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South West Coast Path

The Coleridge Way

Go Walking in Wales

Cornwall Coast Path

Exmoor National Park

Jurassic Coast Path

Walking in Somerset

"Rail to Trail" Walks

Dartmoor National Park

Group Discounts

Welcome - You made it!

The largest walking site for the SW & Wales

Run BY walkers...FOR walkers

300 pages of Interactive Maps, route profiles, FAQ's, videos & trail reviews

Find the answers to ALL your walking queries from the region's most comprehensive walking website



Your Walk... Your Way

We don't do "STANDARD" walking holidays

Benefit from individual advice and tailor made itineraries to create the walk YOU want

Work with walking advisors who KNOW the trails & can plan the right route, accommodation & support for you - from the moment you enquire until the end of your adventure

South West & Wales

We are the regions premier Walking Experts

  • Cornwall & SW based Staff
  • Largest choice of routes
  • Choose your accommodation
  • Design your own itinerary
  • Group rates and discounts
  • Dogs & singles welcome
  • Specialists for overseas walkers
  • Best guidebooks, maps & itineraries

Our Chosen Charity for 2019 is Young Minds

We are proud to be support Young Minds. With the growth in mental health difficulties (3 children in every classroom have a mental health problem), Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Please visit their website for more useful information (click on the logo below).

Young Minds logo

Promoting good mental health is now more important than ever, Young Minds is reaching more children and young people than ever before and they are working to champion the voices of young people and parents to influence mental health policy and practice.

We are supporting Grant Morffew who is walking the Dartmoor Way route in May. Please support Grant if you can by visiting his Just Giving page and consider supporting Young Minds directly. See more here.

Anyone who wants to know more about Young Minds or needs the support they can offer, can visit their support page by clicking this link.

Fully Open for 2019 Season  Quotes and Enquiries 

We are currently taking enquiries and bookings for all months on all walks -  Easter, the end of May Bank Holiday and late July are currently very booked but we will try to help with those dates if you can be flexible so please ask - CLICK HERE to send in a booking request 



Join us in celebrating the launch of the new, improved Mendip Way

The Mendip Way offers 50 miles of top quality walking through an area of outstanding natural beauty along the Mendip Plateau in beautiful Somerset, through an ancient landscape of hidden caverns and gorges. Visit places replete with myths and legends including King Arthur's Vale of Avalon, the cathedral city of Wells and the iconic Glastonbury Tor. Read more about The Mendip Way.         Contact us for more information and to request a quote.


Walking Information Booket

We are providing all our walkers with copies of this excellent guide to help answer questions about our walking holidays. Those booking onto them receive booklets with their maps and guidebooks but if you have general questions about how our holidays work day to day its work looking at it online for more info. There is lots of useful information if you have not walked in the UK or not been on a walking holiday before.

Click here or click on the image to view The Walkers Information Booklet now

We also have a section of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - Click here and of course you are welcome to just contact us directly with any specific questions if you can't find the answers you need.

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Latest walk reviews & route feedback

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Route: SW Coast Path Westward Ho! to Padstow Name: Stuart Corner Walked on: 10th March 2019

Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

Encounter Walking Holidays Website

"very useful info on the route"

Your Walking Routes

"Print out the mud maps from the Trailblazeer guide and put then in plastic so you can read them in the rain."

Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

Luggage transfers


"Variable - some were really good, other less so (very small room, or not such great brekky)"

Overall experience

"Doing it in March was not a good idea: high winds stopped me walking on three of the seven days, but I knew I was taking a chance at that time of year."

Would you choose Encounter Walking Holidays for future holidays? Yes

Would you recommend Encounter Walking Holidays to others? Yes

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Route: South Coast Path (St. Ives to Penzance & Falmouth to Look) Name: Susan & Tony Knowles Walked on: 02nd September 2018

We could not have had a more pleasurable introduction to Cornwall than provided by our hike on the spectacular South Coast Path planned and executed with the superb assistance and advice of the Encounter Walking team. Our accommodations were wonderful, ranging from the funky to the luxurious, and the luggage logistics were managed without a hitch. The food was good and plentiful and complemented by the pints we looked forward to at the end of our daily treks. Our rain gear was only required on the last hour of our last day of hiking, so the weather fully cooperated as well. We fell in love with this special part of England.

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1. Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

2. Encounter Walking Holidays Website

3. Your Walking Routes

4. Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

5. Luggage transfers

6. Accommodation

7. Overall experience

8. Would you choose Encounter Walking Holidays for future holidays?    Yes No

9. Would you recommend Encounter Walking Holidays to others?    Yes No

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