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Independent walking in Britain



Here is our range of independent walking holidays in Britain

All our independent walking holidays in Britain are researched in depth, with everything taken care of for you, so that you can just turn up and walk, and every independent walking holiday in England that we offer takes you off-the-beaten-track to discover the hidden sights, scents, sounds and atmosphere of Britain.

Click on the appropriate 'View Holiday' button for further details, take a look at our activities section for further information about how our independent walking holidays work, or see our Britain page for further information about our holidays in Britain.


Classic Cotswolds Activities
United Kingdom: The Cotswolds

Classic Cotswolds Activities

Explore the Cotswolds - England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - by bike and on foot on this 7 night self-guided trip that includes stays in the villages of Moreton-in-Marsh, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water. Discover the beautiful rolling countryside, honey-coloured villages and stunning gardens and manor houses, all at your own pace.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £999per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking from Coast to Coast East
United Kingdom

Walking from Coast to Coast East

This 11 night trip follows the famous Coast to Coast route from the lively market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Yorkshire Dales to the pretty fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea coast. Inbetween you head up hill and down dale, over the Pennines and heather covered moorland, passing through lush meadows and quintessential pastoral landscapes, dotted with ancient stone barns and sleepy hamlets.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration11 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1039per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking Offa's Dyke Path (North)
United Kingdom: Wales

Walking Offa's Dyke Path (North)

Walk the northern half of this 8th Century ancient monument from Prestatyn to Knighton on a 9 night trip along the Welsh/English border. You'll walk in two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Clwydian Range and the Shropshire Hills, through a landscape of limestone quarries, heather-clad ridges and Iron Age hillforts.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1299per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Literary Walking in the Lake District
United Kingdom: 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 £859per person, tour only

  • 17 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Antrim Way
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

Walking the Antrim Way

This 4 night self guided walk along part of the Antrim Way explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland's northern coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, the magnificent Giant's Causeway, fantastic castles & beautiful beaches - to say nothing of a wonderful distillery - it is a place that is a pleasure to discover. This way-marked trail passes rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £589per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Lizard Peninsula
United Kingdom: Cornwall

Walking the Lizard Peninsula

A 5 night self guided walking holiday taking in the famed cobbled causeway of St Michael's Mount to the wild serpentine cliffs of Lizard, this is an invigorating and unforgettable walk. Experience the the culinary delights of Porthleven, the magnificent views of Mullion and Kynance and the booming fog horn of Lizard lighthouse.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £619per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Best of Hadrian's Wall
United Kingdom: 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 £629per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
North Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
United Kingdom: Wales

North Pembrokeshire Coast Walk

This self-guided twin centre walking holiday takes you on a discovery of the dramatic yet untouched cliffs of the northern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Trail. Stay in Newport while you explore roller coaster cliff top routes, dipping in and out of pretty coves. Then continue to charming St David’s and follow trails over undulating cliffs to sandy beaches and sleepy harbour villages.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Western Tip of Cornwall
United Kingdom: Cornwall

Walking the Western Tip of Cornwall

A 6 night self guided holiday including Lands End; the most westerly tip of mainland UK. Exploring pretty fishing villages such as picturesque St Ives and beautiful Mousehole and featuring the wonderful coastal path each day.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £719per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk
United Kingdom: 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 £729per person, tour only

  • 27 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking Cornwall’s North coast Padstow to Perranporth
United Kingdom: Cornwall

Walking Cornwall’s North coast Padstow to Perranporth

A 5 night self guided walk along the Northern Cornish coastline, explore this magnificent coast between two of Cornwall's most famous summer get-aways, Padstow and Perranporth, spending 3 nights in pretty Padstow and 2 nights in popular Newquay. From headland to cove and on to golden sands, the scenery changes as fast as the weather. The shorter daily distances give plenty of time soak up the views and the wild rocky coastline has to be seen to be believed. Bedruthan Steps and Holywell Bay, Newquay town beaches all add their atmosphere and charm to this great walk.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £759per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coast
United Kingdom: Wales

Highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coast

This twin centre walking holiday incorporates some of the best walking on both the northern and southern sections of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Stay in pretty St David’s, Britain’s smallest city and discover its immaculate beaches, tranquil harbour villages and rugged cliffs,. Then head to Tenby for superb walks with extensive sea views, passing Norman castles, towering sea stacks and unspoilt bays.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £759per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
St.Dogmaels to St.Davids Walk
United Kingdom: Wales

