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Bespoke Groups

Guided Walking Holidays For Groups

Yes, let us take the strain. Secret Hills Walking Holidays specialises in arranging guided walking holidays for Groups in the UK and Europe – working with you to give you the best holiday at the most effective cost. Our philosophy is simple — we are in business to arrange walking holidays. We are expert in arranging hotels, meals, transport — and especially walk leading in the areas we promote.  The additional cost to you of our providing that service is minimal, when you work it out across the group.

Discuss with us what you want, where you want to walk, and we will propose a package to you – using the buying power we have – to give you a cost effective but superb holiday. A small deposit secures your place – final payment in UK is 4 weeks from the holiday start date, and in Europe 8 weeks from the holiday start date. Organisers discounts according to numbers and length of holiday are sometimes available (depending on numbers). In addition to walking, Secret Hills have a range of evening activities that can be purchased, such as quizzes, musical evenings, talks by local history experts, etc.

Secret Hills Walking Holidays have listed a number of walking groups we have arranged holidays in the past.  They will happily testify to how we have provided a complete service to them.  Just ask for their contacts.

Remember – we will always go that extra mile to help you enjoy a fabulous holiday experience.

Secret Hills Walking Holidays have arranged group holidays in many areas of the UK, and Europe including:

  • Shropshire – our base –  beautiful, unspoiled and secret hill country, with views around 360 degrees unrivalled in Britain.  We run group holidays from Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge
  • Llangollen and the Dee Valley – unexplored and lovely high moor and valley walking country
  • Lake District- Southern Lake District around Ambleside/Coniston and Grasmere  and Northern Lakes from Borrrowdale
  • Derbyshire Dales –  superb upland, limestone hill country with great river valleys like the Dove and Lathkill.  These holidays are run from the village of Hartington
  • Derbyshire’s Peak District – Gritstone country around Castleton
  • Brecons and Black Mountains.  Unspoilt and walker friendly.  We run holidays from Crickhowell and Brecon
  • Historical Ironbridge Gorge
  • Radnorshire Hills and Elan Valley – from Llandrindod Wells
  • Exmoor – from the historic village of Dunster
  • Dorset and East Devon
  • Mendips – from Axebridge
  • Malvern Hills
  • Bowland and Ribble Valley
  • Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
  • Cornwall from St Ives
  • Torquay and Dartmoor
  • South Downs from Eastbourne
  • The Purbeck Hills
  • Cotswolds from Cirencester
  • North Yorkshire Moor
  • Yorkshire Dales from Malhamdale
  • Norfolk
  • The Gower Peninsula
  • Madeira – an island of flowers and great walking amongst volcanic mountains, and along superb water courses – levada’s
  • Slovenia – lovely limestone country, fabulous views
  • Gozo  – glorious coastline, magnificent history
  • Austria from Schadlming
  • Majorca – a popular favourite; great walking far away from the sangria crowd
  • La Gomera – beautiful walking on this special island
  • Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains
  • Portugal’s Algarve
  • Dolomites
  • Ireland, Wicklow Mountains
  • Gran Canaria
  • Tenerife
  • La Palma
  • Lanzarote
  •  Spain’s Sierra Nevada and La Alpujarras

We run group walking holidays for more than 20 groups a year – from Ramblers groups to informal groups of friends who just enjoy walking together.

Here is a list of recent groups we have successfully organised walking holidays for:

  • Bath Ramblers
  • South Dorset Ramblers
  • West Berkshire Ramblers
  • Willand Ramblers
  • Dartford Ramblers
  • Pang Valley Ramblers
  • St Leonards Walkers
  • Rossendale Ramblers
  • Severn Vale Probus
  • All Saints, Barry
  • Taunton Deane Ramblers
  • Deeside Ramblers
  • Horsham and Billinghurst Ramblers
  • Lymm WI Walkers
  • Henri’s Walking Group
  • Pauline’s Walking Group, Coventry
  • Exeter Ramblers
  • Epicurians Walking Group
  • Anglesey Over 50’s Walking Group
  • Marple Ramblers
  • BASF pensioners walking group
  • Stoke Lodge Ramblers
  • Ilkley Evergreens Walkers
  • North East Hampshire Ramblers
  • Chiltern Weekend Walkers
  • Solihull Ramblers
  • Eastleigh Ramblers
  • Bristol Ramblers
  • Severnside Ramblers
  • Barry U3A walking club
  • Epping Forest HF walking club
  • Lodden Valley Ramblers
  • Kempley Village Walkers
  • Gloucester Federation of Womens Institute
  • NHS Retirement branch Basildon
  • Surrey Heath Ramblers
  • East Berkshire Ramblers
  • Bury St Edmunds Ramblers
  • Lloyds Bank Edinburgh Walking group
  • Killens Walking Group Dublin
  • Kettering Ramblers
  • Meadhurst Ramblers
  • Casterbridge Ramblers
  • Avon and Somerset Police Federation
  • Farnham Ramblers

