Walking Holidays in the UK
North Downs Way and Pilgrims' Way
Our hiking & walking holidays have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of walkers abilities, and have flexible start dates for convenience. Average daily distances walked are between 10 and 14 miles, but can be reduced for those who prefer a steadier pace, or extended for the more ambitious. Routes can also be combined to cover a greater distance overall. You can choose to start and finish anywhere on the 153 mile trail. Luggage transfer is arranged and checked for you, daily support is available to help you with local knowledge.
All self-led holidays come with daily tracker support and include
luggage transfer, and an information pack with marked up maps and a guidebook, as well as quality inn, hotel and guest house accommodation.
Walk Awhile is a family run business, and this is our 21st Anniversary Year.* We are based in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy that is supportive and in sympathy with local communities and the environment. We advise customers where they can purchase locally produced food and produce along the route and encourage them to use local services. We encourage all customers to use public transport to access the start of their holiday.
We are proud to have been awarded the Green Tourism Silver Award since 2006
All holidays include arrival and departure days, overnight accommodation prior to starting your walk and on arrival at your destination (e.g. a 6 day holiday includes 5 nights accommodation, and 4 days walking)
*To celebrate our anniversary we are providing a complimentary copy of our founder's book 'The Pilgrims' Way: Fact & Fiction of an Ancient Trackway' by Derek Bright, for every booking
Where will you go next?
Rochester to Canterbury
Walking the Pilgrims' Way, North Downs Way
6 Day Walking Holiday 47 miles
From £645 pp ex flights
Winchester to Canterbury
Pilgrims' Way Trekker Plus Challenge
15 Day Walking Holiday 153 miles
From £1792 pp ex flights
Farnham to Canterbury
The North Downs Way
12 or 16 Day Walking Holiday - 133 or 175 miles
From £1410 pp ex flights
Wye to Deal
North Downs Way and Coast Walk
5 or 6 Day Walking Holiday 34 or 53 miles - through one of Lonely Planets top regions for 2022!
From £645 pp ex flights
Canterbury Trails - from Cathedral to Coast
3 Day Walking & Experience Holiday
From £258pp ex flights
FAMILY RUN BUSINESS
Walk Awhile is a family run rural business that offers a select range of walking & hiking holidays commencing all year round in the heart of the English countryside and within an hour by train from London.
INCLUSIVE LUGGAGE TRANSFER
Rest assured that all of your luggage will be transferred to your overnight Inn or Hotel leaving you to focus on the trail ahead.
QUALITY LOCAL ACCOMMODATION
We have gone out of our way to make sure that all the Inns, hotels and Guest House accommodation we use welcome walkers. You will find them to be friendly, with comfortable bedrooms. All bookings include breakfast. Most inns and hotels have restaurants where we can book you a table for the evening meal if you wish or recommend somewhere locally.
DAILY TRACKER SUPPORT
You will be sent a guide book, information pack and marked up route map on payment of the final balance. You will also be sent a GPS link for your phone to follow the route. While you are enjoying your walk the tracker will check that luggage has been collected and delivered. They will be available at the end of the phone should you have any questions during the day.
Walk Awhile operate a Responsible Travel Policy (RTP) that is supportive and in sympathy with local communities and the environment and has been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)
We work in partnership with Englands Great Walking Trails & the North Downs Way National Trail