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South West Coast Path

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Exmoor National Park

Jurassic Coast Path

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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

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Route: Marazion to Falmouth Name: Colin Piper Walked on: 9th July 2022

Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

"All excellent."

Encounter Walking Holidays Website

"No problems"

Your Walking Routes

"No problems"

Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

"This took a long time to go through, but it was worthwhile. Once we went off the route while coming into Coverack and had a very rough mile of walking. Our fault for not realising the higher route via the sculpture park was now the official coast path."

Luggage transfers

"Worked very well without any problems"


"This varied due to local availability. Some were outstanding like the Five Pilchards at Porthallow, when we were not expecting this. The accommodation at Mullion was a bit basic with a very basic breakfast. The Greenbank in Falmouth provided a wonderful end to the walk. Our plannned stop at Portleven, the Harbour Inn was not open due to an electrical problem and we were taxied to the Mullion Cove Hotel at short notice. Thank you!"

Overall experience

"A great experience helped by 25 degree heat and excellent views. We took extra water but ran short on some stretches. Route was strenuous rather than moderate walking north up the east side of the Lizard Peninsula"

Would you choose Encounter Walking Holidays for future holidays? Yes

Would you recommend Encounter Walking Holidays to others? Yes

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Route: Plymouth to Brixham Name: ROBERT BALL Walked on: 12th July 2022

Planning and booking for your walk with Encounter Walking Holidays

"1st rate"

Encounter Walking Holidays Website

Your Walking Routes

Walking notes, maps, guidebooks and itinerary

Luggage transfers


"Always acceptable, ranging from perfectly satisfactory to quite luxurious"

Overall experience

"Thoroughly enjoyable. Which is why I am a return customer, having engaged the services of Encounter for four separate legs of the SWCP, from Padstow to Brixham."

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

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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