Lake District & Northumberland Walking Tours

Explore our Lake District Walking Holidays

Discover the history and heritage of the north of England, exploring iconic coastlines, wild moors and rugged fells.

Venture into the Lake District, climbing from the high fells – including Scafell Pike and Helvellyn – through to some of the smaller but nontheless spectacular peaks, such as Catbells. Tick off a few Wainwrights and rest your legs by the still waters of Buttermere or Windermere.

Alternatively, stroll along Hadrian’s Wall, visit the ancient castles of Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Alnwick, tread upon Roman roads and walk in the footsteps of Vikings in Northumberland.

Leading the way, our expert guides have the local knowledge to tailor each day’s routes to the group’s wants and needs. We know the best walking routes and where to enjoy the best views. But perhaps most importantly, we know which pubs the locals recommend at the end of each walk!

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Walk Hadrian's Wall on a Guided Adventure

Just three hours from London, let us show you the north of England at its finest.

Guided Tour

Walk Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland – Guided

Step back in time and discover a corner of England steeped in rich history with our fully...
From £1754
Guided Tour

Walk the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland and Edinburgh

Venture into the countryside with Active England's fully guided walking tour of Scotland and Northern England.
From £2249
Self-guided Tour

Walk the Lake District Valleys and Villages – Self Guided

Venture into the valleys and villages of the majestic Lake District, with a self-guided walking tour of...
From £949
Advanced Guided Tour
Lake District

Walk the Lake District Summits – Guided

A fully guided walking tour of the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and England's largest...
From £1759
Self-guided Tour

Walk the Lake District Circuit – Self Guided

Revel in the Lake District on our 8-day, 7-night self-guided circuit of England's largest National Park.
From £999
Guided Tour

Walk England – the Grand Tour

A 10-night fully guided walking tour of England, starting in the North before heading South.
From £3999
Guided Tour
Hadrians Wall above Steel Rigg

Walk the UK – Grand Tour

This unique adventure holiday promises all you could wish from a trip to the UK.
From £3999

Prefer to go private?

Whether you prefer to travel on your own, as a couple or with friends and family, we offer a range of guided, private or self-guided tours, so that your Lake District and Northumberland walking vacation suits you perfectly. Be as active as you like, with tailored routes to suit both beginners and more experienced walkers. With our handpicked mix of the best trails in the North, enjoy a seamless walking tour, safe in the knowledge we have everything covered.

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Prefer to Walk the Cotswolds?

If you’d prefer rolling hills, thatched cottages and honey coloured stone walls then have a look at our walking tours of the Cotswolds instead. 


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The North FAQs

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.

Northumberland is a county in North East England, and lies on the England-Scotland border. It is home to one of the most picturesque and untouched stretches of coastline in the United Kingdom along with rolling hills and gentle mountains.

The best way to travel up North is by train, approximately a 4 hour direct journey from London Paddington to The Lake District (Penrith) and Northumberland (Newcastle Train Station).

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.

Alternatively we can arrange a private transfer for you from London – the drive is approximately 5 hours. 

The North of England is hillier than many of the other regions of England. However the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales have 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 walks for those looking to stretch their legs. There are routes for everyone and we can tailor your tour to your specific preferences.

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