- When is the best time to visit England? Read More
There is no single best time to visit England. The weather can be very changeable whenever you travel.
On average, the driest time to visit England is April, which experiences 56.10mm of rainfall. May (57.18mm) and March (58.33mm) are also relatively dry. The most rain is in November (92.11mm).
The warmest time to visit is July, which enjoys maximum temperatures up to 21.17°C on average. The temperature in August is usually around 20.85°C at the maximum. The coldest month is January, with a high temperature of 7.21°C.
As you would expect from a country in the northern hemisphere, late spring/early summer is the warmest and most dry on average. However, England is a beautiful location no matter when you visit – but you might need to pack a slightly different kit.
- Our trip grading explained... Read More
Booking a multi-day adventure can be a big undertaking – and that’s before you even set off for your walk!
You want to make sure that you are booking a trip that matches your fitness and skill levels and where you’ll be going at the perfect pace. We want you to book your ideal trip too, which is why we have a colour-coded difficulty grade on all our guided and self guided walking trips. Find out more about what this means here.
- Do I need hiking boots? Read More
Absolutely! Some key things to remember about boots are that they will need to be broken in, fit correctly, and be supportive and waterproof.
Head up the page for an explanation of all things footwear and equipment.
- Can I go wild camping in England? Read More
If you’re planning a multi-day hike of your own, it can be only too easy to imagine camping out under the stars. Picture yourself enjoying the peace of a clear night while keeping warm around a fire. However, it is essential to know that wild camping is generally prohibited in England due to the way land is owned here.
To keep your fantasy alive, many campsites offer remote pitches. In addition, Dartmoor National Park provides wild camping options, and it may be possible to camp on private land if you have the landowner’s permission.
We do not offer wild camping as an accommodation option on any of our guided walking trips. Instead, we handpick excellent 3 and 4 star accommodations, from B&Bs to guesthouses and small hotels.
- Do I have the right to roam in England? Read More
Much like wild camping, where you walk requires some planning too. In Scotland, the Land Reform Act 2003 granted everyone access to most land in the country. In England, the land is generally privately owned – stick to access land and public footpaths unless you have landowner permission.
- Can I bring my dog with me on a Wilderness trip? Read More
The possibility of bringing your dog depends on the trip you’d like to take. If you are joining a group holiday, then it’s not possible to bring your dog. Depending on the accommodation availability, we can sometimes accommodate dogs on a custom or private tour. Give us a call if you want to bring your pooch.
- Is it OK that I am a Solo Traveller? Read More
Travelling on your own can be an exciting experience. Whatever your reason for travelling solo, you can expect to discover more about yourself. It also gives you greater freedom to explore, although be extra careful to ensure someone else knows your plans.
Solo travellers are more than welcome on our guided walking trips. There is no supplement for solo travellers as long as you are happy to share a room with someone of the same gender. It is impossible to know the composition of a trip group in advance. However, the majority of people that join are solo travellers, so you are unlikely to be the only one. If you have any questions about solo travel with us, give us a call to talk to one of our friendly team.
- How much should I bring with me? Read More
How much you should bring with you on holiday is an age-old question. No one wants to be left short, but you can feel foolish carting around more than you end up using. The best approach is to plan, selecting outfits you can mix and match. Laying everything out beforehand also helps you see how much you’re bringing and might help you reconsider that fourth fleece! Have a look at our handy kit list to get you started.
On your trip, we’d recommend a soft duffle bag rather than a hard suitcase. This makes life easier packing up our vans. Size-wise, if you can check it on a plane with no extra fees, it will be fine! During your trip, your luggage will either be kept at your accommodation or stored in the van if you are moving on that night. This vehicle is ready to transfer your luggage between accommodations and offer a ride if you need a rest. You will need a small day sack for your lunch, water and extra layers.
- Will there be snacks? Read More
Long distance walking is hungry work. Finding the perfect snacks that will give you a much-needed energy boost and satisfy your cravings up the hill can be a balancing act. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite sweet and savoury hiking snacks to inspire you.
If you’re coming with us on a guided walking trip, your guide will be equipped with a range of delicious snacks. Look forward to crisps, energy bars and, of course, chocolate while you undertake your adventure.
- Can I make a Wilderness trip private? Read More
Any of our Adventure Holidays can be turned into a private departure exclusively for your group. Choose the dates that suit you and the trip that you love, then Make It Private. Find out more about our Private Group Tours.
- I would love to travel with Wilderness, but none of your trips are quite what I'm looking for. Read More
Our custom trips allow you to organise your dream holiday on your terms. We love the opportunity to use our knowledge, expertise and experience to design and deliver your perfect holiday. Find out more about booking a Private Custom Holiday.