Enjoying the British countryside on a late HF Holiday walking break

More late deals from HF Holidays

Thursday 10 September 2020

Enjoy fantastic savings on guided and self-guided walking holidays in beautiful UK locations. Get outside with HF Holidays and explore Britain on foot, with a knowledgeable guide, self guided maps and routes provided or your own walking routes. Stay at any of our 17 country houses in idyllic walking locations.


Staying at HF Holidays’ Nythfa House located in the market town of Brecon and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Discover waterfalls, beautiful green valleys and superb mountain walks in the Black Mountains, enjoy the distinctive summit of Pen-y-Fan and mighty cascades of the Mellte Valley. Choice of walks each walking day.  Full board accommodation. Prices are based on 2 people sharing. For full details and to book click here. MUST BOOK BY FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020.    

SAVE £60 PER PERSON 4-NIGHT DORSET COAST SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY – Departing: 5, 12, 26 October 2020, NOW £369pp  

Staying at HF Holidays’ West Lulworth House set just 200 yards from the sea, above the idyllic Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast.  A fantastic location from which to explore the local area. Guests can enjoy hearty local food, and plan walks with detailed route notes available at the house and make the most of the many attractions in this stunning area. Great selection of walks for all levels and distance. Full board accommodation. Prices are based on 2 people sharing. November dates also available.    

SAVE £100 PER PERSON 7-NIGHT SOUTHERN LAKE DISTRICT SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY – Departing: 23 October and 6 and 16 November 2020, FROM £545pp  

Staying at HF Holidays’ historic 4 star country house, beautifully situated with views along Coniston Water. Tailor-made for walking Monk Coniston has all the ingredients for a perfect self-guided holiday. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed walk notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore the national park. Great selection of walks for all levels and distance. Full board accommodation. Prices are based on 2 people sharing.  

For more offer on late availability and full listings visit: www.hfholidays.co.uk/offers/late-availability  Terms & Conditions apply.  Subject to availability.  Prices correct at time of publishing and may change. For full T&Cs visit: www.hfholidays.co.uk/terms

Fantastic offers and late availability on UK walking breaks with HF Holidays

Friday 28 August 2020

HF Holidays are delighted to have been welcoming guests back to its country houses to enjoy great walking, fresh air and the British countryside, over the last few months, and pleased to announce that by the end of August, 17 of the 18 country properties will be open.   

HF Holidays have taken extra steps to keep their house teams, guests and leaders safe with the re-opening of houses in line with the government & scientific guidance.  With a reduced programme of holidays there is still great choice of self guided or guided walking; each property is tailor-made for walking and has a vast selection of routes and maps available to explore the area independently, or if preferred with an HF Guide.  All guided walking itineraries are designed to walk directly from each house avoiding any transport requirements.  

If you are looking great deals over the next few weeks, read on to find out some of the dates and locations where we still have availability and the last few spaces at Craflwyn Hall in Snowdonia in its final few months of being open.


Guided Walking Holiday NOW £625 Per Person, includes 5 days of walking and Full Board Departure: 9 October 2020, 7 nights Book by 4 September 2020 – Staying at the HF Holidays’ Peveril of the Peak, beautifully located in the Peak District countryside, an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. With a choice of walks each day, this guided walking holiday can be as relaxing or adventurous as walkers choose and will introduce guests to the very best of the sensational national park. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/guided-walking-dovedale-7


SAVE £25PP ON 4-NIGHT SOUTHERN LAKE DISTRICT GENTLE WALKING HOLIDAY Departing: 15 September 2020 NOW £525PP includes walks guided and full board  – Staying at HF Holidays country house Monk Consiton with views over Coniston Water. Everything you love about guided walking just a little gentler! Still a choice of walks (some half day) and led by an experienced guide; should appeal to guests looking for an introduction to walking, or to people who now prefer to take things a little more gently. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/gentle-walking-conistonwater-4    

SAVE £30PP ON A 3 OR 6-NIGHT ISLE OF WIGHT GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY Departing: 19 September 2020 3 NIGHTS £375PP / 6 NIGHTS £739PP Full Board Staying at HF Holidays Freshwater Bay House overlooking the white cliffs and bay – Away from the bustle of the mainland; guests can discover the best of the island’s glorious 85-mile coastline of unspoilt sandy beaches and dramatic white cliffs, as well as panoramic walks over the flower-rich chalk downland.


SAVE £40PP ON A 7-NIGHT SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY - £675PP Departing: 19 September 2020 – Self-Guided Walking Holiday. Staying at HF Holidays property Alltshellach - 4-star country house idyllically situated on the shores of Loch Leven. It is a convenient and inspirational location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands and is within easy distance of Ben Nevis. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/self-guided-walking-glen-coe-7


3-NIGHT SOUTHERN YORKSHIRE DALES GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY - £395PP Full Board Departing: 18 September 2020 – Staying at HF Holidays Newfield Hall offers amid beautiful rural surroundings with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell. Choice of walks each day. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/guided-walking-malhamdale-3    

