Forest Holidays

Walking & hiking holidays in the UK

Explore the UK's most beautiful forests on foot

Walking breaks in the forest

Our 11 exclusive locations are the perfect base for walking and hiking holidays. Whether you’re seeking gentle woodland walks that begin at your doorstep or challenging hikes over hills and dales. And after hours in the fresh air there’s no better reward than returning to the comfort of your cosy log cabin and sinking into a warm, bubbling hot tub. The ideal way to soothe those aching muscles. Heaven.

If you’re in search of lush green landscapes and wide open spaces, there’s no better escape than a walking holiday in the UK. Take off on a self-led trail through the forest with the entire family or delve into our Forestipedia blogs to discover famous routes from around the country. Perfect for inspiring your next UK walking break. Need a hand with planning? From toddler-friendly strolls to long-distance hikes, we’ve curated a series of walks at each of our locations. Ideal for family breaks, group trips and solo adventures. To get started on your adventure, drop in to the Forest Retreat where you can pick up a leaflet showing you the best walks around the forest. Or ask one of our friendly team members for ideas on recommended routes. There’s something for everyone, including wheelchair and pushchair friendly routes as well as longer walks. You can buy Local Ordnance Survey Maps at the Forest Retreat too.

A group taking a walk through the forest at Forest Holidays

Discover exciting walks for all abilities

Get inspired

Riverside strolls and woodland walks. Green hills and windswept moors. Ancient landmarks and coastal beauty. Uncover the beauty and diversity of the UK on your next forest escape with walking and hiking holidays filled with fresh air and freedom.

Adventure through the most beautiful corners of our country while taking in the breathtaking scenery. And don’t forget to bring your binoculars so you can spot rare birds and wildlife.

Need a little inspiration to help plan your next UK walking holiday? Find inspiration for walking and hiking holidays and start your next adventure. We’ve put together a range of wonderful walks, designed to give a true flavour of the area you’re staying in.

This includes guides for:

The lochs and mountains of Ardgartan Argyll
The lochs and mountains of Strathyre
The coast, forests and moorland of Yorkshire
The legendary locations of Sherwood Forest
The rivers, woodlands and hills of the Forest of Dean
The rolling beauty of the Hampshire downs
The rivers, parks and country estates of Norfolk
The rugged coastline and heritage-rich countryside of Cornwall

A family enjoying a walk through the meadows at Forest Holidays

Holiday at your own pace

A cabin in the heart of the forest

Families, groups and couples alike love our cosy woodland locations. Surround yourself with the serenity of nature in our forest cabins where you can unwind after a day of walking in the great outdoors.

From your base in the forest, rekindle your relationship with nature and explore the forest - with walks that start as soon as you step out of your cabin. Immerse yourself in soaking up the sights and sounds of the natural world while spending time with your loved ones. Tackle longer walking routes, hit the hiking trails or enjoy the simplicity of short walks near to your cabin.

Choose a Golden Oak or Silver Birch cabin and relax in your own personal hot tub or book a larger cabin for walking group holidays of up to 10 guests. Whichever you decide, our locations are in some of the best spots in the country for walking and hiking holidays.


A couple walking through the location at Strathyre, Scotland, Forest Holidays

The perfect base for your walking and hiking holidays

Dogs welcome

Our forest locations provide the perfect walking holiday for dog friendly breaks. Your four-legged pal will love chasing waves on the beach, scampering through the countryside or snuffling around in the forest. So why not include them in your walking and hiking holidays and enjoy dog friendly forest runs, short breaks or even a day out at the beach?

When you book with us you can bring up to four dogs with you. We’ve got tons of pet-friendly log cabins for you to choose from with pets costing £15 per pet, per night. You can drop into the Forest Retreat with your dog for some well-earned refreshments too.

And after a long day of exploring your dog can relax in your cosy cabin, feeling the warmth of the underfloor heating - while you unwind in the hot tub.

A mother and daughter taking their dog for a walk through the forest at Forest Holidays

An adventure with your furry friend