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Activity holidays in the UK

The UK is known worldwide for its amazing wealth of history. Almost everywhere you look you can find evidence of civilizations past, rich architecture and colourful local stories and legends. Our relaxed activity holidays in Britain are the perfect way to make the most of the beautiful countryside, meet the locals, and get in touch with the rich cultural past of Great Britain.

Famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK, the Scottish Highlands offer numerous other delights, with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, and a huge variety of wildlife just waiting to be discovered. The misty peaks and vast, fern covered landscapes only add to the sense that this is a place where history and folklore remain largely inseparable.

In Northumberland explore Britain's largest historical monument with an eastbound walk along the best sections of Hadrian's Wall. Visit the ancient Roman forts of Vindolanda, Birdoswald, Chesters and Housesteads to see the iconic Sycamore Gap. For coastal vistas, walk the Northumberland Coast Path - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along with the world-famous castles at Alnwick, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.

The Lake District offers jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous lakes and majestic fells.We take you to some of the South Lakes' most charming villages, from picture perfect Grasmere, nestling against a backdrop of staggering mountains and shimmering waters, to Hawkshead.

The Cotswolds, England's second largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers picturesque country lanes, lavender fields and golden-hued Saxon villages. Enjoy picnics and pub lunches, visits to manor houses and their stunning gardens in some of the area's best-known villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden

Dorset is a land of contrasts and breathtaking scenery, from the Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site - with its dramatic cliffs and sweeping beaches, to its rolling hillsides and sleepy villages. Dorset's beautiful landscapes have inspired a number of authors including Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy and Hardy's birthplace is one of many National Trust properties in the county.

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Literary Walking in the Lake District
Great Britain: Lake District

Literary Walking in the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is England's most visited national park and this 6 night self-guided walking holiday takes in some of the highlights. Whether you're visiting the home of William Wordsworth while nibbling famous Grasmere gingerbread, surveying Lake Windermere from the top of Latterbarrow Fell, or following the Cumbria Way through beautiful country estates owned by the National Trust, you'll be sure to enjoy an authentic Lakeland experience!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Best of Hadrian's Wall
Great Britain: Northumberland

Walking the Best of Hadrian's Wall

This walk along Hadrian’s Wall, from West to East, starts at Lanercost Priory and ends in Corbridge, taking in some of the best-preserved Roman sites in the UK. The route also passes the world-famous Sycamore Gap as well as some fabulous rolling Northumberland countryside and craggy hillsides, such as those of Walltown, Winshield and Sewingshields Crags.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1179per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk
Great Britain: Dorset

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk

This stunning 5 night walk along some of the UK's most beautiful coastline will introduce you to Dorset and the 185 million years of history that is the Jurassic Coast - Britain's first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Take in elements of the South-West Coast Path and the Purbeck Way along with historic seaside towns and sleepy villages, spectacular natural landmarks (like Durdle Door), rolling green hills and towering white chalk cliffs, National Trust castles and beaches, and (of course) traditional English tea-rooms serving tea and home-made cake!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1349per person, tour only

  • 27 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Classic Cotswolds Cycling
Great Britain: The Cotswolds

Classic Cotswolds Cycling

This self-guided 5-night cycling tour is a fairly easy bike ride through some of the most picturesque villages and some of the best scenery that the Cotswolds has to offer. Visit world-famous and quaint English golden-stone villages including Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and the Saxon capital of Winchcombe.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Northumberland Coast
Great Britain: Northumberland

Walking the Northumberland Coast

Walk along Northumberland’s wild coast with fabulous beaches, famous castles, fish & chips and spectacular views across the North Sea.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Cotswold Ring
Great Britain: The Cotswolds

Walking the Cotswold Ring

This walk through the Cotswolds starts in the historic regency spa town of Cheltenham and explores the quintessentially British, golden-hued villages of the area. Stay in some iconic villages including Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Winchcombe and explore the local historical sites whilst enjoying spectacular views.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1699per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Loch Ness and the Highlands Cycling
Great Britain: Scotland

Loch Ness and the Highlands Cycling

Known for tales of the seldom seen monster, the area around Loch Ness is also famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK. Here numerous other lochs await discovery along with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, high viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, a huge variety of wildlife (including many birds of prey and notably golden eagles) and a history that at times seems indiscernible from the area's timeless folklore.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1849per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Best of the Cotswolds Walk
Great Britain: The Cotswolds

Best of the Cotswolds Walk

Walk through some of the finest North Cotswold villages with shorter walking days allowing you the maximum time needed to explore the villages and walk at a relaxed pace. Visit beautiful villages including Guiting Power, Broadway and Chipping Campden as well as places of historical interest and some spectacular gardens.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1849per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk
Great Britain: Scotland

Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk

Known for tales of the seldom seen monster, the area around Loch Ness is also famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK. Here numerous other lochs await discovery along with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, high viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, a huge variety of wildlife (including many birds of prey and notably golden eagles) and a history that at times seems indiscernible from the area's timeless folklore.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1879per person, tour only

  • 8 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)