Walking & Touring holidays

Foot Trails are one of England’s best loved regional walking travel companies. We custom make walking trips & tours. From 3 days to 4 weeks.

Not many can customise a self guided walk to the degree Foot Trails can. This is because our expertise is in-house.

You can have versatile itineraries, flexible daily walks, a choice of walking distances, options to include rest days, transport drop offs and more!

Quick Summary

Walking and Touring is:

  • Great for exploring South West England (without the crowds).
  • Enjoy multiple counties and locations in the one trip.
  • Can be enjoyed as a part walking/ part driving/ part sightseeing tour.


More Detail …

  • You’ll stay for several nights in each different location. 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 up to four weeks.
  • You can explore just one place or county or up to six different counties of South West England in the same visit. 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.
  • 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 trail has been personally researched and created by Foot Trails Alison and David Howell
  • Using depth of knowledge earnt 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

“Truly amazing experience”

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Be inspired:

  • Stonehenge, Bath & Wiltshire

    Walking & Touring, Wiltshire & Bath

    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 (Foot Trails HQ home) and enjoy the marvellous countryside both surrounding Bath and found in Wiltshire. Read more
  • English Country Houses and Gardens New for 2018, you can walk and visit the region's most impressive 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. Read more
  • Bath & The Cotswolds

    Walking & Touring Holiday, Bath & The Cotswolds

    You'll have the opportunity to stay in a village near Bath as well as a gorgeous area of the Cotswolds near Cheltenham with this walking holiday. Numerous highlights include Georgian architecture, Roman baths, river valleys, unspoilt Cotswold villages. Read more
  • South West Explorer

    Walk, Tour & Explore up to 21 nights

    Stunning and varied adventure of 10 to 21 nights in up to six of the South West's counties, including Dorset, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, Somerset, Bath and Avon and Devon. We'll work personally with you to plan and hand craft your own tailor made walking trip through the South West. Read more

Walking & Touring is one of the 4 styles of walk we offer. 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.