Welcome to Brackenbury's Britain

A range of personal and personalised experiences of the best that Britain has to offer


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Welcome to Brackenbury's Britain

a range of personal and personalised experiences of the best that Britain has to offer

We work with individuals, small groups and corporates to offer day walks, tours and holidays in the Midlands and the North of England..


The wide range of walking tours available ensures there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer longer more challenging walks or shorter, easier walks, we have something suitable for you.



For those wanting to explore the area under their own steam but helped by expert knowledge and detailed walking notes, our self guided walks are the ideal solution.



The cultural tours at Brackenbury’s Britain promise to bring that little bit extra. We know the region intimately and give you an insider’s view of this fascinating area.



Using its unrivalled knowledge for the regions in which it operates, Brackenbury’s Britain can provide a very different offer to the corporate sector for its clients and team building events and groups wanting a particular focus.


Our tours are tailored to meet the needs of three core groups of people.



First, walkers who want a little more luxury in their accommodation on their walking breaks and who, at the same time want the opportunity of making more in depth visits to some of the places of interest that they might pass on their walks.

Such walkers have the opportunity of selecting from a range of walking options both self-guided and accompanied from our growing list of itineraries. They benefit from the fact that we have personally walked the routes we offer.

Second, Brackenbury’s Britain provides short cultural breaks covering a range of interests including tours to historic houses, churches and cathedrals as well as engagement in art and classical music.

Where possible, we combine more than one of these categories in each holiday.  These holidays focus on interesting and stimulating subject matters whilst at the same time recognising our clients’ requirements for a high quality experience.

Finally, we can provide corporate and bespoke tours and events to specialist groups including corporates, academics or to groups of friends and relatives.
We do our utmost to create a comfortable environment for all our guests whatever their circumstances and we welcome individuals holidaying alone.

Whilst we do not provide “singles” holidays as such, the nature of our experiences lends itself to people who enjoy the company of others. Where we are charged a single room supplement by our suppliers (sometimes we are not), we will only pass that on at cost.

All our accommodation has been personally inspected by us and in many cases has been experienced as a paying customer. It will usually be owner managed and even where part of a chain, warmth of welcome and quality of experience will always be absolute priorities in our choices.

We have met all our leaders personally (whether for our walking or cultural trips) and know they each have the skills and personality to make a holiday experience with us an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Brackenbury Britain provides guided walking including heritage, cultural walks and tours of the Peak District, Derbyshire, East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. With guided historic Church and Cathedral tours, faith walks, historic houses and buildings tours, guided walks through the National Trust parkland.

Brackenbury Britain provides guided walking tours throughout Derbyshires Historic Houses such as Buxton Opera House, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston House, Haddon Hall, Hopton House, Chatsworth House, Calke Abbey, Derby Cathedral, Bolsover Castle, South Wingfield Manor, Renishaw Hall, Sudbury Hall, Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Cromford Mill, Arkwright’s Mill and Arbor Low.

We can also arrange walks through specific geographical areas and river valleys such as Monsal Dale, Lathkill Dale, Dovedale, Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Dams, Derwent, Manifold, Dove, Wye, Hamps, Tissington, Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, The Roaches, Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Dark Peak and White Peak. As well as towns and villages such as Bakewell, Eyam, Buxton, Tissington, Hartington, Repton, Leek, Castleton, Hathersage, Longnor, Baslow, Derby, Ashbourne, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield and Wirksworth.