New Walking Holidays for 2024

Looking for something new? We've added six new trails to our catalogue this year, including several brilliant coastal routes to bring us ever closer to the goal of circumnavigating Great Britain on foot. There are plenty of inland options, too; we're particularly happy to offer the Peak Pilgrimage, which is a local favourite, and the Dartmoor Way, a trail that was overhauled in 2020 to fully enjoy Dartmoor National Park.

Whether you're new to Contours Holidays or a returning walker, we think these new holidays for 2024 are well worth a look! Scroll down for the full list.

Dartmoor Way

A 110-mile walk around Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Way Map

Circumnavigate Dartmoor

Wooded valleys and expansive moorland await on this circular, well-waymarked walking holiday around the Dartmoor National Park. Watched over by the park's famous granite tors, you'll wander along old drovers' roads and through nature reserves, with overnight stops in the welcoming towns and villages on Dartmoor's outer fringe. Our Highlights option offers the chance to cut straight through the heart of the moors on the High Moorland Link Path.

Forth to Farne Way

Follow an ancient pilgrim route from North Berwick to Holy Island

Forth to Farne Way walking holiday map

Make a historical pilgrimage

Walk along the dramatic coastline of the Scottish-English borderlands on this stunning pilgrimage route between churches, priories and holy wells. Here, the sea cliffs tower over the waves below, with plenty of castles, beaches and wildlife reserves to enjoy along the way. The route concludes across the causeway on Holy Island, home to Lindisfarne Priory.

Lancashire Coast Path

77 miles along the Lancashire coastline

Lancashire Coast Path walking holiday map

See bright lights and wildlife

The Lancashire Coast Path combines the busy chatter of seabirds along estuary shores and coastal nature reserves with the vibrance of town promenades and Blackpool's tower and illuminations. This stretch of coastline is remarkably wild in places, incorporating marshland pathways and rocky beaches. The trail explores all the way from Arnside in the north to Lytham in the south.

Peak Pilgrimage

Hike from Ilam to Eyam through the Peaks

Peak Pilgrimage walking holiday map.

Walk the Peak District

Tour some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peak District on this pilgrimage hike from Ilam to Eyam, including Dovedale, Chatsworth and Froggatt Edge. Predominantly a lowland walk, the Peak Pilgrimage wanders along riversides and visits characterful churches within the villages along the way.

St Swithun's Way

Explore rural England from Winchester to Farnham

St Swithun's Way walking holiday map

Walk through Hampshire and Surrey

This easy-going trail rambles through rural southern England's fields and woodlands and along the banks of the River Wey. It's a modern interpretation of the opening section of the famous Old Pilgrim's Way, which connected the shrine of St Swithun in Winchester with that of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury, and you can book it back-to-back with the North Downs Way to recreate the full route.

Suffolk Coast Path

Lowestoft to Felixstowe along the Suffolk coastline

Suffolk Coast Path walking holiday map.

Explore Suffolk's coast and heath

Explore a variety of beaches, open marshland, estuary shores and famous healthand on the Suffolk Coast Path. There are plenty of vibrant promenades to enjoy, too, and you can visit the heritage site of Snape Maltings amongst the other historic village sites on this route's inland stretch.

Tamara Coast to Coast Way

Plymouth to Morwenstow along the River Tamar

A map of the Tamara Coast to Coast Way  walking holiday in Cornwall and Devon.

See quieter Cornwall and Devon

From busy Plymouth, leave the urban landscape behind in favour of serene riverside rambling as you travel upstream along River Tamar and the border of Cornwall and Devon. Established in 2023, this brand-new route enjoys quiet countryside and stints along the scenic Bude Canal, and can be attached to the South West Coast Path to create a circular walk in the English South West.

How walking holidays work

Nevermind these new trails, if the whole concept of walking holidays is new to you, check out our useful Guide for New Walkers to get to grips with what we provide and what your self-guided walking holiday will look like. Our holidays feature everything you need to get out there and enjoy the British countryside worry-free.