About Us

Nearwater Walking Holidays is run by Tim and Amelia Whitaker.

We are both keen walkers and sailors and have explored the Cornish coastline both from the land and sea. The business is run from our home (which we also run as a Bed and Breakfast) in St Mawes very close to the coast path. The walks have been developed with the benefit of our local knowledge to ensure the visiting walker has the chance to see a few extra special places that they would otherwise overlook.

Walking the South West Coast Path

The walks are ideal for serious hikers, leisure walkers and for those who just want to get away from it all, Nearwater offers a hassle-free experience from the day you arrive until your departure.

A variety of holidays from 2 to 10+ nights
Personal service and attention from the owner-manager
A wide range of walking tours for the independent hiker
Flexible walking distances on most holidays & short breaks
A choice of accommodation to suit your taste and pocket
Discounts for groups of three or more


Racing our yacht Herbie in Falmouth Bay

If you are interested only in a day’s walk in Cornwall then there is a great website www.iwalknorthcornwall.co.uk/ that has nearly 100 walks of between 2 and 10 miles in North Cornwall

What People Say

  • "We just wanted to say how perfect our walking holidays were! Nice bed & breakfast, lovely people and a wonderfull landscape! And every day our luggage was in the next bed & breakfast. Thank you for organizing it!"