Ancient Britain to the Channel Islands

Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast, and Stunning Island Trails

Trip Level

This trip is Level 2+, Easy to Moderate. On many days, we have hikes of four to nine miles, with one day up to 11 miles (Day 2). Our hikes are on well-maintained paths and trails throughout and on most days there is very little gain and loss of altitude. Occasionally there are steeper paths and steps on the coastal walks, and if there has been rain, there may be muddy patches. The longest and toughest hike is on Day 2, but a shorter option is available and there are other “bail-out” places if you feel you can’t do the whole route. On non-hiking days, we’ll still be on foot as we explore one of the towns or sites. For maximum enjoyment, you must be in fit shape and ready to walk. While in southern England, our luggage is transported for us by van, so it is always possible to ride in the van if you want to opt out of a day’s hiking. In the Channel Islands, we take local transportation.

Although hotel rooms in Europe are not always of uniform or international size, our Trip Leaders try their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole.

Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.


The Channel Islands enjoy a temperate climate and benefit from their wind-sheltered maritime position in the English Channel. Springtime can offer great sunny days, with mild daytime temperatures in the 60s. Dorset County and the Jurassic Coast also enjoy mild and pleasant spring weather, with daytime temperatures in the 60s.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.