A walking holiday gives you the chance to experience a destination in a meaningful way. timeoutdoors’ Travel Editor Tom Le Bas outlines the appeal.
There’s no better way of getting to know a region than by exploring it on foot. Proceeding at walking pace, one can appreciate the subtle details and rhythms of local life, the effect of the changing light on the landscape, the sights and sounds of the countryside. Travelling self-contained on your own two feet with no vehicle to worry about can be a liberating experience, and one that enables you to access some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet.
We have divided our walking holidays into two main categories: rambling and trekking, with more details available by clicking the links below:
Rambling holidays usually emphasise the leisurely approach and tend to be self-guided hotel to hotel walking with your luggage transported by road. The terrain will be relatively undemanding and stopping off for lunch in a picturesque village is often a great pleasure.
For people who want high mountain scenery and/or a more extended period of hiking, there are trekking holidays. Treks are physically demanding with some major ascents and descents to take into account but the rewards are fantastic. Most will involve camping and some long days.
To refine your search, click + on the blue filters.
Experience the beauty of the British landscape, from the Scottish Highlands to the Southwest Coast Path, on a leisurely rambling holiday.
Classic hill walking country extends across the Yorkshire Dales from Wharfedale north to Swaledale. Wild, rugged moorland and gentle green dales combine to create a mesmerising landscape loved by generations of walkers
With its windswept tops, green dales and stunning coastline, this corner of Yorkshire is one of the most rewarding places in the UK to explore on foot.
Walking in the Peak District is not just about hills and moors - there are numerous beautiful, gentler rambles to be enjoyed at lower levels, too.
These granite uplands are the largest area of untamed land in southern England, offering wonderful opportunities for walkers.
With a great network of footpaths, beautiful scenery and pretty villages, this corner of England is supremely well-suited to exploration on foot.
The high cliffs and grand views of this most beautiful stretch of English coastline makes for invigorating walking.
Few walking destinations can equal the majestic landscapes of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
With Hadrian's Wall threading its way across the sparsely populated Cheviot hills, and miles of unspoilt coastline, this northernmost corner of England is a great place for a hill walking holiday.
Steep, craggy hills, expanses of wild moorland and gentle green valleys make the Peak District one of the most appealing parts of England for a walking holiday.
If you would like to do a trip as a group and there are more than 15 of you, we can help you find a reputable travel company to sort everything out. Simply complete the form below and we'll be in touch shortly.
Want to list your trips?Find out about advertising here
Want to feature your destination?Find out more here
Sign up now & get the latest event updates in your Inbox every week!
Inspired by the London Marathon? Now's the perfect time to get into running.
It's Easter and we highlight some ideas for weekend warriors in 2017 as well as the best events to go and support them.
Go the distance with these extreme runs, rides, walks and triathlons in the UK and around the world.
Is this the ultimate year-round multi-activity destination?
Things to do in an urban environment - everything from city walks to traffic-free rides.
Great North Run – September 10
Ibiza to Barcelona - 26 July
Peak District - 2-3 Sept
Summit Pico Aneto - 16 June
82 miles - 3 June
Taking on the Tour de France for Cats Protection
Cycle Italy - 8-11 September
Southborough - 3 June
Yorkshire Marathon - 8th October
London Senate House Abseil - June