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Self-guided walking in unspoilt Europe

We’re looking ahead to better times, ever hopeful that conditions will have improved for travelling soon and the recent months of turmoil will be a distant memory. Our desire, as always, is to give you a great walking holiday, which we know is also the wish of our wonderful hosts.

Dozens of lovely routes along the rural footpaths of Europe and the United Kingdom are open for you to book now, safe in the knowledge that our revised booking conditions will ensure that you can cancel if necessary, and that your money can be refunded to you or held over to another date. And the landscape hasn’t changed – except to get prettier, greener and even more welcoming.

There are likely to be some unusual conditions for some time yet – masks in public places, for example, and social distancing of course, together with meal bookings – but we are here to help you plan and keep you informed about which walks are likely to be accessible to you. We have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that our hosts are putting the right precautions in place to keep you safe, and to advise you what to expect in each country and region.

With the gradual easing of lockdown in the UK and fluctuating situations elsewhere in Europe, we’re keeping a close eye on what will be possible in all our destinations, and will contact clients who are affected by any changes. However, we advise anyone considering a holiday this summer to book sooner rather than later to ensure you can secure your preferred dates, as we are already experiencing availability issues on some routes.

Be bold – clean up those boots again and get walking!

 

 

Simon Scutt (Director) and all the team
On Foot Holidays

July 2021

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PRIZE DRAW! Win a copy of the new book by Annabel Abbs

PRIZE DRAW! Win a copy of the new book by Annabel Abbs

Friday 25th June | Posted by On Foot Staff

The latest book by best-selling author and long-time On Foot client, Annabel Abbs, is an account of the extraordinary power of long walks to change lives. Blending biography, memoir and travelogue, Windswept: Walking in the Footsteps of Remarkable Women explores the ...

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Southern Snowdonia – our first walkers report back!

Southern Snowdonia – our first walkers report back!

Monday 14th June | Posted by On Foot Staff

Marian Michie and John Main were the first clients to try our new short break in Southern Snowdonia. They sent us this account of their mountain hikes during some fabulous weather, and how they used their initiative (and a bit of pedal power) to make the On Foot walks ...

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NEW – walk Offa’s Dyke on the English/Welsh border

NEW – walk Offa’s Dyke on the English/Welsh border

Wednesday 9th June | Posted by On Foot Staff

We're thrilled to present the latest addition to our self-guided walking holidays in the United Kingdom, this time straddling the Welsh Borders through the rural counties of Shropshire, Powys and Herefordshire. Offa’s Dyke is the 80 mile long earthwork that ...

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On Foot Holidays - Dorset

By Philip I on 27 July 2021

Superbly organised holiday in beautiful, bucolic surroundings

A wonderful holiday walking through the Dorset countryside. The route had been carefully planned such that we barely encountered anyone and were able...

A wonderful holiday walking through the Dorset countryside. The route had been carefully planned such that we barely encountered anyone and were able to enjoy the wildlife and scenery for ourselves. Everything had been taken care of so that we could enjoy our wonderful surroundings, without worrying about where we would be eating dinner, spending the night and whether our luggage had arrived! Perfect!

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Nothing was too much trouble for them. We felt we had a very personal service and that, had we needed to, they would have been there to offer support and help.


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On Foot Holidays - Dorset

By CS on 24 July 2021

Invigorating and fun walking holiday

We walked OnFoot's 7-night 'In the footsteps of Thomas Hardy' trail in Dorset at the start of July. Managed two days without rain, which was a bonus! ...

We walked OnFoot's 7-night 'In the footsteps of Thomas Hardy' trail in Dorset at the start of July. Managed two days without rain, which was a bonus! The walks were beautiful - green rolling hills and flower-filled meadows - and the distances varied from day-to-day so even we geriatric 60+s could keep going. The accommodation was very well chosen, and we had some of the best food we've had on a holiday like this. The whole adventure was first rate.

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Whoever you speak to or email at OnFoot they are always friendly, helpful and approachable. And if the person you speak to first hasn't walked a particular route, they quickly put you through to someone who has - so all advice and opinions are given from first hand experience. They are simply outstanding.


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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

By Guilliamus5 on 19 July 2021

Lands End Circuit

Six day circular walk starting and finishing at St Ives via Lands End. On the coastal path. GLorious scenery and quirky but excellent accommodation wi...

