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 66 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.

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.

A couple hiking by the Devon coast
  • 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

A couple walking their dog in the woods

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.

A family hiking in the countryside

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!

A solo mountain hiker enjoying a view of the Lake District

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

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?