibility

Our holidays are designed to be flexible and can be tailored to suit your requirements. If you're looking for something different, or extra, from our holidays described here, give us a ring and we'll do our best to please! You can start on any day you like and we can arrange extra nights at any of the overnight stops allowing for rest days, or giving you more time to explore the locality. You can book part of a walk if you don't have the time to complete the entire distance, or if the weathers dreadful, or if you're feeling lazy! We can also give you a lift to the next overnight stop, if you’re walking within the Lorton Valley, North Lakes or Westmorland Way.

All Walking Holidays Average Grade Duration

Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England

This holiday follows the recently established Hadrian’s Wall Trail. A National Trail following the Roman wall as it crosses the north of England from Wallsend, near Newcastle, to the Solway Firth beyond Carlisle.


5 - 11 nights

Beside the Roman wall through moorland and meadow. More Info

Coast to Coast, Northern England

The classic traverse of the north of England from the cliffs of St. Bees Head on the Irish Sea, to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea Coast. Passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.


6 - 18 nights

A real cross section of the North's countryside, voted the second best walk in the world. More Info

Dales Way, Northern England

The Dales Way starts in the market town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire. It takes a route through the valleys and fell sides of the Yorkshire Dales to Bowness, on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.


4 - 9 nights

Generally a riverside walk with plenty of picture postcard villages. More Info

Cleveland Way, Northern England

The Cleveland Way stretches for over 100 miles from Helmsley on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, to Filey on the east coast.


6 - 12 nights

Two very distinct types of landscape; from classic moorland to dramatic coastline. More Info

Northumberland Coast Path, Northern England

The Northumberland Coast Path is best known for its sweeping beaches, imposing castles, rolling dunes, high rocky cliffs and isolated islands.


5 - 7 nights

Very striking landscape on an historical route. More Info

Cumbria Way, Lake District

The Cumbria Way takes advantage of high mountain passes, lakeshores and valley bottoms. It makes its way from Ulverston in the south of Cumbria, to the historic border city of Carlisle in the north, passing through Lakeland’s most famous scenery on the way.


3 - 9 nights

Through the heart of Lakeland's most dramatic landscapes. More Info

North Lakes Traverse, Lake District

This is one of our own routes, joining together the Lakes of Ullswater, Thirlmere and Derwentwater. A route that takes in the lakeshores, fells and mountain passes of the Northern Lakes.


4 - 6 nights

3 lakes, 2 mountain crossings and plenty of variety as you cross northern Lakeland. More Info

Vale of Lorton, Lake District

Our most gentle holiday in one of the quieter corners of the Lake District. The route takes in Whinlatter Forest Park and the shores of Buttermere and Loweswater, before climbing out of Buttermere village to drop into the delightful Newlands Valley.


4 - 6 nights

Easy days and stunning scenery in the north west lakes. More Info

Westmorland Way, Lake District

The Westmorland Way is a 95 mile walk through the old county, starting in the shadow of the Pennine Chain and travelling on through Lakeland’s stunning scenery, finishing at the port of Arnside.


4 - 10 nights

A very scenic walk through some of the finest Lake District scenery, finishing on the coast. More Info

West Highland Way, Scotland

The classic Scottish long distance route from the edge of Glasgow along the shores of Loch Lomond and into the heart of the West Highlands, finishing at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, at Fort William.


4 - 10 nights

Classic highland landscapes on well established paths. More Info

Great Glen Way, Scotland

A gentler introduction to the highlands, coast to coast from Fort William to Inverness and along the Caledonian Canal and the shores of Loch Ness.


6 - 8 nights

Coast to Coast by canal towpath, lochside and forest tracks. More Info

Speyside Way, Scotland

From the Moray coast walk through the heart of malt whisky country and into the foothills of the Cairngorms.


6 - 8 nights

From the Coast to the Cairngorms along the River Spey. More Info

Rob Roy Way, Scotland

Through the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands on drovers tracks, paths, and quiet lanes.


7 - 10 nights

In the footsteps of Rob Roy MacGregor through spectacular mountain scenery. More Info

St Cuthbert’s Way, Scotland

Through the quiet countryside of the Scottish Borders from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in England’s border county of Northumberland.


5 - 8 nights

Countryside to coast through quiet Borders scenery. More Info

Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Wales

The route starts in the seaside village of Amroth in the South, then follows the coastline of the Pembrokeshire National Park before finally finishing in the village of St Dogmaels near Cardigan.


5 - 17 nights

The most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain. More Info

Lady Anne’s Way, Northern England

Following in the footsteps of Lady Anne Clifford, this walk travels 100 miles, castle to castle, from Skipton in North Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria. Exploring the stunning valleys and rugged moorlands of the Yorkshire Dales, it finishes in the idyllic Vale of Eden.


7 - 10 nights

Dramatic scenery from rugged and remote fells to tranquil valleys, visiting historic sites along the way. More Info

Cotswold Way, Southern England

This is a delightful route that explores the picturesque English villages of the Cotswolds, roaming though a beautiful green landscape of rolling hills and ancient woodland. The trail ends in the World Heritage City of Bath.


6 - 12 nights

Charming walk through honey pot villages of the English Cotswolds More Info

South Downs Way, Southern England

From the historic market town of Winchester the route follows the rolling countryside of the South Downs to the dramatic chalk cliffs of Beachy Head on the English Channel.


3 - 10 nights

From west to east along the chalk downlands of England's newest national park. More Info

St Oswald’s Way, Northern England

This walking holiday traces the footsteps of St Oswald, the Anglo Saxon King who played a significant role in the introduction of Christianity to England. Covering a distance of 97 miles, St Oswald’s Way starts on the historic island of Lindisfarne. It follows the spectacular Northumberland coastline to Warkworth before heading inland along the beautiful…


4 - 10 nights

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Client Feedback

Everything was great! We’ll be back!

Hadrian’s Wall, September 2015
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Our walking tour was wonderful! We really enjoyed it, and have been talking about it every day since.The accommodation was excellent – all rooms were very nice and the owners of each B&B were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Breakfasts and lunches were tasty and enjoyable. We would have gladly stayed at some of the towns and accompanying B&B’s for longer periods.Mark and his bag carry service were professional and efficient. It was so nice to arrive at the B&B at the end of a very long day and have our bags waiting for us – often in our rooms.

The walk itself was spectacular. I will spend the rest of my life recommending to people that they take this walk or one like it. We are fortunate that our kids (boy 15 and girl 11) are very sporting and coped really well with the distance – they thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was a very special family experience. I don’t really have anything else to offer – just that it was fantastic and we are all really glad we did it. I can imagine doing more with you in the future.

Northumberland Coast Path, July 2015
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An excellent walk enhanced by good luck with weather and the very attractive River Spey. Thank you for your excellent work on this for us. The luggage transfers worked really well.

Speyside Way, September 2015
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