The Best UK Walking Holidays Our Country Has To Offer

Within a relatively small expanse, The UK’s strong sense of regional identity means that within a matter of miles you can find yourself in a complete change of scenery, as you follow one route into the other.

Even with short walking holidays in the UK, you can find yourself in surroundings that still bear the mark of history in the ruins, castles and abbeys that scatter the fields and valleys of our self-guided UK walking holidays for singles and groups.

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Our Service in the UK

Over 20 years of providing walking holidays in every corner of the UK, we’ve forged strong working relationships with B&Bs, hotels, mapmakers, transport companies and luggage transfer services up and down the country.

Local knowledge, working with trail officers and responding to feedback from walkers is the (open) secret to providing the best walking experiences in the UK. Between, EnglandScotland and Wales there’s so much potential for incredible, diverse walking experiences - knowing these trails inside and out means that we can tailor the right journey for you.

The UK Client Reviews

5/5 based on 31 reviews
'We had narrowed down our search to five companies, asking for suggestion & recommendations from all. Celtic Trails was the only company that did not parrot back what was on their website and actually gave us a suggested itinerary based on the parameters I had outlined. Well done Celtic Trails!'
- June 2017
'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.'
- June 2017
'We have hiked in the US, but this was our first European hike. Really enjoyed it! Thank you!'
- July 2017
'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'.
- June 2017
'This is a great track with lovely and varied scenery. The accommodation was comfortable, very friendly & welcoming to tired walkers and sent us refreshed in the morning. Lovely, thanks.'
- May 2017
‘This holiday was the easiest to plan. Though we have never attempted a walking holiday before – we were more than pleasantly surprised! Nathan took care of all the details, we are looking at our calendars and planning out next trip!’
- August 2016
'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).'
- April 2017
I have finished the Offa's Dyke Path. What a glory. Thank you for arranging such good weather. Just to say all your arrangements worked like clockwork. The B&Bs were very good indeed. All were good and I expect that they will appeal to different people.
- June 2017
'Dear All, A very special thank you arranging a great week of walking. A special thank you to Nathan on your hard work. I will be back for another walk from Pembrokeshire soon. Please carry on with the very good work. Proud to be a customer of Celtic Trails'.
- June 2017
'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’
- August 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!’
- July 2016
'We were delighted to have been allocated "the best room", and we were very well cared for at each overnight stop. Overall the 'product' was immensely attractive'
- July 2017
'I enjoyed completing an ambition, walking with friends and your help to allow me to walk with my dog'
- April 2017
'It was a wonderful, wonderful walk, thank you making it so easy! See you on our next long walk.'
- August 2017
‘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’.
- June 2016
'Compared with other companies, Celtic Trails is the best.'
- 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’.
- April 2014
'Really enjoyed talking with people we met in the accommodations, restaurants, shops, etc. Thank you for working with our time criteria as another company told us they could not book those same dates.'
- October 2014
'I love solitude and wild place and like to experience a landscape at walking speed, however I do not want to camp when I can enjoy the comfort of a good B&B!'
- June 2017
‘Great hosts and very amenable. Pub food in the village good and staff very friendly and helpful. Overall a great short break. Thank you.’
- August 2016
‘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’.
- September 2015
‘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’.
- July 2016
‘Thanks for a fantastic holiday once again. Really enjoyed it and the weather was wonderful.’
- September 2016
‘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’.
- September 2015
'Celtic trails compares very favourably with other companies! Outstanding service from Jo.'
- June 2017
'Overall I had an amazing time! I walked from end to end & met so many interesting people on the way, at the end of every day. I appreciated the warm hospitality & the clean comfortable rooms to spend the night.' 'Thanks so much for organising this holiday for me. It was unforgettable!'
- June 2014
'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'.
- June 2015
'Overall everything was excellent - totally up to expectations'
- July 2017
'We had a wonderful time and will definitely do another one of your walking holidays'
- September 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'.
- August 2013
'Wonderful isolated landscape with a great B&b to end the walk. We hardly saw anybody on the Cataran Trail. Some parts not so well waymarked, but no problems. Well organised as with all Scotland holidays we have taken with you'.
- October 2015
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