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Looking out to sea between Crackington Haven and Tintagel on The South West Coast Path walking holiday from Encounter Walking Holidays.

The South West Coast Path

The best loved UK National Trail. All 630 miles covered for walkers.

Run by walkers, for walkers.
The regions premier
walking experts.
Largest choice of routes
in the South West & Wales.
Choose the accommodation
that suits you best.
A bespoke itinerary,
to fit your plans.
Specialists in supporting
overseas walkers.
Individual advice,
tailored itineraries.

All of our walking routes.

Click on the route markers for full information.

Encounter Walking Holidays Walking Information Booklet

Walkers Information Handbook

We provide all of our walkers with a copy of this excellent guide to help answer questions about our walking holidays. Those booking our holidays receive booklets with their maps and guidebooks, If you have general questions about how our holidays work day to day its worth looking at it online for more info. You will find lots of useful information if you have not walked in the UK or not been on a walking holiday before.

If you prefer you can use the buttons below to be taken directly to our walk pages. 

A few of our favourites...

Below Crook Peak On Encounter Walking Holidays Mendip Way route
The Mendip Way

Approx. 50 miles. A designated ‘Area of outstanding Natural Beauty’ that bridges the full variety Somerset's landscape.

St. Etheldreda's Church at St. Audries on Encounter Walking Holidays Coleridge Way Route
Coleridge Way

Approx. 51 miles. Discover timeless,  pretty villages and endless inspiring views on a walk suitable for all.

Saint Michaels Mount on Encounter Walking Holidays St Michaels Way route
St. Michaels Way

Approx. 12 miles.  The St Michaels Way - Inland Return Option from Penzance to St Ives

Crow Point between Minehead and Westward Ho! on Encounter Walking Holidays South West Coast Path Section 1
Minehead to Westward Ho!

Approx. 50 miles. A designated ‘Area of outstanding Natural Beauty’ that bridges the full variety Somerset's landscape.

Looking From Helman Tor on Encounter Walking Holidays Saints Way route
The Saints Way

Sample everything Cornwall has to offer on the region's premier mid-distance footpath across the heart of the region.

Old Harry Rocks on Encounter Walking Holidays Lyme Regis to Poole route
Lyme Regis to Poole

The only location on the planet where in a few days of walking you will travel through a few million years of earth time. 

Our commitments to our environment...

Image of a crushed plastic bottle washed up on a beach

At Encounter Walking we work hard to provide sustainable and ethical walking holidays. We have a responsibility to do whatever we can to make the world a better place for future generations. Travel is a privilege. It offers the opportunity to discover the world, to make new connections and learn new things. But with this privilege comes a responsibility to do our best to protect our world, support all who live on it and to consider our impact on it.

What our customers say about us...

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