An overview of the best walking holidays the UK has to offer – the location, the accommodation, and the walking routes available.
When looking at the stunning countryside the UK has to offer, it is no surprise that every year over 68% of adults choose to go on walking holidays in the UK.
Alongside eating out at a restaurant, walking is the most popular activity for families in the UK, with thousands and thousands of families travelling to the countryside every year to explore the scenic surroundings.
Walking is also a great form of exercise, with many adults in the UK stating how they choose to walk everyday for 10 minutes to get their steps in.
With this in mind, Inntravel has put together a walking guide for the rambling families, in the hope to inspire the UK population to explore the glorious surroundings and routes on offer.
From the Seascapes of North Norfolk to the Landscapes of the Peak District, this walking holiday guide has it all, and each holiday is a great escape for families.
Seascape of North Norfolk
This walking holiday is a self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday, boasting beautiful scenery of the coastline, sandy beaches, and the pristine nature reserves.
The nature reserves on this walking holiday are brimming with various wildlife, particularly birds. From bitterns and marsh harriers, to wildfowl and waders, the Seascapes of North Norfolk are a great place to visit if you want to teach your children about different birds and wildlife. Remember, pack your binoculars!
Norfolk is a county packed with history at every corner. On your walking holiday in Norfolk you will run in to beautiful medieval churches, royal estates and small harbours that contributed to England’s past trading efforts. So, if you’re interested in English history, Norfolk could be the place to visit. It’s also a great way to educate children on the rich history the UK has to offer.
On the Norfolk walking routes you will find many delights, including quaint villages, peaceful woodland, and protected nature reserves. The popular walking routes in Norfolk are well sign-posted, so you can set off on your adventure without the fear of getting lost!
The accommodation on this UK walking holiday is full of warmth, character, and comfort. Staying in guesthouses, inns, and hotels, this Inntravel walking holiday will showcase how friendly the Norfolk county is.
The Tweed and the Scottish Borders
This Inntravel walking holiday is a hotel-to-hotel walking holiday that allows ramblers to explore the tranquil region, the historical ruins, and the stunning villages.
The waters of the Tweed flow trough the Scottish borders, travelling through the valleys, the sheep-grazed pastures and the low, rolling hills. These surroundings are so beautiful its hard to believe that they were once home to war-torn battlegrounds. If you are interested in the turbulent history of England and Scotland and the battles that took place here, the Tweed and the Scottish borders could be the place to visit. Again, visiting this Inntravel walking holiday would be a great opportunity to teach children about the history of England and Scotland.
This UK walking holiday offers relaxed walking routes that are both long and winding, following the natural course of the Tweed as it winds it way downstream through restful countryside. So, if you plan to head out with your family on these long walking routes, make sure to pack a nice lunch with lots of snacks!
Each town placed here offers hotels that are full of warm hospitality, so you will experience a joyful stay if you choose to have your walking holiday at the Tweed and the Scottish borders.
The Northumberland Coast and Its castles
This Inntravel walking holiday is a self-guided walking holiday that features a mix of charming accommodation, perfect for families or couples.
Northumberland was once the powerhouse of England, with saints, kings and Viking raiders playing central roles in shaping the future of the country. With Northumberland now at peace, it is a great place to visit to delve into history and explore the unspoiled historical ruins.
This relaxed Inntravel walking holiday will begin in Warkworth, an ancient village located on the Northumberland Coast Path. From here you will travel to medieval Alnwick and the beachfront at Beadnell. On this walking holiday you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings, spotting wonderful wildlife along the way.
Each hand-picked accommodation on this walking holiday offers a warm welcome, making your walking trip to the Northumberland Coast a delightful one.
So, if you and your family are into the topic of history and consider yourselves rambling enthusiasts, the three Inntravel walking holidays above would be the perfect UK getaway for you.
For more information these walking holidays or to view more family UK walking holidays, please visit the Inntravel website.