Six day circular walk starting and finishing at St Ives via Lands End. On the coastal path. GLorious scenery and quirky but excellent accommodation with luggage waiting for us each day at destination. Superbly well organised and route planned. Eight of us walking so logistics with meals and accommodation all pre booked due to Covid restrictions. Thankfully nowhere had to cancel any of our bookings. Everything went like clockwork.

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All the OnFoot staff kept us informed of late changes, Covid issues, meal booking options, route changes. Nothing was a problem. Superb communication from start to finish. Makes the holiday so much easier.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By VerySatisfied on 12 July 2021

High quality support

A walking holiday in northern Portugal. The route was well planned, including varied topography and landscape. The hotel accommodation was of good q...

A walking holiday in northern Portugal. The route was well planned, including varied topography and landscape. The hotel accommodation was of good quality. The support provided, in difficult times, both before and during the holiday itself, was of high quality. We were able to enjoy ourselves without worries.

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On Foot Holidays provided a great deal of personalised support. Because they have a local contact they were able to advise us about how to organised covid tests in Porto before our return. In addition, they had passed on to hotel operators in advance the information that we are vegetarian. This was a high level of customer service.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By Hollie on 6 July 2021

A superb holiday walking in stunning scenery in a hidden corner of Portugal

We did a 7 day self guided walking holiday in northern Portugal Our luggage was transported to a new hotel every day. All the hotels we stayed in we...

We did a 7 day self guided walking holiday in northern Portugal Our luggage was transported to a new hotel every day. All the hotels we stayed in were small, family owned and very characterful. The walks were all very beautiful in stunning scenery and off the beaten track. We couldn’t have wished for more

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On Foot holidays were superb from booking process to after we got back. We had booked when Portugal was on the green list when it changed to Amber we decided we would still go. On Foot were incredibly supportive and completely flexible in allowing us to change our minds at any point. We could phone with any number of questions and they were very happy to go out of their way to help. It was a very personal service. All the arrangements on holiday went very smoothly and we were given all the information we could need.


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On Foot Holidays- Coastal Exmoor

By Barbara on 3 July 2021

Superb walking

We opted for a walking holiday in Devon and Somerset as travelling abroad was extremely difficult this year. We were very impressed by the variety of ...

We opted for a walking holiday in Devon and Somerset as travelling abroad was extremely difficult this year. We were very impressed by the variety of walking environments achievable within a five day period - cliff tops, woodland, riverbanks, moorland and pretty villages. The accommodation arranged for us was again interestingly varied and of an excellent standard, ranging from cheerful B&Bs to beautiful rambling old hotels. We have had several similar holidays both home and abroad and this definitely rated as one of the best. The glorious sunny weather obviously helped and was much appreciated!

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On Foot is a brilliant company. There is a genuine feeling that they really care that we have a good holiday. Whether the destination is abroad or, in this case, at home, they cover everything that is necessary to make the holiday run as smoothly as possible. Because of the nature of the holiday, walking from place to place with different accommodation each night, there is a great deal to organise and co-ordinate. On Foot are excellent at keeping us informed during the planning process and consult us if any minor decisions have to be made. Emails are always swiftly responded to and telephone calls are extremely friendly and helpful.


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On Foot Holidays - Dorset

By Jackie on 2 July 2021

Walking in Dorset with On Foot Holidays

We had a wonderful four days walking (self guided) in stages from Salisbury to Lyme Regis, with our suitcases taken from hotel to hotel. . The walks w...

We had a wonderful four days walking (self guided) in stages from Salisbury to Lyme Regis, with our suitcases taken from hotel to hotel. . The walks were really varied and largely off the beaten track. And through such rolling beautiful Dorset countryside, ranging from woods and meadows, to quaint thatched house villages to medieval churches and the dramatic South coast cliff path. We had some amazing food along the way. We were new to walking holidays and On Foot Holidays has hooked us.

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On Foot Holidays had prepared everything -we had really detailed walking notes and maps, hotels and cabs were booked, train timetables provided and they gave us a wealth of information about the places and areas we were visiting. And practical information in advance. Restaurants were booked and recommended (finale at Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House) And all done with smiling enthusiasm and utter attention to detail. They made us feel relaxed and confident, nothing left to chance.


