About Us

Nearwater Walking Holidays is run by Tim and Amelia Whitaker.

They are both keen walkers and sailors and have explored the Cornish coastline both from the land and sea. The business is run from their home in St Mawes in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. The walks have been developed with the benefit of their local knowledge to ensure the visiting walker has the chance to see a few extra special places that they would otherwise overlook.

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


During the course of their research they have written a few walking blogs:
Dales Way
The Cotswold Way
Portloe to Plymouth
St Ives to Penzance
Penzance to Helford
Padstow to St Ives

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

  • “Thank you for organising our accommodation Tim and for your updates during our travel. This was made even more pleasant by having our bags carried ahead. Such a great way to see a beautiful part of the English countryside. .”