If you are currently indoors, waiting for a chance to get outside and explore the countryside that is on our doorsteps, once restrictions have lifted a self-guided walking tour through the English countryside could be the trip for you!
Whether you want to travel on your own, away from the crowds, or bring your own group of family and friends to journey together and return to nature, walking is a great way to enjoy the fresh air, discover the history of the places you love and stretch your legs each day in the sunshine over the hills!
There are many reasons why a self-guided walking tour might suit you:
- Walk at your own pace, in your own time. There is no need to ‘keep up’ with the group, or slow down so the group can catch up. Leave when you like in the morning, and arrive when you choose in the afternoon.
- Hassle-free. 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.
- Enjoy the freedom of lingering longer in the places you discover along the way. Fully explore the castles, abbeys, palaces, manor houses, gardens and more, spend longer over lunch, take more café stops, or bring your coffee with you as you walk. This holiday is about what you want to do and see, you are your own guide walking along canals, rivers and meadows into our incredible towns and cities at your own leisure.
- Immerse yourself in local culture, village life, city walking tours and more. Travelling on your own can be a great way to dive right into local life wherever you travel, and with our local connections we can put you in touch with the right people to really enhance your journey, meeting locals and joining some great activities and tours along the way.
Can’t wait to grab you’re walking boots and stretch your legs, walking all day through our glorious countryside? Check out our fantastic English Walking Trips:
Self-Guided Cotswolds Towns and Villages Walking Tour: Beginning and ending in Moreton-in-Marsh, a direct 1.5 hour train out of London, this 6 Day self-guided walking tour immerses you in the best of the Cotswolds villages, country lanes, fields, gardens, trails and all of the hidden gems that dot this landscape. We call it ‘pure’ because we pick the best trails to walk all day, while picking the best hotels in the region in the evenings, with wonderful local cuisine and the best places to rest tired feet at the end of the day, transferring luggage and providing guidance, help and emergency support throughout.
Autumn Cotswolds Walking Tours: Autumn will be worth the wait! When all around you the landscape changes, the trees begin to turn amber, orange yellow and red. Leaves cover the ground, mists rise from the valleys and often the days are crisp with a bright blue sky. Our Long Weekend 3 Day and 4 Day Trips are guarantee to show off the best of the Cotswolds, escaping the crowds and returning to nature.
The Cotswolds Way, Self-Guided Walk: A glorious 102 mile National Trail that runs the length of the Cotswolds From Chipping Campden in the North to Bath in the South. Our 10 Day self-guided walking takes you back to nature and immerses you in the history and heritage of the magical Cotswolds. We take care of all your accommodation, luggage transfers and emergency support so you can set out into the hills care-free and thoroughly enjoy every day’s walk, resting your feet in our handpicked country hotels in the evenings.
The Ridgeway, Self-Guided Walk Along a National Trail: This 70 mile footpath is Britain’s oldest road, used for at least 5,000 years. Walk through history on our 7 day tour along the historic ridgeline that travels down through the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs – both designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and finishing at the Avebury Stone Circles, a World Heritage Site. Step back in time on our hassle-free self-guided walking tour, walking at your own pace, in your own time, with all the luggage transfers, accommodation and organising taken care of.