Devon & Cornwall Walking Tours
Walking Holidays in the South West
Immerse yourself in England’s glorious South West with our walking tours of Devon and Cornwall. Travelling at your own pace, leave the crowds behind as we take you to the beaches of St Ives, across the wilds of Dartmoor, along the winding South West Coast Path and to the foodie heaven of Padstow.
With our expert guides leading the way, live like a local as you spot peregrine falcons, enjoy the tastiest cream tea in Devon and take off your walking boots to cross an estuary at low tide. From wild moors and ancient ruins to smuggler’s coves and traditional seafarer’s pub, England’s South West has something special for everyone. And with Devon just two hours from London, or Cornwall only four, it’s never been closer.
Devon and Cornwall Walking Holidays
The South West has ‘Moor to Sea’! From the wild, rugged moorland of Devon to the dazzling coastline of Cornwall.
Prefer to go private?
Whether you prefer to travel on your own, as a couple or with friends and family, we offer a range of guided, private or self-guided tours, so that your Cornish or Devonshire walking vacation suits you perfectly. You can even add in some cycling if you want to explore on two wheels! Be as active as you like, with tailored routes to suit both beginners and more experienced walkers. With our handpicked mix of the best trails in the South West, enjoy a seamless walking tour, safe in the knowledge we have everything covered.
Prefer to Cycle?
If you’d prefer to explore the South West on two wheels, check out our cycling holidays covering the best trails and carefully curated routes on quiet country lanes.
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Walk Devon & Cornwall FAQs
Cornwall is in the far South West of England, bordered by the famous English Channel and Celtic Sea. Known for its natural beauty, rugged coastline, idyllic coastal villages, beaches and walking and cycling trails, Cornwall is an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal playground!
Devon is Cornwall’s wild neighbour, with craggy coasts to the North and South and ancient hills on Dartmoor! It has inspired authors and painters from afar and is a beautiful area in all weathers.
The best way out of London and into Devon and Cornwall is by train. From Paddington direct to Exeter St David’s or Tiverton Parkway in around 2 hours, or continue to Bodmin Parkway in 4 hours. The South West is also easily accessible from Bristol and the Midlands by train. If you prefer to drive, there is station parking available at all train stations.
To get a bit deeper into both counties it is easy to get a taxi from the train station.
All our trips are open for single travellers to join, these trips are a great way to meet social, like-minded people, active and looking for a great holiday. Over 30% of our guests travel alone. Solo guests have the option to have a room on their own or share with another guest.
There are hills, but with hills come great views and it means you feel like you’ve earned your fish & chips, cream tea or Cornish pasty!
Changeable! Devon & Cornwall has a much more tropical climate than the rest of England so it is often warmer and wetter – it’s not uncommon to have sunshine and showers in the same day, or even the same hour! It’s generally very pleasant and settled during the summer.
Most of our trips are appropriate for guests who enjoy a good walk and can handle an incline or two. We cover varied terrain, enjoying some rolling hills and a few steeper walks which are slightly more demanding. Daily distances range from 4-10 miles. Rewarding views are guaranteed!
With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveller, couples or groups; those who wish to travel at their own pace and speed. With Ride With GPS and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Bike at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is always on standby, and your luggage will be waiting for you at the end of the day.
Our guides are the beating heart of our tours and can make all the difference to the enjoyment of your walking holiday – so we make sure to choose them VERY carefully! They are driven, knowledgeable, know how to have A LOT of fun and importantly will take you on the ‘road less travelled’ across Devon and Cornwall. They are local to the South West and know the best spots for making your walking tour truly different and truly magical!