Off the beaten track South West England

Welcome to you, our UK guests, to this special page on Staycations in South West England.

A Foot Trail is a self guided walking adventure. Our inn to inn expertise and over 1000 miles of trails will get you off the beaten track and enable you to become part of the English landscape, histories and stories.

Explore deeply, enjoy clean air and space to breathe. With unique memorable walking tours, walk handcrafted trails that re-connect you to nature, provide authentic experiences and immersion in English countryside and rural life.

Foot Trails Staycation brochure 2020

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About Foot Trails

Self guided means you walk independently but benefit from the expert planning, pre and mid trip support and specialist materials we provide at Foot Trails.
Our local know-how, earned on the trails themselves means you can walk with confidence, and relax and enjoy your adventure knowing you are exploring the best of the area we have mapped. We have thought about each aspect of your day including where you can have lunch.

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Times Travel article featuring Foot Trails

As featured in Times Travel

There’s a lovely piece of editorial about Foot Trails new Devon Creek to Coast Inn to Inn walking trip in today’s Times Travel, Saturday 11th April 2020.
Part of a piece on 30 great breaks in Dorset and Devon. Where to go and where to stay after the lockdown.
Described by travel journalist Chris Haslam as a “clever itinerary” you’ll miss the tedious and enjoy the highlights.

Visit the Devon Creek to Coast Foot Trail

Typical accommodation you can enjoy with Foot Trails

Personally chosen country inns

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 and drink at the end of an inspiring day on the trail.

English pub food

Food and drink with provenance

Choosing Foot Trails means looking forward to eating locally produced food and drink. By this we mean, fresh and seasonal. Think artisan cheeses, fresh baked breads, ethically reared meats, handmade desserts and real ales and ciders as well as fine wines. Delicious food with provenance and a story of its own.

South West England map

Diverse South West England

The largest and most diverse of England’s nine regions. The South West of England is well known for its warm hospitality and delicious artisan produce. The South West of England is very diverse. You can see everything from riverbanks, to woodland, wild meadows and chalk down, canals, and villages to market towns, coast, beaches and castles.

Foot Trails offers walking trips in six different counties of South West England: Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, The Cotswolds, Bath and Avon and Devon.

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Foot Trails Welcome Pack

Expert information to find your way

A great walking trip 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.

Create your perfect walking or hiking trip with Foot Trails

At Foot Trails our specialist knowledge means that we can create a trip centered around what interests you most. Maybe there’s a particular place or time in history you want to explore in-depth or simply find out more about England’s rich history.

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