Top UK Walking Holidays

The Best Guided Walking Tours in the UK

The UK is filled with fantastic places to go walking and hiking. With so many amazing landscapes and beautiful destinations, there is so much for those who love to explore the UK countryside and enjoy its rolling hills and quaint villages. We have put together a list of top destinations for a UK walking holiday to give you all the inspiration you need to plan your perfect UK walking break. Scroll down to see more.

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Guided walking holidays with Just You are a sure-fire way to have a great time, whatever your interests. Active holidays for singles require a high level of fitness and mobility, but all the walking will be worth it when you get to enjoy the many magnificent sights on the itinerary. Everything from picturesque lakes to country villages can be travelled to on foot, with Just You giving you all the time you need to take in every single wonder en route. Experience active holidays for singles with Just You and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

1. Walking in the Lake District & Hadrians Wall

Best for UK countryside walking holidays...

Who can beat the Lake District for its shear beauty, its charm and history? There's so much spectacular scenery to be enjoyed on a Lake District guided walking holiday as you explore parts of the fells and follow in Roman footsteps along Hadrian's Wall and of course famous poets like William Wordsworth.

The section of Hadrians wall features the famous Sycamore Gap. This lone tree standing in a dip in the wall which offers a striking view and was used in one of the beginning scenes to Robin Hood and The Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. 

derwent water uk walking

The days before the wall are arguably the highlight though as you make your way along the stunning route between Grasmere and Rydal paying a visit to the Wordsworth Museum as you enjoy some of the best scenery in the UK. You'll also get to visit Derwentwater in all its glory! 

lake district uk walking holidays

2. Walking in the Cotswolds

Best for historical UK walking holidays...

New for 2022, this tour takes in some of the best spots in the Cotswolds including the amazing Lacock Abbey and charming village of Bourton on the Water. 

Day 1 will see you walk through the stunning Five Valleys where you'll stop for a picnic visiting some historic villages including Bisley which is simply charming. A Cotswold trip wouldn't be the same without a visit to the historic Georgian city of Bath and this section also features the visit to Lacock.

bath city pulteney bridge uk walking holidays

Finally you'll get back out into the countryside to visit the famous Arlington Row of cottages in the village of Arlington and several other quintessentially English hamlets and villages on the final day of this incredible UK walking holiday.

arlington row cottages the cotswolds

 

3. Northumberland - Walking the Coast & Coquetdale

Best for coastal UK walking holidays...

An underrated but stunning area of the country this fabulous UK walking break allows you to discover Northumberland's dramatic coastline on foot, walk the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and enjoy wild, open views of the national park.

After a stay in Alnwick, this walk starts in the picturesque Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park where you will stroll up 400m peaks to get the best views of the park. Then you'll hit the stunning coastline to visit the famous holy island of Landisfarne, one of the important centres of early Christianity. 

coastal path craster to seahouses northumberland walking

Finally you'll ramble along the rugged coastal path between Craster and Seahouses taking in the stunning views and visiting castle ruins. A top walking holiday for photo opportunities!

lindisfarne island northumberland coastal path walking

4. Walking in Snowdonia

Best for mountain view walking holidays...

A land of dramatic mountains, enchanting castles and Arthurian legends, Snowdonia breathes magic into all types of adventures. This amazing walk takes in some of Snowdonia's best beauty spots including lakes, rugged cliffs and views of mountain tops (cloud dependant). 

After a stay in LLanberis, you'll start this scenic walk along the North Wales Path, between Conwy, the home of UNESCO-listed Conwy Castle and St Gwynans. 

Next you'll take a more wild walk up to Lyn Idwal with the backdrop of the dramatic and well-known 'Devil's Kitchen'. This area was also used a great deal by the legendary and successful 1951 Everest expedition team featuring Sir Edmund Hillary! 

walking in snowdonia national park conwy

The final day of walking features the chocolate box village of Beddgelert along with a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway to take in all the views in historic style.

snowdonia national park walking

5. Walking in the Peak District

Best for UK hillwalking holidays...

The Peak District National Park is one of Britain's most iconic landscapes, which you'll discover as you hike amongst hills, moors, mountains and rivers on wonderfully scenic walks.

After a stay in Buxton you'll start the walk by rambling along the Limestome Way to the beautiful village of Castleton. Here you'll head up the slopes of Mam Tor and walk the Castleton Ridge to take in the stunning views of the Hope Valley.

chatsworth house in the peak district

You'll then head to Baslow Edge on day 3 before heading down into the Derwent Valley for a stop at the majestic Chatsworth House, home of many different species of deer as well as some enchanting woodland. 

On the final day of walking, you'll cross some beautiful moorland to the sound of wild birds and head up Kinder Scout - The park's highest peak. Here you will follow in the footsteps of the Mass Tresspass when in 1932 ramblers protested their rights to walk in the countryside.

winnatts pass the peak district

Just You UK Walking Holidays

  1. Walking in the Lake District & Hadrian's Wall

    There's so much spectacular scenery to be enjoyed on this walking holiday as you explore parts of the Lake District and follow in Roman footsteps along Hadrian's Wall.

    • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel and 11 meals
    • All highlights included

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    £1,074
    was £1,199
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  2. snowdonia walking tour

    Walking in Snowdonia

    Captivating mountain views and lush forests create a walker's paradise in the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. We'll see the very best of it as expert guides take us to the heart of this Welsh wonderland.

    • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel
    • All highlights included

    5 days from
    £1,104
    was £1,229
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