Walking tours - England

We are two middle aged women who would like to take a week long walking tour in England all countryside. Any advise would be helpful do we need to go with a tour group? Can we just start walking between towns and find our own hotels? Are there any areas that should be avoided? Any areas extra special? We'd like 10-15 miles a day.
Thanks in advance.

Posted by Robin Z
Troy, Oh, USA
1784 posts

Hi Laura, there are two that you might be interested in....Coast to Coast Walk and Cotswolds Way Walk....here is a website for a company Serpa that has information on both. You can go on a tour or do it on your own, Serpa will transport your bag from B&B to B&B, so all you have to carry is a day pack. I'll include a couple other website that you might enjoy reading....for Cotswolds Way~http://thecotswoldwalkingcompany.com/walk/cotswold-way-8-walking-days-9-nights/ For Coast to Coasthttp://www.contours.co.uk/walking-holidays/coast-to-coast-walk.php ~~~ this is a good site~~http://www.lehigh.edu/~wwt1/C2C/c2c.html

Posted by Adrienne
Vienna, VA
30 posts

I recommend a Lonely Planet book called Walking in Britain. I used it to choose some walks for a recent trip. I didn't do a complete long-distance walk, but I did smaller portions of the Hadrian's Wall walk; St. Cuthbert's Way; and the Borders Abbeys Way. I liked all the ones I sampled, although I think 7 full days of Hadrian's Wall might have been too much. I probably would have picked Cuthbert's if I was going to do a whole tour - it runs from Melrose, Scotland to Lindisfarne, England. There are so many great long-distance paths in England and/or Scotland. I am sure you can find one that appeals to your interests and fitness level.