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Self-guided walking tours in South West England and Wales

We are now taking bookings for 2015 walking holidays. Contact us now for to discuss your requirements.

Westcountry Walking Holidays specialises in self-guided, walking / hiking holidays and short breaks. We will move your luggage on for you, so that you can enjoy your walk pack free. Our walking tours cover a wonderful range of landscape and terrain in England's Westcountry (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset) and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales.

Grand cliffs and wide sandy beaches, intimate coves and rugged headlands, wild moors and rolling meadows, picturesque villages and historical towns... the choice is yours.

You don't have to be an experienced walker to go on our walks because there is a choice of walk to suit all abilities. We can help you to plan your walk to meet your requirements and advise on your travel arrangements.

Short Breaks

If you don't have time for a long holiday, why not consider a short break. We offer a range of self-guided short walking tours for three or four nights exploring an opportunity to explore the best that the South West of England has to offer, so what are you waiting for?
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Copper Trail

A new route for 2015 is the Copper Trail, a superb 60 circuit around Bodmin Moor. A full route description, profiles and walking itineraries will be available on our website early in 2015. If you can't wait until then, please get in touch and we will be pleased to send you more details.

News & Views

News and Views

What our clients think

An excellent 10 days walking from Bude to St Ives, organisation was brilliant no issues throughout the trip other than some interesting rain showers. Two fifths of the SWCP done and will defiantly use West Country walking for the next section as soon as work allows

David, England October 2014 SWCP: Bude to St Ives

Perfect. Everything taken care of. Nice accommodations on route. We had a fantastic holiday.

Wim & Nellie, Netherlands, August 2014 Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Amroth to St Dogmael's

It all ran really smoothly. We were extremely pleased with every aspect, luggage transfers, B&B's, arrangements by B&B's for picking us up or dropping us off (where necessary).

Paul & Tom, UK August 2014 Deveon Coast to Coast: Wembury to Lynmouth

We think we got great value Kwan. We would love to come back and walk more of The Coast.

Ian & party, Canada September 2013 SWCP: Penzance to Plymouth

Self-guided Walking Tours

About Us

Westcountry Walking Holidays is a family business, specialising in providing walking holidays in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

We are enthusiastic about outdoor pursuits and have experienced climbing, canoeing, skiing, caving and potholing and windsurfing as well as walking throughout the UK, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

We are able to use our experience to provide self-guided, pack-free walking holidays, tailored to the requirements and abilities of our clients, together with comfortable accommodation.

Westcountry Walking Holidays is a trading name of UK Walking Holidays limited a company registered in England. Our company registration number is 07662310 and our registered address is 145-157 St John Street London EC1V 4PW.

Many Thanks to:-

The South West Coast Path Association, Pete Waine and David Evans for use of their photographs on our website.

South West Coast Path Association Coast Project

Why Westcountry Walking Holidays?

We offer a range of walking tours for all ages and abilities. You simply choose the dates and a walking route let us take care of everything else.


Flexible dates and tour length, including your choice of start and end points;


Rest day(s) and varying the length of route stages, as you wish;


Daily personalised 1:25000 scale route maps printed on specialised waterproof/ tearproof lightweight paper, small enough to fold into your pocket. You won't need to carry large cumbersome Ordnance Survey maps;


Pack free walking - all you need to carry is your lunch and equipment for the day - we transfer your luggage to your next destination;


Detailed route descriptions, height profiles and directions to your accommodation each day;


Bed and breakfast accommodation in selected guest houses, farm houses, hotels and country inns;


Assistance with public transport travel arrangements;


Transport from the nearest rail/bus station to your choosen start and end points (optional extra);


Transparent pricing - no "from" prices that are rarely available or additional hidden booking and card payment fees.


Telephone support and assistance during your walking holiday.