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1st August 2022 Update -  Sorry but we are now full to capacity up to the end of September 22 on all routes. We have good availability for October - so please get in touch for some relaxing Autumn walking breaks.  We are also now booking 2023 season walks  -   Click Here to send in a quote request and get your walking plans underway


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



Review of The Mendip Way in Somerset Life Magazine


"Simone Stanbrook-Byrne revels in her surroundings as a newly re-launched route takes her through some of the most dramatic and varied terrain in the country."

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne's excellent review of the Mendip way is available as a downloadable PDF by clicking here or you can read it online by visiting Somerset Life's website and reading the magazine article by clicking here.



Join us on the 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.

To subscribe to future Newsletters with updates on new walks and offers (2 or 3 times a year) to to the very bottom right of this page to find the sign up box


Latest walk reviews & route feedback

Click Here to Submit your own Review

Route: Mevagissey to Fowey Name: Erica Rose Walked on: 11th June 2022

Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

"Easygoing support, all communication very clear!"

Encounter Walking Holidays Website

"Clear to understand, easy to navigate - gave me the inspiration and suggestion for our walk!"

Your Walking Routes

"Stunning!! Although only 2.5 days of walking; a lovely balance of 'beautifulness', challenge & amazing destinations! The Charlestown to Fowey section was more scenic than the guide book led us to believe - only a brief residential/industrial section!"

Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

"Perect & very helpful thank you!"

Luggage transfers

"Perfect - no issues at all!!"


"Perfect for all of our needs & great locations!"

Overall experience

"Would highly recommend and will definitely use again in the future!!"

Would you choose Encounter Walking Holidays for future holidays? Yes

Would you recommend Encounter Walking Holidays to others? Yes

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Route: Lyme Regis to Lulworth Name: Kathie Moskovitz Walked on: 5th June 2022

Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

"The Encounter team provided valuable information and was able to accommodate all of our requests. "

Encounter Walking Holidays Website

Your Walking Routes

"My walking partner and I found the route quite challenging, and were glad that we shortened a few treks to 5 or 6 miles a day. This also gave us time to explore lovely places like Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury and Weymouth."

Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

"The combination of maps and written descriptions of the routes in the SW Coast guide book were very helpful, and kept us from becoming lost (most of the time.)"

Luggage transfers

"Our luggage was in our rooms when we arrived each afternoon."


"Wonderful, comfortable inns and B&B's. "

Overall experience

"A wonderful adventure! We thoroughly enjoyed traveling through wild open places each day, then finding good food and lodging just over the next hill. We are looking forward to another walking holiday."

Would you choose Encounter Walking Holidays for future holidays? Yes

Would you recommend Encounter Walking Holidays to others? Yes

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

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3. Your Walking Routes

4. Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

5. Luggage transfers

6. Accommodation

7. Overall experience

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