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Ten Top Walking Breaks and Walking Weekend Suggestions

Option 1

2 or 3 days walking coast to coast Padstow to Fowey on an inspiring pilgrim trail.

The Saints Way

Option 2

2 to 6 days in the foot steps of the great poet in the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park.

The Coleridge Way

Option 3

2 or 3 days from Mevagissey via Fowey to Looe with many pretty harbours for overnight stays.

The Classic Cornish Short Break

Option 4

The Coast Path through Exmoor National Park - harbours, coastal woods and deep gorges 2-4 days.

Exmoor Coast Path

Option 5

2-3 days Amroth to Bosherston Castles, Cliffs, offshore islands and overnight in Tenby by golden sands.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Option 6

Padstow to Perranporth - beaches, headlands, world class restaurants & overnight stops.

North Cornwall Coast Path

Option 7

Walk the East or West section through in 3 or 4 days. Options for a short break circular walk.

The Dartmoor Way

Option 8

2 or 3 days Coast to Coast, over Cornwall’s highest point with challenging moorland sections

The Smugglers Way

Option 9

Split this Coast to Coast route into any of three short breaks. Or take in just the highlights in 2 or 3 days.

The Two Moors Way

Option 10

Explore St. Michael's Mount, walk St. Michaels Way and overnight in St. Ives before heading home.

St. Michaels Way

Looking out to sea from Looe at sunset

Short Breaks

Short Breaks

Short Walking Breaks in the UK and Walking Weekends

Walk an entire long distance path in 2 or 3 days coast to coast across Cornwall or Devon – or just spend a walking weekend away wandering your choice of highlights on any part of The South West Coast Path or over Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Encounter Walking provides all walkers with a tailor made itinerary service so our Short Walking Breaks can be created for ANY section of ANY walk - the choice is yours!

Our walking advisors will help put together suggestions for you to consider that mean you can get “your walk your way” and wander the route you want rather than one that others find easiest to arrange.

Our Walking Short Break Service is simple -  We organise your break with exactly the same effort we put into a two week holiday - if you are away for only 3 or 4 nights we understand that its even more important for you to get your accommodation, route, transfers to the trail and experience right!

So head to our interactive map to compare overviews of the main walking routes and just let us know which is your ideal short break route and we can advise and price on which section will make the best use of your time. 

There are a few suggestions below as well covering some of the more popular UK Walking Weekend ideas

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