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One Centre Walking Breaks

Bedruthan Steps Walking Holidays in Cornwall & Walking Short Breaks Most of our walkers choose to book multi-centre walking holidays on our trails, walking on to a new overnight location every night.

However you may prefer to stay in one or perhaps two locations only rather than moving on every day.

Advantages of a one centre holiday

- You don’t have to pack and unpack your bags every night and can keep access to your car if needed.

- You can get to thoroughly explore the walking and attractions in a particular area.

West Cornwall Ancient Stones  Walking Holidays in Cornwall UK

- Your holiday will often be cheaper as there are no daily bag transfer costs

- You may be keen to stay in a specific accommodation for the duration of your holiday.

The best options for this type of holiday require a mix of good facilities in an inspiring location where it is worthwhile spending a few days. You also ideally need a cross section of walks so you do not have to travel too far (or at all) to complete several different walks from your single location.

Our suggested One Centre breaks can all meet these criteria, so scroll down for some options and examples. As ever with Encounter Walking all your walking, route information, transfers and support are provided by us. You just need to turn up, walk, explore and escape!

The Classic One Centre Holiday in Fowey

Fowey Walking Short Breaks Cornwall Walks, South West Coast PathFowey sits looking at its sister town Polruan on the other side of the estuary and in our opinion is simply the best place to stay on the South Cornwall Coast Path. A stunning historical natural harbour town at the foot of the mighty Fowey Estuary at the end of a protected 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', Fowey has so much to explore and the fact that it is still working port has somewhat protected it from the usual tourist trappings that have rather overun some of the other coastal towns. It offers a fantastic variety of walking from your doorstep along with high quality restaurants, facilities and accommodation options.

Walking options whilst staying in Fowey

Lanitc Bay Fowey Walking Holidays, Saints Way, Cornwall WalkingCharlestown to Fowey on the South West Coast Path through Daphne du Maurier Coastline.

Fowey to Looe & Polperro on the South West Coast Path – the best section between Falmouth and Plymouth.

-  Inland hidden valleys from Fowey to Lerryn and Fowey to Lostwithiel (Fowey River Valley).

-  Helmans Tor to Fowey on the Saints Way - either Eastern or Western routes.

-  The Inland "Hall Walk" one of Cornwall’s finest circular walks using two small ferries en route or the Gribbin Head walk using both the Coast Path and Saints Way in a circular wander.

Other Activities  

Fowey area walking holidays and short breaks Kayakers on the Fowey EstuaryGentle canoe trips on the River Fowey to hidden Lerryn, the passenger ferry to Mevagissey with the option to walk to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Boat trips up the River Fowey and to Polperro, easy visits to The Eden Project and Lanhydrock Estate. Fowey itself has access to nearby stunning unspoilt beaches and inland creeks only accessible to the walker.

Accommodation in Fowey is in B&B’s, top-end boutique hotels, and several atmospheric inn’s overlooking the fascinating harbourside.

Request a Quote and let us suggest an itinerary and accommodation based on Fowey.

Two Centre Breaks

Look at any combination of the above locations with perhaps two or three days in each place to build a week long holiday without the complications of moving on every night. Staying in Fowey and St Ives is the favourite Two Centre Option for those wanting the option to walk every day but be based in two larger locations with plenty of choices for other activities / exploring as an alternative if they want a day off the trails. Padstow with its options for cycling the Camel Trail is another good choice.

We can help with travel between the locations you want to stay in as well as suggest an itinerary with as much or as little walking built in as you want.

Email us for options and we will suggest an itinerary and accommodation based on the best two centres for a walking break.

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