Great Britain - England Walking Tours
 
Escorted Britain Walking Tours 3, 4 and 7 nights

The Walks
Dartmoor pub We have British walking tours every week throughout Britain, graded for different levels of activity. Walking vacation packages in Wales, and travel packages to Scotland. They are all Country House Based, staying at one hotel for the whole length of time. All holidays have been designed by WALKERS FOR WALKERS. Our escorted group walking tours of England are guided by experienced leaders

Stay at a country house hotel, and take interesting forays into the countryside.We walk some of England’s most stunning footpaths in varying terrains. Come discover why Britain is a nation of walkers, and why the best way to experience the diverse landscapes, history, and the people is on a walking vacation. 

Locations: Choose from 18 magnificent locations English Walking Tours:

    • North East Coast- Whitby, Alnmouth
    • Lake District– Derwentwater, Conistonwater
    • Yorkshire Dales – Malmadale, Sedbergh
    • Heart of England – Cotswolds (Bourton on the Water), Church Stretton Shropshire Hills), Dovedale
    • Southern England – Lulworth (Dorset), Abingworth, Freshwater Bay,
    • Devon & Cornwall– Selworthy (Exmoor National Park),  Haytor (Dartmoor National Park),  St. Ives
    • East of England

Locations in Scotland: Glencoe (Western Highlands)

Choose from 2 locations perfect for the mountains Wales Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia 

Isle of Man walking tours

Accommodation 
We have carefully selected a mixture of comfortable 3/4/5 star country house/hotel accommodation with private bath. All have good boot and drying room facilities, tea and coffee makers and dining room service. Our daily social program includes an informal house party atmosphere, great for making new friends. You spend your whole stay in one property. The settings are varied, illustrating the surrounding beauty and diversity of the countryside.

ST. Ives portCountry House Based: You stay at one country house hotel for your entire stay. Most 1 week tours offer walks on 5 days during the week, departing at 9:30AM and spending about 5-7 hours walking, including stops. Wednesday is a free day, allowing you to do what you want, or to rest. The walks are categorized from short to long or from low to high level terrain, so there is something to suit every taste on each departure. The length of each days' walks depends on the level chosen, but can range from 2-12 miles or more. Our most popular British guided walking holidays offer you a choice of up to three lengths of walks each day, we call them Classic Walking Holidays. An easier walk and harder walk and one in between, perfect for those vacationing together with different walking tastes. You can walk with one party level one day, and switch to another the next - it's entirely up to you.You don't have to stick to the same level throughout the week. You need not walk every day, if you don't want to. 

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Walking in a group: The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is normally a good mix of ages, of new clients and 'regulars' from Britain and overseas, and of couples, friends and people travelling alone. All our walks leaders are experienced, mostly enthusiasts who provide thoughtful, safe and informative leadership at all times.

Cornwall tour3 Meals a day: After a full breakfast we generally start the day at 9.30am taking a self-select picnic lunch and returning to the Country House hotel between 5.00pm and 6.30pm, in time for a relaxed three-course evening meal.

Dates 
All walking tours have weekly 7 night tours. Some locations have 3 and 4 night walking tours, too.

We will provide you with directions to your country house. 
What's Included:
 

  • -Accommodations for up to 7 nights , including private bath/shower.
  • -Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea daily. Picnic lunches on walking days. ALL meals - freshly cooked English breakfast, our famous picnic lunch selection (unless otherwise stated), excellent evening meal with coffee/tea and after dinner mints
  • -Full time guide
  • -Transport to and from your walk each day, if needed.
  • -Complimentary tea and coffee in all bedrooms
  • -All taxes (Value Added Tax VAT)
  • -Detailed itinerary describing the walking program.
  • -Essential gear checklist
  • -Full program of day and evening activities including music, games and discussions
  • -Train transfers are available from all major cities at an additional cost. Train tickets cannot be confirmed until 60 days before departure. Plan to arrive after 12 noon.
All prices are in US dollars, based on twin or triple occupancy. A few single rooms are available. Book early. 

