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 give you a base for your walking and hiking holiday adventures. Whether you go for gentle woodland strolls or daring up hill climbs — there’s nothing better than returning to your cosy cabin after a day exploring. So, put your feet up and melt into your hot tub for a much-deserved soak under the stars. Heaven.

Walking & hiking guides around the UK

Need a little inspiration to help plan your next UK hiking holiday? 

Walking in England

  • Yorkshire

    Coasts, forests & moorland

  • Sherwood Forest

    Robin Hood legend and ancient woodland

  • Forest of Dean

    Rivers, woodland & hills

  • Hampshire

    Historic towns & country parks

  • Norfolk

    Rivers, parks & country estates

  • Cornwall

    Coastline & countryside

Walking in Scotland & Wales

  • Ardgartan Argyll

    Lochs & mountains

  • Strathyre

    Waterfalls & mountain hills

  • Beddgelert

    Mount Snowdon & Fisherman's Path

Walking routes for everyone

Pop into 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.

  • Families

    Run wild together on an unforgettable family walking holiday. Stomp through forests, moorlandscoastlines and moreRosy cheeks and muddy adventures guaranteed. 

  • Couples

    Take time to unwind together, surrounded by stunning scenery.  Soak up natural beauty on long walks before heading back to  sink into your bubbling hot tub. 

  • Groups

    Get the group together for a hiking holiday to remember, exploring  breath-taking national parks. Sparkling brunches and spa treatments available for post hike catch ups. 

Enjoy a guided nature walk

Step out with your Forest Ranger and see the woodland in a whole new light

Make the most of their local expertise and uncover fascinating forest secrets.  Jump through puddles, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot and learn all about woodland critters as you go. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcomed to join in the fun.  

Available at: Blackwood Forest, Cropton, Deerpark, Delamere Forest, Forest of Dean, Keldy, Sherwood Forest and Thorpe Forest.

Learn more about Forest Ranger activities

Did you know? We're pet-friendly

Our forest locations are pawfect for dog friendly breaks. We have pet-friendly cabins available - priced at £15 per pet, per night (maximum 4 pets per cabin).

Your four-legged pal will love a walking holiday, chasing waves on the beach and scampering through the countryside. And after a long day’s walk, you and your dog can recharge in your cosy cabin and take a snooze by the log burner.

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  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    The base for all your walking adventures with all the essentials for a hassle-free holiday. With a private outdoor hot tub included, you’ll have all you need for your perfect walking weekend break.

    Hot tub

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Relax in nature together in one of our Golden Oak cabins. Fire up the barbecue on the decking or enjoy some well-earned downtime in the living area as you ease into holiday mode.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-10 guests
    4-5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    Your turn to plan the group hiking holiday? Stay in a beautiful treehouse nestled in the forest (with an extra bedroom across a rope bridge).

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

Popular extras for walking & hiking holidays

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  • Picnic Hamper

    Collect from reception before your hike. From £30

    Doggy treats hamper

    Biscuits, sausages, jerky. From £22

  • 'Around & about' map & torch

    Explore the forest. From £8.95

    Traditional breakfast & drink

    Fuel for the hike. From £5

Here’s how you could be spending your next walking & hiking holiday ??

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How to book your walking break

Book your cabin break easily online. If you're looking for large group holidays and multiple cabin bookings then call us on 03330 110 495 to discuss what you're looking for and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Take a deep breath of pure freedom on a UK walking holiday

Discover natural wonders on your doorstep with exhilarating adventures on two feet. Feel alive on windswept moors and refreshed on woodland strolls. From lush rolling hills to dramatic coastlines, there’s a wild walking adventure for everyone to enjoy. Who knows what ancient landmarks or natural hidden gems you’ll stumble across? Psst... Bring your binoculars to get an even closer look at rare birds and wildlife!  

Need help with planning? Whatever your plans, we’ve got you covered. From toddler and wheelchair-friendly strolls to long-distance hikes, we’ll provide the best routes at each of our locations. We’re here to help you find your ultimate walking break — whether it’s a family affair, and group reunion or a solo adventure.  

Scout out your ideal route in advance with our Forestipedia blog. Or enjoy a spur of the moment self-led trail and see where it takes you... 

Before you hit the road — why not drop into the Forest Retreat? Here you’ll find handy leaflets showing you the best walking options, as well as local Ordnance Survey Maps for sale. Don’t forget, our friendly team members are always happy to share their tips too!  

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