Choosing top walking and hiking destinations

When it’s time for some adventure, some fresh air and exercise, and some incredible scenery, there’s nothing quite like a walking and hiking holiday. In our guide, we’ve covered all the top spots in the UK, such as the Coast to Coast path in Scotland, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales and the Lake District in England. And if you’re up for jumping on a short-haul flight, we’ve also got great suggestions for French, Spanish and Portuguese destinations, such as the Alps, the Camino de Santiago and Sagres.

Top articles to finding the best walking holidays

Wonderful hiking holidays in Scotland

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From the heights of the Highlands to the stunning scenery of the coastline, a walking holiday in Scotland has it all.

Great ideas for walking holidays in Europe

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Whether you're admiring stunning views in the French Alps or hiking in the Galician countryside in Spain, Europe has all the walking holidays you’ll ever need.

Walking holidays in the UK - some top picks

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Looking for poetic charm in the Lake District?

Walking holidays in the UK - some top picks

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Looking for poetic charm in the Lake District? Rugged coastal scenery in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park? Majestic peaks in Snowdonia? Or wooded hillsides in the Cairngorms? No matter what you want, you'll find the walking holiday of your dreams in the UK. We cover all these places, plus some other gems such as the North York Moors National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and Scotland’s Coast to Coast path.

Wonderful hiking holidays in Scotland

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From the heights of the Highlands to the stunning scenery of the coastline, a walking holiday in Scotland has it all. With its rugged mountains, stunning shorelines and pristine wildernesses, we cover inspirational places like Arran, the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the John Muir Way, plus the Coast to Coast path, Aviemore and Braemar.

Great ideas for walking holidays in Europe

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Whether you're admiring stunning views in the French Alps or hiking in the Galician countryside in Spain, Europe has all the walking holidays you’ll ever need. Our top guide explores some great destinations including Mont Blanc and Brittany in France, the Camino de Santiago and the Alpujarras mountains in Spain, and Sagres in Portugal.