Self-guided walking holidays in England

England is well-known for its green countryside dotted with quaint villages and pretty, thatched cottages. What is less well known is that England is also home to some of Europe’s best walking routes. Trails are invariably clearly marked and very well maintained and there is an incredible variety of landscapes just waiting to be explored.

A walking holiday in the Cotswolds offers the quintessential experience in the ‘classic’ English countryside, starting in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. For stunning coastal trails (and the best chance of warm and sunny weather) you can walk the South West Coast Path. The sections in Cornwall and Dorset are particularly spectacular. In northern England, the Yorkshire Dales offer tranquil landscapes of verdant valleys and rugged moors. For a combination of moorland trekking and dramatic clifftop paths, the Cleveland Way is a perfect walking holiday.

For a long-distance route and a real challenge, why not walk all the way across England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea? The Coast to Coast Path crosses three national parks, including the Lake District, and is an experience of a lifetime!

Whichever trail you choose, you can be sure of finding charming market towns with inviting pubs, as well as a wealth of literary and industrial heritage to explore along the routes.

All of our hiking holidays in England include hand-picked accommodation, luggage transportation, detailed route notes, maps and GPS tracks.


 

Cornwall Coast Path

Walk the South West Coastal Path from St Ives to Penzance.
8 days
Moderate

Dorset Coast Path

Walk the UNESCO Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis to West Lulworth.
7 days
Easy to Moderate

Hadrian’s Wall Path

Walk alongside northern Europe's largest surviving Roman monument.
8 days
Moderate

The Cleveland Way

Walking on the North York Moors and Cleveland Heritage Coast.
8 days
Moderate

The Coast to Coast Walk

Cross England through three National Parks on one of the world's great walks.
16 days
Moderate to Challenging

The Dales Way

Scenic walking route through the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District.
8 days
Moderate

Walking in the Cotswolds

Walk the green rolling hills between some of England’s prettiest villages.
5 days, 8 days
Easy to Moderate