Top 6 Destinations For UK Walking Holidays

Dartmoor And The South West Coast Path 

Let’s start off close to home. Covering 630 miles, the breathtaking South West Coast Path runs through Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset. With so much to explore, the path offers dramatic coastal views alongside stunning scenes of Dartmoor and the Southwest countryside. Perfect for walking holidays of all varieties, the South West Coast Path is loved by avid trekkers and day walkers alike. Head out on short walks in your chosen location or take on the monster adventure of walking the full 630 miles!

Peak District, Derbyshire

The Peak District is known for its picturesque limestone cliffs, wild heather, and flowing pastures. With so many beautiful views to encounter, it’s no wonder this area is among our top 5 UK destinations for walking holidays. There are plenty of trails, villages, and fields to meander through, however, one of the most popular walks is the Limestone Way that travels through the heart of the Derbyshire dales from Castleton to Rochester.  You can plan your own trip or sign up to a guided walking holiday where your route and accommodation will be organised for you.

Lake District, Cumbria

There is so much to explore in the Lake District from craggy peaks and lush valleys to acres of beautiful woodland.  Whether you’re looking for long days trekking the peaks or short ambles along the well-known routes, there is something for everyone on a walking holiday in the Lake District. What’s great is that it’s easy to get out into the more remote areas if you want to, or to stay among the more populated paths, such as those in Windermere or Ambleside. There are also plenty of great accommodation options making it easy to plan the perfect trip away. 

Snowdonia, Wales

For more adventurous walking holidays, Snowdonia is the perfect place. If you’re an experienced hiker looking for a real challenge, then there is of course the option of summiting Mount Snowdon. There are 6 different routes you can take, however, the Llanberis path is recommended if this is your first time climbing Snowdon. Whichever route you choose to take, make sure you’ve planned safely in advance, have the correct ankle supporting footwear, and are carrying the necessary equipment. A lightweight boot with Gore-tex lining - such as the LOWA Zephyr boot - is perfect for keeping your feet protected in all weather without weighing you down. Having the correct gear is important as you don’t want anything spoiling your experience of the spectacular views at the top!

The Scottish Highlands

Packed full of stunning scenery and wildlife, the Scottish Highlands are definitely worth exploring on one of your next walking holidays. The area is vast and incredibly varied making it perfectly suited to people of all different hiking abilities. The Cairngorms National Park has plenty of accommodation options making it a great location to base yourself for exploring the numerous trails on offer. For mountains, forests, and glens Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are stunning, or for a longer adventure, you could walk The Great Glen Way. This is a 125km walk running from Fort William to Inverness, taking between 5-7 days to complete. It’s a great walking holiday and one that allows you to see different aspects of the Highlands en route.

New Forest, Hampshire

With acres of beautiful woodland to explore, the New Forest is great for walking holidays in all seasons. Spring is perfect for spotting newborn animals and the emergence of wildflowers like bluebells whilst summer is ideal for doing long-distance walks such as the Solent Way. The New Forest is just as great during Autumn and Winter. The golden colours of the New Forest during the Autumn are breathtaking, whilst there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to warm up in during a lovely brisk walk in the winter. 

Don’t Forget To Wear Your Boots In! 

Comfortable walking boots are at the top of the packing list for any walking holiday. Before you set off on your walking holiday, make sure you’ve worn your boots in to prevent rubbing and discomfort. We offer a range of LOWA boots and socks equipped with the necessary ankle support and Gore-Tex protection, to ensure you stay supported and comfortable throughout your next walking holiday.

 For help finding your next pair of LOWA military boots please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable team today who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.