Walking Holidays


Stunning Walking Holidays In The UK

Home to hundreds of beautiful footpaths and cosy pub accommodation nearby, the UK is the perfect place to embark on a walking holiday. Whether you want an easy short walk or something a bit more adventurous, we’ve got an array of luxury walks to choose from. The landscape is varied with coastal paths, mountains, moors, woodland and nature reserves to explore – all beaming with natural beauty.

Here are a few of our favourite walking routes with pubs nearby that are ready and waiting to welcome you to your stay.

Our customer’s favourite routes

Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is a Welsh National Nature Reserve in Snowdonia that’s renowned for its breathtaking views of the lake, Llyn Idwal. The circular walk – which is around 3 and a half miles long – offers walkers rocky terrain, mountain views and the opportunity to spot rare wildlife, such as the Snowdon lily. Plus the trail is dog-friendly (just be sure to keep your beloved canine on a lead!).

Nearest pub: The Groes Inn

A short, wide, light-coloured building with some benches around the side and front. There's branches covering the roof, and a big standalone sign on a small patch of grass at the front stating "Groes Inn"

The Groes Inn is known locally for its divine food and variety of regional beers on offer. Here, you’ll find their own Dragon’s Fire blend of ale on tap, alongside a selection of fine wines and classic tipples. The inn boasts 14 bedrooms and stunning mountain views which is perfect for larger groups of families/friends. Despite being tucked away in the Welsh countryside, the bedrooms are equipped with modern amenities to keep you connected, such as WiFi, smart TVs and Tesla charging points.

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Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a popular walking challenge that’s widely known across the UK, including the well-known hills Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. You can opt to ascend just 1 peak (or all 3) depending on your ability. All 3 peaks take the average climber about 12 hours to complete and the route is about 24 miles – so there’s plenty to keep you occupied!  With so much spectacular scenery to soak up, this is a fantastic location to embark on your walking holiday.

Nearest pub: The Golden Lion

A terrace building with a sign on the wall that reads 'The Golden Lion'. There's 2 union jacks on the wall.

The Golden Lion is a traditional 17th century coaching inn, located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and Three Peaks. Outdoor lovers from all over the UK come to visit this classic country gem. And with 14 snug en-suite bedrooms to choose from, you can bring your whole family. If you appreciate a homemade pie, a pint and traditional Yorkshire hospitality – The Golden Lion is your new walking holiday haven.

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The Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall forms the most southerly point of mainland Britain, offering challenging walks across stony cliff top paths and jaw-dropping views of the coastline. You’ll get opportunities to explore the many coves and little villages along this stretch of land, as well as rock formations that date back hundreds of millions of years. Remember to keep a look out for some of the country’s rarest wildflowers!

Nearest pub: Cadgwith Cove Inn

A pretty white building with 'The Cadgwith Cove' written on the wall in an elegant font.

Located on the famous Lizard Peninsula, the Cadgwith Cove Inn is a friendly coastal pub with 7 en-suite bedrooms to choose from, with many boasting wonderful coastal views. The Cadgwith fishermen catch delicious seafood from the very local coves you’ll explore – and served fresh to the table that same day! With the coast at your doorstep, Cadgwith is the perfect base for your walking trip.

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Coniston Round

Also known as the Coniston Fells, Coniston Round is a staple for all walkers visiting the Lake District. It takes in 2 well-known peaks – the aggressive face of the Coniston Old Man and the towering cliffs of Dow Crag. There’s lots of handy facilities on offer, including tourist information in the car park and plenty of pubs in Coniston Village to quench your thirst or stop off for a spot of lunch. Get ready for your walking adventure!

Nearest pub: The Coniston Inn

A huge garden with the Coniston Inn in the background. There are a few trees surrounding the Inn and a lovely nearby fell.

The Coniston Inn is surrounded by breathtaking lake and fell views. Now fully restored, this gorgeous dog-friendly pub boasts 42 bedrooms, with many options for solo travellers, families and guests who require accessible rooms. They’re located on the banks of the famous Coniston Water and are the picture perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park and Coniston Round.

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South Foreland Lighthouse

This 4-mile-long walk forms part of the England Coastal Path and the Saxon Shore Way. One of the highlights is the South Foreland Lighthouse – a Victorian landmark that sits on The White Cliffs of Dover with an interesting history. It was the first lighthouse to ever use electricity, and as you traverse the cliff tops you’ll find fascinating remains of gun emplacements and other wartime structures.  There’s also Mrs Knotts tea room (that’s like visiting nanny’s house for a cup of tea!), stunning views of Dover, and shops for you to stop off for ice cream, soft drinks and pre-loved books.

Nearest pub: The Kings Arms, Kent

The Kinds Arms - a minimal beige-coloured building with a small pavement.

The Kings Arms is a 15th Century traditional and historic English Inn with bundles of charm and character. With delicious pub food that caters to every palette, you’ll feel welcome at the informal bar/lounge area with a relaxing open fireplace. This is the perfect place to relax after a trip to the South Foreland Lighthouse.

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Free Resources for Walkers

The Outdoor Guide

For everything outdoors check out The Outdoor Guide (TOG) a free online resource which brings together information about walks all around the UK. Inspired by Julia Bradbury’s love of walking, The Outdoor Guide has walking routes for complete beginners through to experienced hikers, plus an ever-growing collection of accessible walks suitable for wheelchair users and families with buggies. They also give advice on the best places to eat and drink on your walking trips, plus expert tips on the best walking gear to buy for your venture.

TOG Says…” We are proud to be teaming up with Stay in a Pub to offer hand-picked pub accommodation near some of our beautiful walks”.

Camra’s Pub Walk Series

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has a number of useful guides available. From Scotland down to London, with a few Wild Pub Walks thrown in, the Pub Walks series has been popular for many years. Each book contains detailed walks along with a commentary on the local area, guides on transport links and pubs that serve real ale along the route.

Ready to book?

Just grab a map (or load Google Maps on your phone!), break in your hiking boots, pack your bottles of water and book your dream walking trip.

If you have an idea of where you want to stay but need more accommodation ideas, just use our easy-to-use pub search, enter the location and you’ll get a list of nearby pubs in seconds.

If you want inspiration for more holiday ideas, explore our cycling breaks or golf trips – all complete with our handpicked pub accommodation nearby.

Or if you’re still undecided, we’ve got more pubs below that are near some more wonderful walks.

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