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Whichever county you choose for your non-group,self-guided walking holiday in the UK, we provide maps, our meticulously compiled route notes, and luggage transfers, so that you can walk from one invitingguesthouse or B&B to the next at a pace that suits you.
One reason to choose an Inntravel walking holiday in the UK is to see an area up close. Ours are Slow holidays, and so our diligently planned routes (explained in easy-to-read notes) are short enough that you don’t have to rush. And because you have no group and no luggage (we take care of that), you can make impromptu stops at churches, stately homes and castles, all of which, along with the accommodation of great charm, makes for a memorable walking break in the UK.
In most towns and villages we use small, welcoming guesthouses, cosy pubs and friendly B&Bs with just a few rooms each, and so we are unable to accommodate large parties. Sometimes we use country hotels that are somewhat larger, with more facilities and a higher standard of comfort, though the welcome and sense of intimacy is in no way diminished.
Walking holidays in UK: the Peak District and beyond
Our walking holidays in Britain are proof of what great walking the UK has to offer. Follow the River Tweed through the traditional and bucolic landscapes of the Scottish Borders, perhaps, or explore the scenery of Dorset which Thomas Hardy described so well. Our other walking holidays in the UK explore the hauntingly beautiful Peak District; Suffolk's gentle Waveney Valley; the green limestone landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales; the magnificent coastlines of Norfolk and Northumberland; the Thames Path between Oxford and Henley; and England's newest National Park, the South Downs.
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
How our walking holidays in Britain are graded
None of our walking holidays in England and Scotland is particularly difficult – the emphasis of most is on relaxed exploration, particularly our walking holidays in Northumberland, Norfolk, Suffolk and along the Thames Path. For fuller days of walking, we recommend the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District or Shropshire. To be sure of choosing the UK walking holiday that is right for you, read how we grade them below.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
We believe there are three ingredients which are key to a memorable holiday, and have ensured that they feature in our UK walking holidays: beguiling landscapes; delightful accommodation hand-picked for its friendly welcome; and excellent local cuisine.
Comprehensive route notes
We take great pride in our route guides, updating them constantly so that you have the most current information and can enjoy the richest possible holiday experience. Walking at a pace that suits you, you can rely on them to steer you from A to B, and fill you in about places of interest and local culture along the way.
Your holiday, your way
Not being part of a group means you can stay in intimate hotels and guesthouses, and gives you so much freedom. Freedom to choose your start date, the length of your holiday (feel free to add extra nights) and your travel route – we’ll happily book a bespoke travel package for you, either by air, by rail or by ferry.
Walking is our world
If you’re considering a walking holiday, we suggest speaking to the experts. That’s us. Since 1984 we’ve been discovering the best routes and accommodation and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. Our friendly staff are specialists who have walked our routes and stayed in our hotels. Contact us, to discuss your walking holiday.