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England and Scotland's dramatic scenery- our favourite adventure holidays in the UK

England and Scotland offer some of the most dramatic and varied landscapes of Europe. With a network of public footpaths and a pub at the end of every hike, it is the perfect location for a walking or adventure holiday.

Here are our favourite adventure tours in the United Kingdom.

Small Group Holiday

4 days from CA$1220

Enjoy a short break hiking the stunning windswept cliffs and headlands of the Cornish coast.

Start your t our with a walk from past quintessential Cornish scenery and sweeping views from Holywell Bay to Newquay.

The next morning, practice some yoga before hiking through heather and gorse to hilltops offering gorgeous views along the cliffs all the way from Padstow to St Ives Bay.

Walk across sandy beaches, past ancient caves and old shipwrecks to Trevose headland, perhaps spotting grey seals and peregrine falcons along the way.

Your final day has you walking inland through the little village of St Newlyn East, with its charming pub and church before descending into the Lappa Valley. Walk along a stream, crossing moors and the track bed of an old abandoned railway before perhaps enjoying a final Cornish pasty in Newquay.

Small Group Holiday

5 days from CA$1505

Based in Aviemore, walk the best trails of Cairngorms National Park, the United Kingdom's largest, exploring wild mountain sub-Arctic tundra landscapes, deep valleys and beaufitul lochs, with a local as your guide.

We'll dive right into our trip with an afternoon's walk along the deep blue waters of Loch an Eilein with the ruins of a 14th century castle atop a small island.

Next, walk one of the best sections of the Speyside Way Trail to the classic quaint village of Nethy Bridge.

A three-hour hike will take us through birchwood forests and past small lakes up Craigellachie for spectacular views across the Cairngorms.

Some leisure time is called for too as you try your hand at canoeing or stand up paddle boarding on Loch Morlich, before tackling the full-day ‘Peak to Pub’ hike. Keep an eye out for reindeer as you hike up Creag a Chalamain. Descent via an old drover’s trail through beautiful Rothiemurchus Forest to the pub at Aviemore on the River Spey. It seems a wee dram from Speyside Distillery is well deserved at the end of this trip!

Small Group Holiday

6 days from CA$1695

Explore the best hiking trails in the Scottish Highlands on this short week walking vacation in Scotland.

Based in Fort William, set on the shores of Loch Linnhe, we explore some of the most scenic trails and classic walks of the Scotland.

Start the week on a spectacular 2-stage hike along the West Highland Way from Glencoe to Kinlochleven, over the famous Devil’s Staircase, perhaps spotting deer along the way.

A sure highlight for every hiker is the ascent of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland and indeed all of the United Kingdom.

Our last day is dedicated to a walk on the famous Great Glen Way along the banks of the Caledonian Canal to tiny Gairlochy. From here follow a pretty country lane to a veiwpoint offering fantastic views across the Ben Nevis range.

Our final morning is spent hiking up Cow Hill for some spectacular views across Glen Nevis, Fort William, Loch Linnhe and beyond.

Small Group Holiday

5 days from CA$1820

Scenic trails and beautiful mountainous landscapes are the key ingredients of this short-week walking holiday in England's Lake District.

We start our adventure trip off with an easy hike up Latrigg Hill for fantastic views of Keswick, our base for the trip, Derwentwater and the surrounding fells.

Next we climb along Dalehead Tarn to High Spy with its sweeping views, before tackling Alfred Wainwright's favourite peak Cat Bells, from where we follow the Cumbria Way back to Keswick.

After a boat trip across Derwentwater we hike a spectacular section of the Coast to Coast Trail, hiking through beautiful Borrowdale, ascending Greenup Edge and down through craggy Easdale Gill all the way to charming Grasmere.

Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, will be your literal high point of the trip. if the weather is good you can enjoy fantastic views across the Lake District Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.

After a final morning of walking in the vicinity of Keswick your walking holiday of England's Lake District comes to an end.

Self-Guided Trip

7 days from CA$2175

It has been called "poetry in the hills" and England's Lake District has certainly been the inspiration for many an author, poet and artist. Craggy mountain tops offering exhilarating vistas of glistening lakes and terns, incredible natural beauty, wonderful hiking trails and a UNESCO World Heritage status makes the Lake District a must-see for any serious walker.

Small Group Holiday

7 days from CA$1935

The most famous, albeit not the only wall the Romans built to keep the Picts from invading Roman Britannia, Hadrian's Wall straddles the north of England from coast to coast. On this one-week holiday we walk the most interesting sections of this famous bulwark of Roman imperial might and culture.

