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Headwater Walking Trips Under £1000

You'd be surprised how far you can get for under £1000. These Headwater holidays represent exquisite value for money, with carefully crafted itineraries and handpicked boutique accommodation making every holiday extra special.

Walkers have a wealth of choice. If strolling past white sand beaches, emerald waters and wildlife-rich marshes in Sardina sounds like your ideal break, our Secrets of Sardinia Walking may be just the trip for you. Or why not try our spectacular Altmuhltal Panorama Walk in Germany which is great for those wanting to explore the region's natural monuments, quaint medieval towns and historic castles on foot. Search our list of holidays below for even more great value options.


Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park
Germany

Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

This walk takes you from the Spa town of Treuchtlingen to Eichstatt where you can learn more about the Altmuhltal Nature Park at the Visitor Centre. Walks are above the river valley through heathland, dotted with historic and natural monuments.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1149per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break
Gozo / Malta

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break

Based at the Ta Cenc Hotel in Sannat, the tiny island of Gozo offers secluded beaches, Arabic-style honey-coloured houses, lemon groves, palm trees, red GPO phone boxes and 'Dixon of Dock Green' police stations!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1349per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Hidden Valleys of Cordoba Walk
Spain: Andalucia

Hidden Valleys of Cordoba Walk

This is the 'real' Spain - a region of tiny white villages nestled in the mountains and surrounded by dramatic hills and National Park. As well as stunning walks - gorges, peaks, valleys, views - you'll enjoy wonderful Spanish hospitality. Option to visit Cordoba and Granada too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1399per person, tour only

  • 45 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 1 evening meal is included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Antrim Way
United Kingdom / Ireland: 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 US$1449per 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 Call usper person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking in Chablis Vineyards
France: Burgundy

Walking in Chablis Vineyards

A short break in Chablis vineyards in a gastronomic boutique hotel with spa. Ideal for wine and food lovers with easy walks.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration3 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1449per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Altmuhltal Panorama Walk
Germany

Altmuhltal Panorama Walk

Walk from the Spa town of Treuchtlingen to Beilngries through the Altmuhltal Nature Park. Walks are above the river valley through heathland, with the area dotted with historic and natural monuments.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1449per 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 Akamas Peninsula
Cyprus

Walking the Akamas Peninsula

This twin-centre focusses on the Akamas Peninsula, in the far north-west of Cyprus, with walks to some of it's best beaches and places of interest, including the Baths of Aphrodite. There are shorter versions of the walks if you prefer to spend more time relaxing at the beach or the hotel.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1479per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca
Spain: Menorca

Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca

Easy, tranquil walking based in the north western corner of Menorca, but including a hire car so you can easily explore the entire tiny island. It offers a rich cultural history, deserted white beaches and is a UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1549per person, tour only

  • 53 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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 US$1579per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Paths of the Amalfi Coast
Italy: The Bay of Naples

Paths of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius. The best is saved till last with arguably the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'. Away from the trails, sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1579per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts, 4 picnics and all evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walks in the Troodos Mountains
Cyprus

Walks in the Troodos Mountains

Experience the diverse landscapes of the Troodos Mountains in the centre of southern Cyprus on this triple-centre walking holiday. With route distances averaging 10km or 20km each day there is something for most walking levels so you can discover unusual rock formations, amazing panoramic views, local history and culture as well as the local cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1579per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in Assisi and Spoleto
Italy: Umbria

Walking in Assisi and Spoleto

This 6 night twin centre walking trip, based in St Francis' town of Assisi and fascinating Spoleto, takes you to the highlights of the beautiful region of Umbria, to discover its UNESCO sites, historic pilgrimage trails and stunning sun drenched landscapes.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1599per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break
Spain: Catalonia

Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break

Beautiful circular walk in Catalonia taking in lovely coastal stretches and unspoilt country landscapes. Fabulous bird and plant life; very good hotels and swimming opportunities every day. One night is spent in a luxury castle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break
Ireland

Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle's longest trail - at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes - a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history. Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, on this 4-night trip you'll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe's finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 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
Secrets of Malta Walking
Malta / Gozo

Secrets of Malta Walking

This 7 night holiday based just outside of the capital city of Valletta offers flexible walking to discover Malta's secrets.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park
Germany

Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park

In the Green Heart of Bavaria is the Altmuhltal Nature Park. Its beautiful countryside and the variety of its natural landscape make it a walkers paradise... Discover steep jaggered Dolomite-rocks, sun-kissed juniper heaths, soft river valleys and extensive forests as you walk east from the spa town of Treuchtlingen to Kelheim on the Danube river.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1679per 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
United Kingdom

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk

This stunning 6 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
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1699per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains
Germany

Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

On our week-long self-guided walking tour between Bad Tolz and Bayrischzell you'll discover some of Bavaria's most beautiful lakes and mountains. Walking from Lake Tegernsee to Mount Wendelstein you'll cross idyllic flower-filled alpine pastures and enjoy panoramic mountain views.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coast
United Kingdom

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Secrets of Sardinia Walking
Italy: Sardinia

Secrets of Sardinia Walking

An impossibly scenic discovery of western Sardinia’s natural beauty and centuries old history, from the black Montiferru mountains to the prolific birdlife of the Sinis wetlands, and from rugged limestone cliffs dotted with panoramic watch towers to the ancient site of Tharros, with plenty of opportunity to visit the picture perfect sand and white quartz beaches en route.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn
France: The Tarn & Cevennes

Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

This single centre holiday provides some of the finest walking in France including hiking the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand and in the Cevennes National Park - where you'll find 4000+ flowers including 80 different orchids.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only

  • 39 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 1 evening meal is included
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in the Sierra de Gredos
Spain: The Sierra de Gredos

Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

The Sierra de Gredos is little known, yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain - from gentle strolls through flower-filled meadows to high level hikes amid mountainous peaks, waterfalls and lagoons. Excellent hotel serving superb regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1779per person, tour only

  • 50 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All gourmet breakfast and one evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break
France: The Loire

Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break

This gentle hotel-to-hotel short break walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley. Your route will lead you from a chateau to another including the most famous ones such as Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Amboise. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1779per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Villages & Vineyards of Alsace- Short Break
France: Alsace

Villages & Vineyards of Alsace- Short Break

During a short break, discover some of the most beautiful villages in France; Colmar, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, with their brightly-coloured, half-timbered buildings decked with window boxes spilling with geraniums and traditional ornamental features.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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 US$1799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Highlights of the Gower Peninsula Walk
United Kingdom: Wales

Highlights of the Gower Peninsula Walk

Walk the coastal paths of the Gower Peninsula on our twin centre holiday, discovering the rich and diverse scenery which ranges from dramatic limestone cliffs and sandy beaches along the south coast to fragile dune and salt marsh in the north. You'll walk in two nature reserves and Llanrhidian Marsh, a salt marsh which is home to Oystercatchers and Turnstone.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration5 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking in the Cinque Terre and Portofino
Italy: Liguria

Walking in the Cinque Terre and Portofino

Discover the beautiful Liguria region and its remarkably well-preserved landscape steeped in tradition on our 6 night holiday based in Sestri Levante. Choose each day from the selection of walks available, exploring the coastline from the Cinque Terre to Portovenere as well as Portofino and the UNESCO island of Palamaria. You'll be dazzled by the colours, from the green and blue shades of the sea to the pastel-coloured houses perched above it, to the rich Mediterranean vegetation and lush hillside terraces of vineyards.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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 US$1799per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle
Gozo / Malta

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle

Based at the exclusive Ta Cenc Hotel, the tiny island of Gozo offers secluded beaches, Arabic-style honey-coloured houses, lemon groves, palm trees, red GPO phone boxes and 'Dixon of Dock Green' police stations!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1799per person, tour only

  • 109 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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 US$1799per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

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