St.Dogmaels to St.Davids Walk

Discover the rugged remote headlands of the North Pembrokeshire Coast Trail as you follow cliff top paths, dipping in and out of unspolit coves, sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages, as you make your way to historic St David's.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Pembroke to Amroth Walk
United Kingdom: Wales

Pembroke to Amroth Walk

This linear walking holiday follows the southernmost section of the Pembrokeshire Coast path, starting in the historic town of Pembroke, with its magnificent Norman castle. From here follow undulating clifftop trails traversing some of Wales’ prettiest bays and sweeping sandy beaches as you make your way to Amroth.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £829per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Lizard Peninsula Twin centre
United Kingdom: Cornwall

Walking the Lizard Peninsula Twin centre

A 5 night self guided, twin centre walking holiday staying in Portleven and Muiion with transfers to the starts and end of the walks. Taking in the famed cobbled causeway of St Michael's Mount to the wild serpentine cliffs of Lizard, this is an invigorating and unforgettable walk. Experience the the culinary delights of Porthleven, the magnificent views of Mullion and Kynance and the booming fog horn of Lizard lighthouse.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £839per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walk the Welsh Highland Railway
United Kingdom: Wales

Walk the Welsh Highland Railway

This self-guided walk through the Snowdonia National Park starts on the coast at Porthmadog and explores the rivers, peaks and ridges of Snowdonia, culminating in summiting Snowdon. The Welsh Highland Railway is used to cover more distance and to get you to the start or from the end of some walks.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £879per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
The Antrim Coast and Glens Walking
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

The Antrim Coast and Glens Walking

This 7 night self guided walk along part of the Antrim Way explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland's northern coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, the magnificent Giant's Causeway, fantastic castles & beautiful beaches - to say nothing of a wonderful distillery - it is a place that is a pleasure to discover. This way-marked trail passes rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £879per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Northumberland Coast
United Kingdom: 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. Follow the full Northumberland Coast Path (100km) from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £899per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking from Coast to Coast West
United Kingdom: Lake District

Walking from Coast to Coast West

This 9 night tour follows a section of Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast route, taking you up fells and down dales from St Bees, on the shores of the Irish Sea, to Kirkby Stephen in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £899per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Western Tip of Cornwall Twin centre
United Kingdom: Cornwall

Walking the Western Tip of Cornwall Twin centre

A 7 night self guided holiday twin centre holiday including Lands End; the most westerly tip of mainland UK. Exploring pretty fishing villages such as picturesque St Ives where you stay for 3 nights and beautiful Mousehole and featuring the wonderful coastal path each day. Stay 4 nights in the historic harbour town of Penzance.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £919per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
North East Wales Heritage Trail
United Kingdom: Wales

North East Wales Heritage Trail

Discover rolling hills and heather clad moors in this region rich in history; hill forts, castles, old quarries and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £959per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Cotswold Ring
United Kingdom: 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 £979per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Best of the Cotswolds Walk
United Kingdom: 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 £1119per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk
United Kingdom: 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 £1129per person, tour only

  • 8 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
The Cotswold Way Walk
United Kingdom: The Cotswolds

The Cotswold Way Walk

Follow the Cotswold Way National Trail from its start at Chipping Campden to the end on the steps of Bath Abbey. Walking along the escarpment of the Cotswolds Hills you'll have far-reaching views across the Severn Vale.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1129per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking the Thames Path (Oxford to Windsor)
United Kingdom

Walking the Thames Path (Oxford to Windsor)

This walk starts in the city of Oxford and takes you along the Thames Path to Windsor. Passing through quiet countryside, beech woodlands, small hamlets full of historic interest and some urban centres you'll discover a mature river, with colourful river boats, numerous locks and weirs and wonderful wildlife.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1229per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Oxford to Bath Walk
United Kingdom: The Cotswolds

Oxford to Bath Walk

Walk from Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires' to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage City through some of the most picturesque Cotswolds villages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1329per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Coastal Walking in Brittany and Jersey
France / United Kingdom: Brittany

Coastal Walking in Brittany and Jersey

Welcome to the Customs Officers’ path! It snakes along the coastline of Brittany. This path offers anyone who walks it a large breath of fresh ocean air and stunning sea views. Follow the Brittany coast from Mont St Michel to St Malo and extend your exploration to Jersey island.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1349per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking from Coast to Coast
United Kingdom

Walking from Coast to Coast

The world famous Coast-to-Coast is an exhilarating long-distance walking route which takes you from Cumbria's St Bees, on the shores of the Irish Sea, to the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire. You pass through three national parks in northern England - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors - and witness some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery in the country.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration17 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1559per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

    Independent walking in Britain

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