Foot Trails
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Hello and welcome. We are Alison Howells Foot Trails ™. One of England's best loved regional walking travel companies and an expert authority on walking and travel in South West England. Book with us to enjoy an independent, custom made walking trip or walking tour. We have the experience to plan and organise walking trips from 3 days to 3 weeks. You can also book privately guided walking tours with founders Alison and David Howell, starting from one day. Authentic walks, off the beaten track with trails originated with the expertise of Foot Trails own in-house team. Choose Foot Trails for peaceful, crowd free walking staying in hand picked country pubs and inns.
Bath, Somerset, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Bill in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I wanted to get away for a major birthday, so noticed mention of Foot Trails in a British Country e-letter. My husband checked it out, and found only very positive reviews, so emailed them. The staff at Foot Trails surpassed our expectations! We zoomed with Alastair, and soon rec'd a customized trip proposal that matched our intentions and abilities, and gave us flexibility. Suzy continued with just enough periodic updates/tips/advice/reminders. At the end of train rides from Heathrow, met our first taxi who took us the final distance. All three drivers through the week quickly became friends, including the one who returned with my husband's walking stick after he left it in the car. Our first room was wonderful - I could live there! - plus the welcome package from Foot Trails was comprehensive, complete with snacks for the trail. We knew this would be a perfect adventure! And it was - all three Inns were great, attentive to our needs, accepting of our muddy boots, and serving great meals. Our luggage (and sometimes we) were transported like clockwork. And the directions were spot on (however, we still misinterpreted on occasion, adding to the adventure.) I wonder if Foothills even arranged for perfect hiking weather??? (It rained heavily the week before and the week after, so we could happily experience the muddy patches along the way.) We had a wonderful trip, and really want to return for more adventures. You won't regret booking with Foot Trails!!!
Written 24 November 2023
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Dear Guests, thank you for taking the time to share your kind review and recommendation. We are so pleased you had a wonderful trip, and enjoyed staying in the Inns. We hope to welcome you back to England soon. Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 27 November 2023
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Mark
Mendocino County, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our first independent walking trip to the UK and Foot Trails staff were easy to work with as we planned the trip. From arrival in London to beginning our walks, Foot Trails was always spot-on with assistance. Easy-to-follow walking directions, maps and historical narratives provided a sturdy foundation for each day’s walk. Transportation with friendly and informative drivers (always on time), excellent food and overnight accommodations at a variety of well-appointed pubs, along with the welcoming local people we met on our country walks made this trip memorable. Even at age 73 we had such a great time that we are looking forward to having Foot Trails plan another UK walking trip for us next year. Thank you Foot Trails!
Written 11 November 2023
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Many thanks for sharing your review and these lovely pictures! We're so pleased you had a great time on your Foot Trail, and the trip was memorable for you. We would love to welcome you back to the English countryside in the future. Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 13 November 2023
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Carrie B
Larkspur, CA251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We loved our 5 day adventure in the Cotswolds. The directions were easy to follow and the scenery spectacular. It often felt like we were on a Disney set it was so incredibly charming. I especially liked spectacular large trees along the way and the cows, sheep and horses too! Also so relaxing not to plan a single moment of those 5 days other than booking the trip!
Written 5 October 2023
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Dear Guests, we're so pleased you loved your Foot Trails trip in the Cotswolds, and found it relaxing. Thank you for sharing your kind review. Warm regards, Maggie Howell.
Written 6 October 2023
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embfood
Boulder, CO25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I wish I could give 10 stars! From the start of planning 9+ months ago and throughout the time there, this was the best arranged and most enjoyable trip we've ever had. We loved every minute of our 10-day walking tour through Wessex - even though there was a heat wave! The maps and written guides (it's imperative to use both) are fun, even quirky; as someone else said, it's like following a treasure hunt. Our goal was to get off the beaten tourist track and really get to know the countryside and people, and that was realized 100%. Communication with staff before and during the trip was outstanding. Even the cab drivers were a delight. It's the personal feel of Foot Trails that makes it special. We definitely hope to take another tour before too long.
