Short Walks, Big Rewards

Striking out into the wild on foot can bring achievement, adventure, beauty and tranquillity but you don’t need to be a dedicated walking enthusiast to enjoy the benefits. We’ve carefully selected some beginner walking itineraries to help you escape into nature, without prior experience.

So whether you’re new to long-distance walking, or just seeking an outdoor getaway at a different pace, these beginner walks are designed for shorter overall daily distances, with the emphasis on routes that really capture the best of the area you’re visiting. From short getaways in West Wales, to week-long sunshine filled strolls through Tuscany – you don’t need to cover a lot of ground to experience Europe’s most breathtaking natural sites.

With our support, you can start walking without having to let any of the logistics get in your way. All you have do is set out safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to lug your worldly possessions with you and that after a long day out exploring the countryside – you’ll have a warm welcome as well as your luggage waiting for you in our hand-picked high-standard B&Bs.

Finding your way isn’t an issue either. With our comprehensive route guides and 24-hour service, you’ll have our full back-up every step of the way. Can’t see anything that works for you? Then browse our full list of Beginners Walking Holidays to find the right walk for you.

Recommended Itineraries for Beginners

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

3 nights | 20 - 32 mls | from: £310

One of our most popular walks, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path never fails to charm new walkers year on year with its simply superb views. As the nation’s only coastal national park, it really is something quite special, made up of some of the world’s best beaches, dramatic cliff lines, diverse wildlife and delightful little coastal villages. Such ...

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Val d’Orcia

7 nights | 49 mls | from: £835

Walking Italy’s Rural Heartland Italy’s rural heartland is best discovered on foot, where after a day spent trekking through the natural beauty of the regions hilltop towns and forests. This is a region celebrated for the uncompromising quality of its wine and local cuisine, where you can take time to explore the area’s historic town...

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Guernsey

5 nights | 39 mls | from: £625

Although part of the British Isles, Guernsey is situated 31 miles west of the Normandy coast. Walkers who choose this destination will get to experience a taste of the exotic.

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Wye Valley Walk

7 nights | 52 mls | from: £620

Following the River Wye along the borderlands of England and Wales, the Wye Valley Walk is a gentle trail full to the brim with charm and beauty. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife as you make your way through small villages and market towns, each with it’s own sight of ...

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Llangollen Short Break

3 nights | 19 mls | from: £265

Perfect for those looking for a short walking holiday, the Llangollen Round includes beautiful scenery, charming towns and sites of historical interest, all within just a few days walking. Walkers will be treated to views of the Snowdonia mountains, the Shropshire Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the delightful Dee Valley and the famo...

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