Best Walking Holidays in UK and Ireland
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Themed Walking Holidays

There are a number of walking routes throughout the British Isles that have been created to commemorate the life or work of an eminent artist, or historic figure, or which focus on one aspect of a particular area. Please click on the title below for further details.

Walking Holidays England

Jane Austen Walk

This is a two day three night walking break in the beautiful Hampshire countryside that was the inspiration for the works of Jane Austen, author of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and many others.


Shakespeare Way

The Shakespeare Way

Routes that evoke something or someone from history or the arts



Walking Holidays England

The Dorset of Thomas Hardy

Dorchester was the inspiration for Casterbridge in Hardy’s novel ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ and remains a handsome town of 19th and 18th century houses.

Includes Cerne Abbas, overlooked by the famous – or, for some, infamous – Cerne Abbas Giant.


Constable Country

Constable Country

This walking break takes you through the little changed landscapes that inspired one of Britain’s greatest artists, John Constable