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Self Guided Walking Holidays in the United Kingdom

Discover the United Kingdom on a self guided walking tour

A brilliant destination for city lovers and countrysiders alike, the United Kingdom has a diverse range of attractions and activities to offer travellers. Self guided walks, multi-day treks and long distance walks opportunities abound. Walkers' Britain are proud to present over 20 years of self guided walking holidays through the countryside of England, Scotland and Wales.

Our United Kingdom self guided walking holidays offer an eclectic mix of rocky coastline, rolling hillsides and craggy mountains. Our aim is to include all the elements that make up this green isle, including the opportunity to visit ancient castles, country gardens, sample a typical cream tea, relax over a pint of ale, and lunch on an armful of fish 'n' chips wrapped in paper! 

Some of the most popular walking routes in the UK include the Coast to Coast, Cotswolds, Dorset and Wessex trails, West Highland Way, Pennine Way, Cornwall, Dales Way, James Herriot Way, and many more. Enjoy exploring the United Kingdom on a self guided walking holiday!

Self Guided 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 England at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in the United Kingdom

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

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 Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.

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.


Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.


Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.

Country inns

Enjoy the cosy country setting and convenience of staying in a comfortable place that is attached to a restaurant or pub, usually on the ground floor with the rooms above.


Pound Sterling

International Dialing Code


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 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 for more details.


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.