Encounter Walking

Latest News and Information

15th December - New Website!   -  Regular visitors will notice some big changes to our website from mid-December - the culmination of a year long project to ensure our website is fully mobile and tablet friendly to keep up with changes in how you are searching for information.

We have taken this opportunity to also expand its content to include lots more useful information for walkers. Many of the changes were as a result of your feedback - so you can now find route profiles for all routes, explanations and examples of what the walking grades mean and a huge section of Frequently Asked Questions. Based on 10 years of questions from you all, we think it pretty much covers everything you need to know for a walking holiday in the UK and will prove to be really useful.

New Routes - There is more to come on the new website in the New Year with our new routes for 2017 being added - two more sections of the Wales Coast Path now stretching right up to Snowdonia  and 4 new routes in Somerset including The Mendip Way which we have been wanting to put on for many years now. The Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is relaunching the walk in the spring of 2017 and we will have it covered for those who want to walk this superb and little known route.

We are also launching a series of factsheets for walkers which you will be able to read and download online from the site AND adding photo galleries for all our walks so the pictures you kindly send us can be displayed for others to see - once again a great resource when trying to decide which walk is for you.


15th December - Christmas Office Hours -  It's the end of a long season for us so I am sure you can forgive us for closing for the week between Christmas and New Year - we need a (well earned) rest!  Be assured, however, we will be back, refreshed after the Bank Holiday in January to continue with your quotes and bookings for the coming season.

  • Our Last working Day  Friday 23rd December 2016
  • Our First day back       Tuesday 3rd January 2017


Meanwhile, Seasons Greetings from all of us here at Encounter Walking, have a very Merry Christmas and our best wishes to you for 2017!