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Founded in 1973 as Sherpa Expeditions, newly re-named Walkers' Britain specialises in self-guided and guided holidays throughout Europe and across the United Kingdom. With Walkers' Britain you can choose from a wide range of self-guided inn-to-inn walking and cycling tours, guided walks, as well as Walkers' Britain; a pioneering collection of over 20 British walking tours which include the Coast to Coast Trail and Hadrian’s Wall. Walkers' Britain has refined self-guided holidays to an art. Over many years, Walkers' Britain leaders, local representatives and travellers have all contributed to the detailed trail notes provided to walkers and cyclists, making these the definitive guide to the areas we visit

Walkers' Britain also offer a standalone baggage transfer service on many routes, ideal for groups that prefer to arrange their own accommodations.

Good to know

  • Worry free bookings: flexible rebookings
  • Guided and self-guided walking holidays
  • Top testimonials & reviews

Key information

Destinations Europe
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour

Walkers' Britain Reviews

What people are saying about Walkers' Britain

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Gail Rast
01/11/2019

Sherpa Expeditions [Walker's Britain] organised my recent self-guided Coast to Coast trek All the arrangements went seamlessly, and the route notes and maps provided were extremely comprehensive and tailored to my itinerary. All my pre-departure questions were answered promptly and to my satisfaction. I absolutely recommend Walker's Britain and I will be using them again in the future. Thank you so much!

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Jon Fawell
04/11/2019

We booked a self-guided hiking trip to La Gomera with Sherpa [Walker's Britain]. Service provided was excellent, easy booking, very friendly. Trip itself exceeded our expectations, good itinerary. Hiking notes were clear (We didn't get lost once 😀). Would definitely book with Walker's Britain again, far easier than sorting it all out ourselves.

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Lyn Carter
11/09/2019

My husband and I complete the Great Glenn Way in May of this year. What a treat it was! You could choose to do a lower path around the lochs or a higher path in the hills. We chose the latter and were rewarded by magnificent sights. As usual, Walker's Britain organised everything beautifully. It was our 5th walk with Walker's Britain, so they must be doing something right! We are about to do a 6th!! We really recommend the Great Glenn Way.

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Peter C
05/07/2022

This was one of my best walking holidays and my first with Walkers' Britain. The walk was so varied - a lovely mix of farmland, woodland, wildflowers, remote moorland and ridges, river valleys, historic castles and isolated villages and small towns, with the iconic Offa's Dyke to be followed on some days. Wonderful and different walking on every day! Accommodation was mostly excellent; comfortable, with a friendly welcome throughout and great breakfasts. Lots of good places to eat each evening. Walkers' Britain's organisation and support was superb. I can't recommend them highly enough. Their maps, detailed route notes and local information helped to make the whole trip both more interesting and stress-free. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday!

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Mike
01/06/2022

We loved walking the Dales Way with Walkers’ Britain. Wonderful riverside walks, views and villages to enjoy. Accommodation was a great mix of hotels, B&B and inns.The spacing of 14-16 miles worked perfectly as did the transportation of our luggage. We would thoroughly recommend the Dales Way for a week of walking .

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Paul
15/06/2022

I am giving this holiday top marks because it was better than expected, The only minor downfall was the evening meals which could be a bit odd but everything else made up for this.

The scenery, Friendliness, Cleanliness and efficiency.

I would recommend Walkers Britain as they was so helpful and accommodating considering the holiday was cancelled twice due to Covid.

Beautiful country to visit.

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Phillip
22/06/2022

The communication and lodging were both excellent. Lodging owners all loved working with Trina, as did I. She found us lodging wherever the walk took us whereas many others on the trail had to take taxis at the end of the day. I’m convinced Trina works magic because of her relationships with owners. Highly recommended!

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James
10/11/2021

The experience I had with Walkers' met my expectations of a well planned trip with great extras. The extras were the responsiveness of the staff and their patience. Over the last 18 months or so there were many challenges and opportunities. The folks were creative and showed a lot of flexibility in helping me create a good experience. It was quite a journey. I had my first experience with a pod and other great lodging opportunities. Looking forward to next year.

