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Browse our inspiring adventure holidays and outdoor experiences in the most beautiful regions of England.

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Discover England

Travelling with Wilderness England means that you can enjoy an unforgettable experience exploring England’s beautiful countryside without the worry of planning the day to day. We’ll take care of the detail for you, finding comfortable accommodation and the tastiest eateries. We work with incredible guides who are fountains of local knowledge and will take you to see the best beauty spots and explore hidden trails.

Our adventure itineraries are designed to showcase the very best of England’s stunning scenery, iconic culture and fascinating history through active exploration.

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Hand-picked accommodation Read More

Our team of expert trip designers have researched and personally selected accommodation for each guided tour. We partner with local and small hotels, guesthouses, traditional inns, cosy B&Bs and manor houses known for their great service, location, comfort and cuisine.

Off-the-beaten-path activities Read More

Every tour package revolves around an outdoor adventure and/or cultural activity, allowing you to experience England in a unique and interesting way.

Expert guides Read More

We only work with the best local guides. Fully qualified in their outdoor activities, our guides are also knowledgeable about the flora & fauna, history, mythology and culture. Meet the Guiding Team here.

Further Information Read More

Most of our small group outdoor adventure holidays in England have a maximum group size of just 8 clients. These holidays are led by fully qualified and very experienced guides. Our guides will lead all the activities as well as looking after your requirements while you are on holiday with us.

Our activity holidays are not for everyone. They are not sightseeing tours of the English countryside. All of the trips involve an outdoor activity, so you will need to have the appropriate level of fitness to join any particular holiday. Even our ‘easy’ graded trips require a reasonable level of fitness.

Furthermore, our trips venture into wilderness areas and national parks, so you need to expect the unexpected and accept that the weather and other factors sometimes mean a change of plan. This is all part of adventure travel. Please do call us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our small group holidays.

Most of our guided tours in England focus on one activity. We offer guide walking and road cycling holidays, as well as bespoke private travelself-guided walking and self-guided driving tours. Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any of our holidays in England or visit the websites of our sister companies Wilderness Scotland and Wilderness Ireland.

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What to Wear on Your Outdoor Adventure Holiday in England Read More

England like the rest of the United Kingdom has unpredictable weather. English summers can often be hot for short periods of a time interspaced with cooler days. A single afternoon can bring you blazing sunshine as well as cooling rain so you are best of being prepared for both. Especially when you’re doing outdoor activities you’ll be most comfortable with plenty of layers at the ready so you can add and take-away as necessary. If walking, we recommend sturdy footwear and quality socks for your feet. For your body and whatever the activity, you will want a moisture-wicking base layer and insulating layers to go on top, as well as waterproof outer shells, essential for the upper body and optional for the lower body.

Read our blog on what to wear outdoors in England.

Weather in England Read More

It’s not surprising that English people spend so much time talking about the weather, it gives us lots to discuss! The weather in England is anything but predictable. However, with a bit of preparation, you’ll be fine for any eventuality whether it be rain, wind or glorious sunshine. England is reliably drier, sunnier and warmer than its neighbouring countries, but it rain is possible at any time of the year. Do take heart in that the rain never lasts long, and that it’s responsible for making the countryside so green and lush.

Come prepared with plenty of layers, a raincoat as well as suntan lotion and sunglasses!

Check out our page on England’s climate, weather and seasons for more information.

Travelling to England Read More

See below for our guide on various travel links within the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia and New Zealand:

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Solo Travel Read More

You can book onto our small group trips as a solo traveller. Most trips host a mix of acquainted travellers as well as independent adventurers. Single rooms are offered on most of our trips but these are limited so are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. It’s no problem to book a single room as long as there is one available. If you are comfortable sharing a room as a solo traveller you will be paired with another client of the same gender.


Fitness Levels Read More

All of our trips are graded so you can choose the right trip for your level of fitness and ambition. In terms of fitness level, green trips are the easiest, while blue trips offer an intermediate challenge and red graded activities are the most challenging. Click the link below to view our guides and videos on grading for each activity holiday that we offer.

Our Trip Grading Explained

On our group tours, your guide will always try a set a pace which is relative to the grade of the itinerary and the pace of the group.


Accommodation Read More

The accommodation you will experience on a Wilderness England holiday varies from trip to trip. Typically we use high 3*-4* small hotels, country inns and guest houses which are locally owned and personally known to us. We spend many weeks each year working with our preferred accommodation partners to ensure you enjoy the best possible stay. On many of our trips, and if you are travelling on a customised basis with us, there is the option to upgrade your accommodation and experience some of the best hotels in the country from 5* country houses to historic castles or spa retreats. Our team are always happy to discuss options at the time of booking.


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I selected this tour because it provided the opportunity to combine a holiday in Scotland with an opportunity to also explore the Yorkshire Dales and Lakes. It was a very well designed tour, providing a good variety of landscapes and walking challenges. Staying two or more nights in each area allowed us to adjust the walking itinerary to allow for the changing weather conditions. Our guide Dave, the accommodation, food and additional touring experiences all combined to provide a wonderful experience. Cant wait to come back!

Katharine Tighe
Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
Reviewed on 09/10/2018

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 1,381 reviews

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