Lake District & Northumberland Walking Tours

Walk the North of England

Our guided walking tours of the Lake District and Northumberland will immerse you in the sublime majesty of the countryside of the north of England. Enjoy the freedom of the road less travelled, the culture and heritage of our National Trails. After climbing Helvellyn or Catbells in the Lake District, and ticking off a few Wainwrights, you can relax by the calming waters of Buttermere or Windermere. And the end of each day, you’ll be glad to rest your legs in our wonderful English pubs and hand-picked hotels every evening. In Northumberland you will visit incredible castles, namely Warkworth and Chillingham, explore an iconic coastline and even have the opportunity for a dip in the River Tweed.

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Buttermere Lakes

Lake District Guided Walking – 6 Day

A walking holiday in the Lakes climbing iconic peaks and hiking through beautiful valleys. Sunset walks and dusk dips with an expert guide.
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Hadrians Wall

Walk Northumberland – Guided

Discover an unspoiled corner of England steeped in history, natural landscapes, beautiful coastal vistas, wild animals and haunted castles.
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Walking Trails in the North of England

Step back in time on one of our idyllic walks through the magnificent Lake District or journey to Northumberland to discover a truly unspoiled corner of England which is steeped in rich history, varied natural landscapes, beautiful coastal vistas, ancient, wild animals, and haunted castles. These walking tours are the perfect way to discover England at its finest, so whether you are travelling on your own or with your friends or family, enjoy these beautiful trails with our expert guides.

Our tours are rated 97% excellent, just take a look at our Trip Advisor page, and are the perfect balance of active travel and relaxation.

Guided or Private Walking Tours in the North

We take all the hassle out of walking by including all luggage transfers, organising and booking all accommodation, providing maps, GPS instructions, and recommending incredible iconic palaces, castles, estates, ancient sites and more to visit along the way. Walk through the hills (fells), moors and alongside the lakes, rivers and streams, into our wonderful small villages and market towns which criss-cross the stunning landscapes.

If you are looking for more gently rolling hills, you can walk the Cotswold Way or the Ridgeway on our self-guided tours, while you can get to know like minded walkers on our guided holidays, exploring the richly varied landscapes of Cornwall and the South Coast of England.

We also offer private tours so you can create a bespoke itinerary for you and your group.

English Walking Holidays in the North of England

Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing. Travel to the Lake District by train to the start the walking tours, or leave your car in secure parking – we will arrange transport back to your car at the end of the tour. We also offer a range and accommodation options, both pre and post tour so you can guarantee to start your tour refreshed and go home invigorated. We begin our tours, in or close to the Lake District which is an hour and a half north of Manchester. 

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How to get to the Lake District and Northumberland

There are plenty of trains from London Paddington to The Lake District (Penrith) and Northumberland (Newcastle Train Station). Alternatively we can arrange a private transfer for you from London. 

How hilly is the North?

The North of England is hillier than many of the other regions of England. However the Lake District for instance has a variety of routes which makes the regions great walking country and suitable for those who are moderately fit and active. There are many hills (fells and moors) but the incredible views from the top more than make up from the ascents! However, you will be able to miss out some of the steeper inclines – or add in some hillier walk for those looking to stretch their legs as there are routes for everyone and we can tailor your tour to your specific preferences.

What is the best way to get out of London and to the North?

The best way to travel up North is by train, directly to the Lake District or by car, both a 4 hour journey from London. All of our self-guided trips begin from the Lake District. We can also arrange pre and post accommodation at a range of different locations so you can arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to start your tour. You can also fly into Manchester and transfer to the start of the tour from there.

Can I do a walking tour as a solo traveler?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join. You will have a great time on our walking tours whether travelling on your own, as a couple, family or group, meeting like-minded people on our guided trips, or choosing your own adventure on our self-guided tours. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

Where is the Lake District, England?

The Lake District is in the North West of England, with rugged mountains (fells),  dramatic lakes (meres) and deep valleys formed by Ice Age glaciers. It contains England’s highest mountain, and deepest lake, and is both a National Park and a World Heritage Site, in recognition of its natural wild beauty and cultural significance, having inspired generations of poets, writers and artists.