Westcountry Walking Holidays specialise in self-guided, pack-free walking holidays / hiking vacations and short breaks in the Westcountry. Our walking tours cover some of the best of England's scenery with grand cliffs and seascapes, rugged moorland and picturesque villages.
We are a family run business, dedicated to giving our guests a personal service. Our experience will help us to give you the walking holiday you want to give yourself.
The South West Coast Path, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset (at 630 miles, the longest walking trail in England), offers endless Self Guided Walking Holiday opportunities and choices. We have divided the route into six sections as follows:
Clovelly is a delightful North Devon "heritage" fishing village situated on the Somerset & North Devon strech of the South West Coast Path. Less than an hour's sailing away from Clovelly is Lundy Island, a designated marine nature reserve. As well as puffins it has a mediaeval castle, an inn and a church.
The Coleridge Way is a 36 mile trail, named after the poet who lived in Nether Stowey for a short period, that takes you over the Quantock Hills and Exmoor through a variety of landscapes: heathland, moorland, deciduous & coniferous woodland, farmland, deeply wooded valleys and historic villages with expansive views over to the North Somerset Coast and Wales.
The Copper Trail is a 60 mile circuit of Bodmin Moor, exploring the mining hereitage of the area and providing a great opportunity to visist some of the more remoteareas of Cornwall.
The Cotswold Way runs for 102 miles and is normally walked from the north to the south, from Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire to Bath in Somerset. It passes through some of the most picturesque countryside and villages in England.
Dartmoor and Exmoor, steeped in history and legend, two of the most famous moors in England. Both are great venues for walking holidays. Choose from our Dartmoor Self Guided Walks, or our Exmoor Self Guided Walks.
The Devon Coast to Coast starts on the South Devon coast at Wembury and traverses both Dartmoor and Exmoor to finish on the North Devon coast at Lynmouth.
The Diamond Way is a 66 miles circuit around the north Cotswolds. Starting from Moreton-in-Marsh it paases through some of the most attractive villages in the Cotswolds.
The Exe Valley Way is a beautiful river valley walk that takes you from the highland of Exmoor to the south coast of Devon, predominantly over footpaths and minor roads. At the northern end, the Walk follows many of The Exe's many tributaries, particularly, the Barle. The Route criss-crosses over the river many times, passing through steeply wooded valleys and unspoilt countryside, small villages and market towns, as well as the cosmopolitan city of Exeter with its cathedral and university.
The Macmillan Way West starts at Castle Cary in Somerset and runs for 102 miles to finish at Barnstaple in North Devon. En route it croose the Somerset Levels, Quantock Hills and Exmoor and offers the walker great variety.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a 180 mile trail around the Welsh coast from Amroth to St Dogmaels. It offer a range of terrrain with the southern coastline gentler and less remote and the northern section wilder and more rugged.
The Saints Way starts from the lovely harbour village of Padstow, the route follows along Little Petherick Creek, over fields and woodlands, moors and valleys to Fowey. Along the way, the route visits a number of religious sites from shrines, standing stones, holy wells, chapels and churches.
The Smugglers Way connecting Boscastle in the north with Looe in the south, is a walk for those wishing to use their navigation skills.
The Tarka Trail is a circular Tour beginning and ending at Barnstaple in north Devon, taking in The Exmoor National Park and the Spectacular North Devon Coast. The tour takes its inspiration from Henry Williamson's classic book 'Tarka the Otter', which was filmed around here.
The Two Moors Way offers a longer walking vacation that combines both the Dartmoor and Exmoor walks on a classis moorland trail from Ivybridge to Lynmouth.
If you don't have time for a longer walking tour, why not consider one of our short breaks.
North Devon walking breaks at Mellstock House in Combe Martin.
South Devon walking breaks where the English Riveria meets the Jurassic Coast.
St Ives walking breaks exploring the west Cornwall coastline.
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We specialise in providing walking holidays in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire 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 use our experience to provide self-guided, pack-free walking holidays, tailored to the requirements and abilities of our clients.