Our 18 award-winning 3 & 4-star UK country houses are mostly set within National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, putting you at the heart of wonderful walking destinations. Enjoy delicious home-cooked food during your holiday – breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal – using local ingredients.
HF Holidays walk leaders will make sure you get the most out of your holiday, visiting iconic locations, discovering wildlife, history, geology, heritage and more and revealing their own favourite hidden gems. There’s transport to and from the walks and a choice of up to three guided walks each day of differing grades and lengths, on a UK guided walking holiday. Or, if you want, you can take your time and explore on your own, on a self-guided holiday.
Whether your dream is to tackle Wainwright’s famous peaks or to follow lakeside strolls, valley walks and tea shop trails, the serene beauty of the Lakes has many jewels to explore.
The gentle hills, picture-postcard villages and tempting tea shops of the Cotswolds make this quintessentially English countryside perfect for walking.
Combine Cornwall’s breathtakingly beautiful beaches with its colourful fishing villages, mouth-watering cream teas and quaint cobbled streets of St Ives, and this gives a snapshot of why Cornwall is one of the country’s most popular destinations for an outdoor holiday.
Guided Walking in Europe
If you stay further afield on our European and Worldwide holidays, you’ll enjoy one of our carefully selected partner hotels.
Here is a selection of our 2019 European destinations and holidays. For more information, or to find out more, visit HF Holidays.
Rural Valencia, Spain (new for 2019)
The beautiful limestone landscapes of the Marina Alta provide lots of great walks with views over the glistening Mediterranean. Walk through villages lined with citrus and almond groves, explore spectacular ridges including the historic Caballo Verde and visit nearby dramatic gorge, the Barranco del Infierno.
This tucked away yet easily accessed location is a gem in itself, offering a relaxing break from busy life, but it also connects you with wonderful Spanish culture including rich local cuisine.
Find out more about our April, May and September departures.
Douro Valley, Portugal (new for 2019)
Enjoy a great mix of walks with river views, trails between sleepy villages, vineyards and longer routes in the mountain landscape of the Serra do Marão.
A trip to the Douro Valley wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a local quinta and vineyard to sample the famous port, as well as a chance to cruise on the river or wind along the banks by rail to the magnificent city of Porto on your free day.
Our walks from Peso da Régua offer an incredible variety of walks with plenty of opportunities to sample the local flavours.
Find out more about our April, May and June departures.
Explore the beautiful setting of San Quirico d’Orcia with walks in undulating terrain. Visit the historic hilltop villages of Montepulciano and Pienza, and explore the Renaissance city of Siena with a local guide.
Find out more about our April, May, June, September and October departures.
Pretty Provençal towns and their surrounding countryside provide delightful walking and plenty to explore. Climb to the vast plateau of Valansole behind the town and visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, deemed to be one of the prettiest villages in France, and walk above the dramatic Verdon Gorge.
Find out more about our April, May, September and October departures.
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