Walk & Touring holidays

Foot Trails Walk and Touring trips combine walking with travelling or touring, meaning you can enjoy a mixture of walking, touring, driving or rest days to suit you and you can explore a wider geographical area in one trip.

From versatile walk lengths, include sightseeing days to visit local sites, tour with your own hire car or all transport included.  We can create your custom itinerary so you can explore all South West England has to offer.

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Quick Summary

Walk and Touring is:

  • Great for exploring further / more of South West England (without the crowds).
  • Enjoy multiple English counties (regions) and locations in the one trip.
  • Enjoy as a part walking / part driving / part sightseeing tour.
  • Ideal if you love walking but don’t wish to walk every day of your trip


More Detail

Foot Trails Walk & Touring trips mean you can enjoy a mixture of walking,touring,driving or rest days to suit you. We will work closely with you to create and plan an itinerary informed by our expertise, that best suits you and the season. This style of walking works best with for stays from a minimum of six nights (touring two areas) up to four weeks (touring the whole South West).

The places and counties that you can explore with a Walking and Touring walk Foot Trail include Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, The Cotswolds, Devon and Bath and Avon. Along the way stay in our hand picked accommodations including country inns, small boutique hotels and unique bed and breakfasts. Each one is chosen intentionally for its location, experience and access to countryside, villages, nature and history.

Every walk trail has been personally researched and created by Foot Trails Alison and David Howell. Using depth of knowledge earned by walking in the region, you will enjoy the best views, peaceful walking, away from crowds, interesting villages & historic sites (intentionally included in our trails) and unearth the stories, histories and nature of the South West’s stunning landscapes, away from crowds.

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

Walk & Touring trips

Are great if –

  • You love exploring and like variety,staying in different places every few days
  • You enjoy walking, but walking every day seems too much
  • You enjoy time to visit museums and sites of interest
  • You would like an extended holiday, ideal trips are 2 to 4 weeks
  • You want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more authentic experience of South West England
  • Include optional visits to Stately homes and Gardens
  • Include optional driving tour of the Cotswolds villages
  • Including optional private guided day walk to Stonehenge


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Your walk & touring options:

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    Walk & Tour Bath & Wiltshire, includes guided tour of Stonehenge

    This incredible experience gives you the opportunity to use our local expertise and walk at two UNESCO world heritage sites, that of Stonehenge, and the Georgian city of Bath and enjoy the marvellous countryside both surrounding Bath and in Wiltshire. As featured in national and international press.
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  • Country Houses and Gardens on foot

    Splendour & Grandeur in the country

    A must for anyone who loves English country houses and gardens. From stately homes to wandering down long meandering driveways, see the South West's greatest gardens with a memorable Foot Trail. Stay for several nights in multiple locations of up to 6 different counties of South West England.
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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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Walk & Touring is one of 4 styles of trips, 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.

Inn to Inn Walking & Hiking

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.

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.