Walking & activity retreats

Be in the great outdoors on a retreat that features walking or hiking as well as other activities. Head to the highlands of Scotland to a wild nature reserve and stay in a gorgeous country house or explore the Puglian countryside on a walking and yoga retreat from a cone-roofed cottage in Southern Italy – these retreats are set in safe and scenic places where walking trails are often right from your door. Some of the holidays reviewed here make hiking very much a part of the programme, others are DIY style and you’re given a map or perhaps a friendly retreat dog to lead the way.