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Walking Holidays in England

Walking 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.  

Follow in the footsteps of Wordsworth in the English Lake District, or walk the Number One Trail in England, Wainwright's Coast to Coast. You can book with confidence that our experienced team have the knowledge to create your perfect itinerary. 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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  • Five Best Places to Hike in England
    Five Best Places 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 are 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, cosy 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-coloured, 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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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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