South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
Exploring hidden side streets and the local delicacies of a European capital on a short guided walking holiday.
As the weather begins to take a sunny turn, are you turning your thoughts to a summer walking holiday? With many countries across Europe dropping entry requirements it's the perfect excuse to get away on a much needed break!
With holidays now getting even easier, this is a perfect time to think about treating yourself to a walking holiday this summer... perhaps to a place where the sun reigns supreme. Book at least six months in advance and save up to £100 per person (terms apply).
Still looking for your next adventure? Search and filter our late availability on walking holidays departing in the next few months here.
Enjoy the best of both worlds. All the pleasures on board a Fred. Olsen cruise ship and the chance to discover new ports with our guided walking itineraries all included.
Experience rich itineraries to suit those interested in culture, sightseeing and history. These cultural sightseeing holidays will usually include some time with a knowledgeable local guide.
Beautifully located in its own extensive grounds on the shores of Buttermere in the Western Lake District, Hassness Country House provides a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere for each and every guest.
Whether you want to hear more about the history of Bristol or Shrewsbury; try Pastel de Nata in Lisbon or get a bird’s eye view of Athens from Mount Hymettus, we have local guides waiting to help you explore.
Enjoy the magic of white mountainscapes, against a backdrop of bright blue sky, as you enjoy winter walking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
Need some holiday inspiration for the year ahead? Look no further, here's a selection of our new holidays to tempt you...
We've spend more time exploring closer to home of late, and no wonder! The UK boasts some of the most beautiful corners of the world.
If you'd rather avoid the airport, then simply jump on a train from St Pancras to join these holidays.
Enjoy a walking holiday like no other based at Hassness House on the shores of Buttermere.
Our nine new walking holidays are as diverse as they are captivating. See, taste and explore the best of Athens, Berlin, Bordeaux, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Reykjavik, Seville and Tallinn, which also includes a visit to Helsinki.
Not sure which spectacular beaches and bluffs in Portugal, Italy, Greece, Croatia or Turkey to explore on foot? We'll help you narrow things down while rounding up some of our most popular walking holidays in Europe.
A selection of our best, most invigorating UK coastal walks with the WOW factor
The third instalment of our ‘Get walk ready!’ blog series is focused on helping you train for our most challenging trips – the ones where you'll be conquering major peaks and ridges at the high grades of 7, 8 and 9.
Tania tells us all about training to be a Ramblers Walking Holidays leader, the pandemic, Hassness House and her excitement for the holidays ahead.
The second instalment of our ‘Get walk ready!’ blog series offers an overview for conditioning yourself to go longer distances as well as prep your body to make your multi-day adventure even more fun.
Welcome to ‘Get walk ready!’ This is a new blog series that we’ll be running throughout winter to provide you with useful information and inspiration about preparing for a walking holiday.
In a world that is constantly adapting to our individual needs, the strive for independence is on the rise. Every corner of the world is now so accessible, and the temptation to step out on a solo holiday is greater than ever before.
Wondering whether you’ll be able to keep pace with the group? Here are 10 easy steps you can take right now.
One of our journalist guests discovered women all over Britain are pulling on their boots for hiking holidays – and leaving their partners at home.
Why not tackle one of the UK’s many walking paths, from beginning to end? We make it easy.
Enjoy our dedicated guide and walk programme combined with the expertise of a Blue Badge Guide as you visit a pair of iconic towns and cities.
Having just completed their training, the newest members of Ramblers Walking Holidays are eager to share their knowledge, experiences and love of the great outdoors.
As we meet at the start of the holiday, I often ask people what they are concerned about for the coming week. The most common worry is, inevitably: ‘will I keep up?’ Every time. So, you can be absolutely certain that you are not alone! We have walking holidays for every ability. But which one?
Not sure what to expect on a walking holiday or feeling a little unsure as to which holiday would suit you best if you've not travelled with us before? Read on, this will help!
One of the best things about our holidays is the opportunity to enjoy others’ company and make new friends. If you’ve been wanting to take a trip, but have been put off by the idea of travelling alone, one of our guided walking holidays could be just the ticket.
Where and how can I go on an overseas holiday? Read on to find out how two of our HQ staff have recently got on with the testing process in Spain and Ibiza and how easy it was to navigate...
We think that every one of our guided walking holidays is an adventure and a memorable experience.
Kevin takes the opportunity to lead our first walking group in 2021, to check operations are running smoothly under covid regulations and to hear how are customers are feeling about taking holidays in 2021
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust is delighted to be able to support The Ramblers' 'Don't Lose Your Way' campaign, which has recently found over 49,000 miles of lost paths in England and Wales
Here's a list of our bestselling holidays in the UK that don't charge a single supplement
If you need a bit more inspiration for where to book for your next walking holiday adventure, we thought we’d make it easier for you, by showcasing our most popular, best selling UK walking holidays
If you're unsure what to expect on one of holidays in the covid-era, you can read some of our guests recent testimonials as to how we ran our tours safely last summer. We can't wait to welcome you back on our tours again this year!
Wales is a gorgeous country with a variety of incredible trekking opportunities. However, not everyone knows about these hidden gems, which is why we’ve compiled them for you.
If you aren't sure what travelling in the Covid era is like and are keen to know, make sure to have a read of this article from the point of view of one of our journalist guests.
This captivating country is full of dreamy landscapes, towering mountains and magical moorlands while being crisscrossed with fantastic trails, just waiting to be found.
This country’s ever-changing landscapes provide a wealth of diverse walking routes. Some are perfect for sightseeing or soaking up history and culture, while others offer iconic paths and areas of incredible natural beauty.
The rugged hilly landscapes, emerald green forests and shimmering lakes make embarking on walks in Snowdonia a truly sensational experience.
When I first saw the request for leaders to write a blog on this topic my first thought was what would I say, and my second was "but there’s too much too say"! I have traveled a lot as a customer and led a little for Adagio, and I am now back to being a customer.
The nature of our holidays not only gives you an 'up close and personal' experience of your destination but travelling in a small group also reduces the environmental impact. We are a social enterprise with a not-for-profit ethos: our profit is channelled back into supporting access to the great outdoors and people living in the less-advantaged destinations that we visit.
In the UK, through the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, we support the Ramblers and other smaller outdoors charities. We also offer direct financial support to walking groups through The Walking Partnership. In order to aid our sustainable tourism ethos, we run a staff-managed initiative called Heart & Sole, which directly supports communities in the destinations we visit.
We have been specialising in guided small group walking holidays since 1946.
We now offer over 200 guided walking holidays in the UK, Europe, and Worldwide with grades to suit all walking abilities.
Working for a better world, one step at a time...
We are a social enterprise with a not-for-profit ethos: all of our income is channelled back into charities and initiatives that support access to the great outdoors and benefit people living in the less-advantaged destinations that we visit. Unlike many tour operators, our profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. We especially want to focus on encouraging both young and old to experience the beauty and rewards that our countryside can bring.
In order to aid our sustainable tourism ethos, we run a staff-managed initiative called Heart & Sole, which directly supports communities in the destinations we visit. Heart & Sole offers direct financial aid and support to projects and charities in the UK and overseas.
The Walking Partnership aims to provide direct financial support to the grass roots of the walking community in the UK through local walking clubs and societies. Simply sign up (for free!) and then your walking group will receive a financial contribution every time one of your members books a holiday with us.