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UK Short Walking Breaks and Walking Weekends

Bedruthan Steps UK Walking Break in Cornwall South West England TrailsShort 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.

Southwest Coastal Path Short Walking Break UK walking tours and holidaysOur 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

Ten Top Walking Breaks and Walking Weekend Suggestions


  1. The Saints Way – 2 or 3 days walking coast to coast Padstow to Fowey on an inspiring pilgrim trail.
  2. The Coleridge Way – from 2 to 6 days walking in the footsteps of the great poet in the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park.
  3. The Classic Cornish Break - SW Coast Path in South Cornwall - 2 or 3 days from Mevagissey via Fowey to Looe with many pretty harbours for overnight stays.
  4. Exmoor Coast Path - The SW Coast Path through Exmoor National Park - Minehead to Combe Martin, little harbours, coastal woods and deep gorges 2-4 days.
  5. Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Take the first section over 2-3 days Amroth to Bosherston  Castles, Cliffs, offshore islands and overnight in Tenby by golden sands.
  6. North Cornwall Coast Path - The easiest Coast Path section Padstow to Perranporth, huge beaches, big headlands & world class restaurants and overnight stops.
  7. The Dartmoor Way  -  Walk the East or West section through the National Park in 3 or 4 days. Options for a short break circular walk with The Two Moors Way.
  8. The Cornwall World Heritage Mining Site Walk – Using the SW Coast Path around Lands End to link the iconic locations and sights of the World Heritage Site.
  9. The Smugglers Way – 2 or 3 days Coast to Coast from Looe to Boscastle over Cornwall’s highest point at Brown Willy with challenging moorland sections
  10. The Two Moors Way – Split this mighty Devon Coast to Coast route into any of three short breaks. Or shorten the route to take in just the highlights by crossing the Dartmoor National Park or Exmoor National Park sections in 2 or 3 days.


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