GLT’s top picks: Five walking holidays for groups

Date Posted: 04/04/2018

A group on a Ramblers Walking Holiday

What have Tyrol, Hadrian’s Wall and Spain’s tallest mountain all got in common? Their amazing walks, of course. Here is a round-up of some of the best walking holidays for groups, all suitable for this year or those to come. 

1. Walk the Jurassic coast

Durdle Door, Dorset

Pictured: Durdle Door, Dorset.

Groups heading to Dorset might like to explore the countryside by following one of the many walking trails which criss-cross the county. The South West Coast Path has just launched some new themed walks taking in West Dorset’s ‘Timeless Coast’, from navigating the Undercliff ‘jungle’ at Lyme Regis to exploring the fossil flecked beaches at Charmouth. Durdle Door Holiday Park is a great place for groups to make a base at.

2. Austrian adventures

Tyrol

Pictured: Austrian accomodation in Tyrol with HF Holidays.

HF Holidays has released details of its autumn breaks for 2018, and they range in location from Shropshire to Tyrol. The latter, in Austria, can be explored on a seven-night holiday this October, when the mild climates make it an ideal destination for walking enthusiasts. Expert guides offer a host of mountain walks and superb trails through the beautiful Merano Valley, famed for its spa and art nouveau architecture.

3. Hiking heights in Spain

Sierra Nevada National Park

Pictured: Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain.

Take a hike with Ramblers Walking Holidays to southern Spain and conquer Mulhacén, the country’s highest mountain. This challenging walk is only really practical over the summer (great if you’re already planning your group trips for next year) and combines the Sierra Nevada National Park's minibus to gain height with walking the open but rocky 800m ascent. The walk features as part of a seven night holiday, staying in a whitewashed village perched above the Poquiera Gorge.

4. In the footsteps of giants 

Northern Ireland's new Causeway Coastal Route

Pictured: Northern Ireland's new Causeway Coastal Route.

Anew walk has recently launched in Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience is a five-mile hike from the picturesque ruin of Dunseverick Castle along a dramatic clifftop path to the iconic Giant’s Causeway. Prebooking is essential for this walk, and the maximum number of people able to book at one time is 18. The Causeway Coast Holiday park is a great accommodation choice for big groups.

5. Roman roads

Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall

Pictured: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall. (Photo credit:Visit Northumberland).

Northumberland is of course home to Hadrian’s Wall. Steeped in history, the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts remarkable landscapes of archaeological importance. Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldiers through the captivating countryside along the wall path, before making time to climb ancient hills to marvel at Sycamore Gap, made famous in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. For somewhere to stay, try Gibbs Hall Farm in Hexham which sleeps up to 25.

Where is your favoutite place to take a group walking holiday? E-mail us at editorial@groupleisureandtravel.com

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