One of our most popular walks, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path never fails to charm new walkers year on year with it’s simply superb views. As the nation’s only coastal national park, it really is something quite special, made up of some of the world’s best beaches, dramatic cliff lines, diverse wildlife and delightful little coastal villages. Such is the beauty that
National Geographic named it the second best coastal destination in the world.
The Thames Path is a wonderfully varied walking holiday following the banks of one of the world’s most famous rivers, from it’s source to the sea.
Walking the Thames Path each day you pass ancient bridges, locks, riverside pubs, oarsmen pulling upstream, ‘Royal’ swans, solitary herons, kingfisher, wild flowers, water creatures and bucolic Wind-in-the Willows scenery.
Named by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘top 10 great walks in the world’, Offa’s Dyke is a must for any long distance walker. The path covers the entire length of Wales, following the ancient dyke built by King Offa in the 8th Century to ward off the Celtic tribes from entering his kingdom. Covering a distance of 177 miles, the trail is an incredibly varied one, taking you across numerous hill and mountain ranges, through wonderful welsh towns and past many castles, churches and abbeys.
Hiking Italy’s Romantic Neopolitan Coast Walking the Amalfi Coast is an opportunity to see another side of Italy’s most celebrated, romantic region. From the bold and bright towns that stretch from Sorrento, to the more pastoral and historic features of the Mediterranean landscape, you’ll walk clifftop paths that offer a breath-taking vantage point over the … Continue reading Amalfi Coast
Peaceful and serene, the Anglesey Coastal Path takes you right into the heart of Welsh culture as you explore the coastline of Wales’ largest island. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and set amongst the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range, there is no shortage of wonderful walking scenery.
Dramatic Gorges and Ancient Heritage in the Heart of Rural Spain Step back in time with a trek through one of Spain’s most untouched and historically rich regions. Located in the north-east of Spain, near the foothills of the Pyrenees, the Sierra de Guara is famed for its dramatic gorges and perfectly blue rivers;undisturbed by … Continue reading Aragon: Sierra de Guara
Walking the Basque Country: Journey to San Sabastian Exploring the Basque country on foot is the best way to truly get under the skin of a distinctive region, full of spectacular landscapes, stories, traditions and a strong sense of heritage. Experience the flavour of Basque living at a leisurely place, where you can unwind at … Continue reading Basque Pyrenees
The Brecon Beacons is South Wales’ largest and most impressive mountain range, providing the perfect location for those who enjoy the challenge of continuous mountain walking. Unlike the craggy peaks of Snowdonia, the mountains here are broad and rolling, providing wide unspoilt views across the famous welsh valleys. Taking you right into the centre of the Brecon Beacon’s National Park, it is also ideally suited for the adventurer.
Authentic Spanish Hiking in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park Some of Spain’s most pristine stretches of coast are sheltered in between the dramatic cliffscape of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Almost all of the Cabo de Gata’s most naturally beautiful beaches and coves can only be reached on foot, making a walking holiday … Continue reading Cabo de Gata
Meander Through Sleepy Towns and Rolling Fields in Carmarthen Camarthen Walking holidays follow the region’s coast, weaving and detouring through woodland tracks, with overnight stays in the peaceful towns and villages you cross paths with on your journey. The area is also one of the most important conservation areas in the UK, with its unspoiled … Continue reading Carmarthen Bay
Walk Through Picturesque Highlands Scenery on The Cateran Trail Follow in the footsteps of the Caterans on an incredible walk across the heart of Scotland. At 64 miles (103km), this is a walk that explores the beautiful scenery of the secluded border between Perthshire and Angus, such as verdant glens, picturesque woodland and waterfalls.
Nature enthusiasts and literary lovers alike will find a lot to get excited about on the Ceredigion Coast Path. Not only is it Britain’s first Marine Heritage Coast, but it was also the home of the famous welsh author and poet, Dylan Thomas. Spot dolphins, explore award-winning beaches and visit the places where Dylan Thomas lived and drew his inspiration from, on this, one of our shorter coastal walks.
