Southern Lake District

The Lake District is England's only true mountain area. It has the most beautiful scenery in the land, with its bewitching mix of rugged mountains, deep gylls, shimmering lakes,  bouncing waterfalls and attractive stone-built villages.

This unique landscape, is one of National Geographic’s top ten ‘must-see’ destinations in the world, has a superb network of footpaths and tracks which stretch through the valleys and along the lakes, and traverse  the sides, ridges and summits of the high fells, making it accessible to all.

 Now - with Secret Hills Walking Holidays - you can see all this beauty on our specially chosen guided walks, taken at a manageable pace, with our clients requirements always uppermost on our minds.

Secret Hills walking Holidays offer clients the opportunity to walk the Lakeland paths & fells and savour its beauty. We recognise that most people who opt for guided walking holidays, want to savour the fells, yet not be exhausted by slogging up several of them in a days walk. We have therefore selected walks that are IN the mountains, ascend the low fells, walk the stunning river valleys and take in the many tarns and lakes, in a cocktail of ever changing vista's. We walk around 10 miles a day and take time - actually lots of it - to savour the beautiful lakeland scenery - simply breathtaking.

We also on each holiday offer a lower level and shorter walk, to suit the ability of each walker, carefully tailoring the walking to each individuals ability.

We stay in hotels that are right in the heart of the lake district at either Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside, Windermere or Newby Bridge. mixing the bracing outdoors with good sleep and food.  

Travel by rail - good connections from all parts of UK to Windermere station with good bus conections form there.

We offer two alternatives - our guided walking holidays are set on specific dates throughout the year, see the dates on the UK holidays walking page, yet we can offer guided walking at other times of the year on an exclusive small party basis. Our leaders - based in the Lake District - offer a guiding service to two or more people who may be staying in the area- we call this Individual independent guiding. We charge £30 per walk- and we can offer advice and can book your accommodation – you pay the bill direct -. Transport – use your own cars or hire taxis- thie cost of this is additional to the above.

Let us tailor make your walking break – just email us and we will link you up to this service.

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You matter to us & we promise to provide you with a superb walking & social holiday, tailored specifically to your needs. We provide walking holidays for walkers & as walkers ourselves, we appreciate & understand the requirements of a walking holiday.

What Others Said...

The buffet food is excellent - such a wide variety for breakfast and dinner. Dinner always had different options every night. Food was fresh and delicious. Great service from bar and restaurant staff,Tom and Jill are amazing and a great team. They are great fun and relate so well to everyone on the holiday. They were exceptionally considerate. They were able to split the group when needed to ensure that everyone had an amazing experience. The variety of walks that they have created is perfect, every day was different, with coffee/cake stops, dramatic scenery and challenging walks to suit the group's ability. They adapted the walks when it looked like we might have a wet day, so that we wouldn't miss out on one of the best walks of the week. Everyone in the group really appreciated the efforts they took to make our holiday fabulous Everything was excellent location, walks, hotel, transfers to/from airport/walks, walk leaders and even the weather. Best walking holiday ever!!

Lyris Young Majorca