(Coast to Coast) View of Buttermere from Haystacks, Lake District

Self-guided walking holidays in the UK

Our 2019 season in the UK runs from early May to 15 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.


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
5 May to 15 September 2019
Follow Wainwright's route from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
Lakes, Dales, North York Moors
14 stages
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
5 May to 15 September 2019
Trek the Lakeland stages to the edge of the Dales at Kirkby Stephen
Lakes, Dales
6 stages, part of our CTC
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
5 May to 15 September 2019
From Kirkby Stephen, the rolling Dales and North York Moors
Dales, North York Moors
8 stages, part of our CTC


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
13 May to 15 September 2019
Trek from Fort William to Inverness through the gentle Great Glen
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?
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
Starting from Ambleside, trek a circuit of the main areas of Lakeland
Lake District
10 stages


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Grasmere, set off to the wild Eastern fells of the Lake District
Lake District
4 stages, part of our LDC
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Keswick, walk a superb loop through Buttermere and Borrowdale
Lake District
4 stages, part of our LDC
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Great Langdale, cross passes to Borrowdale, Ennerdale and Wasdale
Lake District
4 stages, part of our LDC


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Ambleside, trek to Langdale and Hawkshead on lower ground
Lake District
4 stages, part of our 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
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
Complete the rugged Pennine Way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm
Pennines, Dales, Cheviots
19 stages


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Edale to Malham, trek the Peak District and South Pennines
South Pennines
6 stages, part of our PEW
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Malham to Alston, tackle the spectacular Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales
7 stages, part of our PEW
Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
12 May to 15 September 2019
From Alston to Kirk Yethom, cross the wild and remote North Pennines
North Pennines, Cheviots
6 stages, part of our PEW


Alpine Exploratory in the UK
Self-guided walking holiday
5 May to 15 September 201
Walk Scotland's classic long distance path from Milngavie to Fort William
Scottish Highlands
7 stages

Schedule 2019 ... 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.
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