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Walking Holidays in England

Our walking holidays in England explore Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the chance to contrast the country’s verdant rolling hills, rugged coasts and imposing mountains. We’ve been helping people to go walking in England for more than 75 years, during which time we’ve gathered the experience to guide you to must-see sites and secret corners.

Climb fells and duck into valleys in Wainwright country in the Lake District, using our own base, Hassness Country House, to immerse yourself here. Contrast the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales with the heather-clad slopes and rugged coastline of the North Yorkshire Moors. Look for timeworn castles and empty beaches in Northumberland or seek out the quintessential countryside of picture postcards and coffee table books in the Cotswolds. Walk the hilltops and gorges of Britain’s first national park in the Peak District, or join a walking holiday in the South Downs to discover England’s newest national park.

Walk historical trails, including Hadrian’s Wall Path and Offa’s Dyke National Trail; explore the heart of England in-depth on the Cotswold Way and get a feel for the South West Coast Path in Devon and Cornwall. Or, for something less strenuous, embrace England’s history, traditions, and regional food scene on carefully crafted city breaks and UK city walking tours where local guides will bring their beloved cities and towns to life.

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Hassness Country House (Guided Walking)

Hassness Country House (Guided Walking)

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Jul
    • Aug
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Dec

The English Lake District is one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country. A compact area of mountainsides, summits and ridges, lakes and lakeside paths. We offer a wide range of guided trails to suit all walking abilities.

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Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Challenging

Grade 7

These holidays are typically in mountainous areas where stamina is important to be able to enjoy longer days. There is plenty of ascent and descent on some rough and steep paths that require good footwear, a steady foot, and a good head for heights. Some days may be shorter in distance or ascent/descent, but the overall effort levels required are of a higher nature.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 10 miles; Ascent/Descent 950m; Terrain: varied with rough, rocky and steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs+ / Long Days. 

Landscape

from £449

(3, 4, 5, 7 nights)

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Hadrian's Wall National Trail

Hadrian's Wall National Trail

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Aug
    • Sep

This incredible trek follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. It takes you to see the spectacular Roman defensive barrier which once guarded the north-west frontier during the Roman Empire.

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Moderate

Grade 5

Trips comprise of day walks with plenty of ups and downs, some steep and rough ground will be encountered at times and walks averaging 7 miles with 650m of ascent / descent. Some holidays will cover longer distances on easier paths, others will be shorter walks but have more demanding ascents and terrain.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 7 miles; Ascent/Descent 650m; Terrain: generally decent paths and tracks with some steeper sections; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Long Distance Paths

from £1,049

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St Ives & the Cornish Coast
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St Ives & the Cornish Coast

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Sep

Immerse yourself in the tranquil embrace of turquoise waters, sink your toes into the velvety sands bordered by palm trees. A visit to Cornwall feels like a tropical escape, evoking the sensation of being transported to the enchanting Caribbean.

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Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Coast & Islands
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Coast and Country Houses of Norfolk

Coast and Country Houses of Norfolk

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Sep
  • 2025:
    • May
    • Jul
    • Sep
    • Oct

Embark on a intricately curated five-day Norfolk getaway, featuring short coastal walks and visits to grand stately homes and National Trust properties. Strike a perfect balance between relaxation and adventure in this scenic district.

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Leisurely

Grade 3

We still class this level as leisurely; walks are generally a little longer than level 2, with undulations but over a longer distance. Where sightseeing distances are longer, we take a full day with opportunities to stop, rest and refuel. Generally, itineraries involve easy countryside walking with plenty of breaks,   

Usual daily walks - Distance: 4 miles; Ascent/Descent 300m; Terrain: generally good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Half Day or Full Day walks. 

Culture

from £989

(5 nights)

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Northumberland's Coast and Castles

Northumberland's Coast and Castles

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Sep

Explore Northumberland, England's northernmost county, with its diverse landscapes, captivating gardens, and picturesque coastline. Stay in the heart of this enchanting region, a short drive from the Northumberland National Park, for a seamless and rejuvenating exploration of moorlands, rolling hills, and inviting beaches, complemented by charming towns and villages.

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Grade 2

This level mixes active sightseeing with shorter, city or countryside walks. Trips are not aimed at seasoned walkers, but you should be confident in managing walks of around 3miles at a leisurely pace with a few ups and downs. Where in more mountainous areas we use transport to access higher ground with ease.  Holidays graded at this level are generally in our Adagio or Discover Collections.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 3 miles; Ascent/Descent 150-200m; Terrain: good paths and tracks; Time: Short or Half Day exploration. 


Culture
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Wainwrights Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Self-Guided)

Wainwrights Coast to Coast - Complete Route (Self-Guided)

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jul - Oct
  • 2025: Mar - Oct

A walk across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea shore.

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Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Long Distance Paths

from £1,799

(15 nights)

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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Sep
  • 2025:
    • May
    • Aug
    • Sep

An idyllic long distance walk in southern England through the Cotswolds to the Roman city of Bath.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Long Distance Paths

from £1,359

(10 nights)

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