British Walking tours country house based. 

Chipping CamdenThe Cotswolds Walk the historic footpaths of England’s charming Cotswolds region, well known for its gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), historic market towns, where time has stood still for over 300 years. The Cotswolds are famous for all that is quintessentially English, with golden stone villages, handsome manor houses, rolling cornfields and green valleys. Our guided classic walking holidays are perfect for beginners allowing you to discover this most English of landscapes. There are village-to-village walks as well as delightful paths through woodlands, meadows and across the Cotswold plateau. The Cotswold Way provides some of the most scenic walking with medieval churches, country estates, ancient sites and Roman villas. You'll be based in our fine Country House hotel, Harrington House, in the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. 

BY RAIL: To Moreton-in-Marsh station, about 2 hours from London. Visit thetrainline.com for train information and to book tickets. Transfer to House: (8 miles). 

These rates are shown for one English walking tour location. Prices are similar for walking travel packages to all locations in England, Scotland, and to Wales
Bourton-on-the-Water 2017
Cotswolds
USD
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,608
single supplement per night $37

Sample Tour:  Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds

Harrington Hall dates from Tudor times.  Built of Cotswold stone, it is quietly tucked away just 100 yards from the center of Bourton-on-the-Water.  This is one of the showpiece Cotswolds villages, 40 minutes from Oxford.  Within this most English of landscapes there are absorbing village to village walks, paths across the Cotswold plain.  On the way, you'll find medieval churches, country estates, and a wealth of prehistoric sites, burial mounds and Roman villas. Highlights include: Following the trail of Charles II's escape from Cromwell · The Cotswold escarpment between Broadway and Snowshill - a wonderful area for views. · A village-to-village hike along the Coin Valley from Bibury. · From Nettleton to the Duntisbourne villages via one of the watersheds of England. · The old capital of Mercia (Winchcombe) through Guitting Wood and via Sudeley Castle.

Guided Walking with Sightseeing at Bourton-on-the-Water Up to 5 miles with some ascent Each day’s guided walking and sightseeing will be selected from the following provisional program. Admission fees are not included in the cost of your holiday; please allow £30. If you have a National Trust card, remember to bring it along. 
Upper and Lower Slaughter A gentle walk to what are probably the most visited villages in the Cotswolds – Upper and Lower Slaughter on the River Eye. The latter has simply built bridges and an old mill built in 1650 which was still in use up to the 1960s. The equally delightful Upper Slaughter, only two miles from the River Eye’s source, has one of the finest examples of Elizabethan domestic architecture in the Cotswolds with its gabled manor house and superb Lords of the Manor Hotel. From here we follow broad bridleways into the Windrush Valley near Aston Mill. Distance: 5 miles; mainly level walking with one 360 foot ascent

Hidcote Manor Gardens and Chipping Campden Hidcote is arguably where modern small garden design began. The horticulturist Lawrence Johnson created ‘outdoor rooms’ for different moods and lifestyles, color coordinated and teasing to the eye. After a morning visit we walk along the North Cotswold Diamond Way. The path crosses undulating farmland and woods, dipping into valleys before reaching the butter- and honey-colored houses of Chipping Campden, built over a period of five centuries, with the finest of the wool churches and its much-photographed almshouses. Distance: 4 miles and 120 feet of ascent From High Hawling to the Glove Maker’s Castle Hawling is on the Windrush Way, a long distance footpath crossing high open country. Another high footpath takes us over to the Wardens’ Way. This path descends by woodland and valley through the grounds of Sudeley Castle and on to Winchcombe, both of which we will explore. Distance: 5 miles 

