Why Choose a UK Walking Holiday?
There's nothing quite like stepping out into the fresh air for some exercise and taking in glorious, scenic views of the great British coast and countryside whilst you’re doing it – which is why we’re huge fans of UK walking holidays at Parkdean Resorts.
Whether it’s a strenuous hike across the peaks of the Lake District or a leisurely stroll around your favourite Cornish seaside town, you'll never have to travel far from our parks to find a great walk. Many starting points are within short driving distance or even walking distance, so no matter where you're spending your break with us you'll be close to some brilliant routes. Plus, our exciting on park facilities and range of accommodation options, including luxury hot tub lodges, guarantee you can return to an evening of relaxation after a long day of walking.
Explore our Exclusive Walking Routes
Parkdean Resorts have teamed up with the Ramblers to bring you some of the finest walking routes in the country, with something to suit all ages and abilities. The best part is, if you’re booking a holiday with us, you’ll receive an exclusive discount on your membership with the Ramblers, meaning once you sign up you’ll have access to every single one of their fantastic routes, with hundreds of different walks to choose from!
To get you started, the Ramblers have handpicked 10 exclusive walks nearby to some of our holiday parks, which you can find out more about by selecting a route below.
Find Your Perfect Walking Holiday Location
Our 67 parks across the UK provide the perfect base if you're planning a walking holiday. Choose from one of our regions below to find out more, and simply head to the 'Local Attractions' tab from the regional overview page to see which walks are nearby.
Soak up world-famous views of golden sands and turquoise waters from the coastal path, or traverse glorious green countryside with a whole variety of walks in Cornwall.
Whether you're a beginner finding your walking legs or a fully-fledged hiker, walks in Devon offer an array of beautiful landscapes and points of interest along the way.
From magnificent views of the rugged Jurassic Coast to peaceful woodland strolls filled with fascinating wildlife, walks in Dorset cater to all levels of taste and ability.
East Anglia & Lincolnshire
If you're thinking about a walking holiday in East Anglia or Lincolnshire, you'll find everything from seaside jaunts to stunning, scenic hikes across the Norfolk Broads.
Discover the beauty of Constable Country or amble along the promenade of your favourite seaside resort - walks in Essex offer something for everyone to enjoy.
Bringing a whole lot of history and gorgeous surroundings to boot, walks in Hampshire range from relaxed harbour strolls to challenging countryside treks.
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight walks capture beautiful bays, picturesque woodland and some recognisable points of interest from throughout history you won't want to miss!
Kent & Sussex
From spectacular views of the White Cliffs of Dover to pacing the cobbles of ancient local towns, walking holidays in Kent and Sussex are second to none.
The Lake District
Nothing quite says walking holiday like the Lake District and whether you're braving a hike up Helvellyn or completing a lakeside loop, Lake District walks are a firm favourite.
Take your pick from a wide array of Lancashire walks, whether it's taking in sea views from the coastal path or the impressive sights of Ribble Valley.
Northumberland & County Durham
Offering up some of the best coastal and countryside scenery in the UK, walks in Northumberland and County Durham are rich in history and breathtaking landscapes.
Majestic mountains, charming lochs and some of the finest beaches in the country, walks in Scotland are unrivalled and are popular with all ages and abilities.
Get ready to explore rolling green valleys, unspoilt coastline and towering mountain peaks on one of the many awe-inspiring walks in Wales you've got to choose from.
Providing some of the best routes in the UK, Yorkshire walks are unparalleled - whether you're heading to the incredible Yorkshire Dales or a traditional seaside town.
Your Walking Holiday Checklist
If you're planning a walk, particularly if the walk is strenuous or a relatively long distance, it's important that you're fully prepared with the correct clothing and equipment so that you can complete your walk safely. See our checklist below with some guidance on what to wear and bring with you.
We'd also recommend ensuring that you've planned out your full route in advance and not to attempt any difficult walks in adverse weather conditions, or if you don't feel you have appropriate experience or the fitness level required.
- Waterproof clothing, such as a waterproof jacket and trousers
- Proper walking boots and socks
- Extra layers, preferably both insulating and breathable
- A comfortable rucksack
- Food and water to make sure you stay hydrated
- Walking poles
- Sun protection
- A map and compass - don't rely on your mobile phone as you may not always have a strong GPS signal!
Walking Holidays Your Way
Dog walking holidays
One of the major benefits of being a dog owner is getting to experience some fantastic walks with your four-legged friend by your side. We offer dog-friendly accommodation at 66 of our holiday parks and you'll find many opportunities in the surrounding areas for dog walks, plus other pet-friendly attractions too.
Walking holidays for beginners
If you're new to walking, don't worry - we've got plenty of leisurely walks near our parks which are suitable for beginners to get you started. These easier walks tend to be shorter in distance, on a flatter terrain and generally less strenuous. You'll even find some which are wheelchair and pushchair friendly!
Singles walking holidays
Solo walking holidays can be the perfect opportunity to get some much needed peace and quiet whilst enjoying the spectacular UK scenery. We offer cosy 1 bedroom caravans at a number of our parks which are ideal when booking a singles walking holiday.
UK Walking Holidays Inspiration
The 8 Best Walks in Devon
The 7 Best Walks in Cornwall
The 10 Best Walks in the Lake District
If you've booked your next UK walking holiday and are looking for even more ideas for routes to explore, our blog provides some handy regional walking guides to help you start planning. With so many amazing destinations to choose from, the question is, where will you walk next?