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Self Guided Walking Holidays in the United Kingdom & Europe

Discover the UK & Europe on a walking trip at your own pace

If you’re after a lot of freedom, flexibility and sense of accomplishment without compromising on the security and organisation of a guided tour, you should definitely consider a self guided walking adventure. Designed to help you see the world at your own pace, our self guided walking adventures operate for as little as one person on selected departures and are incredibly flexible, economical and fun.

During a self guided trip all of the hassle of logistics, luggage transfers and accommodation is taken care of, allowing complete freedom for you to explore fascinating landscapes rich in history, culture and beauty. Our detailed route notes and maps mean you’ll stay on track, while the 24/7 emergency contact numbershould anything go amiss is also comforting. These walking self guided tours includehand-picked accommodation that showcase the best of a town or village, your bags being transported each day to the next evening’s accommodation, clear and detailed route descriptions and maps and local sightseeing information covering the best things to see and do en route. Under your own steam you’ll have time to savour the sights and delights of the region.

Find your Self-Guided Walking trip


Self Guided Walking Specialists

Walkers' Britain have been operating self guided walking holidays in the UK and Europe for over 45 years. We handle the logistics so that you can go out and explore at your own pace. On most of the tours you can depart daily, giving you flexibility.

Unrivalled Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK & Europe, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality

Our self guided walking trips are very well priced and offer great value for money. Included in your self guided walking package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking trip.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Trip reviews


Walk England's Coast to Coast with Walkers' Britain
1
Introductory

These trips involve walking for four to five hours per day or cycling for 15-50 km per day at a slow but steady pace. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and good health.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise (either road cycling or jogging), three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.


2
Introductory to Moderate

These trips involve a combination of what is described in our INTRODUCTORY and MODERATE levels. The emphasis is on introductory activity but including several moderate stages.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise (road cycling or jogging) three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.


3
Moderate

These trips involve walking for up to six hours per day or cycling for up to 65 km per day, at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and be in good health.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise (road cycling or jogging) three times a week for three months leading up to your trip.


4
Moderate to Challenging

This trip grading involves a combination of what is described in our MODERATE and CHALLENGING levels. The emphasis is on moderate activity but including several challenging stages.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 1 hour of aerobic type exercise five times a week for three to six months leading up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions or road cycling.


5
Challenging

These trips involve walking up to nine hours per day in mountainous terrain with steep ascents and descents, pass crossing & alpine weather conditions, or cycling for up to 80 km per day over undulating terrain, with some steep and sustained hills. You will need an excellent level of fitness, be prepared to carry a daypack weighing up to 8 kg and be completely comfortable in adverse weather conditions.

SUGGESTED PREPARATION: 1 hour of aerobic type exercise five times a week for three to six months leading up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions or road cycling.


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