Written 26 September 2023
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Dear Guests, Thank you for sharing your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Wessex trip and walking in the English countryside. We are thrilled to hear you would like to travel with us again. We hope to connect with you again soon. Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 2 October 2023
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Tim N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My wife and I completed a walking holiday with Foot Trails and we were so pleased with the experience. The Foot Trails team was fantastic and put together a trip that was just absolutely perfect for us. We started planning this over a year ago and they communicated so well throughout and even assisted us with some minor details while we were walking! The level of service provided by Foot Trails was above and beyond what we could have asked for and we will definitely be planning another trip through them. Highly, highly recommended!
Written 18 September 2023
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Dear Guests, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Foot Trail. Thank you for your kind words, and recommendation. We would love to help arrange another trip for you in the future ! Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 19 September 2023
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Brsexton1
Indianapolis, IN35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Amazing week exploring Wessex Ancient Kingdom with friends! Foot Trails does an amazing job curating lovely hikes with detailed guides, maps, and nature exploration resources. We enjoyed wild blackberry snacks each day and amazing vistas, villages, hills, and a little history along the way.

We explored 7 days out of 3 charming local inns. Every day was unique and food along the way was delicious. We especially loved the Camelot Inn for lunch on our day through South Cadbury.

We loved the personalized touch from foot trails and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ holiday to truly enjoy the English countryside
Written 17 September 2023
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Hello, and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and recommendation! We are so pleased you had an amazing experience and enjoyed the trails. Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 18 September 2023
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katiefoges
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We did a seven day ‘Ancient Wessex’ trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. The resources provided are excellent for wonderful walking and the accommodation was cute and quirky. Trail notes are interesting and ensure you learn about the historical and literary points of interest. The team at Foot Trails provide expert assistance for preparation to walk and then get out of your way and let you do your thing. Everything worked smoothly and allowed us to just enjoy the walks, the countryside and the good folk we met along the way.
Written 12 July 2023
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Thank you for sharing your lovely review and beautiful photos! We're thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your Foot Trail and the countryside. I'm so glad the resources provided were helpful and interesting for you. Thank you again, and wishing you happy travels . Best wishes, Maggie Howell.
Written 17 July 2023
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RBnyny2000
New York30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I have told many people, my five days walking with my husband this past April were among the best of my whole - long - life. Everything was meticulously handled, prepared, presented. We did the Wessex trails, and truly had the time of our lives. The pubs/inns were perfect, the maps were fantastic, the accompanying fact books were engaging and had great information. And Andy the driver - of our luggage and of us sometimes - was great fun and entirely responsible. We could not have asked for a better experience, and as soon as we can manage it, will do another trip with them.
Written 23 June 2023
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for sharing this lovely review and recommendation. We are thrilled to hear you found the inns perfect and enjoyed the accompanying information on your walks. We would love to welcome you back to England again soon! Best wishes, Maggie Howell
Written 3 July 2023
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Sigrun
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Just home from my second holiday with Foot trails. This time we were a group of friends visiting The Avon Valley, which meant five days of walking in an exceptionally beautiful landscape! We told Foot Trails a bit about what we were looking for, then they designed a perfect holiday to accommodate our wishes.
Will definitely ask Foot Trails again, when I plan my next hike in England.
Written 14 June 2023
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Hello and thank you for sharing your kind review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your Foot Trail and would like to come again. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. We hope to welcome you to England again soon. Best wishes, Maggie Howell
Written 16 June 2023
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Happy Traveler
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A journey with Foot Trails is a holiday for the body and soul. Our recent hike through the Wessex Ancient Kingdom trails was a lovely mix of quiet, meditative and restorative walks, adventures into new territories and a sense of accomplishment when the days were done. Foot Trails provided friendly, punctual drivers and well planned walking itineraries. The country inns were delightful and the inn keepers warm and welcoming. Because of our previous and amazing Journey Across the Cotswolds with Foot Trails, we booked this second holiday and were certainly not disappointed. Hats off to Alison, David and Maggie Howell and staff person Suzy for curating this walk through the beautiful English countryside. We will definitely look forward to our next Foot Trails adventure!
Written 13 June 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind review and recommendation. It's lovely to hear that you found your walks meditative and restorative. We're thrilled you enjoyed your Foot Trail and would like to come again. Thank you again! Best wishes, Maggie Howell
Written 14 June 2023
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