We’ve received thousands of photos from our clients’ walking holidays this year, with each one telling a heartwarming tale of people reconnecting with friends, family, and the great outdoors.

After much debate in the AE office, we’ve narrowed down our six favourite photos from 2022. We think that they showcase the very best of the UK & Ireland – from puffins on the west coast of Ireland to majestic mountains in the Scottish Highlands.

Please help us choose the winner of our 2022 photo competition:

  1. Hover over your favourite photo and click on the heart icon at the bottom-right
  2. Scroll down and click ‘♥ vote for this photo’ underneath the image

The photographer with the most votes at midnight on Friday 30th December will win a canvas print of their winning shot. Happy voting!

Featured Holidays

Kerry Way

From £860pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 114 miles / 183 km
Duration 7 - 10 Nights
  • Enjoy spectacular coastline scenery and picturesque Killarney, splendid in its lakeshore location
  • Soak up the Irish way of life and hospitality in the villages and towns along the trail
  • Visit the breathtaking Skellig Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

West Highland Way

From £785pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 96 miles / 154 km
Duration 6 - 10 Nights
  • Experience one of the world's most famous long-distance walks
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery from Loch Lomond into the heart of the Scottish Highlands
  • Relish the wonderful international camaraderie of your fellow walkers

St Cuthbert’s Way

From £625pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 62.5 miles / 100 km
Duration 5 - 8 Nights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable pilgrimage journey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
  • Explore the idyllic countryside of the Scottish Borders and the Cheviot Hills
  • Discover historic abbeys, priories and castles in Scotland and England

South West Coast Path – Padstow to Penzance

From £1135pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 107.5 miles / 172 km
Duration 8 - 12 Nights
  • Walk one of the world's most beautiful coastlines
  • Explore the artist's town of St Ives - home of The Tate
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cornish Mining

Skye Trail

From £1395pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 80 miles / 128 km
Duration 8 Nights
  • Take in some of the best mountain and coastal views in the British Isles
  • Walk through the dramatic Red and Black Cuillin Mountains
  • Traverse the Trotternish Ridge to the Old Man of Storr - one of the best ridge walks in Scotland

South West Coast Path – Minehead to Westward Ho!

From £960pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 88 miles / 142 km
Duration 8 - 10 Nights
  • Walk the first 88 miles of England's longest waymarked long-distance trail
  • Diverse, dramatic and rugged coastal scenery every step of the way
  • Meander through impressive jagged sandstone pinnacles