Walking Holidays in the UK

Upper Tarrell Valley, Brecon Beacons Wales

Upper Tarrell Valley, Brecon Beacons Wales

Walking along Dorset's Jurassic Coast near Durdle Door

Walking along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast near Durdle Door

One of the best ways to truly experience the beauty of British landscapes is a walking holiday, whether it’s a challenging ‘Munro bagging’ hill walking challenge in the Scottish Highlands, a trek along Britain’s great backbone trail the Pennine Way or thrilling at spectacular coastal scenery along heritage coast paths. A huge range of walking experiences are on offer across the UK’s spectacular countryside. Explore Britain’s oldest Roman road, The Ridgeway, now a National Trail, or head off along famous heritage trails like the Hadrian’s Wall Path.

From Coast to Coast Paths to Highland Ways, Castle and Abbey Trails and mighty Border Trails like the great 177 mile long Offa’s Dyke Path through the Welsh/English Marches, Britain is brimming with famous walking trails. Dotted alongside them sit picturesque villages offering a wealth of B&Bs, walker hostels and old inns with rooms. Book a walking holiday in England’s great coast and country walking hotspots like the breathtaking Dorset Heritage Coast with its awesome rock formations or the Northumberland National Park, home to the great sweeping Cheviot Hills.

Hadrian's Wall Path, Northumberland, North East

Hadrian’s Wall Path, Northumberland, North East

The beautiful Lake District fells beloved by the great hill walker himself A.W.Wainwright are one of Britain’s favourite walking holiday destinations and you can take your pick of 32 designated heritage coasts around England’s coastline. For the ultimate walking holiday challenge in the UK head to Wales for hikes up Mount Snowdon and Fort William in the Highlands, the perfect base from which to head up Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis.

Britain’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are brimming with walker friendly accommodation from welcoming B&Bs with drying facilities to cosy real ale inns with rooms, and cottages alongside walking trails or at the foot of mighty mountains and fells. Experience Britain’s great outdoor on foot – plan your walking holiday in the UK now. Book online with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.