Walking holidays in the United Kingdom

The UK is home to some of the finest walking country in Europe. In hidden corners throughout the UK are wonderfully wild, peaceful landscapes of extraordinary beauty where nature and wildlife still come first. With national parks like Snowdonia, the Lake District, the New Forest and Exmoor, it is little wonder that UK walking holidays are among the finest you can find. So why not loose yourself and get to know the hidden treasures of home. There are so many options for walking and trekking holidays in the UK. The landscape of the UK is wonderfully diverse, from the wild open moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor to the wonderful mountain walking country of Snowdonia or the highlands of Scotland, the breath taking coastal paths of the Pembrokeshire or Cornish coast to the green rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Littered with incredible historical monuments, from Hadrian's Wall to Glastonbury Tor, Offer's Dyke to Urquhart Castle, and adorned with stunning natural features, there is always something new to discover on a UK walking holiday.

  • Lake District

    Pick from a walk in the high fells (the biggest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, stands at 3,210 ft although there are many smaller ones) or more simple walks along the many lakes and enjoy the wonderful scenery that is unsurpassed in England. Adored by famous guide book writers such as Alfred Wainwright, poets such as Wordsworth and Shelley and of course Beatrix Potter the area will draw walkers back every year as it does me.

  • Yorkshire Dales

    I really only discovered the Yorkshire Dales when I moved here 15 years ago but have come to love the rolling moors, valleys and pretty friendly villages that characterise the area. Every walk should start and finish in one of these small villages (at least the ones that have a pub) and take in the history of the area including the ancient mine workings, Roman roads and of course the dry stone walls.
  • North York Moors & Coast

    The North Yorkshire Coast near Whitby has some wonderful walking but travel inland and the moors offer something very different. Striding out over the airy Yorkshire Moors is like being on top of the world with endless vistas stretching out interrupted only by narrow valleys, the result of powerful glaciers in years past. As an alternative take the North Yorkshire steam train from Goathland or Pickering and walk back avoiding the necessity of repeating yourself whilst also enjoying this wonderful railway.

  • Scotland

    This is best for slightly more experienced walkers who are keen to experience some of the highest mountains in Britain or some of the more remote countryside. There is also some excellent coastal walks and for many an ideal walking break is to visit one of the islands off the west coast; Skye, the Outer Hebrides, Mull or Arran.

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