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Short Daily Mileage Walking Holidays


We define a short daily mileage walk as a tour that does not exceed ten miles of walking in a single day. The different route lengths we offer allow for a variety of itineraries to pick from. You can choose to walk for two days over a weekend, or enjoy a walking holiday for a week or more. The low daily mileage throughout your holiday means you can walk at your own pace and enjoy the scenery.

Click here for a full list of short daily mileage walks, or check out our favourite examples below. Looking for approachable holidays with no obstacles and reduced gradients? Take a look at our Stile-Free walking holidays.

Short Daily Mileage Walks: Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path

As the UK’s most popular trail, Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail follows Britain’s treasured monument across the north of England. Walkers from across the globe come to marvel at this remarkable insight into British history.

We have two short daily mileage walking itineraries along Hadrian’s Wall Path. Our five-day Highlights of Hadrian’s Wall Path tour (HHWP2) journeys from Corbridge to Brampton. Our three-day Hadrian’s Wall Path Short Break (HWPSB2) is shorter, stretching from Chollerford to Lanercost. Both walks pass by the Roman forts of Chesters, Housesteads, Vindolanda and Birdoswald, among many other amazing sites.

Short Daily Mileage Walks: Limestone Way

Limestone Way

The White Peak region of the Peak District National Park is beautiful and tranquil. The limestone landscape has formed over thousands of years, creating fantastic cliffs, caves and gorges. Scattered amongst these is a mixture of woodland, farmland and rolling green hills, adding diversity to your journey.

The full Limestone Way trail can be walked in five days (LIME3) without exceeding ten walking miles per day. You can also walk the shorter Limestone Way Highlights tour, from Castleton to Matlock, in three days (LIMEH2). Both walks visit the villages of Castleton, Youlgreave and Tissington, and pass through the deep gorge of Cave Dale.

Short Daily Mileage Walks: Cotswold Way

Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way National Trail is one of the UK’s favourite walking routes. This is thanks to the region’s tranquil, rolling landscapes and stone-built villages. The trail showcases unique examples of history, architecture and scenery found only in the Cotswolds.

You can walk the full Cotswold Way in thirteen days (COTW7) by walking ten miles per day or less. You can also enjoy just the North Section in six days (COTWN3) or the South Section in seven days (COTWS3). Lastly, our Cotswold Way Short Break (COTWSB) stretches between Dowdeswell and Kings Stanley in only three days.

Short Daily Mileage Walks: South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail is famous for its incredible coastal scenery. Though the idea of walking 630 miles is daunting to most, by breaking it into sections, the South West Coast Path can be enjoyed by any keen walker.

There are three sections of the South West Coast Path that can be walked in under ten miles per day. These are Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast South (CACS3), the Far West of Cornwall (FWC4) and East Devon (EDEV2). Those looking for a circular trail could also consider the Land’s End Round (LER4).

Short Daily Mileage Walks: Ayrshire Coast Path

Ayrshire Coast Path

The Ayrshire Coastal Path offers some of the best panoramic views in the British Isles. The path traverses high clifftops and sandy beaches, and visits several historic landmarks. The old fishing ports and smuggler’s caves along the way add further character to the walk. It also a popular area to see seals, porpoises and otters as they frolic out to sea.

You can walk the whole Ayrshire Coast Path in eight days (AYR3) without exceeding ten miles per day. Alternatively, the South Section of the Ayrshire Coast Path (AYRS2) travels from Girvan to Ayr over three days. This shorter option follows the wilder part of the path, visiting amazing viewpoints, bird watching spots and castle ruins.

Short Daily Mileage Walks: Pembrokeshire St David's Short Break

Pembrokeshire St David’s Short Break

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path follows the most popular section of Welsh coastline. It boasts fine beaches, dramatic cliffs and old fishing harbours, with incredible views to admire throughout. Historic landmarks add intrigue to the walk, including religious monuments and Roman architecture.

The St David’s Short Break takes in the stretch of coastline between Porthgain and Newgale. It visits several sites relating to the patron saint of Wales, such as Britain’s smallest city of St David. This three-day short daily mileage walk (SDSB2) allows you to explore this path at your leisure.

All Short Daily Mileage Walks:


South West Coast Path

Other South of England

Hadrian’s Wall Path


Lake District

Peak District

Other North of England



♦ = Devised by Contours

In the interest of clarity, we have only listed the walking tours that have a maximum daily mileage of 10 miles. We have many more itineraries to choose from if you want to walk for a bit longer. If you need help finding your perfect walking holiday, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.