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Guided Walking for Singles and Solos in the UK and Europe

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Specialising in small group, solo travellers guided walking holidays (designed by walkers for walkers).  Our holidays are relaxed, stress-free and focus on you making new friends.

Relaxed and Stress-free

Experienced local walking guides and a friendly,  flexible approach with dedicated personal attention creates a unique experience for you.


Exceptional service at a competitive price without compromising on quality. All inclusive – food and accommodation, with NO sole occupancy supplement on UK holidays.

Let us take the strain. We will always go that extra mile to enable you to have a fabulous holiday experience.

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Guided Walking for Sole Travellers in Portugal's Algarve

Algarve’s Amazing Coast and Hills

This seven night holiday in the sun of the Western Algarve – led by local guides and supported by a UK tour guide- shows off the best of this magnificent coast. Lagos- a bustling town famed for its local Portuguese restaurants. is an ideal base to explore the coast and mountains of the this sun […]
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Customer Reviews

  • Thanks for a great holiday!

    Very much enjoyed the guided walking. Tina was a great leader and the walks are very varied and interesting.

    Excellent hotel room and friendly staff. There could have been more vegetarian choices but staff were flexible and made vegetable curry as requested and then had Nut roast Easter day which was appreciated.

    (Helen is a repeat customer)


    Easter in the Lake District, March 28th – April 1st 2024

    Helen Liebling
  • We have made three highly successful bookings with secret Hills Walking.
    Very straightforward reservation. Pre-Holiday information was very helpful and effective.
    Hotel fabulous, typical Spanish hillside country small hotel; very clean and comfortable; hosts were very friendly, courteous, considerate, hard-working – and the service and food was top-class – and very Spanish. (Did you enjoy the Guided walking experience?) Enormously! All days were varied and suited to weather conditions, terrain and my walking ability; the two guides were great company, considerate, friendly and understanding.
    (How well did we organise your walking Holiday?) Perfectly! Not a single hitch. Transfers worked like a dream.
    (Would you reserve another holiday with Secret Hills Walking, and would you recommend our Holidays to others?) Definitely yes and yes.
    (Andy is a repeat customer)


    Costa Blanca, March 28th – April 4th 2024

    Andy Barnes
  • Wonderful, excellent leaders who are so much more than walking leaders, they care about you, and look after you. Hugely grateful to Pete and the UK office staff – thank you…grateful to Jill for sending links and explaining how to get into Alicante. Wondered about such a small group…it was a lovely group of people. Hotel couldn’t be better, lots of variety, healthy, home cooked, traditional, huge amounts.

    (Angela is a repeat customer)


    Costa Blanca, March 28th – April 4th 2024

    Angela Richards
  • Hi Alan, Thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday.

    Guided walking – Yes, very much enjoyed. We were a small group with 2 walk leaders and we all seemed to get on very well, so it really did end up feeling like walking with a group of friends. The leaders were kind and patient, as well as friendly and interesting and were able to move the walks to take account of the different weather so we had the best experience each day.        Hotel – Really lovely. The people who run the hotel and so kind and friendly, and had to make a very special effort for me as the only vegetarian in our group, and did it all with a smile. They really added to the whole holiday experience. The breakfasts were amazing . The evening meals were always home-cooked, and tasty and we had some authentically Spanish dishes that I’d never come across before.                                                                                                                                          Yes I would reserve another holiday with Secret Hills. Yes I would recommend SH holidays to others, if their walking ability was about right. Jill and Pete (walk leaders) were exceptional, and really gave 100% on this trip.

    (Jane is a repeat customer)


    Costa Blanca, March 28th – April 4th 2024


    Jane Howard
  • Guided walking – it was a pleasure to walk with a knowledgeable guide and not have to find my own way. A special thank you to Tina (walk guide)!
    She went above and beyond…She was also very friendly, supportive and made me feel very much part of the group. Hotel excellent.


    Easter in the Lake District, March 28th – April 1st 2024

    Fiona Mortimer
  • The guided walking experience was fantastic.  It was so great not to have to worry about the route, or getting lost, and to have other people to walk with and eat breakfast/dinner with.  The guide (Tina) was perfect, and my fellow walkers were all lovely and interesting people.  The walking experience couldn’t have been better. Overall, a very positive experience!  Thank you Alan 🙂 


    Easter in the Lake District, March 28th – April 1st 2024

    Sarah Melanson
  • Excellent holiday, good leadership, truly enjoyable.


    Easter in the Lake District, March 28th – April 1st 2024

    Ashley Bryant
  • Your organisation of the trip was (as usual) excellent…brilliant guiding by Jill and Peter – very knowledgeable, helpful, well organised, lovely people who really made the walking trip an absolute pleasure.


    Gran Canaria, March 2024

    Tony Giddings
  • Very nice hotel, well run and in a very nice location. Guided walking – Super! Jill and Pete (walk guides) put together a very interesting walk programme, and being flexible about it to suite the changing weather. From arrival at Gran Canaria airport to departing from there, everything in-between ran smoothly.


