Walking Tours in England

Hiking in England allows you to explore the contrasting beauty of this 'green and pleasant land'. England is a patchwork of counties, described by countless poets and writers, steeped in history and mythology. England is verdant rolling hills, jagged imposing mountains, sleek modern cities, and timeless quaint villages. These contrasts work in harmony to make England a beautiful country to visit and even more so to walk through.  

Since 2003, Macs Adventure has been helping hikers explore the trails of England. With the freedom to create your own itinerary and the knowledge that our team has the expertise to custom-make this trip to perfectly suit you, you can book the best walks in England with confidence.

Follow in the footsteps of the great poet, Wordsworth in the English Lake District, or walk the Number One Trail in England, Wainwright's Coast to Coast. We also offer in-depth trips in the Cotswolds or historical trails along Hadrians Wall Path and the Cleveland Way in Northern England.


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  • Why Book your Hiking trip in England with Macs Adventure?
    Why Book your Hiking trip in England with Macs Adventure?

    Macs Adventure has been running self guided hiking tours in England since 2003.  We started off booking trips along Hadrian's Wall Path, quickly followed by adding  Wainwright's Coast to Coast before moving down to the south and reinventing the routes people walk in the Cotswolds. 

    We now send around 5000 hikers every year to discover the wild wonders of England, each of them finding their own adventure on the paths that criss-cross this glorious country. We provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and discover England at your own pace. 

    We know how daunting it can be, setting off on an adventure like this and we quickly realized how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground in England to deal with any issues that you might come across. We have spent a lot of time visiting accommodations and luggage transfer companies, making sure that we build great relationships with them so they have your back should you need any help while you are on the route. 

    We offer flexible, custom-made walking holidays that get you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food, and landscapes of wild England. No hostels, no shared dorms, no heavy bags on your back, no trying to keep up with the group.  You can book with confidence that you will have a hiking tour in England that suits you completely. 

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need. In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff with their own England hiking experience, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love hiking in England and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

  • Five Great Regions to Hike in England
    Five Great Regions to Hike in England

    1. Lake District National Park - The Lake District in the North of England is pretty much a perfect hiking destination. Apart from the eponymous lakes stretching out, glass-like in front of you, there is a myriad of rugged peaks, forming some of the best walking experiences in the UK. Four of the greatest long-distance hikes in England pass through the National Park, but to immerse yourself in it, we would recommend the stunning Lake District Trail

    2. Lizard Peninsula - Coastal walking at its finest! The Lizard Peninsula forms a small part of the much larger and ridiculously beautiful South West Coast Path. However, the Lizard has so much packed into its small space that is has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dramatic clifftop walking, sea stacks, cozy fishing villages and unique flora and fauna that you can find on the South West Coast Path: St Ives to Falmouth

    3. Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walking in 'God's Own Country' is a very special experience indeed.  The Yorkshire Dales combines deep valleys, rolling moorland and 'England's Backbone', the Pennine Hills to form a natural spectacle, full of walking potential. Two National Trails pass through the park, the Pennine Way and Cleveland Way and you can also find Englands most popular walk, Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast as well as the popular Dales Way

    4. South Downs National Park - More National Park action, but this time down on the South Coast. The South Downs is the newest National Park in England and is a combination of green, rolling countryside, historic locations, and sheer chalk cliffs. Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters (pictured) are amongst the highlights from this wonderful part of the country.  The South Downs Way National Trail runs the length of the park. 

    5. The Cotswolds - The Cotswolds are quintessential England. With emerald-green rolling farmland, paths lined with drystone walls, and gentle hills, the Cotswolds were named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the 1960s. The honey-colored, thatched-roof villages add to the olde worlde beauty of this area, whether you want to hike the Cotswold Way National Trail or the circular Cotswold Round

  • Coast to Coast

    The Coast to Coast is one of England's most iconic walks.  While not a National Trail, it still holds its own as one of the great walks of England.  It takes in two National Parks, crammed with natural beauty and takes you through some of the loveliest villages in the North of England.  

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  • The Cotswold Way

    The Cotswold Way is a waymarked National Trail in the south of England.  It takes you through the green rolling hills of the Cotswolds, through honey-coloured villages with thatched roofs and olde-worlde charm, finishing up in the Roman City of Bath.  

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  • Hadrian's Wall Path

    Hadrian's Wall Path follows the route of the UNESCO world heritage wall, built to keep the barbaric Scots out of Roman territory.  This outstanding historical site is punctuated with milecastles, museums and recreations, not to mention some of the best walking in England.  

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