Why walk this way?

A Foot Trail is a custom made & crafted English walking experience. Our trips don’t come off the shelf as a fixed package.

Foot Trails team all live and work here in the South West region so we have local know how and expertise to get you off the beaten track. Every walking trail is created by our expert in-house trail creators.

Explore deeply. Stand out from the crowd. With unique, memorable hiking, spend from 3 nights to 4 weeks, treading handcrafted trails that connect you to Britain’s villages, historic paths , nature, green landscapes and country inns.

Three words sum up the Foot Trails experience …


Modern life can be busy and oh so complicated. Foot Trails favour simplicity. We work in partnership with you, to understand your needs and create a trip that meets your expectations and wishes. We’ll make things easy and take care of the inevitable details, so you can focus on making great memories.


Through our deep, local knowledge we custom make your trip. We have a passion for experience excellence. Everything about your Foot Trail is deliberate, chosen with care and intent for you. Explore deeply. Stand out from the crowd.


To discover what’s real, honest and authentic about rural England we have to get you off the beaten track and typical tourist trails. Stand out from the crowd. We work with our neighbours, local people and local businesses who share this ethos. We use our local expertise to guide your choice and create your own itinerary and experience.

What can I expect?

Personally chosen country inns & bedrooms

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, restore and eat at the end of an inspiring day on the trail.

Finding your way

A great walk 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.

Food and drink with provenance

Choosing Foot Trails means that you can look forward to eating local food and drink. By this we mean, fresh, local where possible and seasonal. Think regional cheeses, local meats, handmade desserts and real ales and ciders as well as fine wines. Food with provenance and a story of its own. Delicious.

“The trip was wonderful. The walking tour was so well planned by Foot Trails. The beauty of the countryside was everything we imagined of England. Our accommodations were excellent. The taxi service was excellent, everyone was so informed and helpful and very kind.”

Shirley and Gary, USA

“My over-riding memory of my Foot Trail in England was of an overwhelming prettiness, as well as a calibre of food that was far more local, whole and mindful than I had expected”

Sarah Wilson, Australian foodie author, Masterchef judge, TV Presenter

View the Foot Trails brochure

Get inspired with our 2019 collection of walking Foot Trails. Every Foot Trail is custom made. You’ll work with your own dedicated, Foot Trails expert Trail Consultant, to both plan and create your trip.  Explore deeply. Stand out from the crowd.

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