Inn to inn walking & hiking

Walking & hiking with a sense of journey. The very essence of slow travel, these immersive and off the beaten path journeys on foot are for the adventurer in you.

From the village charms of The Cotswolds to the dramatic landscapes of Wessex and the coastal scenes of Devon, a Foot Trails inn to inn walk is about discovery.

Linear hikes that lead you across the open landscape, each day with new discoveries. Customised and crafted to you, add rest days, visits to nearby places or other experiences you’ve always dreamt of.

A sense of journey:

Alison founded Foot Trails with a mission to create authentic quality experiences that both celebrated rural England (UK) and that give a sense of exploration and discovery, plus the relaxation and well-being born from time out in nature and the English landscape.

This is what our signature inn to inn walking trails are all about.

Each of our inn to inn walking trails has been personally researched and created by the founders Alison and David Howell. They use years of research and local expertise so you can enjoy stunning views, peaceful countryside, interesting villages, historic sites and unearth the stories, histories, nature and landscapes of the South West England (UK).

Linear trails that will lead you across the open landscape, each day with new discoveries, while staying at character and award winning country inns along the way. For your comfort your luggage is transferred ahead by our team of drivers, and you stay 2 nights at each inn (walks everyday!). It allows for a little more relaxation and a little less packing & moving, plus you would miss so much in the local area.

Explore the themes and examples here or simply get in touch if you wish to start planning your dream hiking adventure. Your itinerary will be crafted and customised to you, you can add rest days, visits to places nearby you would love to see or other activities you’ve always dreamt of doing.

We look forward to helping you explore rural England.

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Key features of inn to inn walking

* Linear walking journeys leading from one place to the next
* Off the beaten path and not on national trails
* Luggage transferred ahead for you
* Stay 2 nights in each country inn for your comfort
* Consistent high quality inns throughout your trail
* Average daily walk lengths 9 to 12 miles
* Customisable itinerary & options

Wonderful walking in Wessex

“12 days of secluded scenic walking, 5 terrific pub stays in postcard-pretty hamlets. You could be forgiven for thinking you have the whole of the Wessex countryside to yourself … until you walk into a pub on Sunday for lunch! Foot Trails provide an (almost) “invisible hand” service – excellent, water-proof self-guide materials, reliable transfers with a friendly driver and everything booked – just walk, sight-see, eat, imbibe and sleep your way around beautiful Wessex with nairy a tourist in sight”

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Inn to inn walking trips:

  • Bath & The Avon Valley
    Surrounded by wooded hills, graced by beautiful Bath stone buildings, the River Avon flowing through, it's a stunning spot. This inn to inn trail features Bath, Bradford upon Avon and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
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  • Walking The Jurassic (Dorset Coast)

    Mini Coastal Adventure, Dorset Coast

    Walk through spectacular views and scenery on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, England's first natural world heritage site. It's 95 miles of stunning coastline boast rocks recording 185 million years of the earth's history and this incredible geology is of global importance.
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  • Devon Creek to Coast

    NEW! Inn to Inn trail, South Devon

    Follow the enticing journey of the beautiful river Dart from its creeks to the sea. This Inn to Inn style walk features Devon's South Hams and some of the most stunning seascapes. An absolute joy, click to find out more >>
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  • Complete Cotswolds, Chipping Campden to Bath

    Inn to Inn Trips & Tours The Cotswolds

    Book this authentic and credible alternative to the Cotswolds Way. Complete Cotswolds is crowd free using local a lifetime of local knowledge, local paths and traditional villages and market towns. Walking adventure up to 16 nights and 135 miles. Walk every day or have rest days or sight seeing days built in.
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  • Journey Across The Cotswolds

    Inn to Inn Walking & Hiking, The Cotswolds

    Take time to walk the Cotswolds away from the crowds and you will be rewarded with a magical journey through its delightful stone villages and beautiful English landscapes. From top to bottom across this quintessential region, this is an inn to inn hike like no other.
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  • Thomas Hardy’s Dorset

    Inn to Inn Walking & Hiking, Dorset

    Walk in the footsteps of author Thomas Hardy's Tess D'Urbervilles and follow her story through north Dorset. You'll take in Shaston (Shaftesbury) and Marnhull (Marlett) with plenty of Dorset countryside and hand-picked country inns and pubs and magnificent English countryside en route too.
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  • Wessex Ancient Kingdom

    Our signature inn to inn walking trail

    This inn to inn (village to village) walking experience is your ultimate experience of hiking rural England. Full of history and breath-taking English countryside, from rivers to woods, character villages & cottages to breath-taking scenery & views, this trail has it all!
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Inn to inn walking is one of 4 styles of trip, we also offer:

Staying In One Place

Ideal for shorter walking stays or as a way to explore multiple locations. Relaxed travel based from one of our personally chosen accommodations. A different and varied walk to enjoy every day from your doors.

Walk and Touring

Great for touring (without the crowds). Enjoy a variety of locations and walking during the one trip. Can also be enjoyed as a part walking part driving tour.

Private Guiding

Foot Trails offer memorable private guided walks with Alison and David Howell. You will have an opportunity to draw on their deep knowledge, passion and expertise to explore deeper into this beautiful part of the world.