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Active Tours in England

England offers some truly idyllic walking and cycling trails and environments, from stunning beaches and cliffs, to wild moorlands and peaks. Steeped in history, the landscapes and buildings have inspired writers, poets and artists for centuries. 

Our self-guided walking and cycling holidays on the finest trails in England include the must-do Coast to Coast, trails the length and breadth of the Lake District, and the quintessentially English experience of the Cotswold Way. Our most popular cycling holiday remains the Coast to Coast, a classic biking challenge, but our collection includes many more cycling holidays in England.

Walking & Biking Tours in England

Our Tour Types

  •  Walking
  •  Biking

Walking in England

World-Class Walking paths cover England. The National Trail network is an initiative that includes a vast majority of the routes in England and guarantees that the tracks are well maintained, and the way-marking is good. The notable exclusion to the National Trail scheme is the Coast to Coast, which stands on its own, independently maintained to ensure the path and signage are well looked after. As well as the National Trails, we have created tours that will access the hidden corners of this Green and Pleasant Land.
Walking in England

Biking in England

Biking in England allows you to glide through some of the most spectacular regions in the country. Pedal down drystone wall-lined country lanes in the Cotswolds with the rolling green hills surrounding you. Explore the coastal splendor and glorious countryside of Cornwall, or take on the challenge of crossing England on the C2C (Sea to Sea) cycle route. Whatever you choose, biking in England will provide you with a lifetime of memories.
Biking in England

Discover England

  • Best Time To Visit England?
    Best Time To Visit England?

    One of the many reasons to visit England is that each season brings its own unique charm. Although it’snot known for its sunshine weather, in general, it doesn’t experience extremes during either summer or winter. Overall, Spring (late March to early June) and Autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit, when there is more chance of warm and dry weather. 

    Spring in England 

    March is where you’ll start to spot the first signs of spring, and with that comes those initial glimpses of Daffodils. In England, April is known for “April Showers” however the good news is that April is no longer “cold” and the sun is on its way. In May, the average temperature takes its highest rise yet (around 14 degrees), with slightly less rain predicted too. There are two bank holidays in England alongside a half-term break for schools, meaning that family activities across the country are at a high.  

    Tip: This is the perfect time for the Lake District trails. As a well-known National Park, this area becomes busy in summer. Experience it in its best form!

    Summer in England

    June is a wonderful time to visit with a higher average temperature than days of rainfall - yay!  In July and August holidays to England are at their peak, meaning travel prices are on the rise (top tip: book early for Summer). England’s beautiful coastal areas are perfect for visiting, with Cornwall’s beaches proving popular with those traveling within the country as well as those visiting. The average daily temperature is around 15 degrees. 

    Tip: This is a great time to visit Devon and South West Coast Path, unlike other parts of England it shouldn’t be too hot to walk in since you have the gentle breeze of the coast. You will need to book early though!

    Autumn in England

    Temperatures begin to decrease; however, the English countryside transforms into a photographer’s dream. You can expect landscapes of yellow, red and orange from September to November as entire forests change the colors of their leaves.  For a quintessentially British experience, visit a country pub on a chilly day. Seek out a traditional pub with an open fireplace and get cozy by the fire as you enjoy a pint of local ale and a hearty meal. The average temperature in September is around 62 degrees and 55 degrees in October.  

    Tip: A great time to enjoy the Cotswolds which passes through the quintessential English countryside, enchanting villages, and traditional country pubs.

  • Best Places to Visit in England?
    Best Places to Visit in England?

    For a relatively small country, England packs a punch with a wonderfully diverse array of landscapes and sights. From the vibrant buzz of London to the beautiful turquoise waters of Cornwall, pretty hamlets of the Cotswold's to the peaks of the Lake District. You could spend as little as a long weekend, or comfortably three to four weeks, depending on how much you want to see. 

    London

    Culture-seekers are in for a delight as there are few more cosmopolitan cities on earth. People travel from all over the world to visit, work, or live. Why not treat yourself to a west-end theater ticket, take in the sights such as Big Ben, take an obligatory picture outside Buckingham Palace, relax in Hyde Park and finish with a cocktail in one of its many roof-top bars. These are just a few of the limitless options available.

    Recommendation: If you enjoy big city life in small doses, we recommend including a relaxing walking trip along the River Thames Path. It begins at its source in the Cotswold's surrounded by serene countryside and finishes right in the heart of London. 

    The Cotswolds 

    The Cotswolds is undoubtedly one of the most photographed corners of the UK. It's the quintessential English countryside experience. It's unsurprisingly a popular destination as tourists visit to explore its quaint villages and idyllic pastureland. The best way to explore this is the area's extensive trail network, including the excellent long-distance trail Cotswold Way. 

    Recommendation: If booking our Cotswolds way hike, or just visiting, we recommend at least one extra night in Bath.  The city of Bath is a UNESCO world heritage site, and is rich in Georgian architecture, bursting with culture. You can finish your day soaking in the country's only natural thermal springs.

    Lake District 

    The UK's newest UNESCO protected site (2017) for its unique hill-farming culture. Every year, some 15 million people explore the region's countryside, and we don't blame them for its picture-perfect. This area is filled with rugged mountain ranges, tranquil lakes, and charming villages to explore. 

    Recommendation: The abundance of lakes, valleys, woodlands, and fells makes this destination one of the best places in Britain to get out and experience the great outdoors. We have a great range of walking trips in the Lake District, which you can check out here.

    Cornwall 

    Cornwall is a faraway land, located at the very tip of the United Kingdom. The journey, although lengthy, is so worth it! Beach-lovers will be in heaven with its magnificent coastline, over 300 miles of dunes and cliffs, all accessible on foot. There is so much to do from lazy picnics on the beach, exploring rock pools and marine art, learning to surf, or relaxing in a cozy Cornish pub.  

    Recommendation: The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of England's National Treasures. This should be on every walker's bucket-list, it offers some of the best walks in England and is a great way to burn off those Cornish pastries.

    Yorkshire

    There's more to Yorkshire than crispy puddings, local ale, and rich tea (although they're all mightfine in their own right)The northern stretch of the county is one of the most diverse and beautiful regions; home to cosmopolitan cities, rolling hills, and breathtaking coastlines. Anyone who loves the outdoors will instantly feel at home in Yorkshire.  

    Recommendation: We recommend our Escape to the Yorkshire Dales, where you can stop in cozy tea rooms during your walks, and in the evenings, enjoy an eclectic range of restaurants in an area recognized as being one of the most exceptional culinary locations in the UK.

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