About our English walking holidays

Hallo en welkom. A Foot Trail is een volledig op maat gemaakt en volledig flexibele wandelroute.

Foot Trails team all live and work in the South West of England. We know it inside out as only locals can. Our expertise and constantly created new trails will get you off the beaten track and enable you to become part of the English landscape, villages and histories.

Explore deeply. Discover authentic England. With unique, memorable hiking, we will create your walking tour that enables you to spend from 3 nights to 3 weeks, treading handcrafted trails that re-connect you to nature and provide authentic experiences and immersion in typical English countryside and rural life.

Met Vriendelijke Groeten, Alison Howell CEO


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Modern life can be busy and oh so complicated. Foot Trails favour simplicity. We work in partnership with you, to understand your needs and create a trip that meets your expectations and wishes. We’ll make things easy and take care of the inevitable details, so you can focus on making great memories.


Through our deep, local knowledge we custom make your trip. We have a passion for experience excellence. Everything about your Foot Trail is deliberate, chosen with care and intent for you. Explore deeply. Stand out from the crowd.


To discover what’s real, honest and authentic about rural England we have to get you off the beaten track and typical tourist trails. Stand out from the crowd. We work with our neighbours, local people and local businesses who share this ethos. We use our local expertise to guide your choice and create your own itinerary and experience.

What can I expect?

An example of an English inn you might stay the night at

Personally chosen country inns & bedrooms

There is nothing formulaic about Foot Trails accommodation. Alison Howell our Founder personally chooses each one for its warm welcome and village location. Often centuries old, each embodies the local area you’ve come to explore and will be a place where you can relax, sleep well and enjoy delicious locally produced food at the end of an inspiring day on the trail.

Finding your way

A great walk begins with confidence in knowing where to step. To find your way you can either map read using the local maps we provide or follow the word directions on our trail cards, or use a combination of both. Tried and tested, by our team and Volunteer Trail Guides, both are included in your custom Walk and Explore Box. Produced on tough waterproof paper to withstand the elements.

Learn about history, stories and legends as you walk and take advantage of suggested departure times, recommended lunch stops and other guidance, drawn from our local experience and expertise.

An example of what might be on the menu

Eten en drinken met herkomst

Door Foot Trails te kiezen, kunt u uitkijken naar lokaal geproduceerd eten en drinken. Hiermee bedoelen we, fris en seizoensgebonden. Denk aan ambachtelijke kazen, versgebakken brood, ethisch gefokt vlees,   handgemaakte desserts en echte ales en ciders,  evenals heerlijke wijnen.  Heerlijk eten met herkomst en een eigen verhaal.

“The trip was wonderful. The walking tour was so well planned by Foot Trails. The beauty of the countryside was everything we imagined of England. Our accommodations were excellent. The taxi service was excellent, everyone was so informed and helpful and very kind.”

Shirley and Gary, USA

“My over-riding memory of my Foot Trail in England was of an overwhelming prettiness, as well as a calibre of food that was far more local, whole and mindful than I had expected”

Sarah Wilson, Australian foodie author, Masterchef judge, TV Presenter

Read Foot Trails new 2019 brochure

Get inspiration, tips and ideas with the new Foot Trails 2019 collection of totally custom made & fully flexible walking trips and English hikes. From your first enquiry and contact with Foot Trails, you’ll speak with a real person, with one of our fully trained Trail Consultants.

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