Hiking Ancient Landscapes with Walking Holidays in England
Walking holidays in England prove that just a short trip off the beaten track can bring you closer to peace and nature than you could ever imagine. Whether you’re seeking respite out among the hills and mountains, or a meander through quaint seaside villages – set out walking in England and you’ll find a landscape of staggering contrasts.
It could be argued that no-one does heritage quite as well as the English, and through the setting up of National Parks and AONB’s (Areas of Outstanding National Beauty) the UK has earmarked some of the more wild and beautiful aspects of England for conservation. Most of our self-guided walking holidays in England cross paths with these protected areas, ensuring unspoiled scenery and an invigorating environment along the way.
Reviews of our Walking Holidays in England
Our past clients rated this walk 4.9 out of 5, based on 26 reviews.
"Thank-you, we have thoroughly enjoyed our walk, the personal touch given by yourselves & the hospitality of the B&B owners."
Mr & Mrs Sinclair (St Oswald's Way) September 2018
"Please let me congratulate again for the rapidity and effectiveness that you have shown by organising the whole trip on a very late request of mine. The experience we had with you/Celtic Trails was excellent and we’d like to try another one in the future. Before contacting you, we contacted another company – they told me that they could not organise the trip at such a short notice. Your attitude made the difference. The material was complete to even to the slightest detail and such a thoroughness was extremely appreciated."
D. Ragione (Hadrian's Wall Path) July 2016
"Impeccable logistics, we always trust Celtic Trails to select first-rate accommodation - our first choice for walks in the UK."
H (The Ridgeway) April 2018
"Outstanding service, well documented packs (the best I've ever had), fantastic accommodation choices and real focus on the client."
Murphy (Cotswold Way) June 2018
"The uphill bits were a struggle, but the views were breathtaking! The walk also contained various terrains, which made it more interesting. The B&Bs that we stayed in each night were wonderful. Warm and welcoming at the end of a long day's walk! It doesn't get much better than this!"
B. Steadman (Coleridge Way) May 2018
"Once again you and your team have excelled in the organisation of the Cotswold Way walk we undertook last week. All accommodation and transport arrangements worked perfectly and the hospitality of our hosts was beyond expectations. That was my second walk with you and my walking partner's third and we both have every intention of using your organisation again in the future and we continue to spread your name wherever we go. Many thanks for the wonderful experience."
I. Brew (Cotswold Way) June 2015
"I just wanted to thank all of you your great logistical planning. It all went perfectly! We couldn't have asked for better accommodations and they were very welcome after a long day of walking."
Dewet (Hadrian's Wall) June 2017
"I wanted to thank you for providing one of the very best vacations of our lives. You planned our walking infrastructure down to a "T", but always allowed us the choice of veering off from the plan. Your maps, trail books, and day-by-day destination sheets were impeccable. All we had to do was walk and find adventure. We did."
S. McCall (Northumberland Coast Path) September 2015
"Your wonderful organisation of the trip, excellent accommodation meant I could relax and enjoy my walk - even walking alone."
Fisher (Dales Way) April 2017
"We would like to thank you for a great holiday. All your organisation of the accommodation and luggage transfer worked smoothly and we were free to enjoy the walking. The path was very well signed and maintained so there were no problems along the way."
R. & R. Bowles (The Cleveland Way) May 2015
"Celtic Trails provided a perfect first walking experience, thank you!"
Chalberg & Keenley (Cotswold Way) May 2017
"It is always a highlight of a holiday doing a long-distance walk. This walk was superb, no disappointments, every day was a privilege. Thank you so much once again for your superb organising. Until next time!"
T. & J. Young (Dales Way) June 2015
"This was a magnificent walk through varied and very beautiful countryside. It was more up and down than some walks, but that ensured an ever-changing landscape. Definitely one of the best walks I’ve done – memorable and beautiful. Our visit to Coleridge’s cottage made a lovely end to the walk."
C. Millard (The Coleridge Way) May 2015
"Some of the hosts mentioned how well organised you are and keeping in touch with them is obviously the key to making sure everyone has a memorable holiday! Ta!"
P. Lynch (Isle of Man Coastal Path) June 2015
"Luggage and personal transfers carried out ‘very efficiently’ ‘[attracted by] the challenge, peace & quiet, closer to nature, can notice more. We feel that nothing could be improved – it was all very easy and the organisation and communication exceeded all expectations! If we were to use an organisation again – we would certainly use Celtic Trails & will introduce to our friends! Thank – you."
Mr & Mrs Seedall (Cotswold Round) May 2016
"I wanted to see the Cotswolds, but not from a bus tour or driving holiday! I am proud that I completed the trail! Thank you Celtic Trails for the wonderful memories!"
Norma Kilpatrick (Cotswold Way) May 2016
"[what attracts me is that] life is reduced to a simple question – can you get to the next overnight stop? The gold standard for hospitality – an offer of a pot of tea, and cake too on arrival! Thank you, Penny, for making it possible for us to enjoy this adventure. We loved every minute!"
Rod & Liz Thomas (Cumbria Way) July 2016
"Our experience was fantastic, one of the marvellous and memorable holidays we've had. We're already thinking about our next walk with you."
G Nagle (Dales Way) July 2013
"I enjoyed completing an ambition, walking with friends and your help to allow me to walk with my dog."
J Holtom (Hadrian's Wall) April 2017
"Very very happy with all accommodations! Thank you for planning such an excellent trip!"
Thompson (South West Coast Path: St Ives to Falmouth) June 2017
"We had a great time. The people were very friendly and easy to talk to. Being interested in geology, there was lots to see - especially the 'Lapetus Suture'. The wildlife was excellent: wonderful choughs (over 50 varieties of bird seen)."
Kells (Isle of Man) April 2017
"Time spent for reflection and meeting people appealed to me' ‘It was a fabulous experience and I’d like to do it again, on another walk organised by Celtic Trails."
Kollé (Hadrian's Wall) September 2016
"Celtic Trails organisation was immaculate & the baggage transfers seamless. Our hosts were all great and there was a lovely variety in the places we stayed. We are looking forward to completing the Thames Path next year."
V.& J. Mapp (South Downs Way) June 2016
"Celtic Trails is one of the best walking holiday companies we have used, we set off with very high expectations and we were not disappointed."
D & E (South Downs Way) June 2017
"I want to thank you once again for your work in organising this walk. I know it was a tough one for you with our special requirements and the need for transportation off route to accommodation, but it worked out perfectly."
I. Randall (Two Moors Way) November 2014
"I have to admit we did not believe everything would go so smoothly. Everything worked according to your very detailed plans. Thank you for making this such an excellent walk."
M. Ridgeway (The Ridgeway) April 2012
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