Singles make up 95% of walkers on all our UK and European holidays, so you can choose any of our holidays secure in the knowledge that you will be with other single people – for a full list, see All Availability above. In addition, we have our unique Social Walking for Singles weekends.
Meet new friends that turn into old friends on our unique weekend walking breaks for Singles. Aimed at those who only have a couple of days to spare but want to enjoy good walking, good company in a relaxed and stress free atmosphere, our weekend breaks are really social walking events. So if you want to meet a new group of friends, enjoy the fresh air in beautiful countryside, with superb walk leaders, who create a lovely sociable feel about the weekend, then this is for you.
"We meet as strangers and part as friends"
Contact us for last minutes bookings - we can normally accommodate you.
|These boots are made for lakes walking||24th May 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||3, 2, 3, 3, 4||3.5, 2.5, 2.5, 3.5, 3.5||£375, £290, £375, £410, £450|
|Malvern's Majesty||21st June 2013||Malvern's majestic hills||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£285|
|Beat those summertime blues||12th July 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Delightful Dazzling Dovedale||26th July 2013||Derbyshire Dales||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Ironbridge Gorge explored||16th August 2013||Historical Ironbridge||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 2.5||£255, £330|
|Walking back to happiness - August Bank Holiday||23rd August 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2, 3, 4||2.5, 3.5, 4||£255, £345, £430|
|Fabulous Lakes walking from Grasmere||13th September 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 2.5||£290, £375|
|Myths, legends and Tall tales||13th September 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2, 3, 4||2.5, 3.5, 4||£255, £345, £430|
|Delightful Dazzling Dovedale||20th September 2013||Derbyshire Dales||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Myths, legends and tall tales||4th October 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Fabulous lakes scenery||10th October 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 2.5||£295, £370|
|Autumns Glorious Hues||18th October 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Majestic Malverns||25th October 2013||Malvern's majestic hills||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£285|
|Fabulous lakes scenery||1st November 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£295|
|Always on my Mynd||8th November 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2||2.5||£255|
|Fabulous lakes scenery||14th November 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 2.5||£295, £375|
|Christmas in the Lake District||6th December 2013||Lakeland's lovely low fells and lakes||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 2.5||£325, £375|
|Beat the Xmas Pud||28th December 2013||Shropshire Hills and Church Stretton||Singles Walking||2, 3||2.5, 3.5||£275, £355|
Talking, walking, good food and a range of activities to choose from — all combine to enable unattached people to enjoy country walking at it’s best. Making new friends in beautiful scenery, where there is no pressure, and where you can get away from the everyday life treadmill, is what this break is designed to do. We offer two days of walking, with two nights in the Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton for the Shropshire Hills, The Best Western Valley Hotel for the Ironbridge Gorge and Charles Cotton Hotel in Hartington, Derbyshire. We meet on Friday evenings, at 7.00 pm, for a three course dinner and a discussion on what we are doing during the weekend. We always run an optional Friday afternoons walk if you can make the venue by 2.00pm.
During each weekend, and if there is sufficient numbers on the break, we will run two walks - one is moderate and will take in the lovely hill country, and will certainly climb and descend a couple of our lovely hills over 9 miles. The second will cover about 5 to 6 miles, and will not climb as high, though there will be some ascending and descending. The pace will be a bit slower. Where we can, we will meet up for lunch, and all dinners and social activities will be done together as a group. You will need walking gear for both walks, and, yes, it will rain occasionally so waterproof clothing is advisable.
Each weekend’s walking has a different theme, to fit into the time of year, or events going on in the area.
Accommodation is single en suite rooms — no sharing. No singles supplement. All hotels have a bar, and lounge. We have lunch at a lovely country pub, or cafe on the way, and dinners are three course at the hotel. Dress code is smart casual.
Walking starts at 9.30 am, and we generally finish for that welcome cuppa at 4.30 pm. This will give you plenty of time to get ready for dinner. Your walk leaders will make this weekend break relaxing and the wonderful walking will stimulate your enthusiasm for the wide outdoors.
What you get on a Secret Hills Social Walking for Singles break
- Hotel bed and breakfast – en suite two nights
- Three course dinners each night
- Lunch - both days
- Personal service - includes train pickup and set downs, individual holiday planning for you
- Total flexibility on when you arrive and depart - come for as many or few days as you want
- Expert guiding
- No single supplement
- A social, relaxed approach
Walking — Grades and difficulty
We walk between 8 and 9 miles per day. We walk at a steady pace, we don’t rush. We want you to enjoy our lovely scenery — these hills are a walkers paradise with good paths and an ever changing landscape. There are hills to ascend — we go up to a maximum of 500 metres over two miles of walking, but the climbing is gradual and we won’t rush. What’s the point of huffing and puffing, being exhausted then not being able to enjoy this fabulous land. Descending is not precarious, and is gentle in relationship to many walking areas.
Shropshire is a land of ever changing vistas — on any walk we get four or five different landscapes to enjoy. The views over 360 degrees are unrivalled — we see into Mid Wales to Cader Idris, the Berwyns, Malverns, Clee’s and Staffordshire peaks, as well as Shropshire's own individual hills. The Derbyshire Dales, with tinkling streams and lovely moors is a true delight, and Ironbridge Gorge, with its history and and evocative past has many good walks.
Walking boots or shoes are obligatory, and many walkers find a walking pole useful, especially on the downhills. You will also need wet weather gear — generally we have a mild climate, lovely springs and autumns, and winter walking too is outstanding in theses secret hills.
Just arrive and enjoy.
Food — all part of relaxing in these hills
All our hotels excel in giving you value for money and very tasty evening meals — they pride themselves on their food, much locally sourced and grown. At our lunch stops, we will make sure you have value for money and tasty baguettes, baked potatoes, sandwiches or salads, with tasty soups in the colder months. We cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements.