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Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4770 verified reviews.

Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4770 verified reviews.

Our Walking Insurance policy options

Put simply, we offer three different policy options…

1. Travel Insurance

Our Sports Travel Insurance will cover you whilst walking abroad for leisure or competition, and includes cover for medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation and curtailment, plus more.

2. Travel Insurance Bolt-On

If you have an existing travel insurance policy in place with another provider such as your bank but it does not include cover for walking we can provide a bolt-on style of protection for your trip.

3. Sports Accident

Our Sports Accident Insurance is designed to protect you whilst walking in the UK, whether that be for leisure or competition. The policy provides a range of benefits including personal liability and income protection.

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Why choose us

30 Years Experience

We have been providing tailored Sports Insurance policies for over 30 years, and today protect more than 57,000 customers a year.

Professional Claims Handling

We work with leading claims handlers to make sure our customers experience a prompt and professional service when making a claim.

Underwritten by Experts

We’re pleased to offer tailored cover from AXA XL, a leading provider of insurance in the sports and leisure industry.

UK Based Customer Service Team

Our highly experienced Sales team are available to help support you with any questions that you might have.

5-Star Customer Service Rating

Thousands of happy customers have awarded us a 5-star customer service score on the independent feedback platform, Feefo.

500+ Sports Covered

Being a specialist in Sports Insurance, we provide cover for over 500 different sports & activities, far more than other providers.

What is Walking Insurance?

Whether you are taking a self-guided Coast to Coast walking holiday or exploring Kilimanjaro on a more epic trek, our Walking Insurance policy can provide you with a comprehensive cover

It is designed to protect you for non technical up to 7,000 meter ascents (where no climbing equipment is planned to be used, except in an emergency) both in the UK and abroad.

Individuals, families and groups travelling abroad can take advantage of our Sports Travel Insurance policy for walking which will cover them for medical expenses, repatriation and where required, baggage and equipment.

If you are planning a walking challenge in the UK, our Sports Accident Insurance would be better suited providing personal accident, broken bones and physiotherapy costs as standard, as well as including the option to add on income protection.

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Why do you need Walking Insurance?

Walking, including both fell and hill walking is generally considered less strenuous than trekking or climbing, due to the flatter landscapes. It is also classified as less risky.

Walking, however does carry it’s element of danger, largely dependent on the location of the walk itself. Common injuries can include trips and falls as well as twists and sprains, often as a result of walking on uneven terrain. 

Therefore, we still recommend that suitable walking insurance is purchased for protection against potential injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Standard travel insurance policies will most likely cover walking activities, however it’ll be probably to a maximum altitude of 2,500m. You will be covered for a simple walk or scrambles along recognised walking routes. This means that you will not be covered for any walking or ascents above 2,500m or walking involving ropes, crampons or ice axes. If you plan to go above 2,500m, please select “Walking – up to 4,500m” or “Walking – up to 7,000m”.

Our Sports Travel Insurance policy provides up to £5,600 worth of equipment cover. This add-on not only protects your own equipment, but also any equipment you hire during your trip. It also covers your walking equipment in transit to and from your destination.

Yes, Walking Travel Insurance can be taken out even if you have a medical condition. You will need to declare any medical conditions, injuries or treatment within the last two years, and this is then referred to the underwriters who will assess any special terms.

You can purchase our Walking Insurance online up until 74 years old. Above this age, you would need to call us on 01494 484800 and we will be able to refer your quote to our underwriters. Please note, our quotes are based on your age at the start date of cover.

* 10% online discount applies to our Sports Travel Insurance and Activity TopUp policies only. 

** Data relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive.

*** Feefo rating relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims review score from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive. 

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