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Classic walking holidays in the UK & Europe 

These walking holidays all over the UK and Europe have remained among your favourite hikes from when we first researched and introduced them back in the day. While we have constantly been updating and refining route notes, maps and, more recently, GPX tracks, the itineraries of these trips have virtually stayed the same. 

Thank you for walking with us all these years!


  • Quintessentially English walking along the Dales Way |  <i>John Millen</i>

    1. The Dales Way

    A hike in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, the purest form of English highland landscape.

  • Castellane

    2. Haute Provence

    Walk from the Southern Alps in France to classic Provence towns past lavender fields.

  • Cottage at Blackrock Cottage, Scotland

    3. The West Highland Way

    See the stunning Scottish Highlands from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis - great as a first long distance hike.

  • Walking in the Alps with the iconic Matterhorn in the distance

    4. The Bernese Oberland

    The stunning Bernese region of Switzerland will delight with beautiful vistas and alpine walking.

  • Stunning Chateau de Chambord on our Loie Valley walking holiday |  <i>John Millen</i>

    5. Loire Vineyard Trails

    Explore vineyards & chateaux as you walk through history in the Loire Valley.

  • Beginning the Coast to Coast walk along the green cliffs of England |  <i>Tim Charody</i>

    6. The Coast to Coast Path

    Quintessential English hill walking covering the Lake District, North York Moors and Pennines.

  • Papingo

    7. Zagoria: Secret Villages 

    Explore on foot the Zagori Villages in the Pindus Mountains of Greece with spectacular vistas.

  • Lulworth Cove, Englands south coast

    8. Dorset & the Jurassic Coast

    Enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of Dorset coasts and hills, incl. the famous Jurassic Coast.

  • Typical Swiss Bergweg Trail sign |  <i>John Millen</i>

    9. Walkers' Haute Route

    Walk along stunning sections of this iconic mountain trail in the Swiss Alps.

  • Enjoy a great meal at one of the seaside restaurants of Porto, Corsica |  <i>Hendrik Cornelissen</i>

    10. Corsica: Mountains & Sea

    Explore Corsica on foot from the mountains to the sea on the ancient "Mare a Mare" trails.

  • Tre cime from Refuge Locatelli, The Dolomites

    11. Walking In The Dolomites

    Chiselled limestone peaks of the Dolomites provide dramatic mountain scenery in the Alps.

  • A close view of Chateau Castelnau |  <i>Nathalie Thomson</i>

    12. Hidden Dordogne

    Explore the picturesque Dordogne region with its many beautiful villages and medieval castles.

  • Trekking the Alpine Pass Route |  <i>Jon Millen</i>

    13. The Alpine Pass Route

    One of Europe's most spectacular alpine walks showcasing Switzerland's most famous peaks.

  • The trail to Pavlos church is one of the most popular in all of Crete amongst our walkers |  <i>WikimediaImages</i>

    14. Exploring Crete

    Discover Crete's famous gorges & coastal paths on foot.

  • A seagull overlooking it all in Polperro, Cornwall |  <i>Sekau67</i>

    15. South West Coast Path

    Follow the rugged Cornish Coastal Path on a section of your choice.


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