Idyllic & Iconic: Walking the Picturesque Towns of the Cinque Terre The Cinque Terre links Italy’s famous collection of colourful fishing villages along the coast of Liguria, via picturesque clifftop routes that offer a spectacular vantage point over charming pastel villages and the striking Mediterranean coast. The name Cinque Terre also refers to the National … Continue reading Cinque Terre
Discover Scotland on foot by traversing the sublime Fife Coastal Path. This 117 mile coastal walk runs from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north. It’s a terrifically scenic walk which takes in glorious sandy beaches, historic castles and caves, fascinating wildlife and fishing villages.
A wild walk for those who enjoy a challenge. Named after the heroic Welsh Prince Owain Glyndŵr, this walk will take you right into the remote heart of Wales where Glyndŵr planned his own legendary revolt. As Wales’ most recent National Trail, it is also full of impressive sites including Cadair Idris, one of Wales’ most dramatic mountain peaks, the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy reservoir, Powys Castle and the small estuary town of Machynlleth.
The Gower peninsula is famous for its wonderful beaches and this bitesize coastal path will take you past them all. As Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it includes 24 Wildlife Trust reserves and 10 nature reserves, ensuring plenty of nature spotting on top of the unending scenic coastal views.
Exploring Portugal’s Wild Side Uncover the quieter, more rural side of the Algarve on a journey through the historic municipalities of Alcoutim, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António as you follow the Guadiana river along the Spanish border. This is a protected landscape, recognised for its rich biodiversity and abundance of wildflowers – … Continue reading Great Guadiana Route
With Celtic Trails you can upgrade your walking holiday on Hadrian’s Wall Path; we have added a personal selection of diverse and charming Hotels, Country Inns, and Country Houses, with a reputation for comfort, award-winning local food and high professional standards of service and hospitality. Additionally, you can choose easier mileages, or a day off, … Continue reading Hadrian’s Wall Path – Classic Plus
Untouched Beauty on the Island of La Palma Fondly known as La Isla Bonita (the pretty island), La Palma may be one of the lesser known Canary Islands, but with its dramatic and untouched volcanic landscape, it may be the perfect walking destination for those with a sense of adventure. Why this walk? Dominated by … Continue reading La Palma
Perfect for those looking for a short walking holiday, the Llangollen Round includes beautiful scenery, charming towns and sites of historical interest, all within just a few days walking. Walkers will be treated to views of the Snowdonia mountains, the Shropshire Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the delightful Dee Valley and the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a designated World Heritage Site.
Travel back in time by walking the Llŷn Coastal Path – an ancient pilgrim route tracing the spiritual journey taken by ancient pilgrims to reach ‘the isle of 20,000 saints’. Along the way you will visit numerous sites of historical interest including ancient castles, iron age hill forts and 6th century Celtic churches, all set to the beautiful backdrop of the Irish Sea.
