Inn to Inn walking

Enjoy linear walking with a sense of journey. Walk from village to village, starting at one point and finishing further on.

You’ll spend two nights at each location on route, allowing you to explore the area more deeply, with a different and exciting walk every day. This also means you don’t have to unpack and then repack every single day.

Your luggage will be transported ahead for you by our team of experienced and reliable drivers, meaning you can walk with just a light day sac.

Quick summary

Inn to Inn walking is –

  • Linear walking with a sense of journey.
  • Start at one point and finish further on.
  • Walk from village to village, spending two nights at each country inn on route. Intentional to explore deeper and with no need to keep unpacking. Your luggage is transported ahead by our team of professional drivers.
  • Trails originated and expertly crafted by Foot Trails in-house team of walking connoisseurs.


More detail

Foot Trails inn to inn walking takes you off the beaten track and away from typical tourist trails. The advantage is two fold. Our trails do not follow the national trails, some of which see hundreds of thousands of people a year. You will instead walk on local paths and discover hidden gems so you can avoid the crowds and enjoy a more authentic experience of South West England.

Each one of our walking trails has been personally researched and created by Foot Trails Alison and David Howell. They use years of research and local expertise you can enjoy stunning views, peaceful countryside, interesting villages, historic sites and unearth the stories, histories and nature of the South West’s stunning landscapes, away from crowds

On route you’ll stay in our hand picked country inns and accommodation. And you’ll find your way with the assistance and support of both our innovative trail cards with step by step word directions and our local maps. Both are produced by Foot Trails team on special robust waterproof paper.

You can request an example itinerary for one or more of our inn to inn trails, just get in touch by emailing or click on one of our trip options opposite.


Inn to Inn walking

Is great if –

  • You love exploring and enjoy seeing and staying in different places
  • You love walking but don’t want to carry a heavy backpack with you
  • You either have experience of walking or feel ready for your first walking adventure
  • You like the idea of starting in one place and finishing your trail in another
  • You don’t want to have the aggravation of having to pack up your luggage and then unpack it again later the same day, only to repeat the following day
  • You want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more authentic experience of South West England


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Your inn to inn options:

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  • Devon Creek to Coast

    NEW! Inn to Inn trail, South Devon

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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

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    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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  • South West Explorer

    Walk, Tour & Explore up to 21 nights

    Stunning and varied walking and hiking adventure up to 21 nights in up to six of the South West of England's counties in one trip. You'll work with your own fully trained Trail Consultant who will help you plan and organise your own totally custom-made and fully flexible tailor made walking trip through the South West.
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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.