Whichever corner you choose for your non-group, self-guided walking holiday in the UK or Channel Islands, we book rooms for you at inviting accommodation, and provide maps and our meticulously compiled route notes – as well as luggage transfers on village-to-village routes – so that you can walk at a pace that suits you.
One reason to choose an Inntravel walking holiday in the UK or Channel Islands 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, Jersey or Guernsey.
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.
Where to choose for a walking holiday in the UK or Channel Islands
Our walking holidays in Britain are proof of what great walking the UK and Channel Islands have 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 walkers’ paradise that is the Lake District; the magnificent coastlines of Devon, Fife, Norfolk and Northumberland; the Brecon and Monmouth Canal in the heart of the Brecon Beacons; the green limestone landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales; the Thames Path between Oxford and Henley; and the beautiful national parks of Snowdonia, the Cairngorms, the Peak District and the South Downs. In the Channel Islands, meanwhile, choose between the small but incredibly varied islands of Jersey and Guernsey.
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.
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.