    Gran Canaria, March 2024

    John Chen
  • This is my 4th holiday with Secret Hills. A great hotel, good facilities, food excellent and staff very helpful. Couldn’t have been better, great walking and guides very knowledgeable of the area. Weather on the first day not helpful but alternative walk excellent.


    Gran Canaria, March 2024

    Melvyn Hill
  • This was my first Secret Hills holiday and it exceeded my expectations.

    I would highly recommend to others who enjoy group walking at a decent standard. 
    Our leaders (Jill and Pete) were excellent, for their knowledge, experience, consideration to us, flexibility to different abilities etc.  Special thanks to them both for leading a walk on their day off.  Very well organised. Jill and Pete made great decisions about which walks best suited the weather conditions.

    Hotel was lovely and lived up to your description.  The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive… I particularly enjoyed the dinner menu featuring local dishes and Gran Canarian wine. Also, all our meals were taken around a large round table, which enabled us to mix and chat whilst dining together as a whole group. My room was quiet and very comfortable with fantastic views. 


    Gran Canaria, March 2024


    I enjoyed the guided walking experience very much as we had lovely countryside and Tristan was a brilliant guide; he was so knowledgeable and just a lovely presence.


    Cotswolds Beauty, February 2024

    Philippa Francis
  • Guided walking excellent – Honorio (walk leader) was very knowledgeable and marshalled the group well. A really good experience – great walks and location, excellent guide and a friendly group of fellow walkers. Excellent organisation at every stage. Well done to everyone involved!


    Madeira, February 2024

    Tim Stretton
  • Very much enjoyed guided walking, Honario was a very good guide. Seamlessly put together…did not want to go back home. Am already considering another holiday and I am always recommending you. Thanks for a good holiday.


    Madeira, February 2024

    Nigel Campbell-Smith
  • Reservation – Straightforward and helpful, liked the personal touch. Guided walking very well led by Honorio. Organisation of holiday very good.


    Madeira, February 2024

    William Rees
  • …a good week in great company. Very well organised. Definitely enjoyed guided walking. Keep up the good work.


    Madeira, February 2024

    Pat McCarthy
  • The Hotel was good. Rooms clean, had all the basics, staff helpful. Very well positioned for Funchal centre and Old Town. Great to be able to just walk everywhere. 

    The guided walking was great. So good to have a local guide with so much knowledge and with a great sense of humour too. The pace of walking was geared nicely to the whole group. The minibus and driver were very much appreciated, as were the morning coffees in little local bars and drinks stops on the way home. 

    The holiday was exceptionally well organised from start to finish. 

    I have already reserved another holiday and recommended to friends. 


    Madeira, 2024


  • The guided walking was excellent. Tristan (walk leader) was brilliant and had thought through the walks for each day to give us a slightly different experience on each walk. The group was small but they were all great.
    The whole thing was very well organised.
    The hotel gets 10/10. The room and, best of all, bed was very comfortable. Food was great.
    I’d like to say thanks to the Secret Hills team, and in this instance to Tristan in particular. Fantastic walk, 10 out of 10 for the whole experience!


    Cotswolds Beauty, February 2024

    Sharan Macdonald
  • Dear Alan,
    Just back from the walking trip in the Cotswolds.
    It was a lovely trip. The leader, Tristan, was excellent and felt we were in safe hands. We were also lucky with the weather.
    I’ll certainly book another trip.
    Kind regards,
    Susan Holding


    Cotswolds Beauty, February 2024

    Susan Holding
  • Hi Alan,

    A most enjoyable break in the Shropshire Hills. Hotel and food very good.

    Alan and his team of experienced walk leaders looked after our group very well, providing interesting walks, even though the weather wasn’t good.

    The holiday is well organised, with a nice personal touch, and I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use this company.


    Mark Ward


    Beat the Xmas Pud, December 27th – 30th 2023.

    Mark Ward
    Hi Craig,
    Thank you very much. Great walking experience and I had so much fun on New Year’s Eve playing Articulate. Thank you for everything. Best wishes, 
    New Year in the Cotswolds, January 2024.
    Martine Heuschling
  • I very often talk to friends about my experience with Secret Hills.
    Guided walking – Alan, Ing, Gail, Ian and John looked after us very well. Excellent organisation.
    Thank you very much for a lovely holiday – I look forward to seeing you again in 2024.


    Beat the Xmas Pud, December 2023.

    Susan Russell
  • Reservation very easy and simple. Guided walking – I enjoyed it to the fullest. It seemed like a good team with good experience. I will be booking another holiday very soon and will gladly recommend it to others.

    Thank you very much for all the support received from the team, especially Craig and Carol.


    New Year Cotswolds 2024

    Maria Saavedra
  • Pre-holiday information… I was able to look at the areas on an OS map and so gained some knowledge of the terrain to be covered. The guided walks were good. Very well organised.


    Beat the Christmas Pud, December 27th – 30th 2023.

