Walking holidays in The UK

We offer a range of exciting and unique walking holidays in the UK. Some of our routes are ‘gentle’ - which means all walking parts are optional, and there are opportunities to drive, or hop on a boat or bike if you prefer. Other walking trips are ‘not-so-gentle’, which means up to 15 miles (24 km) per day. None of our trips are extreme in distances - we always make sure we leave enough time for you to stop off en route for a coffee and a slice of cake, a spot of bird watching or a nose around the local shops!

Feel like a local on our thoughtfully designed walking tours

We carefully research all our routes on the ground and design our itineraries in collaboration with local experts, so you have the opportunity to take in both the headline attractions and the hidden gems of your destination. Hotels are hand picked for their quality, location and character, and there is usually a choice between classic and luxury options. Our aim is to share the beautiful landscape and rich culture of Britain through our routes, so you leave feeling like you’ve got to know real, authentic Britain. All our route directions are accompanied by a Carter Company Adventure Handbook which is packed full of the insider tips we have accumulated over the past 25 years on the best things to see and do locally.

From the Cotswolds to the River Thames, the North of England, Devon, Scotland and Wales

We cover some of the most beautiful parts of England to walk in: the charming villages, valleys and hills of The Cotswolds, the beautiful serenity of The Thames river, Devon’s coast and moors, several coasts in Wales, the Yorkshire dales and moors, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, the Chilterns, Scotland and more…

We also offer a bespoke service and organise tailor-made walking holidays in the UK. With over 25 years of experience in creating routes, we are the experts in crafting special itineraries that meet your requirements and suit your own interests. Please contact us and we’d love to talk more about what we can do for you.


Our UK Walking holidays


  1. A Celtic Caper

    Our Celtic Caper is a wonderful introduction to West Wales as you gently walk the stunningly beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Find picturesque…

    From £1,825

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Wales

  2. Quintessential Lake District

    The Lake District is a walker's paradise. With hundreds of walking routes, each with a myriad of variations, it has almost limitless possibilities.…

    From £1,455

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Lake District

  3. Culture, countryside and couture

    This wonderful winter walking tour is a feast for all the senses whether you are a connoisseur of history, culture, wildlife or the more material…

    From £750

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Oxford

  4. Potter and paint in the Cotswolds

    Spend a wonderful winter short break in the glorious Cotswolds and combine countryside walks with a little history and the chance to develop…

    From £720

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  5. History and 'her' story

    This remarkable short walk along the Thames explores some of the fantastic history of England from a female perspective - from present day with…

    From £995

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  6. Enid Blyton's Dorset

    Enid Blyton once said, “My imagination contains all the things I have ever seen or heard, things my conscious mind has long forgotten. I don’t…

    From £1,015

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Dorset & The New Forest

  7. The Cotswold Way

    Tracing its way through the heart of England from the pretty market town of Chipping Campden to the splendours of Regency Bath, the 102 mile…

    From £3,920

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  8. West Highland Way

    Scotland’s West Highland Way is one of the most beautiful walks in the world. The Way has a richness of wild flowers and animals, Speedwells…

    From £3,990

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / Scotland

  9. Coast to coast

    This dramatic tour is one of the great walks of England. Start out on the beautiful sandstone cliffs and beaches of St. Bees on England’s west…

    From £3,360

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / Yorkshire

  10. Seashores and moors

    This is a stunning walking holiday full of variety, taking in Somerset and the North Devon coast in The Exmoor National Park. Parts of the route…

    From £1,190

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Devon & Cornwall

  11. Ceredigion coast

    The Ceredigion Coast Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. Stunning scenery, picturesque…

    From £880

    Not so gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Wales

  12. Hadrian's Wall walk

    Hadrian's Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument. It was the brainchild of Emperor Hadrian, who ordered its construction in AD122…

    From £2,490

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / Lake District

  13. The Thames Path from source to London

    The full length of the Thames from its source in the Cotswolds downstream to London and Greenwich includes an amazing array of differing landscapes.…

    From £2,380

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / The Thames

  14. Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds

    This tour combines walking and cycling and enables you to enjoy the full variety of the magical Cotswolds area with its beautiful hills and picture…

    From £1,270

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  15. Meanders on the lower Thames

    This walk and river boat trip is a wonderfully relaxed way of experiencing the Thames. Each day you board a river boat (ticket included) and…

    From £990

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  16. The Thames Path from Henley to London

    The lower Thames from Henley to central London and Greenwich embraces many landscapes from rural meadows with kissing gates to royal palaces…

    From £1,350

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  17. The Thames Path from source to Henley

    The upper Thames from its source in the Cotswolds downstream to elegant Henley includes a great variety of landscapes. From remote and wild pasture…

    From £1,290

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  18. Meanders on the upper Thames

    This walk and river boat trip is a wonderfully relaxed way of experiencing the Thames. Each day you board a river boat (ticket included) and…

    From £1,080

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  19. An amble around London and the Cotswolds

    This tour combines a three night stay in London with idyllic walking in the Cotswolds and exploring Shakespeare's world in Stratford - three…

    From £1,330

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  20. Hand-picked Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are defined by rolling hills with magical views, idyllic scarp foot villages and lush valleys dotted with honey coloured stone…

    From £790

    Not so gentle / Many durations / Self-guided / The Cotswolds


Can't find what you're looking for?

Many of our trips are tailor-made, so tell us what you're looking for and we'd be delighted to design the perfect cycling or walking holiday for you.


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