The Discerning Traveller – self-guided hiking and walking holidays
We at The Discerning Traveller are keen hikers and have carefully designed a range of self-guided walking tour holidays through the most beautiful landscapes in England and Wales. Hike the dramatic cliff-top coast paths of Pembrokeshire, Cornwall or Exmoor; hunt for fossils along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset; explore the rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds; follow the mysterious Dark Ages earthwork Offa’s Dyke along the Welsh Border; take a leisurely (or strenuous) walk through the incomparable mountain scenery of Beatrix Potter’s favourite: the English Lake District National Park.
What is a self-guided hiking tour holiday?
Briefly, this means a hiking holiday (or walking holiday, it’s the same thing) on which each day you walk on to a new place for your next overnight stop. For instance, on a Discerning Traveller hiking tour, we book and pay for your accommodation each night with breakfast, move your main baggage onto the next night’s stop and provide you with route directions and hikers maps to enable you find your way on foot.
You carry only a daypack containing such items as lunch, drinking water, waterproofs, and camera. Our hiking tours are self-guided (i.e. no leader or guide; our route notes and highlighted maps take the place of a leader); individual (i.e. you are not part of a group; our customers are mostly in parties of 2 to 4 people who have booked together, although we do also cater for single travellers on some routes); and with some exceptions you can start any day you choose within our season.
For more on how we do things see the page “What’s special about our tours?“