Walking holidays in England

Welcome to our England page! Here you will find walking holidays to the most stunning and popular areas for walking in England, such as the Peak District, the Cornwall Coast, the Lake District, the Cotswolds, Derbyshire Dales, Dorset, Somerset & the Mendips, and rural Herefordshire.

  • Winding woodland path on ExmoorPhoto by Barney Moss | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Green fields and moorland in the Peak DistrictPhoto by dan-scape.co.uk | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Fields and woodlands in HerefordshirePhoto by Danny Chapman | CC BY 2.0
  • Aerial view of Cornwall coastPhoto by Nathan Siemers | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • autumn landscape in the Lake DistrictPhoto by Marilyn Peddle | CC BY 2.0
  • Rural landscapes of the CotswoldsPhoto by Charles D P Miller | CC BY 2.0
  • valley and rocky outgrops in the Derbyshire DalesChris Morriss | CC BY 2.0
  • A rural dorset landscape with Fields and the seaPhoto by Ben Grantham | CC BY 2.0

Start browsing the walking holidays by exploring the map below, or scroll further down to the holiday descriptions. You'll find both guided and self-guided walking holidays. All these holidays are organised by independent small-scale walking holiday companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for their country and region. They look forward to help organise your walks in England!

Map of walking holidays in England

Handdrawn geographical map of England.

Self-guided walking holidays in England

Somerset Towers and Castles

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
The gentle landscapes and sleepy villages of Somerset
Self-guided walking holiday in England - Somerset Towers & castles

A short break self-guided holiday centred on the Somerset historic village of Nunney. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the English countryside at your own leisurely pace and visit Castles and towers, and other historic sights along the way.

From £ 195.- / 5 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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West Mendip Way

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Somerset's most attractive and varied landscapes
Self-guided walking holiday in England - West Mendip Way

Explore some of Somerset's most attractive and varied landscape, from the limestone summits of the Mendip Hills to the pastureland of the Somerset Levels.


From £ 265.- / 5 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Discover the Heart of Lakeland

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Self-guided walking holiday in England
Self-guided walking holiday in England - Discover the Heart of English Lakeland

Explore the Lake District, or English Lakeland during this walking holiday in England. The area is famous throughout the world for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. Mountains rise from sea level to almost 1000 metres and are intersected by lush green valleys, containing numerous beautiful lakes.

From £ 432.- / 8 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Coast to Coast Walk

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Explore three National Parks as you walk from coast to coast
Self-guided walking holiday in England - Coast to Coast walk

The Coast to Coast self-guided walking holiday will take you through some of England's finest scenery as you pass through three National Parks. During this walking holiday in England you will visit the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.

From £ 495.- / 9 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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The Cross Cotswolds pathway

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Green and pleasant English countryside
Self-guided walking holiday in England - Cross Cotswold Pathway

Wind your way through the green and pleasant Cotswold countryside. During this walking holiday in England you will pass prosperous lowland villages, famous and historic towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Cirencester with glimpses of grand manor houses and stately homes.

From £ 590.- / 9 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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The Classic Cotswolds

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Picturesque Cotswold scenery and villages
Self-guided walking holiday in England - The Classic Cotswolds

See some of the most picturesque villages and scenery the Cotswolds have to offer during this walking holiday in England. Passing through a landscape of rich and lush farmland with sheep grazing flowery grasslands as they have done for centuries, you will discover ancient market towns, pretty sleepy villages and country mansions.

From £ 235.- / 4 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Guided walking holidays in England

Cotswolds towns and villages

  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Idyllic stone villages and rolling countryside
Guided walking holiday in England - Cotswolds towns and villages

Explore idyllic stone villages and small towns set amidst a gentle, rolling countryside during this guided walking holiday in the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds landscape is without parallel and quintessentially 'English'.

From £ 495.- / 6 days

Price per person - no single supplement

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Herefordshire Trails

  • Dogs welcome
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Herefordshire's most scenic trails and footpaths.
landscape in Herefordshire

Guided walking holiday of 3, 4 or 5 days. Walks through ancient woodlands, lush valleys and past winding rivers.

Experience Herefordshire's diverse landscape with something for everyone. Walks for all tastes.

From £ 430.- / 3 to 5 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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The Many Faces of Cornwall

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Beautiful beaches, cliff tops, grassy meadows and woodlands
Guided walking holiday in England - The many faces of Cornwall

Explore miles of enchanting footpaths which follow spectacular cliff-tops along the famous South West Coast path. During this walking holiday in England you will walk along remote and beautiful beaches, atmospheric tidal creeks, over grassy meadows and farmland, through ancient woodland.

From £ 750.- / 8 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Lake District Explorer Tour

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Scenic and interesting places in the Lake District
Guided walking holiday in England - Lake District Explorer Tour

See the most scenic and interesting places of famous Lake District National park during this walking holiday in England. This relaxed itinerary is designed to give you an insight into the Lake District as a whole, exploring it by road, by boat and on foot.

From £ 475.- / 5 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Classic Cotswold Villages

  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Picturesque towns and villages, rolling hills and meadering rivers
Guided walking holiday in England - Classic Cotswold Villages

Explore picturesque towns and villages of honey coloured limestone set in a landscape of rolling hills and meandering river valleys during this guided walking holiday to the Cotswolds in England. This is the iconic English countryside.

From £ 240.- / 3 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Walk the Oxfordshire Way

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday icon
Quiet villages and beautiful Cotswold and Chiltern landscapes
Guided walking holiday in England - Walk the Oxfordshire Way

This guided trail walking holiday in England follows the Oxfordshire Way and passes through some of the loveliest parts of the heart of England's green and pleasant land. Visit quiet villages, churches and see the beautiful landscapes of the Cotswolds and Chiltern Hills, ending in the Thames Valley.

From £ 695.- / 7 days

Price per person - 2 people sharing

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Walking holidays in England

The beauty and variety of the english countryside in unrivalled. Nowhere else does the landscape ooze such charm and warmth as in the English rural areas. Combine this with a dense and well-maintained network of public footpaths and you get a simply great walking holiday destination: England.

Typical street scene in the village of Preston and surrounding villages in the Cotswolds, England. Veor Cove from the coast path on Carnelloe Cliff in Cornwall. The pier near Keswick on Derwent Water in the Lake District, England.

Among the most well-known areas for walking are the Lake District, the Cornwall coast and the Cotswolds. But also the Peak District, the Derbyshire Dales, and the rural areas of Somerset, Herefordshire and Dorset offer marvelous scenery.

England walking holidays with local businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a varied selection of walking holidays in England, all offered by small independent businesses. They have intimate local knowledge of their respective areas and will ensure you stay in great B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels, and walk the very best trails and paths. There are both guided and self-guided walking holidays. The self-guided walking holidays are often suitable for both individuals and local walking groups, rambling clubs, and groups of friends, because the holiday companies often have enough capacity to also welcome bigger parties that enjoy exploring an area independently.

We wish you a great time exploring England on foot, and would love to hear more about your experiences. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

Walking holidays in other European countries

Interested in walking holidays in a different European country? Go to the homepage to start browsing all the walking holidays in Europe and other areas of the UK.

Map of England in Europe The English flag.

England

Capital: London

Area: 50,346 sq. miles, about half of the area of the UK

Population: 51 million

Currency: Pound

What is walking in England like?

With its unrivalled network of public footpaths and green countryside, England is among Europe's favourite walking holiday destinations.

From the Lake District to the South West Coast path, and from the famous Cotswolds to Dartmoor and Exmoor, everywhere you set out on foot you will encounter history, and landscape beauty.



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