    Guntis Rebane
  • Hi Alan
    Holiday was enjoyable as always and the walking/guiding was great.
    Hotel was pleasant and breakfast/ packed lunch was good.
    Reservation process and pre holiday information was good and already booked on another holiday
    Thank you Anne Dawson

    Madeira, November 2023.

    Anne Dawson
  • Good organisation of holiday. Really enjoyed. Yes (would recommend and reserve again).

    Madeira, November 2023.

    Richard Turner
  • I had an amazing week – with the help of two super leaders – their quiet, confident approach enabled me to start each day with confidence and end the day feeling I’d achieved something. Thank you, Jill and Pete (walk leaders). It’s good to know that once booked, everything that is promised will happen or if change is needed it will be done in the best way possible. Would recommend SH Holidays to others. Thanks for the opportunity to have another great holiday.

    La Palma, November 2023.

    Ruth Gurney
  • Did you enjoy the guided walking?
    Yes, especially the mountain walks. Great walks with nice people.
    Would you reserve another holiday and would you recommend?
    Yes to both.

    Madeira, November 2023.

    Eric Sim
  • I did enjoy the guided walking. Keith is always very knowledgeable about the area.
    Organisation I thought it was good. Quite a lot of choices of where to go. Hotel very good. The staff were helpful. The food was good. Thanks Alan for another wonderful holiday.

    Andrew Cook
    Jewel of White Peak, October 2019.
  • Organisation of holiday excellent. I am looking forward to future holidays with you.

    Wales, Lakes – October 2023.

    Susan Russell
  • It was great and I will definitely recommend Secret Hills to my friends and will return to visit other areas with you.
    The guided walks were fantastic. Alison had gone to a lot of trouble to plan routes that were interesting and varied. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and able to share her passion with us. She is also good at judging when to just let us enjoy the experience for ourselves, which I think is important too when you are in such a wonderful place. It was a joy to be able to walk in this beautiful area of England with such a lovely group of people. The organisation was seamless, thank you.

    South Downs, October 2023.

    Nicola Jarman
  • It was REALLY great weekend; Alison was a brilliant, friendly, knowledgeable leader, the scenery was stunning, lunch pubs excellent, I will definitely be returning there, and to other places, with Secret Hills. Thank you all !
    South Downs, October 2023.
    Nicola Howard
  • We so enjoyed this holiday and it made us realise yet again how fortunate we were to have found Alan and Secret Hills many years ago . The sun was a real tonic, the Hotel Villla Adriatica was superb, the guides were excellent and extremely caring, and the walking was just what was required. The meals taken in local restaurants were not for the faint hearted but we quickly adapted to Brac generous portions and everyone found something of interest. It was also good to meet up with old friends from previous walks, and indeed make some new ones, who we look forward to catching up with again sometime in the future.

    John & Lin Chesshire
    Croatia, October 2019
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the guided walks. Jill is very knowledgeable of and enthusiastic about the area, which was great. She clearly explained the walks and the options and was flexible in terms of changing things around to suit guests and/or the weather.

    Glenys Thompson
    Lakes Easter break 2019
  • The walks were excellent as were both Jill and Ernst the guides. The hotel was very good. Nice atmosphere, good staff and good facilities. The rooms were modern with some thoughtful touches. The food was good with a wide selection. ‘Would you reserve another holiday with Secret Hills Walking, and would you recommend our Holidays to others?’ – Absolutely.

    Julia Carroll
    La Gomera - February 2020
  • This was another super holiday, that was well organised, and provided very good pre- holiday information. The walks were very good, and provided a good variety of scenery, with some challenging climbs thrown in. A good taste of what the region has to offer the walker. The guides were excellent, informative, sympathetic to the needs of the group and individuals, and friendly. Thanks very much for another excellent team effort in providing another super holiday, on which I could relax and enjoy all that it had to offer.

    David Abbott
    Shropshire Hills & Church Stretton Aug – September 2020
  • My walking holiday was very well organised at each step! From booking, to the pre-holiday information, to the guided walking I could see the amount of planning and organisation that had been put into this walking holiday. Hotel, excellent location, very happy with the room, especially the very comfy bed. I thoroughly enjoyed the guided walking experience. Keith was a very organised leader with interesting info about the area we were walking. He and Kirsty made each day’s walking a very enjoyable experience. Thanks for the whole Secret Hills Walking group for a thoroughly enjoyable walking holiday.

    Carol T
    Hebden Bridge – a Yorkshire Treat August 2019
  • Initial enquiry dealt with efficiently and pre-holiday information very thorough. Loved the hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed the guided walking. One of the best walking holidays, lovely experience, great guides and group made the holiday.

    Liz Gudgeon
    La Palma March 2019
  • Fantastic organisation from beginning to end. First walking and solo holiday, so was great to have all everything arranged from transfers, tours, meals etc. Hotel, great central location and good base hotel for the week. Very clean. Lovely group and Alan is a brilliant tour leader.
    ‘Would you reserve another holiday with Secret Hills Walking and would you recommend our Holidays to others?’ Yes and yes

    Francesca Walton
    Madeira, November 2019