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The road more travelled: ten of our holidays on UK walking paths

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

If you’d like to have a holiday with a clearly defined goal, you might like to try one of our guided walks along one of the UK’s walking paths. 


As with any Ramblers Walking Holiday, you’ll be led by an expert guide, who will make sure you get the most of the experience. You’ll see some stunning views and fascinating new places. And you’re sure to make some new friends too. 


Your accommodation is included. On some holidays you stay in one place, in which case we’ll transport you to your new start point each day, and take you back at the end. In others, you stay in a new place each night; we’ll take your luggage to each new hotel, so you only have to walk with a day bag. Easy! 


Here are the details of ten of our continuous route walks, and why you might want to choose them.


The Cumbria Way

From: Ulverston, South Cumbria

To: Carlisle

Distance: 74 miles

Walking days: 6

Total nights: 7

Grade: 5

Do it for: the variety of scenery, from dramatic grandeur to rural charm




The Cumberland Way

From: Ravenglass, South Cumbria

To: Brougham Hall, near Penrith

Distance: 62 miles

Walking days: 6

Total nights: 7

Grade: 4

Do it for: views of some of the highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Pillar)



The Ullswater Way

From and to (it’s a circular route around Ullswater): Pooley Bridge

Distance: 20 miles

Walking days: 2

Total nights: 3

Grade: 5

Do it for: the section of path described by the great Alfred Wainwright as “the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland”




Wainwright’s Coast to Coast

From: St Bees on the Cumbrian coast

To: Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea

Distance: 194 miles

Walking days: 15

Total nights: 17

Grade: 6 (with some fairly long days)

Do it for: the changing landscapes as you cross northern England from west to east




Offa’s Dyke – central section

From: Chirk, Wales

To: Kington, England

Distance: 66 miles

Walking days: 7

Total nights: 7

Grade: 6 

Do it for: the challenge of doing the toughest part of the 177-mile route (we also offer holidays on the northern and southern sections)




Hadrian’s Wall National Trail

From: Heddon-on-the-Wall (just the other side of Newcastle from the official eastern end of the trail at Wallsend)

To: Bowness on the Solway Firth

Distance: 66 miles

Walking days: 6

Total nights: 7

Grade: 5 

Do it for: the well-preserved archaeological treasures you’ll see along the route




The Malvern Hills (walking part of The Geopark Way) 

From: Knightwick

To: Bromsberrow

Distance: 40 miles

Walking days: 4

Total nights: 4 or 5

Grade: 5 

Do it for: varied walking, quaint villages, geological sites




The Nidderdale Way

From and to (it’s a circular route just north of Harrogate): Brimham Rocks

Distance: 53 miles

Walking days: 5

Total nights: 6

Grade: 5

Do it for: the landscapes in the Nidderdale AONB, charming villages, some of Yorkshire’s famous sights such as Ripley Castle




The Two Moors Way

From: the southern edge of Dartmoor

To: the northern edge of Exmoor (we miss out the part in the middle that is in neither National Park)

Distance: 57.25 miles

Walking days: 5

Total nights: 6

Grade: 5 

Do it for: the changing landscapes of Devon, traditional villages, Bronze Age settlements





The Wonders of Snowdonia (our selected highlights)

From: Bethesda

To: Ogwen Cottage and onto to Capel Curig

Distance: 83 miles

Walking days: 5

Total nights: 6

Grade: 4

Do it for: a great introduction to Snowdonia (mountains, forests, lakes, towns, quarries and more), the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Light Railways



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