Exodus Travels has added new options to the UK guided walking and cycling holidays collection it launched at the beginning of the year.
Five small-group tours cover the Lake District, Bath, Bristol, north Wales, and the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by an expert local guide.
All include accommodation with breakfast, transport, activities and tour leader in the price, plus bike hire on cycle holidays.
Walk St Cuthbert’s Way
St Cuthbert’s Way runs from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, through valleys, over hills, along winding rivers and farmland, passing old towns and picturesque villages including Morebattle in the Borders and Wooler in Northumberland.
The route links several sites associated with St Cuthbert, who began his monastic career at Melrose Abbey from 650 AD and eventually became the Abbot at Lindisfarne, where a visit is included on the final day of the trip.
Seven nights, from £1,549 per person.
Great West Way and Cotswolds Ride
This group trip follows the Kennet and Avon Canal, built over 200 years ago to provide safe and efficient travel between London and Bath.
The journey takes in the famous Great West Way cycle way, where guests will discover ancient routes, through idyllic countryside and quaint villages. From Bath, guests will ride all the way into Bristol via a disused railway line, and finish the day exploring the city, with a visit to a craft brewery or the Banksy trail.
Five nights, from £1,299pp.
Walking the Snowdonia Slate Trail
Offering a new perspective on Snowdonia National Park, this week-long walking holiday combines famous peaks and hidden paths that can be found along the Snowdonia Slate Trail.
Opened in 2017, the Snowdonia Slate Trail winds through areas that have been largely unknown to walkers. Travellers will discover a lost world of Celtic forests, hidden waterfalls, deep river gorges and abandoned quarries on this 133km circular walking route and delve into the unique slate heritage of North Wales.
Seven nights, from £1,349pp.
High Fells and Summits of the Lake District
This five-day trip explores and conquers some of the most memorable summits in the Lake District.
It’s based in Keswick, giving guests easy access to some of the region’s most famous routes such as Striding Edge. However, unlike most walking trips in the Lake District, this trip intentionally tackles some of the highest and most famous walking routes in England, leaving Scafell Pike to the end.
This trip is perfect for those wanting to take on the challenge of Scafell Pike but who may not be confident facing it alone.
Five nights, from £1,049pp.
Cycle the Scottish Highlands
This week-long trip offers five days of guided cycling through the Scottish Highlands, taking in the wild and dramatic beauty of the Speyside region.
The circular tour starts and finishes in Inverness, passing through Duffown and Scotch whisky country. Cycling through the Highlands, guests will pass through Carrbridge, home to ‘The Golden Spurtle’ World Porridge Making Championship. The Carrbridge – from which the village gets its name – dates from 1717 and is the oldest in the Highlands.
The trip ends with a visit to the prehistoric burial cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava, which have long been a source of interest and have gained international fame recently, having featured in the TV drama series Outlander.
Seven nights, from £1,499pp.
More details here