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1 -  The Wild Lands End Way - West Cornwall

41 miles   -   2 miles Easy grade, 16 Moderate and 23 Strenuous - what this means - 4 or 5 days walking

Porthcurno, South West Coast Path Cornwall Walking HolidaySt Ives to Penzance walking on the South West Coast Path - The first and last walking route in the Country Includes  St Ives, The Minack Theatre, Penzance, Sennen Cove, abandoned tin mines, stone circles and even a dinosaur egg beach. This walk takes you to the end of the country at Lands End and back again through a grantite coastline of stark cliffs and idyllic beaches that never ceases to surprise and delight the walker. More Information on this walk 

2 - The Mendip Way - Somerset

51 miles - 23 miles Easy grade, 23 miles Moderate and 5 miles Strenuous - what this means - between 3 and 8 days walking

Glastonbury TorDiscover REAL Somerset on two feet walking along the little visited Mendip Ridge on a stunning inland route from the coast at Weston Super Mare to the ancient market town of Frome. Superb views and walking variety all the way as you pass through caving county at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, the historic City of Wells with its unique Cathedral and Bishops Palace and opt to walk on a personal “Pilgrimage”  to visit Glastonbury with its iconic Tor and Abbey.

Excellent walk for rest day options, activities and exploring when not walking and generally easy/moderate grade so suitable for all walkers.

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3 -  The Coleridge Way - Somerset and North Devon -

Saints Way Cornwall, South West Walking Holidays and Luggage Transfers Cornwall51 miles   -   5 miles Easy Grade, 38 Moderate and 8 miles Stenuous  - what this means - A stunning walk off the usual tourist track taking you through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Exmoor National Park and the hidden inland Brendon Valley of Lorna Doone fame. Lush woodlands, coastal views, rolling countryside and some high moorland walking give walkers a great mix of scenery over 4 or 6 days finishing with a dramatic descent down the gorges to the coast at Lynmouth ("Little Switzerland"). Overnights in traditional English villages in welcoming inns and small hotels all in the footsteps of one of our finest poets Samuel Coleridge.  More Information on this walk 

4 -  The Dartmoor Way - Devon

90 miles   -   Mainly Moderate Grade Walking with some strenuous sections on high moor  - what this means-

6 to 8 days walking Brentor Church - The Dartmoor Way Long Distance FootpathThe ultimate walk through infamous Dartmoor National Park. A circular route around the mighty Moor that takes in every aspect of its scenery. Discover its Rocky Tors and high Moorland, deep forested gorges and ancient trackways. On the way everything from Medieval Castles, historic Abbeys, Stone Circles and Sherlock Holmes! Stay in bustling market towns, lonley 15th Century Moorland Inns and idyllic thatched villages. Using easy crossing routes for its high moorland sections this is a route suitable for all walkers - our most varied inland walk and perfect for those that like plenty to explore on route

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5 - The Lizard Trail - South Cornwall  

61 miles   -   3 miles Easy Grade, 51 Moderate and 7 Strenuous - what this means - 5 or 6 days walking

Kynance Cove, Cornwall Lizard Walking Short Breaks, South West Coastal PathWalk through the unique flora and geology around the Lizard Peninsula to the UK's southernmost point and back on remote and less visited trails linked by unspoilt villages. Highlights include Frenchmans Creek (Daphne du Maurier), the Tropical Gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan, Kynance Cove Cornwall’s most atmospheric and best loved Cove,  St Michaels Mount and the Helford Passage Creeks. A week of unspoilt villages such as Cadgwith, Coverack and Mullion.

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