Along the Coln Valley from Bibury to Quenington We start our walk at Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England, and include the cottages at Arlington Row, now owned by the National Trust. We follow riverside, wood and meadow paths to Coln St Aldwyns, continuing to the pretty village of Quenington with its church which features two rare Norman doorways. Then on to Fairford to visit the famous church which has the only complete set of medieval glass in the country. Distance: 4½ miles and 260 feet of ascent 
Stanway, Stanton, Laverton, Broadway & Batsford Arboretum We start at Stanway with its wonderful Jacobean gate, tithe barn, church and cricket pavilion. We continue along the Cotswold Way through Stanton to Laverton then on to Broadway. Via Fish Hill we continue to Batsford Arboretum, which is home to the most extensive private collection of trees and shrubs in Britain. Batford Park also houses the Cotswold Falconry centre and a garden centre with many unusual plants and trees. Distance: 5 miles with a few stiles and 180 feet of ascent

Short Walks are 5-7 miles, easy gradients. Medium Walks are 7-10 miles, undulating with gentle gradients.  Long Walks are 8-11 miles, 430-1740 ft ascent during the day. 

Church Stretton

Church Stretton CS 2017
Shropshire
Guided Walking CSBOB
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,554
single supplement per night $37


Devon & Cornwall
Cornwall Granite cliffs. Sandy beaches. New friends. Old fishing villages. Hidden coves. Abandoned tin mines. The artist colony of St Ives. Shared stories. The best coastal walking in Britain on the South West Coast Path. Your step-by-step journey to Cornwall starts here. Cornwall has England's most exciting and diverse coastline with dramatic granite cliffs, golden-sand beaches and old fishing ports. All are featured on our guided Classic Walking holidays. St Ives stands at the eastern end of Penwith, the granite peninsula that forms the big toe of Britain, with exhilarating cliff top walking right the way round past Land's End to Penzance. Cornwall offers a mix of old and new with Iron Age villages, futuristic GoonhillySatellite Station and the world-famous biospheres of the Eden Project.

Selworthy SL 2017
Exmoor
Guided Walking  SLBOB
March-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,769
single supplement per night $37

BY RAIL: To St Erth station. Visit thetrainline.com for train information and to book tickets. Transfer to House: (4½ miles). Taxi: allow £10 (£13-£14 before 10.00am) per journey (less if shared). Or to St Ives station (change at St Erth) Transfer to House: (½ mile). 10 minute walk (uphill). Taxi: allow £3.00 per journey (less if shared).

St. Ives

St Ives SV 2017
Cornwall
Guided Walking SVBOB
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Wednesdays $781
4 nights begin Saturdays $1,082
7 nights begin Saturdays $1,661
single supplement per night $37
Lake District Lakeside paths. Famous hills. Unwind. Wooded valleys. Wainwright. Mountain tarns. Lake Poets. High waterfalls. Open moorlands. Unspoiled. Enjoy the Lake District National Park from the shores of Derwentwater. Beatrix Potter. Forest walks. Great views. Wordsworth. A cruise on a lake. Reaching the summit of The Old Man of Coniston. Ancient tracks Vibrant fishing villages.

Derwentwater

Highlights: The village of Buttermere and lakeshore path Whinlatter Forest Visitors Centre Castlerigg Stone Circle and Watendlath with the much photographed Ashness Bridge and a launch trip on Derwent Water Magnificent Aira Force Waterfall and the mansion of Dalemain near Ullswater

Ascent: Up to 5 miles with some ascent 50-200 ft. Each day’s guided walking and sightseeing will be chosen from the following provisional program. Admission fees are not included 

Accommodation: With the best waterfront of any hotel on Derwent Water, and splendid views of the surrounding fells, Derwent Bank offers a truly exceptional location. Derwent Bank has 32 bedrooms, all located in the main building. Some of the rooms have views over the lake, whilst others face towards the mountains of Cat Bells and Grizedale Pike. In addition, in the grounds there is the newly refurbished Coach House, a luxurious two bedroom apartment.
The nearest station is at Penrith on the west coast main line between London and Glasgow. The 18 mile journey from Penrith station to Derwent Bank can be made by taxi or bus. Taxis cost £32 per journey - less if shared.

