Encounter Walking Holidays

Based here in Cornwall, Encounter Walking Holidays are the regional experts in providing self guided walking holidays and short breaks across this stunning location.

We are unique in covering every step of the 300 plus miles of the Cornish Coastline on the South West Coast Path as well as a range of superb inland trails including The Saints Way and Smugglers Way.

Visit our website to discover the full range of options when walking in Cornwall on routes taking in The South West Coast Path, Eden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Camel Trail and much more. Walk to a new location every day with your bags transferred ahead of you to cosy accommodation in stunning harbour towns such as Fowey, Mevagissey, St Ives and Padstow as well as a host of tiny fishing villages and inland hamlets where you can really escape the stress of the modern world! Week long walks include the Wild Wreckers Atlantic Coast from the Cornish / Devon borders via stunning Tintagel Castle to Padstow. A circuit of the rocky Lizard Peninsular passing the UK’s most southerly point and The World Heritage Mining Walk around Lands End taking in St Ives, Penzance and 4 days of challenging walking through the old tin mines and coves at the far west of Cornwall. Inland the Smugglers Way, Saints Way and St Michaels Way all offer coast to coast options crossing the interior of Cornwall climbing the highest peaks at Brown Willy and Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor.

We offer tailor made and standard itineraries suitable for everyone whether you are a seasoned long distance walker OR a novice to walking holidays. Working with us to find the ideal route its you who selects accommodation, rest days, other activities and routes to suit you - Its “your walk – your way”, and with a team of Cornish based walking advisors who have all walked the routes themselves, you can be sure you will be getting the most up to date advice and assistance to make the most of your time here and the regions walking options.

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