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Walking holidays

A group of young people equipped with maps, walking in the Lake District along a NT footpath near Mickleden in Great Langdale
A group of young people equipped with maps, walking in the Lake District along a NT footpath near Mickleden in Great Langdale | © National Trust Images / Leo Mason

Wherever you choose for your next hiking holiday, our holiday accommodation offers the perfect base for walking holidays in the UK. We've handpicked a wide selection of unique holiday cottages and bunkhouses across the UK to make your trekking break one to remember.

From a luxury five-bedroom home in the Lake District, to a converted barn in Yorkshire, there's somewhere special for every type of ramblers holiday.

Whether you're gathering your friends, family and dogs for a laughter-filled hike, or you're looking to blow off steam with a solo trek, we've got the perfect walking holiday for you. Why not explore the golden sands and salty air of Cornwall's coast, traverse the wild and rocky terrain of Snowdonia in Wales or amble along peaceful lakeside trails in the Lake District?

And don't worry about those muddy paws. We've got more than 180 dog-friendly cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland just waiting for you to make yourself at home in. Wherever you choose, tired legs and a happy heart are included in your stay.


Visitors walking across the beach at Gunwalloe, Cornwall, in the evening


Cornwall is the perfect spot for a hiking holiday, with coastal walks in rich mining history, sweeping headlands, creeks, valleys and secluded sandy beaches. Choose from one of our unique sea view, cliff-top or countryside holiday cottages and you can start the walk you're dreaming of as soon as you step out your door.

Walkers on the South West coast path to Old Harry, Studland Bay, Dorset


Walk through millions of years of history, on a coast where dinosaurs once roamed.

Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn in Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria

Lake District 

Breathe deep, stride out and smile wide - nature is waiting to be explored on your next walking holiday in the Lake District. Conquer the fells and pikes, hike through woodland, or meander along the glistening waters. With our wide range of holiday cottages across the Lake District, will you choose to open your door to well-trodden routes or wild and remote lands?

The view from Gorge Walk at Cheddar Gorge

Somerset and Wiltshire 

Walk through millions of years of history in these south west counties, to discover a prehistoric stone circle and a formidable gorge.

Visitors hiking in Snowdonia


The land of the dragons and a landscape of mystical beauty. Will your boots take you to the wooded valleys and sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, the jagged peaks and secret waterfalls of Snowdonia, or the secluded coves and rocky causeways of the Gower Peninsula? Discover the diverse wilderness of Wales on self-guided walking holidays.

Two people walking uphill on the Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire.


Rich in natural treasures, Yorkshire is a dream location for walking holidays. Explore the wild and windswept coast of the northern moors, the looming craggy cliffs of Malham Tarn or the enchanting woodland of the Yorkshire Dales. Whether hiking along Hadrian's Wall or setting out on a wildlife trek, browse our hiking holidays in Yorkshire and the North East.

Visitors to the Northumberland coast with their dog on the beach

Find your next break

If you don't fancy a walking holiday, we've got lots of other holiday cottages, bothies, bunkhouses and campsites for you to choose from. Take a look at our full range of holiday accommodation.