Rugged Mountains and Dramatic Sea-views in the Heart of the Mediterranean Leave the crowds far behind and discover one of the Europe’s most scenic walking destinations on Mallorca’s mountainous north-west coast. Why Walk in Mallorca? Blending Mallorca’s infamous sapphire seas and white sandy beaches with the impressive peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range … Continue reading Mallorca
Time Stands Still in this Corner of the Welsh Heartland This is a landscape steeped in Welsh folklore, where the mountains and ancient structures of the region often form the subject of song and legend. The Meirionnydd Coast Path traces a course around Snowdonia National Park, along the coast where the mountain, Cadair Idris, towers … Continue reading Meirionnydd Coastal Path
Promenades and Piers Extend Over this North Wales Coastal Walk A beautifully preserved part of the world, where coast path links nature reserves and ancient structures with the time-honoured holiday destinations that span these shores. Arguably one of the less strenuous, more accessible sections of the Welsh coast – the North Wales Coast Path makes for … Continue reading North Wales Coast Path
Luxury walking Holidays on the Northumberland Coast Path You can upgrade your walking holiday accommodation to include selected high quality B & B’s, Country Inns, Hotels and Country Houses, with en-suite or private bathroom, a high standard of food and facilities and sometimes more formal service. ……………………. It‘s your holiday treat yourself. 7 nights/6 days … Continue reading Northumberland Coast Path – Classic Plus
Dramatic Alps Scenery in the Barolo Wine Region Trek hills and valleys, sheltering the quaint rural villages of the Piedmont region, set against a backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring Alps. The Barolo and Langhe region is renowned for its local produce (home of the famous white truffle and Barolo wine), and on … Continue reading Piedmont: Barolo & Langhe Wine Region
Puglia Walking Holidays in Authentic Italy Explore a truly wild and unspoilt slice of Italy’s unabashedly beautiful coastline, a region that figures in Italian culture as one of the last bastions of a lifestyle and natural landscape lost to modernity. Ancient Greek, Roman and Turkish masterpieces of architecture are found alongside the rugged coastal paths … Continue reading Puglia
Explore Pristine Coastline and Portugal’s Best Kept Secret Discover a wonderful new side to Portugal’s Algarve coast with a weeks walking in the beautiful and unspoilt National Park – ‘Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina’. Located on the South West coast of Portugal, this hidden gem is one of Europe’s best preserved coastlines, offering … Continue reading Rota Vicentina
Discover Sintra’s Extravagant Culture & Dramatic Atlantic Coast Located just a short distance from Lisbon, Sintra was a popular summer residence for Portugese rulers and nobility between the 15th and 19th centuries. They have left a cultural landscape of extravagant palaces, manor houses and gardens which form a fascinating UNESCO world heritage site. This walking … Continue reading Sintra – Cascais
Where the City Meets the Sea: The Diverse Landscape of the South Wales/Severn Estuary Home to the three sprawling cities of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, the South Wales Coast Path/Severn Estuary marks the end of The Wales Coast Path. The Severn estuary is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, from which you … Continue reading South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary
A Medieval Pilgrimage Through Classic Tuscan Scenery Follow in the footsteps of Europe’s pilgrims with a historical route through a region where local culture is at the root of everything. Out among the picturesque Tuscan countryside, staying in the medieval towns (now UNESCO sites) that were stopping points on the pilgrimage, you’ll be retracing the … Continue reading Tuscan Via Francigena
Walking Italy’s Rural Heartland Italy’s rural heartland is best discovered on foot, where after a day spent trekking through the natural beauty of the regions hilltop towns and forests. This is a region celebrated for the uncompromising quality of its wine and local cuisine, where you can take time to explore the area’s historic towns … Continue reading Val d’Orcia
High-level Mountain Trails in the Italian Alps The name Piedmont roughly derives from ‘at the foot of the mountains’, which goes some way to describing the dramatic topography of what you’ll see all around you via the Val Maira route. Situated on the French borderland, before you are some of the wildest landscapes to be … Continue reading Val Maira
Ideally suited for those seeking a challenge, this ambitious route enables you to walk the entire length of Wales’ coastline – a whopping 870 miles in total. Wales is the only country in the world where this has been made possible, allowing you to complete a quite unique feat. Along the way you will experience the wonderful diversity of Welsh landscape, culture, history and nature. The path is made up of a number of shorter trails, allowing walkers to complete the walk in smaller segments if desired.
Following the River Wye along the borderlands of England and Wales, the Wye Valley Walk is a gentle trail full to the brim with charm and beauty. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife as you make your way through small villages and market towns, each with it’s own sight of historical significance. It is an ideal walk for those looking for a bit of culture, with stopping points including Tintern Abbey Hereford Cathedral and the book town of Hay-on-Wye.