Discover landscapes and magnificent scenery up close, with time to stop and soak up the feel of the valley, village or vista. Though some fitness is obviously required, these are not just for the super-fit! Caters for a range of ages and fitness levels. These holidays are also about relaxing and unwinding.
The details have been worked out by the experts, quality accommodation is organised, and generally meals are pre-arranged and your luggage is transferred for you. Three ticks for anyone’s New Year’s resolution list – combine holiday, exercise and the great outdoors!
HF Holidays (also known as Holidays Fellowship) applies over 100 years of experience to producing quality holidays. The experienced team aim to allow you to see the best of the local area as well as enjoy the camaraderie of the walking groups. All their accommodation is chosen with great care – especially accommodation within the UK which they own themselves. Overall they provide excellent value of money on all their holidays.
There is an extensive range of itineraries to choose from in the United Kingdom. Tour length is from four to fifteen days; and have both guided and self-guided tours.
The highly skilled and friendly leaders provide a cornerstone of the guided walking tours. Many of the guided tours include choices between two or more walks each which cover different fitness levels. For those wanting more challenging walks there are a selection of tours that would suit.
THE WALKING PARTY
Walking holidays in France, Spain, Italy & England are much more than rambles through inspiring and timeless landscapes; each one is an opportunity to get acquainted with a region through its food, wine, nature, local characters and heritage.
On a holiday with The Walking Party a typical day might start with a relaxed breakfast in a comfortable hotel before setting off on a guided walk through gentle countryside. A couple of hours later, a peaceful rest-stop offers the chance to enjoy a carefully prepared lunch. This is about falling in with the pace of local life, taking pleasure from the simple things.
With a background in the travel industry and shared passion for food, culture and nature, your host James Tamlyn set up The Walking Party in 1996 and operates from his 18th-century farmhouse in the Quercy region of the Lot Valley in France.
James is English and has an affinity with the history and gastronomy of the regions you will explore. He is the perfect hosts mixing humour with fact, food and wine.
Based in England, Compass Holidays specialise in walking, cycling and activity short breaks and holidays in a variety of UK destinations. We are the longest established walking and cycling tour operator and our vast expertise means we know how to plan a self-guided activity holiday that highlights the very best Britain has to offer.
Our tours take you off the beaten track to visit spectacular areas of breath-taking scenery, as well as showcasing bustling towns and picturesque villages. We have personally travelled the roads and paths, visited the villages and chosen the accommodation for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality, which we visit each year to ensure high standards.