There’s no denying that the UK is a nation steeped in layers of tradition and fascinating history, which makes it a great place to explore by foot and by bike. From the legendary, murky lochs and heather-clad moors of Scotland to the limestone outcrops and iron age forts in Wales and the enchanting honey-coloured Cotswolds villages of England, it comes as no surprise that these spectacular landscapes have captured the imaginations of travellers for centuries. Inland and coastal routes criss-cross the island, meaning Holidays in the UK can be as varied as anywhere else in the world, despite its relatively small size.
The best ways to appreciate the unique cultures, charms and distinct local flavours each part of the United Kingdom has to offer is on a self-guided walking holiday in the UK. Trips like these give you the chance to see the past come alive, from ancient smugglers’ coves on the Jurassic Coast paths to landscapes that inspired some of the world’s most beloved writers and philosophers. Classic Lake District adventure holidays are a staple among travellers, with a picturesque viewpoint never far away. Routes are surprisingly well waymarked, meaning our self-guided tours are ideal for walkers and cyclists wanting to go at their own pace.
If you’d like to delve deeper, our expert local guides on our guided tours offer a wealth of information about the history, folklore and legends that have shaped the nation. In Wales, why not take on exhilarating cycles through Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula AOB while Riding the South West Coast or discovering hidden waterfalls and historic quarries on our Walking the Snowdonia Slate Trail? Our Scottish trips give you the opportunity to enjoy traditional whiskey tours and spotting puffin colonies on the Orkney Islands during our North Highland Way walking trip and ride along the iconic Speyside Malt Whiskey Trail Cycling the Scottish Highlands. If you’re wanting to explore England’s most charming cities and towns our Great West Way and Cotswold’s Ride guides you along the corridor west of London towards Bristol, Bath and ends in the Cotswold’s beautiful rolling hills. Wherever you choose to explore rest assured our wide selection of holidays in the United Kingdom tick off every traveller’s bucket list.