Walkings Holidays in the UK
Explore the great outdoors with a walking holiday in the UK
Walking enthusiasts worldwide come time and time again to the UK for its sheer diversity and natural beauty. Few countries in Europe feature such a multitude of interesting regions including mountainous regions in the North of England and Scotland which aren’t too challenging for most people and dense forests with plenty of history, alongside the classic rolling British countryside.
Visit Scotland, discover the Highlands, Lochs and the Caledonian Forest
Scotland is home to some of the most stunning walking regions in the UK and with so much to explore you can easily spend more than a week here relaxing by taking in the stunning scenery. Before you set off be sure to bring some clothing to protect you against the elements and some repellent to protect you against the pesky midges but once these minor obstacles are surmounted, nothing will get in the way of your hiking holiday. Choosing the right cottage is essential to making the most of the region that you choose and our holiday homes will provide you with a comfy and cosy retreat to return to after a long day outside.
Enjoy the scenery of Wales, holiday homes on the coast and the mountains
If you enjoy a mixture of coastline and hilly terrain with long valleys along the way, Wales is a great destination for your walking holiday. While longer walks are popular in Wales, with extended tours possible thanks to the Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley and Pembrokeshire coast paths, shorter day walks allow you more flexibility. Doing things at your own pace is always the key to enjoying a holiday and if you choose the right location in Wales you will be able to visit lovely towns and villages alongside your trekking in the Welsh countryside. Circular walks are the name of the game here and the Cwm Idwal trail is among the best short walks. Taking you through a bowl shaped valley with a lake in the middle, the views here are really special on the right day. Keep an eye out for the Darwin boulders and the “Devil’s Kitchen,”a boulder field below the Idwal slabs. Bringing the right gear is essential if you want to follow the route that Edmund Hillary used to train for his Everest ascent but your efforts will reward you with some fantastic views of the surrounding scenery of Snowdonia. The Dinas Oleu walk in Barmouth is a shorter coastal walk that will take you past some points of historical interest alongside views of the Cardigan bay. The snowdonia region isn’t the only delight in Wales for walkers though, as South Wales is equally as interesting. The Henrhyd Falls walk takes you to the tallest waterfall in Wales and the Bat-Cave from the Batman.
Classic British countryside for your walking holiday in England
England is home to all manner of walking destinations. If you prefer rolling countryside and idyllic villages then be sure to visit the Cotswolds for some gentle hills. Follow parts of the Cotswolds Way national trail for the best day trips and explore Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-water or Mickleton, among others to discover an area rich with history. The Lake District and Peak District are also at the top of the list of UK walking regions and for good reason. With more hilly terrain to tackle and glorious British countryside to see, both are popular with tourists from all over the world. Choosing a holiday home or Cottage in the right place will allow you to see plenty of different areas while being able to return home to some comfort after a long day in the outdoors.
A UK walking holiday will allow you to experience the natural beauty of 3 countries with distinctive natural parks and areas that lend themselves to some long hikes and circular walks that reward the avid walker with unique views of picturesque landscapes.