Good offers are available this month to some of the best, unspoilt walking country in Britain. The choice in the Brecon Beacons includes a traditional Welsh longhouse for eight with its own private spring, reduced to £600 a week with Brecon Cottages, and a restored 16th-century farmhouse with oak beams and open fires. Set in a pretty garden with views of a waterfall and the hills, it also sleeps eight and costs £450 for short breaks.
The heather is in bloom on the North York Moors, where Inntravel offers a four-day self-guided walk starting on September 12 in Sinnington and taking in Rosedale Abbey, Egton Bridge, Pickering and Goathland. It costs £370 with B&B for two nights each in a former coaching inn and family-run hotel, three dinners, maps, notes and luggage transfers. 01653 617000
On the edge of the moors and a short drive from fishing villages and the Victorian resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea is Grinkle Park, a baronial-style hotel in 200 acres with woodland and a lake. A member of Classic Lodges, it has rooms for two for £130 a night, including dinner and breakfast, until the end of October.
Boating on the Norfolk Broads is on offer with Waterways Holidays. Two eight-berth 40ft cruisers based at Potter Heigham are available for a week from either September 11 or 14 for £666, when only four travel. 0845 1271020
Star productions, murder mystery dinners, a period fête and fireworks are among the events at the Agatha Christie festival in South Devon from September 12 to 19, marking the 120th anniversary of her birth. Less than a mile from her former home, Greenway, now a National Trust property, is Wild Goose House, an Edwardian cottage, which costs from £619 and is one of nine homes in the area available during the week with Blue Chip Vacations.
In North Cornwall, on an estate with a notorious past, is a converted medieval barn, available for £470 for a week from September 17 with Farm and Cottage Holidays. Near Widemouth Bay, it has use of a pool and spa, indoor tennis and river and lake fishing. 01237 459889
A two-centre holiday combining one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a resort on the Gulf of Aqaba is on offer from £599 with Voyages Jules Verne. Fly direct from Gatwick to Aqaba on a Tuesday for three nights’ B&B in Petra , the rose-red hillside city in Jordan, before transferring to the Radisson Blu Resort Tala Bay for four nights’ B&B. The best price is for the September 21 departure. 0845 1667035
Bargain breaks to the Canary Islands with On the Beach this month include a week’s self-catering in Tenerife from £163 and in Grand Canary from £196. The first deal starts with a flight from Stansted on September 21 to stay in the Laguna Park Apartments; the second is from East Midlands airport a day later for a week in the Liberty Apartments in Playa del Ingles. 0871 9110202