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!

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Handdrawn geographical map of England.

Self-guided walking holidays in England

Cross Lakes Ramble

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Walking holiday through the beautiful English Lake District.
Cross Lakes Ramble - Self-guided walking holiday in northern England

The English Lake District is one of 15 National Parks in Great Britain, and fully justifies its status on account of its outstanding scenery. You'll see varied examples of history and heritage, unrivalled in such a small area.

From £ 299.- / 5 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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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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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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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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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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