Walking holidays in Armenia, Iran, Everest and Ethiopia are among 55 new itineraries in Ramblers Walking Holidays’ summer 2020 brochure.

The small group, guided walking holiday specialist features more than 180 tours in 60 countries.

New for 2020 is Armenia and Iran Unveiled, a 15-night trip that visits the Armenian capital of Yerevan, river gorges and ancient fortresses.

In Iran, clients can see Yadz’s Towers of Silence; the Persian city ruins of Persepolis; and Tehran’s Unesco-listed 18th century Golestan Palace.

The escorted tour costs from £2,749 including flights, transfers and full-board accommodation.

Other adventurous new options include Walking & Wildlife in Costa Rica, Yellowstone Snowshoeing & Winter Wildlife, trekking through the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia and hiking to Everest Base Camp.

A new White Mountains – Appalachian Hutting holiday in the US features accommodation in remote mountain huts and hikes to four Presidential peaks: Mount Pierce, Mount Eisenhower, Mount Franklin and Mount Monroe.

It costs from £2,495 including flights and transfers.

The brochure also features an expanded range of UK holidays, with three new Lake District holidays – The Cumbria Way, The Cumberland Way and Walking the Ullswater Way – based in Ramblers Walking Holidays’ Hassness Country House.

The week-long Cumbria Way holiday costs from £715.

Also new in the UK is The Wonders of Snowdonia and a new South West Dorset & Jurassic Coast five-night break.

Kevin O’Regan, managing director, said: “The experiences that can be enjoyed on our holidays are fantastic – from local specialities such as learning to make pasta in Abruzzo to catching your first glimpse of a sloth bear in Sri Lanka.”