Derwenwater 2017
Lake District
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $674
4 nights begin Mondays $921
7 nights begin Fridays $1,608
single supplement per night $37


Conistonwater Outstanding location overlooking Coniston Water, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains Ascend the mountain summits of the Old Man of Coniston, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes Walk by lakes and tarns and visit the Lakeland stone villages of Grasmere and Hawkshead. 

Highlights: Cruise Coniston Water on the restored steam yacht “Gondola” Visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in Grasmere Walk by the River Esk and travel on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Walk through woodland to Hawkshead and visit Hill Top where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories

Ascent: Up to 5 miles with some ascent - up to 350 feet. Each day’s guided walking and sightseeing will be selected from the following provisional program. Admission fees are not included 

Accommodation: As a historic National Trust property, Monk Coniston is full of romantic, gothic-style charm. With a most attractive Lake District setting, it is well suited to a relaxing holiday. Monk Coniston has 33 bedrooms. Some are located in the main house, with others in the adjoining cottage and counting house.

The nearest station is at Windermere. The 13 mile journey from Windermere station to Monk Coniston can be made by taxi or bus. Taxis cost approx £18 per journey - less if shared

Conistonwater CN 2017
Lake District
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,608
single supplement per night $37


Southern Yorkshire Dales Hills and Dales The Three Peaks of Yorkshire. Escape. Brontë moors. Massive cliffs. Cobbled streets. A famous railway. White drystone walls. Green meadows. Discover the Yorkshire Dales from their most famous landmarks. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is deeply rural, with stone-walled dales and an abundance of natural beauty, including wild flowers, waterfalls, scars, caves and limestone pavements. The Dales are home to a number of features for you to discover, such as the 250ft cliff of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Streams and quaint former lead mining communities are dotted throughout the beautiful valleys, while The Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen y ghent are extremely rewarding for the keen walker.


The 7 mile journey from Skipton rail station to Newfield Hall can be made by taxi. Taxis cost £14 per journey - less if shared.
Malmadale


OTHER YORKSHIRE WALKING LOACTIONS:
Sedbergh - Yorkshire
Enjoy a half-day walk in the morning of 3 to 4 miles, returning to the comfort of your Country House after lunch. Although the distances and ascents are modest we aim to include the best scenery. Holiday highlights: Pendragon Castle and along the Eden Valley Scout Scar high above Kendal and Sizergh Castle Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust Dating from 1535, the small manor house of Thorns Hall retains its historic charm with wood-panelled public rooms, fireplaces and a cobbled courtyard outside. Up to 4 miles with some ascent.

Whitby

Whitby WY 2017
Yorkshire
Guided Walking  WYBOB
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,608
single supplement per night $37


Dovedale, Derbyshire in the Peak District 
Contrast the solitude and magnificent views of heather moorland and windswept rocky escarpments with the pastoral patchwork and traditional stone villages of the limestone dales.

Close by the natural beauty of Dovedale’s famous gorge. A world of sheer walls, caves, stepping stones and rock spires, this is the perfect playground for geologist and outdoor enthusiast alike. Away from the gorge, this peaceful landscape is dotted with pretty hamlets and showcases manicured estates such as Chatsworth. 

Soak up this very traditional English countryside scene, and work up an appetite as you walk. Celebrate the end of a superb day’s walking by savouring local treats in the teashops – make sure not to miss out on Derbyshire’s famous Bakewell Pudding.

By train From the south and east it is easiest to travel to Derby station. This is on the Midland main line between London and Sheffield and is also served by direct trains from Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Edinburgh. From the north-west it is quicker to travel to Buxton station – this is at the end of a branch line from Manchester 
February-November 2017 per person twin
3 nights begin Fridays $781
4 nights begin Mondays $1,082
7 nights begin Fridays $1,554
single supplement per night $37


What to Bring:
Bring worn-in walking boots Waterproof jacket (with hood), Waterproof over trousers. Spare sweaters or fleece (several thin layers are better than one thick layer). Thick and thin socks. General outdoor clothing. A small backpack to carry spare clothing, food and drink 


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