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If you'd like two walks either side of a night at a lovely Peak District Inn, try Hotel Hikes.
Many of these here can also be done in two days, including travel from London.



England/Wales border:
Hay-on-Wye to Monmouth


Three days in remote countryside
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A walk on a Black Mountain,
with two magical overnight stops


Detailed route description and 15 photographs are here.
Llantony ruins (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Sussex Coast:
Seven Sisters and Beachy Head


Two days from Seaford to Eastbourne
(click the image for a larger version)

The invigorating switchback of the chalk downs is leavened with delightful inland valleys and villages


Detailed route description and 10 photographs are here.
Flagstaff Point and one of the Seven (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Kent Coast:
Sandwich to Dover


Two days along The Saxon Shore Way
(click the image for a larger version)

A delightful quiet start and a stirring end over Dover harbour; doable in winter.


Detailed route description with three similar
walks and 35 photographs are here.
Dover harbour from above (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Northumberland coast:
Alnmouth to Belford


Three days along St Oswald's Way
(click the image for a larger version)

A big walk in a short time scale, with two great castles, immense beaches, wonderful light and spaciousness - and very few hills.

Detailed route description
and 30 photographs are here.
Dunstanburgh castle (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK New Forest:
Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst circular


Two days of rambling
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The ponies pose without even trying!



Details and more photos are here.


UK Peak District:
White Peak - Matlock to Hathersage


Two days of river, dale and moor
(click image for a larger version)

Day 1 is 8 miles to Bakewell; day 2 goes on to Hathersage (10 miles). Either can be shortened.

Details (as a printable PDF) are here.
leaving Bakewell, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Peak District:
Dark Peak - Penistone to Chinley



2½ days on the moorland and hills
of the Northern Peak District

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approaching Back Tor, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Peak District:
Matlock to Macclesfield
across the White Peak


Three days SE to NW -
moors, fields, dales and reservoirs



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view from Bishop's Lane, out of Buxton (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Yorkshire Dales:
Settle to Grassington


Two days of wide open spaces
with three lovely towns
(click image for a larger version)

Day 1 is 6 miles to Malham; day 2 goes on to Grassington (11 or 8 miles).

Details (as a printable PDF) are here.
Photos on Flickr.
Malham Cove (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Yorkshire Dales:
Dent station to Horton-in-Ribblesdale


Two days among the three peaks
and Ribblehead Viaduct
(click image for a larger version)

Day 1 is 6 or 8 miles to Ribblehead; day 2 is 7 or 9 miles to Horton.

Details (as a printable PDF) are here.
Photos on Flickr.
 Coming from Whernside down to Ribblehead Viaduct (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Chalk Walk
Dorchester to Blandford Forum


Three days of river valleys,ridgeways
and the Cerne Giant, plus a two-day version (see 'Practicalities')


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walking up to the Wessex Ridgeway, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
on to the South Downs Way
Winchester to the QE Country Park


Two days of delightful mild countryside, and up on to the chalk downs


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Chiltern Traverse, end of day 1 - view of Aldbury from The Greyhound Inn (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Cranborne Chase
Blandford Forum to Salisbury


Two days of chalk uplands, pretty villages and clear streams;
surprisingly un-touristy
(includes a shorter version)


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Cranborne Chase, day 2 - coming off the drove road into Woodminton Down (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
A Chiltern Traverse
Dunstable to Henley


3½ days of pretty villages, beechwoods
and gorgeous chalk scenery
(see 'Practicalities' for 1 & 2 day walks)


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Chiltern Traverse, end of day 1 - view of Aldbury from The Greyhound Inn (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Avebury Stone Circle to Stonehenge
along The Great Stones Way


Two days of valley and plain
among neolithic sites

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The Practicalities link also contains details
of a shorter version:
Pewsey - Avebury - Pewsey.
Great Stones Way day 2 - a better way of arriving at Stonehenge (photo Dick Earle)


UK:
Oxford to Reading
along the Thames Path


Three days of gentle river views,
locks, and Toad Hall - quiet Thames.



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Cottage at Clifton Hampden (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Reading to Windsor
along the Thames Path


via Henley, Hurley, Marlow and Maidenhead - recreational Thames



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wedding party just beyond Sonning bridge


UK:
Salisbury to Winchester Cathedrals
along the Clarendon Way


Two or three days of history
and gentle English countryside



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Clarendon Way day 2 - view from Beacon Hill


UK:
Alton to the South Downs
along the Hangers Way


Two or three days of varied countryside
among the Hampshire hills



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Hangers Way day 2 - climbing the Shoulder of Mutton Hill


UK:
The Downs to the Sea
Petersfield to Chichester


A day in the hills and a day by the shore



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