Why you should consider doing walking holidays in the future

When you hear the word ‘holiday’ your mind may immediately leap to lounging by a pool or beach.

However, there is something to be said for a walking holiday. Whether you want to wander along the coast or discover some of Britain’s finest forests, a walking holiday offers you a new way of having an adventure. 

Discover New Places 

There are some places that you can only discover by foot. A walking holiday is a perfect time for you to immerse yourself in nature. You have all the time in the world to walk and take in the scenery around you. You’ll be amazed at some of the sights merely a couple of hours away from where you live. Ely to London King’s Cross, for instance, are worlds apart despite the short journey. Where would you like to explore locally?

Solo or Group

Perhaps you want to take in all the sights for yourself and truly be at one with nature. Or maybe you want to bring some friends or family along to make it an experience to share together. That’s the brilliance of a walking holiday, it’s the kind of getaway that lends itself to either solo or group travel. You can mold the experience to your exact liking.

Healthy Getaway 

A walking holiday is easily one of the most healthy holidays out there. You’re going to be active most of the time. The UK offers some of the most beautiful long-distance walks in the world. Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner, or want to take on a challenge you can find a route that will work for you. Plus, you can start of with a fairly easy distance, and then slowly but surely start going on more difficult tracks. You’ll be amazed by how much walking can help your fitness levels. 


Not only can a walking holiday benefit your health, but also the planet. By stepping out with a walking holiday, you’re cutting down your carbon footprint. Did you know that taking a long-haul flight can produce more C02 emissions than some citizens, in some countries, produce in a single year? Make sure while you’re walking to do your bit to help your surrounding environment, too. Don’t litter and respect any campfire rules that may be in place on the route.

A walking holiday could just be the kind of break you’re looking for. Have you got any good suggestions for spots to check out?