United Kingdom Walking & Cycling Holidays

Sherpa Expeditions is now Walkers' BritainTo celebrate, have dinner on us!

There's so much to discover on foot in the United Kingdom. Medieval towns, sleepy fishing villages, ancient forests, dramatic coastline and scenic countryside dotted with castles, chateaux and Roman ruins, it is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe to explore by foot, bike or even boat.

Encompassing the diverse histories, cultures and landscapes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom forms a destination so rich and so varied that it must sit prominently on any travel bucket list. While the region’s energetic cities need no introduction, many travellers are unaware of the breadth and the beauty of its landscapes.

Here you can cycle through the rolling pastures and rugged moorland of the Scottish Highlands, explore quintessential Cotswolds villages, follow the ancient path of Hadrian's Wall or take on the challenge of hiking the popular Coast to Coast trail. Hike the region’s idyllic interior and discover a complex coastline of windswept cliffs, lonely islands and pretty seaside towns.

Our broad program of active UK itineraries are tailored to get you deep into the heart of this very special corner of the world, regardless of your fitness or interests.

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Great Value & Quality Trips in the United Kingdom

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Depending on your style of tour, you can expect comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks or an expert local guide, along with bag transfers and comfortable accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your walking holiday in the United Kingdom.

Walking Specialists in the United Kingdom

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore the United Kingdom at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the United Kingdom & Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups, tupperware for packed lunches and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics.

Supporting local

In the areas that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many of the villages and local people. We support them by working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across the UK is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that try to source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.





Walk England's Coast to Coast with Walkers' Britain
Currency

Pound Sterling

International Dialing Code

+44

Electricity
Type G plug

Electricity in The United Kingdom is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and New Zealand for stays of up to 90 days. For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy. Please note that if you travelling on to or from the Schengen area as part of your travels in Europe you can only stay in these countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. Please see https://tinyurl.com/ybh5jads for more details.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.