9th April, 2018
A walking break is the perfect way to settle into Springtime, to get invigorated and out and about this season. After eating our way through mounds of chocolate eggs, it is time to get outdoors and get excited about 2018. These are our choices for late Spring and early Summer, we’ve highlighted our favourite parts of these trips to help you find the perfect little holiday!
For history and heritage
England is well-known for its rich history, and we know the way around some of the country’s best kept secrets. One of our longer walks, the Cotswold Way, gives you a little taste of everything; there are Roman ruins, Iron Age forts, Civil War battlefields, Medieval Churches, Jacobean Palaces, and Georgian gardens, all in the very heart of England. We will guide you through the rolling hills and little rivers, for a relaxing but rewarding walk.
Outside of England, A Potter through Provence is one of our finest. This is a feast of French heritage – sample rare wines and classic cuisine, explore medieval hilltop villages and picture-postcard market towns, and ramble through the ancient forests of the Luberon valley. This is the perfect choice for those seeking culture, and wanting to explore at their own pace.
Another favourite for Spring is the new Authentic Algarve, bringing you incredible food, rural charm and stunning scenery. Spring is the perfect time to explore the Algarve, as the weather is warm, but not so hot that all you'll want to do is sunbathe! Get immersed in the unhurried and relaxing local way of life, journey through little villages and hillscapes by day, then unwind in the evening and watch the sun set over the hilltops.
It doesn’t get more stunning than Scotland - our West Highland Way walk is the top choice for those wanting to be immersed in the wild, rugged and sublime. Get away from the trappings of modern life and wander the ancient paths of the Highlands, journey around the famous Loch Lomond and through the glens and see wild deer, mountains and heaths. Coupled with luxury boutique hotels, this trip is one of our most special – a walk in the wild that you won’t forget.
Of course, if landscape is what you want, the list would be incomplete without the Lake District. Our Quintessential Lake District has a bit of everything – from sweeping valleys and deep, tranquil lakes up to some of the highest peaks in England. There is plenty of history here too, with both Wordsworth’s and Beatrix Potter’s homes open to visitors. As the newest World Heritage Site, the Lakes make for the perfect time away.
For sun and sea
Although not strictly all seaside, our Seashores and Moors tour is still definitely a top choice. From the rich Jurassic coast of Devon up to the wild moors around Exmoor, this tour gives you the chance to explore the rural West Country at its best. From the gentle Lynmouth seaside, to the Cliffs of Lynton, to the inland moors with the world-famous wild Exmoor Ponies, this is a truly spectacular tour of this corner of England.
Wales is one of the United Kingdom’s lesser known gems – its peaceful Ceredigion Coast offers stunning scenery, wildlife, historic villages, and the chance to truly relax. Get a taste of Welsh seaside charm with our handpicked hotels, and sample the local food (and ice cream). This is the ultimate classic UK seaside holiday.
For the serious explorer
- For those seeking a challenge, there is the enduringly popular Hadrian’s Wall Walk. Trekking along this ancient monument is a must for serious walkers – with wild landscape and history all around, you will trace the footsteps of the ancient Britons from one coast to the other.