SHORT STAYS 2-NIGHT NORTH YORK MOORS WALKING HOLIDAY Departing: 26 September 2020 Guided Or Self Guided Options From £190pp Full Board – Staying at HF Holidays country house Larpool Hall – located in an elevated position with sweeping views across the Esk Valley. Discovery Point packed full of information for those exploring independently or knowledgeable HF Guide for guided option. Choice of walks available for all. https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/2-night-north-york-moors-guided-walking-holiday  

Terms & Conditions apply.  Subject to availability.  Prices correct at time of publishing and may change. For full T&Cs visit: www.hfholidays.co.uk/terms


Enjoy walking in the Lake District with Ramblers Walking Holidays in 2020

New Year, New You – Enjoy the benefits of a Ramblers Walking Holiday

Friday 20 December 2019

A walking holiday ticks all the boxes for a healthy start to 2020, from keeping fit to relieving stress and burning off the excesses of Christmas. Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) offer the perfect way to combine all the wellness benefits that walking brings with exploring some wonderful destinations both off and on the beaten track with a group of likeminded companions. 

Their choice of Hassness Country House breaks, based from their property in the Lake District, make a great start for someone wanting to try a walking holiday for the first time. With a choice of durations and grades, there are also themed breaks such as Mindfulness in the Mountains and a Women's Activity Break where walking is mixed with other healthy activities. 

Or choose from a tempting range of  European walking holidays that take in ancient pilgrimage trails such as the Route St Jacques to Santiago de Compostela or the new St Paul's Trail & Taurus Mountains holiday. For many walkers, this type of trail can be personally quite transformative. 

Hassness Country House 

Perfectly situated in its own extensive grounds on the shores of Buttermere in the heart of the Lake District with wonderful lake and mountain views in all directions, Hassness Country House is an ideal spot to partake in some of the country's best walks and a bit of wild swimming. 

Remote and unspoilt, set against a tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, it offers a genuine opportunity to 'get away from it all' with one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District right on the doorstep. Catering to all levels of fitness ranging from ambles around the valley floor and its three lakes, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater to adventurous high peak challenges on the summits and ridges of the Western Fells, it offers an extensive on-going walking programme complemented by comfortable accommodation and with locally sourced home cooked meals.   

Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) three nights breaks start from £260/person including half board accommodation (except for one dinner) and lunches on walking days.

Mindfulness in the Mountains (Grade 4, Moderate) 

Away from everyday distractions, where being stressed has so often become the norm, escape to the Lake District to replenish diminished energy by giving yourself time to contemplate life and develop some tried and tested coping strategies. On the shores of Buttermere with enthralling lake and mountain views, Mindfulness in the Mountains provides the opportunity to live in the moment through a programme of walking and reflection in restorative countryside.  

Following trails such as Haystacks and Rannerdale knots, some walking will be silence with targeted activities to help connect with the surroundings and yourself.  With resources to help familiarise yourself with techniques and theoretical concepts, there will also be gentle yoga and short meditations sessions.  

Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) three night break starts from £295/person and includes accommodation all meals (expect for one dinner), meditation and yoga sessions and transport to and from trails. Departures 2 June, 11 August, 10 October 2020.  

Women's Activity Week (Grade 5, moderate) 

Staying in Hassness Country House on the shores of Buttermere - a tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, encompassing three lakes, Women's activity week is the perfect antidote to modern city living.  Designed to get some of that refreshing Cumbrian air into your lungs, relax with other like-minded women and perhaps try out something new, the week takes advantage of the superb setting with a daily selection of hill and Nordic walks, a half day kayaking on Derwentwater and the optional promise of a bracing morning dip. Interspersed with yoga and Pilates to restore and unwind, days hiking with some added circuit training or aerobics, are well rewarded with home cooked meals.  

Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Women's Activity Week 7 night holiday starts from £679/person including accommodation and all meals (except for one dinner), lakeland hill walking, yoga and Pilates sessions, introduction to Nordic Walking, aerobics and circuit training, half day kayaking and transport for activities. Departures: 13 June, 15 August & 12 September 2020.  

St Paul's Trail & the Taurus Mountains (grade 6, Moderate) New for 2020 

As the apostle Paul would have done nearly two millennia ago, explore deep canyons, historic sites and ancient villages, hiking along river courses and deep forest tracks through dramatic and varied scenery, following Turkey's wild and little frequented St Paul's Trail.

Turkey's second long-distance trail at 500km, this ancient route winds from Perge (near the coast and Antalya) through the Anatolian wilds to an elevation of 2200m and culminates in the city of Yalvaç.  Accompanied throughout by a local specialist guide, follow the course of Köprülü Canyon taking the opportunity to swim in deep river pools, hike across spectacular limestone ridges, through indigenous oak forest, past shepherds huts and open pasture towards Serpil.  

Meander through the ancient ruins of the Pisidian city of Prostanna and bask in expansive vistas of Eğirdir lake atop of Sirvi Hill before entering Yalvaç along the ruins of the Roman aqueduct just as St Paul would have done. 

Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331 133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) 14 night St Paul's Trail & the Taurus Mountains starts from £1999/person, full board en suite accommodation with dinners at the hotel or local restaurants, picnic lunches, English speaking guide, local transport and an experienced leader. Departs 10 April, 15 May, 4 September and 18 September 2020