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All self-guided holidays are include ensuite accommodation, breakfasts, luggage transfer, maps and route cards or guidebook.

Wandering Aengus Treks are operating our walking holidays again. The nature of our trips means that they are already safer than, for example, resort or city-based holidays and our accommodation providers have been working hard during the lockdown period to ensure that covid security is built in to your stay. There is no doubt that a self-guided walking holiday in one of Britain's National Parks is a great option for your 2021 holiday and we look forward to welcoming you.

Here are three good reasons why we think now is the time to book your holiday with us:

1: Make sure you can enjoy the holiday you want. Many people have postponed their planned trips from last year, while others have already decided they won't go abroad this year and are booking a 'staycation'. Accommodation in our National Parks and along Long Distance Paths is becoming limited.

2: Guaranteed refund if trips are cancelled due to Covid-19. If we have to cancel your trip for any reason we will offer you a full refund – no ifs, no buts. If you have to cancel because you contract the virus or because you are asked to self-isolate, we guarantee to transfer your holiday to a new date, or refund all recoverable costs to you.

3: No-surcharge guarantee. It's a fact of life that prices go up and right now there is considerable upward pressure within the hospitality industry. However, with Wandering Aengus Treks, the price advertised at the time of booking is the price you pay. Except where you request additional services, we will not increase the price of your holiday once your booking has been confirmed.

Don't miss out on your perfect holiday, book now for the best price with the confidence and security of our Covid-19 Refund Guarantee.

Below are our suggestions for holidays that you can book now and be looking forward to. Click on the title or image to go to the trip page on our website for full details. To see the full list of our tours, use the drop-down lists on the menu at the top of the page. We are also always happy to chat about any requirements you have for a bespoke trip. Give us a call on 016974 78443 or email us at


Lake District North

4 nights from £400 per person

Three full days of sensational walking in the Northern Lakes from two bases on Derwentwater and Ullswater. Each day you have a range of walking options to cater for all tastes and ambitions. Options include climbing England's third and fourth highest peaks, as well as easier alternatives following old coaching roads, along lake shore paths and through pretty villages.

Grasmere. Photo by Dave Willis

Lake District South

4 nights from £400 per person

Three full days of walking from two bases, in Ambleside and Coniston. Walk options include the Fairfield Horseshoe and Coniston 'Old Man', as well as more moderate routes which will take you through a landscape of dry-stone walls running impossibly up steep hills, tiny villages tucked into the folds of lofty peaks, quiet mountain tarns, and simply breathtaking views.

Whiteless Pike and Lad Hows, Buttermere

Lake District West

6 nights from £570 per person

Within this remote and lesser visited part of Lakeland are the hidden jewels of Buttermere and Crummock Water and the sombre Wastwater, deepest of all the lakes, beneath England's highest mountain. This 5-day valley to valley walk also includes options to bag some of the big peaks including Robinson, Grasmoor, Red Pike, High Stile, Haystacks, Great Gable and Scafell Pike.

Langdale Pikes

Heart of the Lakes

6 - 9 nights from £570 per person

This simply superb holiday will take you through the heart of the Lake District from Ambleside in the south to Keswick in the north. A stay in the Langdale Valley makes a perfect base from which to explore the best mountain walking the Lake District has to offer. On this holiday you can choose to spend 2 or 3 nights in each of the three bases.

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

4 - 10 nights from £340 per person

The 84 mile long Hadrian's Wall Path became the 15th official National Trail of England in 2003. It is normally walked from east to west from Wallsend to the Solway, but we are happy to arrange your self-guided walk in either direction. Along the way you cross the Pennines following the escarpment of the Great Whin Sil and pass many relics of the Roman Empire including forts, milecastles and the Wall itself. We have various options to walk the Wall to suit everyone. Complete the entire trail from 5 to 10 nights, or take one of our 'Best of the Wall' options, walking the most spectacular and most historically interesting central section, from 4 to 6 nights.

Ingleborough on the Dales High Way

Dales High Way

7 - 10 nights from £640 per person

The Dales High Way is a challenging 90 mile, high-level route from Saltaire near Shipley to Appleby in Cumbria. During its course you will cross wild moorland and the limestone dales of Malham, climb Ingleborough of Yorkshire 'Three Peaks' fame, traverse the heart of the remote Howgill Fells, and end your journey along the pretty banks of the River Eden. Longer, higher, wilder, and more challenging than the Dales Way, this is a Long Distance Path for aficionados of LDP walking. We have fixed price, easy-to-book versions of the Dales High Way including 7, 8, 9 and 10 night options.

Bamburgh Castle

St Oswald's Way

7 - 13 nights from £670 per person

St Oswald's Way is teeming with history. Beginning at the ancient priory on Holy Island the Way follows the Northumberland coast along beaches and coast paths, passing the impressive castles of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh and through fishing towns and villages such as Seahouses and Craster. At Warkworth the coast is left behind and a mix of field paths, lanes, a riverside walk and woodland trails lead to the market town of Rothbury on the River Coquet. Entering the Northumberland National Park, the trail reaches its highest point on the moors of the Simonside Hills, bfore descending via Harwood Forest and through a pastoral landscape and gently rolling countryside to Hadrian's Wall, which it then follows to its conclusion at Heavenfield.

Western Fells of the Lake District

Ravenber Way

8 - 16 nights from £835 per person

The Ravenber Way is the creation of Ron Scholes, friend of Alfred Wainwright who was encouraged by Wainwright to devise his own Coast to Coast path. And what a route he has come up with! This 210 mile Long Distance Path will take you through the best of the Lake District, across the North Pennines and up through Northumberland from Ravenglass on the Irish Sea to Berwick upon Tweed on the North Sea coast. We recommend this walk over 14 stages (15 nights) but we also have a 15 day option to incorporate some suggested high level alternative routes, plus a one-week South and a one-week North itinerary. This is one for the connoisseur of long distance walking.

Book your trip now by following the links to the relevant trip page on our website. Booking is easy and secure. Click the 'Book this holiday' button above the map on the trip page and submit our online form. We are always happy to chat about our trips so give us a call or email us if you have any questions.