UK Walking Holidays

As a responsible and caring business, despite the effect on our core walking holiday business, we have decided to follow the latest UK governments advice about social gatherings and social distancing.

We will therefore postpone all our walking holidays commencing 23/03/20, until at the earliest July 31 2020. We will review this decision at regular intervals as we understand and respond to governments latest information and advice and will change to an active walking holiday business as soon as we are able. We will publish regular updates on this website, on our facebook page and through regular newsletters to our suscribed clients.

We are contacting all of our clients who have reserved a holiday to offer both alternative later dated holidays and financial credits to set against those holidays.

We are extremely sorry that we have to take such an action - but in light of the scientific and health advice given to the Government, we do not wish to be out of step.

We hope to be back running holidays in August 2020- hopefully the Covid pandemic will be better controlled.

Can I still book a holiday with you?

Yes - you most certainly can.  Clearly there is uncertainty surrounding travel in the next few months, but we are optimistic that the virus will be defeated.

Once travel restrictions are lifted, we will be available to host you on our UK and European holidays

 We look forward to running holidays in the autumn, and certainly 2021. Our programme of holidays can be accessed using the holiday search facility, where you will find a range of guided group holidays for many destinations,  dates, holiday types and grades.

We offer you for UK holidays a "NO DEPOSIT BOOKING FACILITY* -so you can reserve in the knowledge that if the virus does not abate as quickly as we all hope, you have not committed hard, earned cash to your plans. *

*This applies to holidays reserved for 2020 only.

Email - info@ - us to discuss how we can help you get back to what you love- walking in the great British countryside with like minded folk.

Travel to Europe with us

We are currently examining all Secret Hills Walking holidays that depart after 1 April. We will constantly monitor current UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice, and government advice from the countries we visit.

We will also take advice for our supplying hotels/transport companies and tour leaders in each country.

We believe that it is likely that some forthcoming holidays will be suspended.

In this event, my colleagues at New Experience Holidays will contact you and discuss alternative holiday plans.

See New Experience Holidays Booking Conditions for more information 

You may still reserve European holidays in the autumn of 2020 - and our 2021 holidays are published on

We cannot extend our no deposit offer to European holidays however, as these are reserved through New Experience Holidays and the ATOL/abta bonding rules apply to these holidays.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure that you obtain the travel insurance appropriate for your destination, itinerary and nature of your holiday. It is a good idea to check your travel insurance policy for the scope of cover.

A personal message from our founder Alan Garner

In taking the steps that we believe are necessary in this terrible crisis, we assure all our clients and all our walking friends that we will continue to develop the business during our enforced downtime.

After 18 years of hard work by many team members past and present, I have no intention of "throwing in the towel" - we will, in the Secret Hills community, be here when the virus subsides- ready to continue to guide you round our magnificent countryside. So I hope you will continue to support us and when the light arrives at the end of this long tunnel - get those boots on again with us. See you then

Alan - and the whole Secret Hills Walking community



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What Others Said...

Southern Lakes - August 2019. I have booked with Secret Hills before. Reservation was fast, easy. The packing list was very helpful. Beautiful hotel, good food, friendly staff. It was nice to have a choice between two different tours (guided walking). Very well organised. Very nice people in the group.

Monika Rost