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Self-guided walking tours in South West England and Wales

We are now taking bookings for 2015, but there is still time to book your 2014 walking holiday. Contact us now for autumn availability.

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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Rail Service Restored

The excellent news is that the rail service between London Waterloo and Penzance is operational again following the successful repairs to the main line at Dawlish. Cornwall and South Devon are now accessible again by train, so book your South West Coast Path walking holiday now!

News & Views

News and Views

What our clients think

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

Excellent, Easy,quick and readily accommodated our needs. We always felt confident that the arrangements would be just right.

John & Catherine, UK September 2013 SWCP: Westward Ho! to Newquay

This is our fourth trip with Westcountry Walking Holidays. Again a well planned trip and excellent service. Have recommended this company to friends wishing to explore this wonderful coast line.

Ray & David, UK, May 2013 SWCP: Falmouth to Plymouth

Having used another company for the first 3 legs of our journey around the coastal path we can categorically say that your company is in a different league. The attention to detail is amazing even sending us an e-mail while we were walking to tell us problems that we might encounter ahead. The accommodation you chose for us was excellent especially as I am sure many establishments are not keen on one nighters. Please continue with the good work we will be using you again in the very near future.

Estelle & Barrie, April/May 2013 SWCP: Falmouth to Wembury

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);


No additional hidden booking fees.


Telephone support and assistance during your walking holiday.