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

May is almost upon us - the larks are singing, the days are lengthening, and the hills are calling! As so many people discovered these past couple of years, a self-guided walking holiday in Britain's National Parks, or through one of our 'Areas of Outstanding Beauty' (AOBs), is a fantastic holiday option, enjoying breathtaking scenery while staying in great accommodation, including country inns, traditional farms and family-run guest houses.

Here are three good reasons why we think you should book your next walking break with us today:

1: Make sure you can enjoy the holiday you want. The demand for active holidays in the UK is now higher than it has ever been. Accommodation in our National Parks and along Long Distance Paths is becoming limited right through to September. Booking now gives you peace of mind that you will definitely have a holiday to look forward to when the time comes to take your break.

2: No-surcharge guarantee. It's a fact of life that prices go up and right now there is considerable inflationary pressure on our economy. This is particularly acute within the hospitality industry. 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.

3: Guaranteed refund if trips are cancelled due to Covid-19. Although we hope that this threat is now diminishing, if COVID-19 should cause our trips to be cancelled, we guarantee to transfer your holiday to a new date, or refund you in full. We will also refund all recoverable costs in the event that you cannot make the holiday due to having to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19.

Don't miss out on your perfect holiday. Book now for the best price and with the confidence and security of our 'No-surcharge' and 'Covid-19 refund' guarantees.

Below are our suggestions for holidays that you could book and be looking forward to today. Click on the title or image to go to the individual trip page for full details of each holiday. To see all our tours, use the drop-down list on the menu at the top of the page. We are also always happy to chat if you want something more tailor-made. Give us a call on 016974 78443 or email us at info@WATreks.com.

Borrowdale

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.

Over Water

Secret Lake District

2 - 6 nights from £199 per person

The Caldbeck Fells - John Peel country - is an area that sees few visitors, yet its wild and beautiful fells offer superb walking with panoramic views of the Scottish hills, as well as the familiar peaks of Central Lakeland from a unique vantage. We provide route cards and maps for several walk options from easy to challenging. Be different and visit the lesser known ‘Secret Lake District’ of the Calbeck Fells.

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.

Helvellyn

Wainwright Favourites

14 nights @ £1450 per person or 6 - 8 nights from £570

A Grand Tour of the Lake District, walking the favourite valleys and mountains of Alfred Wainwright, Britain’s best known ‘fellwalker’ and guidebook writer. For each day’s walk there are at least two route choices including a moderate option and a more challenging alternative, which will take in one or more ‘Wainwights’ (summits described in his 7 volume ‘Pictorial Guide’).

Keswick

Lakes Explorer

5 nights from £505 per person

For those who don't want to change accommodation every other day, our ‘Lakes Explorer’ is a centre-based tour with a variety of self-guided walks in the North and Western sectors of the Lake District. There is a choice of moderate and more demanding walks to enjoy over a five day stay in Keswick, the 'adventure capital' of England, including several Wainwright summits and an option to climb Scafell Pike, England's highest peak. All required transfers are provided for this tour.

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.


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.