The rise of walking holidays

Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the popularity of walking holidays as many of us look for different ways to experience the beauty that the UK has to offer. 

With such a variety of scenic destinations to choose from including Sussex & the South Downs, The Cotswolds and Pilgrims Way you can see why they are becoming more popular.

There is also a long list of benefits that walking holidays bring and not just in terms of experiences, they are also great for your mental and physical wellbeing and in this blog, we are going to highlight some of the key benefits:

A great way to keep fit

Walking is great for your health, it improves cardiovascular fitness, gives stronger bones, improved balance, reduces body fat, increases muscle strength, lowers the risk of disease and even reduced stress and anxiety. While many holidays involve hours spent sitting in a car, coach or train, walking holidays ensure that you get to exercise as you explore the world.

Provide intimate encounters with destinations

While walking, travellers can notice the fine details of trees, houses, fields, towns and castles, instead of just glancing at sweeping scenery out of a coach window. Walking puts the traveller in the centre of the picture experiencing nature up close.

Go at your own pace

Walking holidays suit independent travellers. So if you’re keen to take things slow, you can set a leisurely pace and even extend your stay at the guesthouses along the way.

Alternatively, if you’re a fit and fast walker, you can make sure that you are not slowed down by slower travellers as you bound across the countryside.

Step off the beaten track

Walking tours give heightened access to the world, enabling you to go off the beaten track as you wander through fields, rugged countryside, quaint villages, forests and vineyards.

You can meet a variety of locals too, including farmers, shopkeepers, fellow travellers and hospitable guest house owners.

Feeling of accomplishment

Walking provides a personal sense of achievement when you arrive at your destination – much more pronounced than any sense of achievement you get from a coach or rail trip or cruise.

 

Heading Away?

Let Parkers take the hassle out of your journey. We are here to help you travel stress-free and safely to your destination.

We often help take our customers to and from their walking holidays, our drivers can even collect your luggage from you and drop it your destination so that it is waiting for you when you arrive.

So, wherever you are heading, whether a walking trip or on holiday abroad with the family, let Parkers take the stress out of your journey. Contact us to make your booking today.