Starting off on the morning of day 1 we walk along the River Eden to charming Crosby-on-Eden through sweeping countryside, using old bridleways to reach Irthington. Nearby Haltwhistle will be our base for the next three nights as we walk from Lanercost Priory to Birdoswald Roman Fort along the best preserved section of the wall.

Next, explore well-preserved Vindolanda Roman fort and its museum, before hiking the most spectacular section of the wall as it climbs steeply in and out of crags.

The Once Brewed to Sycamore is perhaps the best known section of the trail - the lone Sycamore tree sitting in a narrow dip in the countryside makes for one famous image.

Another day of hiking sees you travelling from Chollerford to Portgate past the famous 8th century Heavenfield Battle Site. Your final walk will take you along the old Military Road and earthen defences of the wall to Rudchester before ending your adventure holiday in Hexham.

Small Group Holiday

6 days from CA$2185

Travel to the edge of Europe and Scotland's most northerly islands, the Shetland Islands on this short week adventure holiday. Enjoy stunning coastal scenery and wildlife spotting.

Setting off by overnight ferry from Aberdeen, reach Lerwick in the morning for a guided walk and free time. Visit the Shetland Museum with its engaging interactive exhibits before joining in for a hike through stunning coastal scenery to Sumburgh Head lighthouse, learning about the area's history along the way.

We visit Muckle Flugga, the United Kingdom's most northerly point, and hope to spot puffins along the way.

Our last day sees us on an an easy coastal hike at Eshaness admiring towering waves, spectacular sea cliffs, and learning more about the interesting history of the isles.

Your trip to the top of Scotland ends with another overnight ferry to Aberdeen.

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2209

Sample some of the most famous whiskies and discover both the ancient and contemporary culture along with some stunning landscapes on this weeklong small-group tour of Scotland.

Starting off in Edinburgh you head head straight for the Sottish Highlands where you enjoy the scenery and local delicatessen of Trossachs National Park. Then it is off through the Western Highlands to the standing stones of Kilmartin Glen and Oban, famed for its seafood and whisky, before catching the ferry to Islay, Queen of the Hebrides.

Amidst Islay's rugged coastal scenery you get to taste some of Scotland’s peatiest whiskies at the Bowmore, Kilchoman and Ardnahoe Distilleries. Of course we also stop at Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg for tastings, enjoy local lunches and visit historical sites like the ruins of Kildalton church and Dunyvaig Castle.

Back in the Highlands we stop at the beautiful village of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne before returning to Oban where you can hike to McCaig’s Tower or enjoy some local nightlife in one of the many pubs.

Next you take a ferry to rugged Mull, followed by another crossing to the spiritual island of Iona, the ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings and the birthplace of Celtic Christianity. Visit the historic abbey and explore the rugged coastline.

Once again returning to the west coast you travel past Castle Stalker to the beautiful slopes and peaks of Glencoe. Via Fort William and in sight of Ben Nevis we journey through the Great Glen to the pretty coastal village of Plockton. We use it as a base to explore the dramatic scenery of our last island, Skye.

Our final travel day sees us return past Eilean Donan Castle, through the through the Grampian Mountains and past several lochs, including Loch Ness, to Edinburgh.

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$3660

Join us for a deep-dive into the landcapes and history of beautiful Scotland on this week-long adventure tour. Starting off in Glasgow we ride the famous West Highland Line through some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. Explore Old Inverlochy Castle as you admire Ben Nevis looming up over Fort William. Journey across the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous from the Harry Potter movies, before taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. Hike around Portree Bay and join in for a whisky tasting. There is ample free time to explore Skye, perhaps to visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens or to take an boat trip on the Sound of Raasay.

Via Eilean Donan Castle we travel to Loch Ness for a boat cruise before visiting Culloden Battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite rebellion came to a bloody end. After a walk through INverness the rest of the day if your own, perhaps to explore Aviemore in the Cairngorms.

Crossing the Firth of Forth by train we reach beautiful Edinburgh with its imposing castle. Your local guide will show you the highlights like the Scottish Parliament buildings, the Royal Mile and Canongate Cemetery, after which there is free time to explore the Old Town, the fairy-tale Dean Village neighbourhood, or portside Leith.

Small Group Holiday

15 days from CA$4390

Crossing England west to east near its narrowest point, the just over 300 kilometre Coast to Coast Path is one of the world's classic treks. It leads through the dramatic scenery of three distinct national parks: Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

From St. Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea you will walk through a variety of landscapes featuring dry stone walls, endless moors, steep hills and mountains and some very charming villages each with their own pub. Stupendous views are the order of the day on this classic English trek.


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