Here’s what a number of our recent groups have said:

  • Malvern Hills, October 2022

    Hi Frances 
    As usual the organisation and walk leaders were excellent.  Takes the stress off me.
    The Abbey hotel was excellent and the staff efficient. 
    My thanks to Alan and Mike in particular. 
    Best wishes 



    Hi Alan, Pam Mike and Mark. Just a line to thank you all for your part in making our club weekend a success. It was never going to be easy but with support from you all in different ways we pulled it off! The hotel did a magnificent job. The feedback from the members has been positive. For some it was their first time away this year. The walks were great and even the weather was not as bad as predicted and certainly seemed better than the weekend weather was in Kettering. I now hope no one shows Covid symptoms in the next two weeks. I can then completely relax! Thanks again. Good luck with the rest of the year’s activities. Kind regards to you all, Sue.

    Kettering Ramblers
    Cromer, September 2020
  • Alan, I wish to Thank You and all your team for the fantastic 6 days we have just enjoyed down in Eastbourne, Sunday 29th September – Friday 4th October, with John and The Meadhurst Ramblers.Lou Stone, along with her assistant, Kelly, were exceptionally good – lovely people, knowledgable, fun, fully in control and always 100% looking after our safety – and enjoyment.You truly have 2 gems there.Greg and his team providing the transport, with Eastbourne Buses were also extremely good – always prompt, helpful, friendly, willing to go out of their way to make it enjoyable as we were traveling one place to another.I thank you too, very very much for organising a room for me, with a view. I sat many an hour in the Bay Window, loving the view down to the sea. Some of the sunrises were quite spectacular. Having that room and view, truly put the cherry on the cake – rounding an excellent holidau up perfectly.

    Margaret Stanford
    Meadhurst Ramblers – Eastbourne, September 2019
  • Hi Alan, I would like to thank you all (Simon, Nina & Clive) for a wonderful walking holiday . I have had good feed back. I am looking at next year…Kind regards Sandie

    Marlow Walkers
    The Gower September 2021
  • Hi Keith, Just a huge thank you to you, Catherine, Paul and Chris for all your organisation, planning, walk leading and patience over the last three days. You were a great team and I felt relaxed and confident working with you all. You were all so knowledgeable about the area and easily adapted to the changing needs of the group.

    I hope I have the opportunity to work with you in the future. Please forward this email to the others. My best wishes to you all. Sue.

    Kettering Ramblers
    Derbyshire Dales, October 2019

    Stoke Lodge Ramblers, Gower October 2022


    Afternoon Alan,

    I just wanted to thank you and Clive for a great holiday in the Gower. I have had a couple of e-mails from the non SLR walkers who obviously thoroughly enjoyed it too. The accommodation was excellent and the food first class. We enjoyed the walks even though the weather on Tuesday was a bit tricky and Wednesday even more so.

    Once again, many thanks for the event.


    Andrew Chair SLR



    Alan, thank you for organising and leading our walking break. Secret Hills provides a sense of security to all our walkers who are highly appreciative of your personal style and commitment. David

    Stoke Lodge Ramblers
    Purbeck Hills Swanage, September 2021
  • Dear Alan, Simon and Nina looked after us really well and we all had a great long awaited holiday. The hotel staff were very friendly although very busy. The only problem that I am aware of was a lack of water pressure on the 3rd floor. My shower produced a dribble and was unusable, fortunately there was a bath. All in all, a lovely break. Best regards Pat

    All Saints Ramblers
    Saundersfoot & Tenby, September 2021.
  • Hi Alan, Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed the holiday on the South Downs. Really great walks. Also to say what an exceptional and excellent leader you have in Lou Stone. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and very hot on health & safety. We couldn’t have wished for anyone better. Also Kelly was delightful and very ably assisted Lou.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Regards, John.

    Meadhurst Ramblers
    Eastbourne, September 2019
  • Hi Alan I wanted to say a big thank you for an excellent weekend. Good walks, excellent leaders, good hotel and good company. All ran smoothly under your leadership. I look forward to seeing you next year at Swanage.Happy walking. Kind regard,s Davina.

