Single Centre Guided Holidays
All of the walks on our Guided Single Centre holidays are graded 'Easy' and most of the walks will be between 8 and 10 miles (13 and 16kms) a day. There are likely to be frequent gentle undulations, and occasional short, sharp ascents and descents, particularly on coast paths and in mountain areas. The walking will be on well-made rural paths, but some stretches may be uneven with tree roots and stones protruding from the path surface.
For us at Footpath Holidays it is of paramount importance that you enjoy your walking holiday. To get the best from your holiday (and to be fair to your fellow guests) it is important that you ensure that you are able to cope with the distances and terrain described above, and that you are properly equipped for all weathers. Please note that what the British refer to as ‘walking’ is more commonly described as ‘hiking’ in North America.
Should our leader consider that you are ill prepared, either in terms of physical fitness or footwear, to the extent that you may endanger either yourself, or the group as a whole, he or she has the discretion to exclude you from the walks.
On our Guided Single Centre holidays, trail shoes may be worn, however, we recommend lightweight walking boots with a good cleated sole and ankle support. Non-specialist training shoes, sneakers or lightweight and unsupportive sandals would be unsuitable on any of our holidays.
It should be borne in mind that it is possible to turn an ankle or slip on any surface, including seemingly innocuous pavements, steps and stiles, whilst rabbits and other animals dig holes indiscriminately and without warning!
If you have any questions regarding the type of terrain that may be encountered, mileages covered or suitable equipment please contact us. Our office is manned by experienced walkers (hikers) who will be happy to discuss any aspect of your holiday both before and after booking.
"What an incredible time we had! We arrived home last evening tired but happy."
Beth E, NH, USA