A Walking Exploration of England’s Ancient Footpaths
Walking the verdant fields, forests and foothills of England is a tradition as ancient as the paths themselves. Come walk through history on this quintessentially English adventure.
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Program No. 22185RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

For thousands of years the paths, fields and foothills of England have been home to many a traveler. This is your chance to join them and explore the unspoiled landscape, ancient monuments and quintessentially English villages that make up this “green and pleasant land.” Alongside historians, naturalists and other experts, learn about British history, legends, flora and fauna and discover the unforgettable historical wonders that present themselves to the intrepid explorer on foot.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Walking up to 8 miles (4 hours) over uneven and elevated terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk the Wessex Ridgeway, the Cotswold National Trail and Ridgeway National Trail as you admire enchanting Southern English landscapes.
  • Enjoy a private after hours viewing at the Wiltshire Museum.
  • Learn about Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, Maiden Castle and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Ian Newman
Ian Newman grew up in England’s Tamar Valley, where the proximity of Dartmoor National Park, Bodmin Moor and the coasts of Cornwall and Devon inspired a love of the outdoors. Ian served in the military for more than 10 years, during which time he traveled extensively, climbed in the Alps and Himalayas and gained a number of formal outdoor leadership qualifications. He and his wife Suzanne now lead walking and hiking programs for Road Scholar participants through their company, Footpath Holidays.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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