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About Us

Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging holidays for over 50,000 people each year.

 HF Holidays is the UK's largest walking and leisure activity holidays company, offering Guided Walking holidays at all levels and for all abilities, as well as Trails throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.There are also Leisure Activities too.

We have over 200 interests from painting and dancing to photography in the UK and Europe, and we also offer cycling holidays in some of the best locations too.

We're a member-focused organisation which is structured as a consumer co-operative, with all of its profits ploughed back into the society.

The society has banking arrangements with Handelsbanken and does not bank with the Co-operative Bank.

The Board of Directors of HF Holidays is elected by members and governs the society and its values on behalf of the members of the society.

The Board would like to emphasise that HF Holidays has no political affiliations, and we take great care to maintain this independence and welcome all members regardless of politics. 

Award Winning

HF Holidays is an award winning walking and activity holiday provider. Here are just some of the awards we've won over the last couple of years.

  • Winner: Telegraph Favourite Specialist Tour Operator for 2014
  • Winner: Guardian and Observer Best Large Tour Operator 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Winner: Guardian and Observer Best Large Short Break Operator 2011, 2012, 2014

Which? logo 2014For a third consecutive year, we have been named by Which? the consumer champion as one of its Recommended Providers for holidays.

We are one of only a handful of operators receiving this accolade, rating higher than many other holiday providers.



We have partnered with a number of organisations which we believe demonstrate our vision, and who seek to actively promote our business; click here for more information

We are committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects around the UK, such as footpath maintenance, through our Pathways Fund, and supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams. The company is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.

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Stunning Accomodation

HF Holidays owns or leases and operates from 19 Country Houses around the UK (15 in England, 3 in Wales and 1 in Scotland) which provide the base for most of our walking and leisure activity holidays.

They are located in prime walking areas and mostly in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s) with the best walking on the doorstep. 

All our Country Houses are assessed by VisitBritiain and have facilities such as heated boot-rooms and many offer indoor or outdoor swimming pools, multiple lounges, and ballrooms.

Two properties, Holnicote House and Monk Coniston, have been managed by HF Holidays on a long-term lease from the National Trust for over 50 years. 

The latest addition to the properties we lease from the National Trust is Craflwyn Hall at Beddgelert. If you wish to visit one of HF Holidays' Country Houses, a visit can be arranged.

Spectacular Destinations

In the UK, walking, cycling and leisure activity holidays are operated from the company's Country Houses.

European destinations include mainland favourites such as Italy, France, Spain, Austria or Portugal and also some prime island walking hotspots such as Lanzarote, Mallorca, Crete, and the Maltese Islands.

Worldwide Journeys venture into Asia, North, Central and South America, Africa and Australasia. 

Mostly offered as walking and sightseeing tours, with destinations varying from tropical Peru, St Lucia or Ecuador to Malawi, Turkish Cappadocia as well as the unforgettable tours of New Zealand or Nepal.


HF Holidays offers guided walking holidays and short breaks where guests join in a walking group of people led by a walks leader.

A choice of guided walks is presented each day from easier, shorter ambles to longer, more strenuous walks.

For those looking to discover a new hobby or indulge in an existing one, HF Holidays' offer over 200 different breaks, from art & crafts to literature and from mind & body to dancing. 

An exciting range of cycling holidays is also on offer for those who prefer to pedal instead of walk. Both guided and independent cycling holidays are available.

Experienced Leaders

HF Holidays’ panel of over 700 volunteer walks leaders is what makes the HF Holidays’ experience unique.

Our leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).

Due to continuing expansion of its holiday programmes, HF Holidays invites experienced walkers and ramblers to join the team of dedicated volunteer leaders. A range of benefits is available to successful applicants.

If you've got any questions about HF Holidays please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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