United Kingdom and European Walks our Leaders choose for themselves

During the months that the world has been dealing with the covid-10 coronavirus, we have been asking our experienced leaders to provide details of the kind of walks they personally like to do.  Secret Hills leaders run walking holidays in many areas of the United Kingdom and numerous European locations, so these are the areas we have focused on.  You may however, find a few walks that have slipped in from other locations because they were just too good to leave out, and we even have a guest page where we invite you to submit your own favourite walks. Currently there are over 40 walks detailed on this site, and more coming.

This site will allow the reader to visit favourite places, read leaders thoughts on terrain, see photographs of beautiful scenery, and even view walk route details and download gpx files.  This site is constantly updated, and so please check back for great information about walk locations from knowledgeable walkers who love what they do. You will also find links to holidays Secret Hills Walking offers, and comments from clients who visited them. We currently plan on restarting our holidays in late August 2020.



Celebrating sixteen years of helping walkers enjoy Britain's glorious countryside and superb European destinations

Secret Hills Walking Holidays was formed in 2002 and we are based in the Shropshire Hills. Our principal is Alan Garner, who has a wealth of knowledge on walking in many areas of the world.  He has built up a strong guiding team, picked initially for their love and knowledge of the area they live in and also for their ability to relate with all members of a walking party.

We aim to pass on our love of where we walk and to ensure you get the best holiday we can provide.  We value each individual and each group and we take pleasure in knowing that you have chosen us for your walking holiday.  Our reward is your satisfaction with our overall service. We call it 'the experience' - combining the walking with all the other things that make up a good holiday including accommodation, friendly service and attention to individual needs as well as a stress-free, social experience.

What others have said about Secret Hills Walking

Cotswolds Beauty - 2020. Dear Alan, I really enjoyed my second holiday with Secret Hills, despite considerable travel problems, resulting from the flooding. Having found SH on the internet, I am so pleased with all that it offers for a single traveller. The hotel was good and Craig took us on some lovely walks, although we were a little hampered by the rivers of mud after all the rain we have had. Our group was small and friendly and we laughed our way through! Everything was well organised once again and I was grateful to be met at the station. I’ll definitely be booking another weekend and have recommended SH to several friends. Kind regards Angela Fielding