Why Choose a Celtic Trails Walking Holiday

We don’t promise the earth, we do promise the best walking holiday experiences in the UK

Inspirational scenery, character accommodation, welcoming hosts, local food are all ingredients of a Celtic Trails Walking Holiday; but what really sets us apart is our personal customer service.

Ever since we were first established in the midst of the Snowdonia National Park over 20 years ago, this has been central to our ethos. We want you to enjoy your holiday and your destination to the full, and so when you make an enquiry with us you will be speaking to real people interested in your holiday, who can handle each booking individually, thus helping you to choose a walking holiday and an itinerary that is just right for you. We know the trails intimately and use the very best accommodation, of its type, available in each of the areas you will walk through. Rest assured that from the moment you make your first enquiry, to the moment you go home, you will be looked after by our well-informed team and hosts who are dedicated to ensuring you have an excellent holiday.

Inspiring a love of walking, year on year

Our business has been built on a love of the countryside, a passion for walking and a dedication to ensuring you, our clients, have the best experience possible. For this reason, nothing makes us happier than seeing our walkers return year after year to discover new places on foot. Since we began, over 70% of our customers have come back to complete another walking holiday with us, with regular faces reaching their 6th, 10th and even 12th walk. The reason for this is quite simple, our clients know that when they book with us, they are assured a holiday where every need has already been thought of, every detail is as they would wish and every expectation is exceeded. But why hear it from us when you can hear it from the walkers themselves. Find out more about why our clients love walking with Celtic Trails.

Experience you can trust

Celtic Trails is not only one of the longest established walking holiday providers in the UK but also one of the most knowledgeable. The story began back in the mid-1990s, when Angus Cunningham, a native of Scotland living in North Wales began to share his hiking expertise and love of the Snowdonia mountains with visitors. From there, a quite unique idea was born – to provide a walking holiday that balanced the perfect tranquility of being self-guided with the ease of having everything organised for you. Over the next few years, Angus used his extensive knowledge of walking in Wales, in Scotland and in Europe to create a portfolio of walks that covered Britain’s most breathtaking scenery whilst also meeting the individual needs of each walker. Twenty years later, our walks and walkers have grown, but Celtic Trails remains the same, experts in walking dedicated to providing the very best walking holidays.

Walking group photo - Cornwall

Online Reviews

Derek & Aynsley Wilkinson
Derek & Aynsley Wilkinson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Just booked Hadrian's Wall walking tour, simple system to use, great support from staff when we phoned with a query from New Zealand. Thank you.

Patty O'Connell
Patty O'Connell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I booked the Dingle Way walk with Celtic Trails, and it turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My holiday included lovely B&B stays and support throughout my vacation, as needed. It was so wonderful that I am using them again to book my Isle of Arran and West Highland Way (Scotland) walks this summer. Thank you for your expertise, organization, and excellent communication!

Louis S. Zimmerman
Louis S. Zimmerman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

We did the Hadrian's Wall hike during the last week of September. Celtic Trails did a great job. They seem to think of everything. In areas where there was no place near our B&B for dinner they arranged in advance for our transportation and assured we would have a dinner reservation just in case that was needed. The B&Bs were very nice to outstanding. Thanks for helping us have a very memorable trip. I hope to use your services again soon!!!

Owen Temple
Owen Temple

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

My wife and I have just completed The Dingle Way, our third walk with Celtic Trails who have become our firm favourite for long distance walks in the British Isles.

Their preparation and administration is flawless, and communication warm and responsive. The walk packs we have received have drawn envious looks from walkers using other companies, and have always provided everything we need.

Their choice of accommodation has provided us with many memorable stays and pleasurable social encounters.

As for the walks themselves, Nature has to take the credit, but we're grateful to Celtic Trails for making them so accessible.

Jane Weller
Jane Weller

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Brilliantly organised. The walking pack provided every conceivable piece of information that could have been necessary. All interactions with the Celtic Trails office staff have been friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.