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On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire

By KennyK on 30 June 2021

North Yorkshire Walking Adventure

This was a trip for 4 friends tired of lockdown but keen to maintain our fitness and friendship whilst walking in a different part of the country for ...

This was a trip for 4 friends tired of lockdown but keen to maintain our fitness and friendship whilst walking in a different part of the country for a change.

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On foot holidays provided the right advice, matched our walks to suit our needs and ability and then parcelled everything up to include transfers, overnight accommodation and a brilliant supportive paperwork as well as electronic package to help us on our way. Nothing was too much trouble for them and even when providers had to change our intended accommodation as a result of Covid and builders problems they were able to source suitable alternatives which turned out to be perfectly suitable.


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On Foot - S Snowdonia break

By KD on 26 June 2021

A self guided walking holiday in Snowdonia.

3 days of first class walking in Snowdonia, accompanies by fantastic walking directions - map and route description. The guides are excellent and real...

3 days of first class walking in Snowdonia, accompanies by fantastic walking directions - map and route description. The guides are excellent and really provide great directions. Accommodation in a small hotel in Dolgellau was perfectly matched providing a very comfortable base for the holiday.

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On Foot provide a really personalised service and can’t do enough to help make all the arrangements smooth and easy. This is the second time we have used them and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them


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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

By Will on 18 June 2021

Cornish coast path

Very pleasant walk with baggage carried. Accommodation and meals were good and all the transfers were done without hitches. The support documents were...

Very pleasant walk with baggage carried. Accommodation and meals were good and all the transfers were done without hitches. The support documents were excellent

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On Foot Holidays - communications were excellent and informative


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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

By Ros on 17 June 2021

Lovely coastal walking in the far west of England

The walking and scenery are spectacular on the South West Coastal Walk in Cornwall. There is plenty of cultural and historical interest also, with re...

The walking and scenery are spectacular on the South West Coastal Walk in Cornwall. There is plenty of cultural and historical interest also, with remains of tin-mining in Cornwall, Minack Theatre, fishing villages and much more. The stay in Field House in Pendeen was the highlight of our overnight accommodation. Viv, at Field House, could not have been more helpful and her dinner (and packed lunch and breakfast) was excellent.

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This is our fourth trip with On Foot and they are a really great tour operator. Their pre-trip materials are very informative and there is plenty of support also during the holiday, with emergency phone number etc.


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On Foot Holidays - Devon

By Artemisia on 17 June 2021

a memorable experience

Walking along beside two brown rushing rivers, experiencing the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor, ending up in delightful Dartmouth - a treat from star...

Walking along beside two brown rushing rivers, experiencing the wildness and beauty of Dartmoor, ending up in delightful Dartmouth - a treat from start to finish

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We have travelled with On Foot a number of times before and their professionalism, helpfulness and efficiency were as notable this time as on all previous occasions. We particularly appreciate the personal contact, the detail and the care that goes into the accompanying literature. All of which, together with the reliable choice of interesting accommodation, adds up to another great holiday.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By Pandi Walkers on 16 June 2021

Absolutely Fabulous walking holiday! Fantastic organisation, support and walking route and accommodations

3 day walking holiday in national park in Northern Portugal. We had 4 overnight stays in small /tiny villages. The scenery was magnificent - we saw vi...

3 day walking holiday in national park in Northern Portugal. We had 4 overnight stays in small /tiny villages. The scenery was magnificent - we saw virtually no other walkers and the locals in the villages could not be nicer.

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Excellent support in every way from start to end of holiday. Even the local who collected us from the airport and returned us there was delightful


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On Foot - S Snowdonia break

By Dr John on 7 June 2021

Fab four days in south Snowdonia.

Four days based in Dolgellau, different talks each day into the surrounding mountains, coasts and countryside. High quality quiet walks on interesting...

Four days based in Dolgellau, different talks each day into the surrounding mountains, coasts and countryside. High quality quiet walks on interesting routes, easy to follow, lots of history, lots of wildlife and great scenery.

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Very good to deal with through the worries of a booked but impossible holiday due to COVID, transferred our deposit to this excellent alternative in Wales. Excellent walking notes and maps, excellent tips about the area and where to eat etc, and excellent choice of walks - obviously had good local knowledge and had researched details thoroughly. We couldn't have come up with this itinerary ourselves. and excellent accommodation


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On Foot Holidays - Lycia

By Lee on 6 June 2021

Really Fun!

