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Walking holidays

Walking Holidays in England

The 'green and pleasant land' of England offers plenty of opportunities to get up close with nature and strike out on foot, whether you want to explore the historic towns, villages and cities or the rolling hills, moors, dense woodland and stunning coastlines – there is a scenic walking holiday for you – whatever your interests may be and the level of ability you have.

If history’s your thing, a scenic walk on lovely trails to discover some of England’s finest historic houses, castles and gardens, a rural walk of 800 years of history, art and culture from Stratford to Oxford or an exploration from Bishop’s Castle to the market town of Ludlow are some great options.

Enjoy the fantastic views of Britain’s first National Park, the Peak District as you ramble through wooded valleys and green fields or head to Northumberland for picturesque scenery as you wander through rural countryside and along long coastline.

England's capital, London, is a great destination to explore on foot - whether you fancy the gourmet delights of Borough’s Market, a play at Shakespeare’s Globe or the unique vintage fashion in Camden’s eclectic markets before a relaxing stop at an18th century pub.

Whether you’re interested in day tours or longer holidays, there are plenty of great choices, and you can choose from both guided and self-guided trips. Featured below are some of the best holidays that around some of England's cultural highlights, all of which are easily reachable by public transport.

Pilgrims Way Chilham

Pilgrims' Way Walking Holiday, Kent, England

Explore hidden Kent, walking Belloc's 'Old Road' along the North Downs Ridge to Canterbury. Discover neolithic megaliths, castle ruins, iron-age forts and the fact and fiction of this pre-historic trackway and its links with medieval pilgrimage.
From £438 based on two people sharing (£21 per day single...
Hadrian's Wall Fort

Exploring Hadrian's Wall: Romans, Reivers and Romantics

Exploring Hadrian's Wall: Romans, Reivers and Romantics is a guided tour of Wall Country built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago from bustling mediaeval market towns, through gentle farmland and craggy rocks to woodland, eating well as you go.

£2,495 / Hotel Single Supplement: £350

8 days
SAT JUL 8 - FRI JUL 14, 2017
Berkley Cathedral

Exploring Wessex: From Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath

Exploring Wessex: from Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath through the ancient chalk downlands of Wiltshire, through the lush tree-clad hills and combes of Gloucestershire to the misty beauty of the Somerset Levels, see all of England’s history.

7 DAYS £2,645 / Hotel Single Supplement: £350

6 days
SUN JUL 2 - SAT JUL 8, 2017
Enjoying the Coast to Coast with Sherpa Expeditions guided tour

Guided walk from Coast to Coast | 15 Days

>> 2017 Dates Live Now! What satisfaction in completing one of Britain’s best long distance hikes from the Irish Sea to the North Sea coast with an expert Sherpa Expeditions guide! Along the way listen to regional anecdotes and fascinating facts.

From £1160pp based on twin sharing

15 Days
Various departures from June to September in 2017
Guided Walking - Dorset Chalk & Cheese

Guided Walking - Dorset Chalk & Cheese

Dorset Chalk & Cheese is an indulgent 4 night guided walking tour. As part of a small group of guests led by the experienced guide David, you will enjoy a luxury holiday staying in a traditional inn and exploring North Dorset and Wiltshire on foot.

From from £775 per person, half board plus welcome dinner for 4 nights (based on two people sharing)

5 days
Arriving Sunday 24 April 2016 for 4 nights

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