Finding Your Weekend Walking Escape
Our network of walking routes far outstrips the entire length of motorways in the UK (and that’s just the national trails!), which goes some way to showing just how many possibilities are open for discovery via the country routes and green-ways that cover the length and breadth of the UK.
With so many routes on offer, we make it our policy to put together those routes that we feel offer the best experiences for our walkers, and we’ve designed this collection of short walking holidays for anyone seeking a quick getaway out in some of Great Britain’s most spectacular stretches of countryside.
Taking a short break to stride out into a new part of the countryside can work wonders for your health and peace of mind. Whether it’s a scenic stroll in the countryside or a short active break out into the mountains, there’s nothing better for clearing the cobwebs than dropping everything and setting out into the great outdoors on foot. Here you’ll find selections from longer routes as well as carefully plotted itineraries created with the time-stretched in mind.
From short treks through the mountains to clifftop paths that cover the coast of West Wales, our short walking breaks offer an in-depth experience of the countryside within a time-frame that works for you.
2 to 17 nights | 20 to 186 mls | From: £220
St Davids Single Centre Break | 2-4 nights: Use Britain's smallest city as a base to explore some of the most spectacular stretches of scenery found along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, visiting the charming fishing village of Solva, the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddi and the stunning views over the shoreline as the route winds its way around St David's Head.
2 to 4 nights | 19 to 22 mls | From: £220
Three Castles Route | 2-4 nights: Take a weekend sojourn out into the quiet beauty of the Monmouthshire countryside with a route linking three of the borderland's most strategically important castles of the area - encountering the area's most impressive historic monuments while following a route through this secluded and scenic stretch of Welsh natural landscape.
2 to 4 nights | 21 to 33 mls | From: £210
Shropshire Hills | 2-4 nights: Enjoy a range of walking itineraries through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, using the charming market town of Church Stetton as you base to explore the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and miles of sweeping views over an unspoilt landscape little-known to mass tourist numbers.
3 to 5 nights | 33 mls | From: £200
Llangollen Break | 2-4 nights: There are spectacular vantage points to be found on this short walking itinerary through the Vale of Llangollen, from panoramic views over the countryside from the Castell Dinas Bran to the high-level route over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Return each night to the picturesque Llangollen town, situated on the banks of the River Dee.
4 to 7 nights | 43 to 62 mls | From: £365
St Ives to Penzance | 4 nights: Discover scenery immortalised in the popular television series Poldark as you make your way from the popular seaside town of St.Ives around the rugged cape of Cornwall, crossing paths with the Levant Mines, the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno, arriving at Penzance with the iconic St Michael's Mount lying just offshore.
South West England
4 to 7 nights | 35 to 51 mls | From: £355
Nether Stowey to Porlock | 4 nights: Tread n the footsteps of one of England's most influential lyrical minds on this route from the poet's old house in the country to the coastal village of Porlock. Following the 'quill' waymarker, you'll encounter charming Exmoor villages and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.