The Macmillan Way West
West Country Walking Holiday
in South West England
from Castle Cary to Barnstaple
in 10 days
9 nights and 8 days walking

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The Macmillan Way West
West Country  Walking Holiday in Somerset and Devon England
from Castle Cary to Barnstaple
via The Somerset Levels, The Quantock Hill and Exmoor

This self-guided UK walking holiday in Devon and Somerset on the Macmillan Way West makes a varied and interesting walking holiday. The Macmillan Way West passes through some of Devon, Somerset and Exmoor’s most charming landscapes full of wildlife and stunning scenery. The Macmillan Way was set up as a tribute to Douglas Macmillan, the founder of Macmillan Cancer Relief, and has helped to raise large sums for this important charity. Our company would encourage any guest taking this walk with us to consider perhaps sponsorship from friends and/or workmates. Sponsorship forms are available from

The Macmillan Way West connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

The Macmillan Way West
from Castle Cary to Barnstaple
10 Day Itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Castle Cary
Day 2: Castle Cary to Long Sutton                  14 miles
Day 3: Long Sutton to North Petherton           15 miles
Day 4: North Petherton to West Bagborough   11 miles
Day 5: West Bagborough to Williton                10 miles
Day 6: Williton to Dunster                                10 miles
Optional Day: in Dunster
Day 7:  Dunster to Simonsbath                         17 miles
Day 8:  Simonsbath to Brayford                       10 miles
Day 9: Brayford to Barnstaple                          16 miles 
Day 10: Depart after breakfast


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All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
103 miles/165 kms
Min/max daily distance:
10/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Quantock Hills
This route connects with:
Coleridge Way
Two Moors Way
South West Coast Path
Tarka Trail

What’s included
in your Macmillan Way West
walking holiday
in South West England on
Exmoor and The Somerset Levels

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Guide book
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Macmillan Way West
walking holiday
in South West England on
Exmoor and The Somerset Levels

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Macmillan Way West
walking holiday
in South West England on
Exmoor and The Somerset Levels

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
US +1 (646) 233-1541
New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
AUS +61 (02) 8006 0182
Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT
CAN +1 (647) 4786251
Toronto 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST

How to get there:

  • By Plane  to London, Exeter or Bristol where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to Castle Cary or Barnstaple where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Castle Cary or Barnstaple

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.  This is one of our categories of walking holidays.