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.

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.


Active England is an active travel tour company, which takes its guests walking and cycling right through the heart of the British countryside.  Experience up-close the stunning scenery of England’s South West walking through Dartmoor National Park and the stunning North Devon beaches. Walk along parts of the Cornish Coast Path that runs a full 630 miles around Devon and Cornwall, visiting the charming seaside towns of St Ives and Padstow. Immerse yourself in the legends of King Arthur and Ross Poldark along the Cornish coast.

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.

 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 a 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. 


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.

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 offer a range of self-guided inn-to-inn walking and cycling tours on their Walkers' Britain programme which has over 25 walking & cycling itineraries to choose from. On your travels with them, you will benefit from packages with detailed route notes, maps, pre-departure information and personal service provided. You will stay overnight where available in locally owned and operated B&Bs, hotels and inns to provide you with a charming local experience.

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 Kernow Nordic Walking in Cornwall is a fantastic pastime. Not only will you be exercising your whole body with the use of poles, you will also have a few advantages over other walkers on the path such as remaining more upright as you walk and finding it easier to move through the mud. The poles also make it easier to walk up hills, so your walks become more enjoyable. Walk Kernow provides Beginners Workshops, weekly Nordic Walks and Nordic Walking weekend breaks.

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

Nomadic Camping Cornwall offers dog friendly, fully supported assistance and camping options for self guided couples or groups on the SWCP from Newquay on the North Coast to Falmouth on the South coast. This means that you can walk the path, carrying only what you need for that day, knowing that a Nordic Tentipi will be set up with everything you need at your next campsite.   

These companies have supported the Coast Path, 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.