Multi-base walking holiday providers
These companies arrange accommodation and move your bags for walkers who want to hike a long section of the Coast Path and if you book with them you will generally stay in a different place each night. On most of these breaks you will be provided with all the information you need to enable you to hike independently at your own pace, rather than walking as part of a group with a guide.
Walk the Trail (formerly BW Holidays) offer self-guided walking holidays throughout the South West including the South West Coast Path, The Two Moors Way, and The Saints Way along with many other routes across the UK. All holidays include a personalised holiday pack complete with luggage transfers, accommodation location information, maps and guidebooks. Their unique Holiday Finder tool allows you to choose your start and end locations, giving you greater flexibility to enjoy the coast path at a pace to suit you.
Westcountry Walking Holidays specialise in delivering flexible and great value self-guided walking holidays and short breaks on the South West Coast Path. They design the holiday itinerary around your requirements. Accommodation is secured within two weeks of booking, which they let you approve before it is confirmed. Their standard package is comprehensive including B&B accommodation, baggage transfer and maps and guides.
Footscape provide walking holidays and short breaks along the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We provide flexibility of choice: where and how much to walk each day, where to stay and precise, foolproof directions. Based in Dorset we constantly update the trails and provide interesting information, bringing the coast to life. Get in touch for a no commitment quote.
Western Discoveries are the local experts for walking holidays in Cornwall. They are based in West Cornwall and specialise in providing self-led walking holidays along the Cornwall section of the stunning South West Coast Path. Accommodation, luggage transfers, maps, their own detailed route notes and arrival/departure transfers from local transport terminals are all provided with an unparalleled attention to detail.
Encounter Walking Holidays provide walking holidays and short breaks on every section of the Coast Path. They specialise in helping with the requests that others struggle with or don’t want to take on - whether you are a small group looking for the best prices, walking with your dogs, have an unusual itinerary idea or are just arriving from overseas and are new to UK Walking Routes. They provide detailed quotes for walkers with no commitment to book so get in touch with your ideas and questions!
Absolute Escapes offers self-guided walking holidays on the South West Coast Path. They provide packages that include carefully selected accommodation, door-to-door bag transfers, and comprehensive Information Pack with guidebook, map, route notes and recommendations for lunch and dinner each day. They are a leading specialist in walking holidays and offer packages on many long distance trails in the UK & Ireland.
Footpath Holidays is a family owned walking holiday company founded in 1983. Self guided holidays along the South West Coast; single centre and ‘moving on’ with accommodation and baggage transfer. Guided group holidays in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.
Load Off Your Back If you want to discover some of Britain’s most scenic landscapes at your own pace but don’t want the hassle of organising a walking holiday then let us look after the arrangements for you. We book your accommodations, move your bags, provide you with maps and guidebook full of notes and then leave you to enjoy the freedom of your chosen trail.
Slow Adventure Company craft self-guided, slow-paced, human-powered adventures along the South West Coast Path and the surrounding area in North Devon & Exmoor for folk who prefer to unhurriedly explore the great outdoors.
Contours Walking Holidays are the specialists in self-guided walking holidays (hiking tours) in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. They provide packages covering the whole of the South West Coast Path, as well as The Saints Way, Two Moors Way, Dartmoor Way and Tarka Trail. With comfortable accommodation, maps, guidebooks, transportation of luggage and a choice of itineraries, every detail is taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Coast Path.
Nearwater Holidays specialise in single base, inn to inn trips and bespoke walking walking holidays along sections of the Coast Path in Cornwall. The walks have been developed with the benefit of their local knowledge to ensure the visiting walker has the chance to see a few extra special places that they would otherwise overlook.
Bob’s ‘coach assisted’ Walking Holidays specialise in self-led walking holidays across England and Wales. The walks are self-led, this means that you follow an itinerary but only walk as far as you want to each day with the comfort of knowing that the coach is never far away to give assistance.
Jurassic Coast Walking offer bespoke walking holidays for individuals, couples or small groups on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Walks can be guided or self-guided and guided walks are led by local writer and photographer Robert Westwood, author of a number of books on the Jurassic Coast, including walking guides for the Jurassic Coast Trust. Robert trained as a geologist and will help you enjoy and appreciate the wonderful history of this beautiful stretch of coastline.
Sherpa Expeditions, founded in 1973, is a specialist in self-guided and guided walking & cycling holidays throughout Europe. With a dedicated team, they’ve been working on detailed route notes, which help walkers and cyclists explore the many paths all over Europe. The company pioneered the trips in their Walkers’ Britain collection, including the Coast-to-Coast Trail & Cornish Coastal Path.
BookMyTrail specializes in tailor made self-guided holidays along the South West Coast Path and the UK's National Trails. They take the hassle out of organizing your walk with a simple, flexible and great value service. They make your arrangements at a price which suits your budget and with accommodations to suite your taste.
These companies have supported the Coast Path, either as an ambassador or by helping fund improvements to the Coast Path by being Business members of the South West Coast Path Association. Please however note that we do not have the resources to inspect any of these companies. Their inclusion on this list should not be taken as an endorsement of their services. Whilst we are in no position to resolve or adjudicate any complaints, please let us know if you encounter any problems with the service they offer. We will then review whether to continue listing the company.