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Choose Your Pace: Hiking in England's National Parks

Program No. 22986RJ
Stay in traditional country houses on this hiking adventure across the English countryside and explore northern England’s national parks.

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At a Glance

In the north of England, two hours south of the Scottish border, lies some of the most beautiful natural scenery England has to offer — and it’s yours to explore on this hiking adventure through fascinating landscapes of dales, lakes, pikes and crags. On daily hikes, experience the history and natural beauty of each region as local experts lead you along trails through the idyllic, and sometimes rugged, countryside. Choose a departure date with an itinerary that suits you, and select hikes from three activity levels on each hiking day. Stay at traditional English country houses with fellow outdoor enthusiasts, and enjoy opportunities to interact with locals on the trails and at mealtimes!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
As outdoor enthusiasts know, some days can bring new variables — the weather, the terrain, my energy level — so I enjoy the flexibility of choosing from multiple options of length, challenges and pace
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Select from a range of itineraries to explore iconic national parks in northern England.
  • Stay in traditional English country houses and enjoy opportunities to mingle with UK hikers who are on their own walking adventures in the region.
  • You will be joined on this adventure with UK residents staying at the houses.
  • Tailor your learning adventure with the hikes that are right for you by selecting excursions of varying lengths and difficulties.

General Notes

You will be joined on this adventure with UK residents staying at the houses.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes
by Martin Wainwright
Ramble On: A History of Hiking
by Jeffrey J Doran
Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells
by Alfred Wainwright
Bradt Slow Travel: Yorkshire Dales
by Mike Bagshaw
The Little Book of Yorkshire
by Geoffrey Howse
National Parks of Britain
by Roly Smith
O Joy for me! Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Origins of Fellwalking in the Lake District 1790-1802
by Keir Davidson
William Wordsworth
by Hunter Davies

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.