UK Hiking Holidays
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A walking holiday in the United Kingdom has long been one of the best ways to take in the country's breathtaking scenery. When visiting Edinburgh, enjoy the panorama from Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. Your short climb up these ancient volcanic remains will be rewarded with spectacular views of Edinburgh, Leith, and the Firth of Forth to Fife. The best-known hill in Edinburgh is Castle Rock, occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age and since the 11th century, the site of historic Edinburgh Castle.
First settled in 76 AD by the Romans, Manchester in northwest England stills boasts the ruins of a Roman fort in Castlefield and offers numerous guided walking holidays. Make the city your home base to visit the nearby Peak District.
Dovedale, a nature reserve dominated by ancient ash woodlands, meadows bursting with flowers, and a river that attracts all kinds of wildlife, is less than 50 miles southeast. Don’t miss the stepping stones across the River Dove and check out the area’s natural limestone ravines.
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Stanage Edge in England’s Peak District is a 1500-ft gritstone cliff that attracts rock climbers and runners. Once, Stanard Edge was quarried to produce grindstones. The area has been featured in many films and television series.Book now
Located on the English Channel in the county of Dorset, West Lulworth is a charming village with fewer than 300 households and a wonderful site for a UK walking holiday. It is a gateway to the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.Book now
National Trust Ventnor Downs
The Ventnor Downs on the Isle of Wight rise above Ventnor, a Victorian seaside town. Feral goats control scrub growth on the steep chalk slopes. With dramatic views, abundant wildlife, bluebells, butterflies, and many UK walking paths and trails.Book now
Southern Upland Way
Southern Upland Way is Scotland’s only official coast-to-coast long-distance walking route. It runs cross-country from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. The area features gentle, rolling moorlands with some steeper, more rugged granite intrusions.Book now
Hadrian’s Wall Path
The Hadrian’s Wall Path, is a coast-to-coast walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea and the most famous Roman-era structure in northern England. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hadrian’s Wall Path is one of Britain’s most popular long-distance walks.Book now
Cleveland Way to Robin Hood’s Bay
This cliff-top path features some of the most beautiful North York Moors heritage coastlines for seven miles. The path is easy to follow. Once you reach Robin Hood’s Bay, those wanting a longer trek can follow the Cinder Track, a disused railway.Book now
South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked footpath and a National Trail. Regularly featured in lists of the world’s best walks and voted ‘Britain’s Best Walking Route’, runs 630 miles (1,014 km) from Somerset through Devon and Cornwall.Book now
West Highland Way
Scotland’s most popular long-distance walk, West Highland Way, extends 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William. The entire length takes 6-7 days for most people. Shorter itineraries are available for those wanting a 2-day walking holiday in the UK.Book now