Walking Breaks specialise in self-guided walking holidays UK– gentle adventures which, like the cycling holidays forged by our sister company Cycle Breaks, are expertly organised. We both offer a high level of service, welcoming guests from all over the world and share our first-class local knowledge and service infrastructure.
Suffolk and Norfolk in England are our favourite destinations for gentle walking holidays – counties of ancient East Anglia within easy access of London for short breaks or longer stays and amongst the driest areas in the UK. Rich in highly-prized designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, their rolling iconic English countryside and varied nature of their historic coastlines are particularly well-suited to relaxed walking and hiking.
Our graded hotel-to-hotel walks are scenic and inspiring, designed to share the real flavour of the places en route. We pride ourselves on arranging the best accommodation, transporting your luggage and giving all-round expert advice and support, so you can set off with real peace of mind and truly get the most out of your walking holiday.
What makes UK self-guided walking holidays with Walking Breaks so special?
At Walking Breaks, we do all the leg-work – so you can simply put one foot in front of the other, relax and enjoy the superb walk to your next overnight stop along your linear or circular route.
We are walkers ourselves who have been operating holidays in East Anglia since 1991, so whether you’ve just got your first-ever hiking boots or are a seasoned explorer, we understand your priorities and can offer the advice and flexibility to help your walking break to be a real, relaxing success.
All our walking tours are graded and we’re on hand to help work out what is right for you. Our start dates are generally flexible with the potential to add on extra nights or arrange taxis and transfers too. Wondering what the hotel will be like? We have first-hand knowledge of our carefully selected accommodation for walkers in Norfolk and Suffolk.
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Relaxed Walking Breaks UK
Suffolk – walk and discover
Henry II’s Orford Castle keep. Sir Benjamin Britten’s Snape Maltings concert hall, rising up by the riverside. P.D James’ beach hut hideaway in Southwold . A strange House in the Clouds and Peter Pan’s islands at Thorpeness. The avocets and booming bittern at RSPB Minsmere. Ruth Rendall’s haunting Blyth estuary lowlands. The dolls house and lookout in Aldeburgh. John Constable’s initials carved in the brickwork of his old Dedham schoolroom. Willy Lott’s House at Flatford Mill by the timeless River Stour. A half-timbered Little Hall in Lavenham and its Egyptian cat. A clifftop gravestone and Greyfriars ruins at Dunwich. A street made of shingle. Pink thatched cottages and Georgian facades.
Curious, but somehow just as inviting as the charming tearooms, delicious delis, farmers’ markets and pubs selling local fish and chips washed down with a pint of that famous Adnams beer from the coast.
With Walking Breaks, your self-guided Suffolk walking holiday with luggage transfer will be an expertly organised walking tour from 2 to 6 nights, between very good quality, characterful accommodations. Our route notes are comprehensive; our support information packed with top tips for visits and refreshment stops. We do the leg-work, so you can enjoy – all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other!
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Norfolk – walk and explore
The land of big skies. The home of Blakeney seals and Cromer crabs. Stripey Hunstanton cliffs, tufty dunes, and low reedy marshes. Poppylands cut through by the nostalgic chugging of the North Norfolk Steam Railway. Breathe -in space. Sand between the toes where Holkham beach stretches miles out to sea. Pine cones and squirrels along the coastal path. Old-style Sheringham seaside proms. Cley village with its artisan shops and towering windmill. The Burnhams linked with the Nelson family and the shallow creeks where Horatio first learnt to ‘go about’. Lanes lined with tiny flint cottages. Mighty medieval churches, testimonies of wealth trading times past.
Awe-inspiring, yet as comforting as the taste of fresh fish and chips or the sing-song Norfolk accent of the old mariner in the pub with his pint.
Your self-guided Norfolk walking holiday with Walking Breaks includes luggage transfer and carefully selected, comfortable accommodations. Norfolk walking tours along the North Norfolk Coast Path are for 6 or 7 nights and supported by our comprehensive, personally researched route notes and descriptions packed with top tips for must-sees and refreshment stops. The leg-work is all ours – all you have to do is enjoy and gently put one foot in front of the other!
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