Multi-base walking holiday providers

These companies arrange accommodation and move 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. You may also choose to stay more than one night in a location and do a number of walks in the area - most companies provide flexibility to tailor your package. 


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.

Absolute Escapes: are award winning specialists in self-guided walking holidays on the South West Coast Path.  Packages include carefully selected accommodation, door-to-door bag transfers, and comprehensive information pack with guidebook, map, and recommendations for lunch and dinner each day.  They are a leading specialist in walking holidays and offer pacakges on many long distance trails in the UK and Ireland.  

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!

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.

Nearwater Holidays specialise in single base, inn to inn trips and bespoke 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.

Mickledore Travel specialises in self-guided walking and cycling holidays in the UK. We provide a flexible service making the arrangements that suit you, leaving you free to just enjoy your walk. As walkers and cyclists ourselves, our aim is to provide a service of the highest quality and a holiday to remember.

Walk the Trail offer self guided walking holidays throughout the South West including the South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way and the Saint's Way along with many other routes across the UK.  All holidays include a personalised holiday pack complete with itinerary, maps, guidebooks, accommodation locations, luggage transfers, access to your route via mobile device or GPX files.  Their unique Holiday Finder Tool allows you to choose your start and end location, giving you greater flexibility to enjoy the Coast Path at a pace to suit you

Macs Adventure Offer walking, cycling and active adventures which give you the freedom to travel at your own pace. With over 20 years’ experience, we arrange everything from hand-picked accommodation to bag transfer and precise mapping to give you a unique and memorable travel experience. 


HF Holidays
As a British Heritage brand offering thought curated walking and special interest holidays, HF Holidays has run as a co-operative society since 1913. For us, it has only ever been about friendship, fellowship, fun, fresh air, and the feelgood factor – helping connect groups of like-minded guests. Nowadays we’re owned by 46,000 members worldwide. Not only do we offer over 260 guided and self-guided tours and holidays in nearly 40 countries on six continents, but we also own and manage 16 UK country houses – all with long and storied histories. Guests can enjoy up to three daily walks with experienced leaders or do thier own thing independently at their own pace. We offer self guided walking holidays throughout the South West including the South West Coast Path, Two Moors Way and the Saint's Way along with many other routes across the UK. 

Contours Holidays
Contours Holidays has been organising self-guided UK adventures for over 25 years, and they pride themselves on their holiday expertise. They specialise in walking, trail running and cycling holidays across a wide variety of trails in England, Scotland and Wales, including the entirety of the South West Coast Path and a range of other popular routes in Devon and Cornwall. Simply choose your ideal route and dates, and the Contours team will get to work organising nightly accommodations, daily luggage transportation and a personalised holiday pack containing everything you need to explore at your own pace, with those you choose to explore with. Every detail is taken care of, leaving you entirely free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Great British countryside

These companies are helping to fund the National Trail as Way MakersPlease note however, 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 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.