    Davina McRae – Stoke Lodge Ramblers
    Shropshire Hills September 2019
  • Dear Alan, a massive thank you to you and your team for arranging and leading a superb weekend which was hugely enjoyed by Stoke Lodge Ramblers. The quality of your fellow leaders is exceptional and really make for a great experience. 

    David McGregor – Stoke Lodge Ramblers
    Shropshire Hills September 2019
  • Thankyou so much for another brilliant Secret Hills holiday for our group. The Virginia Court Hotel was an excellent choice for location, lovely rooms and wonderful food. The walkers have enjoyed the Norfolk Coast Path with Maggie’s friendly and very caring leadership and strollers have appreciated Alans effort involved in tailoring the visits to our varied abilities, while showing us the highlights of the area.
    Admin and planning was also handled very efficiently by Pam, and we will continue to recommend Secret Hills Walking Holidays.
    Thankyou again
    Epping Forrest HF Group.
  • Hi Alan A big thank you from all of us at Kettering and District Rambling Club for an excellant weekend. The hotel was very comfortable with lovely food. As usual Ian was great as the weekend leader. Nothing seems to phase him and he patiently re- explains everything to those who didn’t listen! All the rest of your leaders were kind and very knowledgeable. It was also good to have you with us for a day. The one comment several people made was could tea and coffee after dinner be included in the price. Obviously next year’s price is already fixed so maybe a thought for the year after. Thanks again and hope the rest of the year goes well for you. Kind regards Sue 

    Sue Hartley
    Kettering Ramblers – October 2018
  • Casterbridge Ramblers

    The Gower September 2023

    Hi Alan, 

    The whole group enjoyed the holiday and walks you laid on. We were lucky with the weather, the scenery was beautiful, the group felt the walks were the right length and pace. The accomodation was comfortable, and the food generally good… All in all a great holiday, thank you, Clive, your team and the hotel for facilitating this. I look forward to hopefully using your services next year.





    Dear Alan and Team,

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the holiday that was organised by you for our walking group. I can’t fault it at all, it was well organised, the hotel extremely good and Alison and Kelly were excellent knowledgeable, helpful & considerate leaders. Thank you,

    Ros Manning                                                                                                                                                Eastbourne September 2022



    Thank you Alan, Alison and Kelly, the walks were varied and enjoyable. The leaders friendly, helpful and professional and catered well for the group’s varying abilities. I will certainly consider Secret Hills for the Casterbridge Ramblers again in the future


    Casterbridge Ramblers
  • Hi Alan,

    The walking Holiday was a complete success, the group really enjoyed the Gower, the food and the weather, but in particular Simon and his Team who were very professional and because of this made the trip an exceptionally enjoyable experience, we will certainly be looking to do another event in the future.

    Thanks Tony

    Avon and Somerset Police Federation
  • Shropshire, May 2023

    Hi Alan

    Many thanks for making last week’s trip a great success. The feedback I have received was that holiday was enjoyed by all and Eaton Manor had wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting. The quality of the food was also excellent. Please pass on our thanks to all the leaders who helped us navigate the hills of Shropshire.                                                                                                                                                                         Regards                                                                                                                                                                         David

    Ramblers South Dorset
  • Isle of Wight, May 2023

    To Craig & Carol,

    With grateful thanks for all your work in planning and leading the walks for sundown holiday.                        We have all appreciated the scenery and your company and help with transport for us all.                                With very best wishes,                                                                                                                                                          Yvonne Thomas                                                                                                                                                                    Epping Forest HF Group

    Isle of Wight May 2023

    Epping Forest HF Group
  • Farnham Ramblers                                                                                                                                                  May 2023                                                                                                                                                                     The Gower


    Hello Alan,                                                                                                                                                              About the holiday everyone seems to have had a really good time. I know there were a couple of blips with the short walks being longer than agreed, but that was sorted out quite quickly.                          There was praise for all the walk leaders being friendly and helpful, and giving interesting local information.                                                                                                                                                          People said the would happily go with the company again.                                                                              Mo

    Farnham Ramblers
  • North East Hampshire Ramblers

    Llandrindod, Wales October 2023


    Hi Alan

    I would just like to say a big thank you again to you and all the walks leaders for everything you did to make the October Weekend such a success.

    The walks were excellent and weather looked kindly upon us all weekend which is always a bonus. As well as the knowledge that they have on the area gives people a better understanding. Your entertainment also went down well and got people in the mood for a singalong.

    The WhatsApp messages were flying around last night with everyone saying how much they enjoyed it which is always great to hear and most are looking forward to the next one.

    Kind regards




    North East Hampshire Ramblers