(Tour du Mont Blanc) Sunset over the Aiguille Verte and Dru, Chamonix

Self-guided walking holidays in the UK

Our 2018 season in the UK runs from 1 May to 23 September. Our self-guided trips are available on your choice of dates; we don't have set start dates. Trek in the company of friends or family, or go solo. Your dogs are welcome on all of our UK self-guided trips.


Coast to Coast
Self-guided walking holiday
Follow Wainwright's route from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay, across a huge variety of upland scenery
Northern England
14 stages
Coast to Coast West
Self-guided walking holiday
Cross high Lakeland passes from St Bees, reaching Kirkby Stephen on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
Northern England
6 stages, part of the CTC
Coast to Coast East
Self-guided walking holiday
Starting in Kirkby Stephen we trek over the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, to Robin Hood's Bay
Northern England
8 stages, part of the CTC
Great Glen Way
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek from Fort William to Inverness amid the gentle terrain of the Great Glen; lochs and forests abound
Scottish Highlands
6 stages
What does self-guided mean?
You guide yourself! We book your hotels and give you our routecards and maps. There is no leader and you are not in a group. You get straight to the best scenery and enjoy walking at your own pace.



Guided or self-guided?
Lake District Circuit
Self-guided walking holiday
Starting from Ambleside, trek an extensive circuit that passes through all the main areas of Lakeland
English Lake District
10 stages
East Lakes Circuit
Self-guided walking holiday
Set off to the wild Eastern fells of the Lake District in this loop from Grasmere, full of bold walking
English Lake District
4 stages, part of the LDC
North Lakes Circuit
Self-guided walking holiday
Starting in Keswick, walk in a superb loop through Buttermere, Borrowdale and Back o'Skiddaw
English Lake District
4 stages, part of the LDC
West Lakes Circuit
Self-guided walking holiday
Pass from valley to valley on stony paths, to link Borrowdale, Ennerdale, Wasdale and Langdale
English Lake District
4 stages, part of the LDC
South Lakes Circuit
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk a pleasant route through South Lakeland's highlights including Grizedale and Langdale
English Lake District
4 stages, part of the LDC
Dog-friendly holidays
All our UK self-guided holidays are open to dogs. Your dog walks with you and stays with you in your room. We book dog-friendly accommodation and we advise on what to expect along the trail.



Walking with dogs
Pennine Way
Self-guided walking holiday
Complete the whole Pennine Way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, a classic and rugged expedition
Northern England
19 stages
Pennine Way South
Self-guided walking holiday
Cover the Peak District and South Pennines on this walk from Edale to Malham, with decent terrain
South Pennines
6 stages, part of the PEW
Pennine Way Central
Self-guided walking holiday
Tackle this spectacular section of the PW through the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines
Yorkshire Dales
7 stages, part of the PEW
Pennine Way North
Self-guided walking holiday
Wild and remote, this stretch of the Pennine Way that goes beyond Hadrian's Wall is quite a challenge
North Pennines
6 stages, part of the PEW
West Highland Way
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk Scotland's classic long distance footpath from Milngavie to Fort William... and Ben Nevis!
Scottish Highlands
7 stages

Schedule 2018 ... Alps self-guided, guided ... Norway self-guided, guided ... UK self-guided, guided


Alpine Exploratory
Alpine Exploratory is a system of knowledge on the best mountain trekking in our areas, giving clients superb holidays based on this exploration.
About us