Walking Tours In England For Seniors

Senior walkers cross a river in England | John Millen
Senior walkers cross a river in England | John Millen
If you ever wondered whether you are too old to go on a walking tour in England, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. There are no age restrictions in any of our trips and, if anything, many of our travellers are in their senior years.

Perhaps they are retired and have more time on their hand to travel. They may have had other priorities in life and hadn’t previously made taking a holiday a priority. Or simply because they have always loved walking and they don’t see why age should stop from enjoying what they love doing best. No matter what reason, England is a playground ripe for exploration by senior walkers and hikers (and not only).

On top of this, you should consider that many of the travellers that we have been serving are 65 years old and older, even in their 70's and 80's. In fact, the record of our oldest client to join one of our guided walks is at 82 years of age. 

Travelling with Walkers’ Britain makes things easier to begin with – daily luggage transfers are included so you only walk with what you need for the day. Each night’s accommodation is comfortable and full of local character – but here are four more reasons why England is ideal for a walking tour for seniors.

Longer itineraries at a more relaxed pace

Chipping Campden, start of the Cotswold Way |  <i>Tom McShane</i>
For many of our most popular walking holidays, you have a choice of two options where, in addition to the ‘standard’ itinerary, a longer itinerary is also available. Although this second itinerary follows the same route, it builds in a couple of extra nights to allow for shorter walking days. This makes them ideal for anyone who prefers walking at a slower pace, covering a shorter distance each day, or simply slowing down to take in the sights (and sites) along the way.

Some of the most popular longer tours include:

Tailored to your preferences

On the moors near Orton Scar, England
At Walkers’ Britain we can adapt an itinerary further to match your specific preferences and requirements. Would you rather take public transport or a taxi to shorten your walking day? We can arrange that for you! Do you want to treat yourself and upgrade your accommodation? Let us look into your options!

Our experts know our tours inside out and have been serving senior travellers since our inception in 1973. Not only will you often find quirky titbits of local information in our detailed route notes, we can also be completely flexible and make recommendations to create a walking holiday that is right just for you.

Find out more about how we can organise a bespoke trip tailored to your personal preferences.

The English terrain is gentle - just right for most seniors

Friendly Boscastle on the South West Coast Path |  <i>falco</i>
The timeless of England’s landscapes draw visitors from all over the world, time and time again. There is always something new to discover. Mostly flat, at times hilly, but with no big mountains dominating the skyline, England’s terrain is ideal for a walking tour that doesn’t have to be strenuous.

From the breathtaking coastline of Dorset and Cornwall to the timeless, quintessentially English landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales or walking along Hadrian’s Wall, the largest Roman archaeological feature in Britain that dates back nearly two millennia, there is an incredible and extensive choice of ‘easier’ walks for seniors or others wanting something a little more gentle.

Find out more about our more gentle walks.

Guided tours for some extra peace of mind

Walkers setting off for another beautiful day on UK's Coast to Coast trail |  <i>John Millen</i>
If you appreciate the local knowledge shared by expert local guides, then it is worth considering a guided walking holiday.

Your guide will be with you from the time your tour starts and until it finishes. They will ensure it runs smoothly for the whole group (if you enjoy the company of like-minded walkers from around the world, this is another bonus!). Our walking guides work tirelessly to tailor the trip to your interests and their passion helps bring to life the history, nature and stories of the region you are walking through every day.

Find out more about guided walking holidays in England.

If you are still not sure if a walking tour is suitable for you and would like to discuss your options, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team of experts. We have been helping walkers of all ages (the senior, the young and the young at heart!) discover the trails of England since 1973.

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