United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Walking Holidays in the UK

We began offering walking holidays in the UK in 1995 and continue today to offer a range of highly-regarded guided and self-guided walking holidays, all located in Britain’s AONBs: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Guided Small Group Walking Holidays

Our guided walking holidays are led either by the founders of Country Walks, June and Aubrey Zaft, or by one of our trusted and very popular local leaders. We are always delighted to welcome new faces to our groups of loyal guests who’ve walked with us over many years. Our guests comprise a mix of couples, friends and singles who enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of our like-minded, friendly groups.

Independent Self-Guided Walking Holidays

If you enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace with a partner, friend your family or small group of friends, then our independent self guided walking breaks give you the flexibility to choose your own dates, set off each day at a time to suit you and digest the background commentaries that highlight features of interest. You’ll be able to stop whenever you like and visit the places that most interest you and your itinerary will be tailored to your own unique requirements.

Our carefully-crafted route notes, personally written by us,  guide you along the most scenic paths to ensure you don’t lose your way. You won’t just follow crowded national trails, follow a guide book or have to puzzle over translations. And you don’t have to be able to read a map, as we provide accurate and regularly-updated directions although a marked-up map is always included.

You’ll stay at character inns, hand-picked hotels and quality guesthouses – many with award-winning food. Wherever possible we provide you with a choice of accommodation.

Our UK self-guided walking breaks offer car-free options which include transfers from railway stations and taxis during your stay. So if you prefer to be car-free you can still enjoy an independent walking holiday.

Included in your self-guided walking holidays:

  • quality en-suite accommodation with good breakfasts
  • recommended restaurants
  • itinerary tailored to your unique requirements
  • detailed route directions in an easy-to-handle A5 format
  • a proper large-scale detailed map fully marked up (not necessary but included for people who enjoy map reading)
  • a waterproof map case to protect the map
  • uniquely comprehensive and valuable information and commentaries on the area, including culture and customs, art, literature and history, flora and fauna of the landscape
  • a nature guide to help you identify flowers, trees and other species (Britain only)
  • useful tips and checklists
  • recommended places for lunch and dinner
  • details of places of interest to visit en route
  • travel directions
Country United Kingdom
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedGBP
Branscombe Jurassic Coast

Branscombe Jurassic Coast

United Kingdom
Price per person from £ 241
Self guided walking on the Branscombe Jurassic Coast in Devon No of Nights: 2 Stay:  Inn / Hotel Gra More info
Chiltern Hills near London

Chiltern Hills near London

United Kingdom
Price per person from £ 238
Self guided walking in the Chiltern Hills near London No of Nights: 2 Stay: B&B / Inn Grade: Eas More info
Clarendon Way: Salisbury to Winchester Cathedral

Clarendon Way: Salisbury to Winchester Cathedral

United Kingdom
Price per person from £ 431
Monday 16th – Thursday 19th October No. of Nights:  3 Stay:  Hotel Grade:  Easy-Moderate The More info
Cotswolds Gems walking holiday

Cotswolds Gems walking holiday

United Kingdom9.5 / 10
Price per person from £ 210
Cotswolds Gems walking holiday – self guided Enjoy varied walking through delightfully honey-c More info
Hadrian's Wall self guided walking

Hadrian's Wall self guided walking

United Kingdom9.6 / 10
Price per person from £ 455
Hadrian’s Wall self guided walking holiday Across a world-heritage site, plenty of Roman inter More info
Jurassic Coast Dorset

Jurassic Coast Dorset

United Kingdom9.9 / 10
Self guided walking break on the Jurassic Coast Dorset Self guided walking break on the Jurassic Coa More info
Longleat & Stourhead Landscapes

Longleat & Stourhead Landscapes

United Kingdom10 / 10
Price per person from £ 245
Self guided walking across the Longleat & Stourhead landscapes Enjoy the serene Wiltshire countr More info
Marlborough Downs Wiltshire

Marlborough Downs Wiltshire

United Kingdom9 / 10
Self guided walking on the Marlborough Downs Wiltshire On the Marlborough Downs Wiltshire discover t More info
Medieval Rye Sussex

Medieval Rye Sussex

United Kingdom9.5 / 10
Price per person from £ 279
Medieval Rye, Sussex, self-guided walking break No of Nights: 1-3 Stay: Hotel Grade: Easy-ModerateMore info
South Downs Sussex National Park

South Downs Sussex National Park

United Kingdom9.6 / 10
Price per person from £ 259
South Downs Sussex National Park self guided walking holiday No of Nights: 1 – 7 Stay: Hotel / More info
Spectacular Northumberland Coast

Spectacular Northumberland Coast

United Kingdom9.9 / 10
Price per person from £ 799
Northumberland Coast: spectacular guided walking holiday Saturday 20th – 27th May 2017 No of More info
Splendid Brecon Beacons Wales

Splendid Brecon Beacons Wales

United Kingdom9.5 / 10
Price per person from £ 225
Self guided walking in the splendid Brecon Beacons Wales National Park Routes through the splendid m More info
Thomas Hardy footsteps Dorset

Thomas Hardy footsteps Dorset

United Kingdom9.9 / 10
Price per person from £ 251
Self guided walking with Tess of the D’Urbervilles No of Nights: 2 Stay: Hotel / Guest House G More info
Tranquil Shropshire Hills

Tranquil Shropshire Hills

United Kingdom9.6 / 10
Price per person from £ 275
Self guided walking in the tranquil Shropshire hills No of Nights: 2 Stay: Hotel / Guest House Grade More info
Welsh riviera Gower Coast

Welsh riviera Gower Coast

United Kingdom9.9 / 10
Price per person from £ 329
Welsh riviera Gower Coast walking holiday No of Nights: 3 Stay: Hotel Grade: ModerateMore info
West Sussex Coast & Hills

West Sussex Coast & Hills

United Kingdom10 / 10
Price per person from £ 225
Self Guided Walking on the West Sussex Coast & Hills Two days of wonderfully contrasting walks a More info
White cliffs Dover

White cliffs Dover

United Kingdom9.8 / 10
Price per person from £ 239
White cliffs Dover self guided walking Discover rolling green hills, ancient villages and coastal la More info
Yorkshire Dales Walks: some of England's best

Yorkshire Dales Walks: some of England's best

United Kingdom
Price per person from £ 1,051
Yorkshire Dales Walks: some of England’s best 3rd-10th June (FULL)  or  10th-17th June No of N More info