Discover the magic of England on a Walking, Cycling or Swimming Holiday

Small Groups. Big Adventures.

Reconnect. Get Active. Explore. Your English Holiday Awaits...

Now is the perfect time to plan your English adventure with Active England. Join us and cycle, walk, or wild swim down byways, old railway lines, estuaries, rivers and along dramatic coastal cliffs and moors. Action packed days outdoors glide into relaxed evenings, with like-minded people over a drink at a local pub, sharing stories from the day….

Our tours are for the active – whether you are looking for a guided Cycling, Swimming, or Walking holiday – and  also for those looking for a more gentle adventure, with a range of new wellness tours just launched. You’ll have plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey, finishing our days at some of the most beautiful sunset spots and at our favourite pubs!

Our tours run weekly throughout the season and range in length from three days through to six days and are run by our qualified and charismatic guides – the heartbeat of our business. Tours are in all areas of the country with a focus on the Lake District and Northumberland, Devon and Cornwall and the Cotswolds and with optional dawn and evening walks, evening picnics and early morning swims we’re confident we’ll give you an experience to remember.


Cycle The Cotswolds

Cycle The Cotswolds

The best of the Cotswolds on two wheels

Our guided, private, and self-guided Cotswolds cycle tours will get you feeling the wind in your hair, pedalling down quiet winding lanes, to see the best of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wild Swimming Holidays

Wild Swimming Holidays

Expertly Guided Swim Tours Throughout England

Join one of our friendly groups, meet like-minded people and discover iconic swims and hidden landscapes – from the water up!


Wellness Retreats

Wildlife and Nature Tours

Journey through Devon, discovering the wildlife and reconnecting to nature!

Yoga, Swim, Hike and Forest Bath – Connect Mind, Body and Spirit on one our Devon wellbeing retreats


Group Trips

Group Trips

Travel with Friends and Family

We can turn any trip we run into a private tour, or create a bespoke holiday from scratch to suit your group exactly.

Private, Guided and Self-Guided Adventure Holidays

Travel with a friends, treat your family, join our small group adventures, or explore on your own with our self-guided walking and cycling tours – the choice is yours! Go private and create your own perfect itinerary, picking activities which are most appeal to you and your group.

With routes curated over years of experience, our tours take the most picturesque way down the road less travelled, with a story and destination to each journey, be that a SUP down the Fowey River to the Fisherman’s Inn, seeking the source of the Thames, or cycling the Camel Trail to Padstow and beyond for great surf and coasteering.

Return to Nature and Reconnect with Each Other

Rediscover the English countryside and coast, escape the cities and reconnect with each other and nature.  Cycle down winding, quiet lanes, swim in lakes, kayak the coast, SUP down canals all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

We stay in glamping sites overlooking meadows, off grid eco huts with views of the sea or beautiful Cotswold inns, with attention to detail and an eye for the unusual. Our guides are the heartbeat of our tours and will take care of your every need, ensuring our groups knit together allowing you to enjoy your trip with us at your own pace and in your own time.

Signature Tours

Meet Active England

Inspire Your Adventure Holiday in the UK

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

With itineraries to suit all, award winning accommodation and food Active England Tours sets the benchmark for active travel in England, but don’t take our word for it, just check out our reviews on Trip Advisor where our guests rate us 97% excellent!

  • star rating  Recently did one of the Cotswold self-guided walking tours through Active England. The itinerary was excellent, as was Jago Hartland who met with us for orientation and kept in touch... read more

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    December 1, 2022

    star rating  Super helpful, friendly and amenable team at Active England helped us have a brilliant experience. We are a late 50's Australian couple and not super fit, but the ebikes ... read more

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    November 1, 2022

    star rating  Our Cotswolds bike trip was Amazing!! Thank you to our fantastic guide, Conor.
    The countryside was picture perfect with great little villages and sites to take in all along our... read more

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    October 31, 2022
  • star rating  I loved the freedom and flexibility of Active England's self-guided Short Walks in the Cotswolds tour. It was easy to use the provided routes, the hotels were very nice,... read more

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    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Had an amazing 4 day bike tour in the Cotwolds with our guide Amanda, tour director Jago and support from the wonderful office staff. We have nothing but great things... read more

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    October 18, 2022

    star rating  The perfect way to experience the Cotswolds was on a bicycle. Four days of lovely countryside, interesting inns, old churches and charming towns. Rick did an awesome job of supporting... read more

    October 6, 2022
  • star rating  From the planning stages of our fabulous self guided walk in the Cotswolds to our transfer and tour of Oxford and Bath, the Active England team were excellent. Jago took... read more

    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Can't say enough about Jago and the team. Walks were stupendous, inns were stunning, and the pub/restaurant recommendations were spot on. Transportation always punctual. Jago even gave us a bonus... read more

    October 1, 2022

    star rating  What a fabulous few days! Our guides, Tatty and Chris looked after us incredibly well. We didn't have to look at a map/check tide times/book restaurants/drive. Great... read more

    August 30, 2022
  • star rating  So many different secret and semi-secret swimming places that I could never have found on my own - and even if I had found them, I wouldn't have wanted... read more

    August 29, 2022

    star rating  Chris and Jago were flexible, fun and incredibly helpful during our three-week bike journey in England. Chris was amazing at 'making changes on the go,' including showing us and delighting... read more

    August 29, 2022

    star rating  My son (30) and I (69) has a splendid self guided trip arranged by Active England. The bikes were first rate, the routes were gorgeous and mostly empty of cars,... read more

    August 21, 2022
  • star rating  I really enjoyed my self-guided cycle tour of the Cotswolds with Active England Tours. Iago was a very knowledgeable guide who was very kind and accommodating. I am so grateful... read more

    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Our arrival was a bit bumpy due to the train strikes. This incredible company immediately responded and were very diligent to get to us. Jago our Host for the tour... read more

    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Imagine tree-lined paths, peaceful moments with sky everywhere, and closing the day in a cosy pub- it was everything we imagined it would be! We did a six day... read more

    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  My son and I just completed a three week LeJog tour through Active England, and were impressed with all the guides' professionalism and caring attitudes. They also made it... read more

    July 6, 2022

    star rating  We are a Bliss of four wild women who love wild swimming and have just completed an amazing weekend of open water swimming with our wonderful guides Tatty and Laura.... read more

    June 26, 2022

    star rating  The LeJog tour with Active England was a bike tour of a lifetime. 19 days of riding averaging 60 miles per day. The guides were outstanding... read more

    June 21, 2022

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