Fun and lovely

Fun and lovely

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Excellent - very responsive and helpful


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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

By Ms P C 21 on 31 May 2021

Self Guided Walking holiday in Cornwall

We took a train from London to Penzance and from there all the arrangements were done for us by On Foot Holidays. They booked the hotels, arranged fo...

We took a train from London to Penzance and from there all the arrangements were done for us by On Foot Holidays. They booked the hotels, arranged for our bags to be picked up and taken on each day and provided excellent directions, both typed and digital, for each day's walking

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The experience could not have been better. They took care of every detail and were a pleasure to deal with on the phone and by email. We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves confident that everything had been arranged and would run smoothly


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On Foot Holidays - Devon

By Susan on 21 November 2020

Wonderful..... if you enjoy a double holiday, walking and sightseeing this is for you

Walking holiday with spectacular views from Exter across Dartmoor, along the Dart to Dartmouth interspersed with more treats, eg wine tasting at Sharp...

Walking holiday with spectacular views from Exter across Dartmoor, along the Dart to Dartmouth interspersed with more treats, eg wine tasting at Sharpham & visiting Agatha Christies NT home. Stayed at some great quintessential English pubs, with log fires and great ale, cider, wine, and food.

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Nothing is too much, a very tailored personal service. They all know who you are and work incredibly hard to make sure everything is perfect. If anything doesn't quite go to plan, on hand to sort out with a smile.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Gasman on 27 October 2020

Liguria Hills

Excellent walking holiday

Excellent walking holiday

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Excellent organisation and communication


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On Foot Holidays - Salisbury

By Helen on 27 October 2020

Lovely Autumn walks around Salisbury

We arrived before lunch on Friday and had a pub lunch and explored Salisbury. Saturday we did the Epic Salisbury Circuit and had lunch in the Black ...

We arrived before lunch on Friday and had a pub lunch and explored Salisbury. Saturday we did the Epic Salisbury Circuit and had lunch in the Black Horse. Sunday we did Combe Bisset Circuit after going to Matins in the cathedral, so we were pushing it a bit. Lovely autumn colours and good weather and a great way to see the countryside. Sunday we said goodbye to our lovely host and visited Stonehenge on our way home. A very enjoyable break for all of us.

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Very helpful. Plenty of choices of walks with lots of information.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Janie64 on 26 October 2020

A miracle of patience and determination

We booked our holiday walking in Italy pre-COVID for October 2020. In the following months our flight out was cancelled and rebooked with another oper...

We booked our holiday walking in Italy pre-COVID for October 2020. In the following months our flight out was cancelled and rebooked with another operator, 4 out of 5 hotels decided to close early and at the 11th hour we needed pre-arrival negative COVID tests (at our cost) or to self isolate after arrival pending test results from Naples airport tests. At 8.30pm on the night before we flew our tests came in (both negative) so we could fly the next morning. We had a fabulous 6 days self guided walking along the Amalfi coast, the walks were all beautiful, walking through and out of the towns up the hills above the coast line and descending to lovely picturesque towns each afternoon. Amalfi-Praiano-Positano-Sant' Agata-Sorrento. A breath of fresh air after working from home and COVID restrictions for 6 months. We were so please we we able to go and complete the walking in such a lovely part of the world. Sad to have to fly home a day early to avoid self isolating for two weeks due to Italy being removed from the UK travel corridor but I wouldn't have changed a thing- perfect.

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Mary in the On Foot Holidays Office has been a force of patience and persistence - she never gave up booking and rebooking our hotels, keeping us informed of changes in travel policy to Italy and living the last minute COVID test journey with us. She checked we had arrived OK and shared our elation that EVENTUALLY we got to walk the Amalfi Coast. This is my second walk with On Foot holidays - the pack provided gives you total confidence on each days walks with maps, written instructions, any required public transport timetables and a very easy to use in phone gps. You have the confidence of a local contact and your bags are moved to the next destination ahead of arrival, no delays. The routes are well thought out to show variety and get off the beaten track. I'm very hooked on these type of holidays, the overnight accommodation is varied in standard but is always charming with very welcoming hosts. I would have no hesitation recommending the firm to any of my friends or even strangers!

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