Here at The Carter Company, our speciality is luxury walking holidays in the UK. We stand apart from our competitors in that our British walking holidays have luxury accommodation options. 'Luxury' means AA/RAC awarded 4* or 5* (sometimes 3*) hotels, manor houses, historic inns and boutique hotels. We hand-pick each and every hotel we use based on the following factors: level of service, excellent quality, location and character. The hotels we use are available to view on the luxury itinerary pages of each individual UK walking holiday on this website.

Our selection of self-guided luxury walking holidays in the UK

We offer a selection of self-guided walking holidays in Britain, featuring hand-picked boutique accommodation, along the Thames, and in the Cotswolds, Bath, Oxford, London, Dorset, the New Forest, Devon, Yorkshire, the Lake District, Cumbria, Scotland and Wales. Our 'gentle' walking holidays consist of a series of optional walks, which can be combined with driving, cycling and even a hop on a boat or two. The 'not-so-gentle' walking trips are by no means extreme, and typically do not exceed more than 15 miles/24 km per day.

Get off the beaten track, feel like a local

With 25 years of experience in creating the best UK walking holidays, our value is in our unmatched knowledge of the areas we cover. Wendy Carter, founder of The Carter Company has an amazing amount of walking trip expertise that's worth its weight in gold, which our customers benefit from. Wendy can tell you where to find the best slice of carrot cake in Oxford, or where to find the rarest selection of butterflies in England.

We are really proud of the walking holidays in the UK that we offer. We put a lot of care and thought into researching and designing creative walking routes and unusual itineraries off the beaten track, which we hope give our customers the opportunity to see a more authentic side to Britain and Europe. Our unique walking routes take in the famous highlights of each area, but they also let you discover the lesser-known local favourites that most guide books and tourists on buses don't even know about. Our customers often leave saying they feel they have really got to know the places they visited.

Attention to detail and a top-notch customer service

All customers are given a Carter Company Adventure Handbook to complement their walking route directions, which is brimming with our insider tips on the best things to see and do in the area. Our reps on the ground keep close to the real locals and keep us informed on what the inside track is!

We are flexible! As a small and dedicated team, we deliver a genuinely personal service. If you want to add on elements to an existing holiday, or adapt it in any way, we are more than happy to do this. We also create tailor-made luxury walking and cycling holidays on request. Contact us at our office for more information about how we can help you to create your perfect holiday.