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John
11/08/2021

In 2019 I trawled the Internet to find a firm that offered the service I needed in respect of support whilst walking the Coast-to-Coast route. I chose Sherpa Expeditions (now Walkers Britain) as they seemed the most reasonable in terms of cost. I'm glad I did, as the service they provided was second to none. I originally booked to do the walk in May 2020; however, because of the pandemic I had to cancel. My original booking was for 2 people, and then another 3 decided to come along so the booking was changed for 5 of us. Unfortunately 3 people had to drop out, so my booking was changed again. The staff at Sherpa couldn't be more helpful amending my booking and refunding the monies paid. As for the walk itself, which I completed last month, everything went according to plan. Lovely clean B&Bs and had no problem at all with the luggage transfers. Gained a lot of knowledge from the information that was sent, especially the Trailblazer C2C book which was easy to follow and supported by maps. I will certainly consider booking with Walkers Britain again.

Walkers' Britain tours

South Downs Way in 10 Days

Explore rolling Southern England

10 days From £960 Customisable
Destinations South Downs
Activity Active, Walking
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Hadrian's Wall - 8 Days

Cross the neck of England

8 days From £660 Customisable
Destinations Cumbria, Lake District, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall
Activity Active, Walking
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Offa's Dyke

Explore the famous Wye Valley

8 days From £695 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations England, Wales
Activity Active, Walking
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Hadrian's Wall - 10 Days

Follow the wall at leisurely pace

10 days From £770 Customisable
Destinations Cumbria, Lake District, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall
Activity Active, Walking
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Rob Roy Way

Uncover the legend of Rob Roy Macgregor

9 days From £720 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations The Highlands
Activity Active, Walking
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Channel Island Way Walking Holidays

Explore the five Channel Islands by foot

7 days From £550 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations The Channel Islands
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Keswick: Lake District Centre Based Walking

Classic English landscapes of the Lake District

7 days From £560 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Lake District
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Isle of Wight Coastal Walking

Circumnavigating the beautiful Isle of Wight

8 days From £690 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Isle of Wight
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Isle of Wight Cycle

Cycling right the way around the island

5 days From £495 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Isle of Wight
Activity Family, Adventure, Active, Cycling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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James Herriot Way

The beauty and contrasting Yorkshire Dales

6 days From £575 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Yorkshire
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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West Highland Way

A Walk to the Foot of Ben Nevis

8 days From £795 Customisable
Destinations The Highlands
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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The Great Glen Way

Walking in the Heart of Scotland

8 days From £685 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations The Highlands
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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The Dales Way

Hiking Through the Yorkshire Dales

8 days From £740 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Yorkshire
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Isle of Man Coastal Path

Beautiful Coastal scenery on quiet trails

9 days From £805 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations The Isle of Man
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Cumbria Way Walking Holidays

Point-to-point and centre-based holidays

7 days From £560 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Cumbria, Lake District
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Meiringen: Panoramas of the Swiss Alps

Centre-based walking holidays in the Swiss Alps

7 days From £710 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Meiringen
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Tuscany: Walking in the Apuane Alps

Mountain Walking in Tuscany

8 days From £870 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Tuscany
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Hill Top Villages of Medieval Tarn

Vineyards, Gorges, Forests and Rivers of Rural France

7 days From £790 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Cordes-sur-Ciel
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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Pyrenees: Mountains to the Mediterranean

Walking in the French Pyrenees with a taste of Spain

8 days From £940 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations French Pyrenees
Activity Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Culinary
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
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What's included

All trips with Walkers' Britain include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in carefully chosen, walker-friendly B&Bs, hotels or guesthouses. Depending on the route a variety of accommodation standards may be available to suit different budgets - please get in touch for more information.

Breakfast

All cooked breakfasts included.

Ground transfers

Secure, reliable luggage transfer between overnight stops.

Support

Information pack including route notes & maps. 24 hour emergency telephone support.

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