Hiking holidays – more popular than ever
There was a time not too long ago when everybody simply wanted sun, sea and sand included in their holidays, but even if these types of packages are still really popular, for smaller holidays within the UK, hiking holidays and tours are becoming more and more beloved by all.
If you’ve got a few days off and fancy exploring the great outdoors, then get inspired to organise your very own hiking trip right here.
You don’t have to go far in the UK to discover stunning hiking trails and areas of outstanding beauty, meaning that even with public transport you’re not going to have to spend endless hours getting there. This is particularly handy if you’ve got limited time or resources for travelling.
So just where to head to? There are so many wild and lovely spots in the UK, as well as impressive National Parks, that we really are spoiled for choice. Devon and Cornwall, Wales, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lakes – the list goes on.
And if you’re really wanting some savagely beautiful empty spaces, then head to Scotland which boasts a large chunk of the UK’s landmass yet a small fraction of its population. For example the West Highland Way is one of the most popular hiking trails.
Another great thing about home-grown hiking holidays is the fact that they can be really economical. Since once you’re there you’ll be powered under your own steam so to speak, you don’t have to worry so much about transport costs.
Plus your accommodation can be so reasonable. Often old labourers’ cottages and bothies have been transformed into hiking stops. They are often free or require only a donation, and with your own supplies and sleeping bag, you get pretty much a free night’s stay.
Alternatively, you can always choose to stay in campsites which are a great way to meet fellow hikers too.
In preparation for a hiking trip if you’re new to the business, then you can always join a hiking club to get experience that way, and hike safely and responsibly.
So get out there and enjoy exploring our beautiful green spaces with a hiking holiday this year – we promise you won’t regret it!