About South West England

About South West England

The largest and most diverse of England’s nine regions. The South West is well known for its warm hospitality and delicious artisan produce. Read on to acquaint yourself with the diversity of South West England.

Foot Trails' map of South West England

Walking in South West England

Foot Trails know South West England inside out, upside down and back to front. We are expert here. This is our local patch.

The South West of England is very diverse. You can see everything from riverbanks, woodland, wild meadows and chalk down, canals and villages to market towns, coast, beaches and castles.

Foot Trails offers walking trips and tours in six different counties of South West England; Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, The Cotswolds, Bath and Avon and Devon. Scroll below to find out more about them.

Six beautiful regions await, each with their own landscapes and stories


Lovely Wiltshire is where Foot Trails was born and so will always be our first love. We love the rolling chalk downs, the sense of peace and quiet and we’re in awe of the county’s tremendous history.

Walking in Wiltshire


Explore north Dorset’s captivating beauty. From the ancient landscapes which inspired literary hero Thomas Hardy to the green and lush patchwork of fields of west Dorset and the stunning seascapes and coast of the south.

Walking in Dorset


We love Somerset for its super slow rural feel, its down to earthiness and that Somerset “mystique”. It’s with a sense of rural authenticity, legends and folklore that we wish to inspire you.

Walking in Somerset

The Cotswolds

At Foot Trails we have a huge passion for the Cotswolds with a family history in the area. We’ve designed walking trips and tours to take you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. We’d love you to see everything that’s wonderful about the Cotswolds.

Walking in The Cotswolds

Bath & Avon

Surrounded by wooded hills, graced by beautiful Bath stone buildings, the River Avon flowing through it, Bath is a stunning spot. We love all the architecture and the deep rich history of Bath but also the countryside that sits on its doorstep (Avon).

Walking in Bath & Avon


With the soothing sound of the sea never far away, your trails will ensure you see tucked away beaches and coves, hear tales of shipwrecks, boats and fishing. Discover watery seascapes in muted blues, greys and brows and tuck heartily into the local fish and chips!

Walking in Devon

Find out more about walking in South West England

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Read our Seasonal Guide to Walking in England

When is the best time to walk in England? To help you, we’ve drawn on our expertise to create this complimentary guide.
Read our free guide here.

Travelling to the UK

Most Foot Trails are within a 120 minute journey of London. We have an excellent choice of airports and train stations and an excellent team of trusted local drivers who can meet you at the airport and chauffeur you to where your trip begins. Your Sales & Trip Planner will be delighted to advise you personally when you book or do enquire via the form on this page.

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