Exploring on foot

Enjoy a local walk, a linear walk by bus or train, or a long-distance hiking adventure.

There’s no better way to explore the UK than by foot. You’re never far from a footpath. England and Wales have an epic network of 140,000 miles of footpaths and Scotland has a right to roam.

You don’t need any special kit for walking, just some comfy footwear. It’s easy to find your way with a map app like OS Maps or Outdooractive, or if you prefer paper you can get discount OS maps from Dash4it.

  1. Walking holidays

    The UK offers an incredible variety of landscapes, whether you’re looking for an easy amble or an epic adventure.

    Set off on one of 16 National Trails, following the iconic acorn waymarks – from the flat and gentle Norfolk Coast Path to the rugged 630-mile South West Coast Path. Explore hundreds of other less trodden trails listed on the handy LDWA website. And check out these Cornish bus walks from the National Trust.

    Look out for our guides to top car-free holiday destinations in 2021. You can search train and bus times anywhere in the UK using our journey planner. And here are some useful sites for accommodation: Booking.com, Airbnb, YHA, Independent Hostels.