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One & Two Centre Walking Breaks


Fowey Town

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 (or two) centre Walking Holiday

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

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

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- Your holiday will always be cheaper as there are no daily bag transfer costs so its the most cost effective walking holiday option

- You can vary the walking distances & options on the day,  depending on the weather, your energy and other things you might want to do

- You can base yourselves in larger locations with more accommodation choices, better facilities, restaurants, attractions

- You can enjoy alternative activities on days you don't want to walk

St Ives HarbourThe 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 use the tabs above 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!

Two Centre Breaks -

If you want the variety of walking from two locations then just let us know which ones interest you and we can advise on the walking routes and other activities in each location and suggest an itinerary with as much or as little walking built in as you want.

We will then also advise on the best way to travel between the two to make the most of your holiday.

Upper River Barle ExmoorIn Cornwall, staying in Fowey and St Ives is one of the most popular Two Centre Options for those wanting to walk most days but be based in two larger locations that give more facilities and plenty of choices for other activities for that day off the trails.

Padstow with its options for cycling the Camel Trail is another good choice here. 

Or combine one of the Cornwall locations with Lynmouth on Exmoor to be able to visit Exmoor National Park and discover its dramatic moors and a very different type of walking and coast path to Cornwall's.

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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