Baggage Transfers on Britain's Walking Routes
While you walk the beautiful trekking routes of the South West Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and more, we'll deliver your luggage between your accommodation - both cheaply and efficiently.
Delivering on The South West Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and More
Luggage Transfers Ltd. deliver more bags for walkers and cyclists than any other company in the UK, particularly on the national walking trails of southern England and Wales, and we are also a "one stop shop" for one night friendly accommodation, short break accommodation, walking itineraries and general information for those planning a walking holiday. Don't take our word for it, we receive over 200 letters a year telling us what a great service we provide and you will find many of them on our walkers testimonials page.
If you want us to deliver for you, or need the information to plan your walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, South West Coast Path or the Two Moors Way then please first select the walking route you are interested in below, or use the links ladder to the left:
If you select one of the above walking routes (shown in the pictures), you will have access to the only completely free and available, comprehensive one night friendly accommodation and short break accommodation database, specifically designed for walkers and cyclists on or near the South West Coast Path, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and other inland walking routes such as The Two Moors Way. It is used by tens of major walking companies worldwide and attracts in the region of 1,000 enquiries per week from private walkers who use it to book their walking holidays and short breaks. We keep it accurate by using feedback from our drivers and customers and we remove any accommodation provider who either no longer accepts one night stays and short breaks, or receives two substantive complaints in any one year.
On it you will find walker friendly guest houses, B&B's, campsites, hostels, hotels, and in some cases self catering accommodation that don't just begrudgingly accept one night stays and short breaks, but are more than happy to do so, and even have special facilities for walkers, cyclists and other activity holiday enthusiasts that need short break accommodation.
You will also find a wealth of information which will either assist you in booking your walking holiday yourself, or will direct you to the walking holiday company which specialises in the walking route you wish to walk, should you prefer to have a specialist arrange your trekking holiday for you.
We provide and keep this information accurate for free, in the hope that you will use us to deliver your kit. It is our mission to reduce carbon emissions and needless vehicles from the roads of the South West Coast Path and Pembrokeshire Coast Path areas, by combining baggage transfers for walkers and cyclists, and in doing so the more we deliver the more we can reduce costs to you, the customer. So go ahead and use our website to arrange your walking holiday, but then please book your transfers with us - the cheapest, best, and most used luggage delivery service in the UK.
More Information on our Walking Holiday Services .....
What follows on this page is basically a repeat of what you will find if you enter our site using the links above, which we suggest you do to make it easier to navigate, but if you prefer to read on you can find out here how our service works, the costs, and how to book etc.
Baggage Transfer Service on The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, South West Coast Path and Two Moors Way
Walkers book trekking holidays around the South West Coast Path, The Two Moors Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path or anywhere within the counties of Cornwall, Devon, West Somerset and West Dorset, also Pembrokeshire in Wales. They stay at various types of accommodation from B+B's, camp sites and hostels to high quality hotels, but because hiking on the coastal paths of Britain is tough when carrying a load of baggage on their backs, Lt offer to transfer it between those accommodations for them, so that when the tired walkers arrive at their accommodation, their baggage is waiting for them. We guarantee to have delivered your bags by 4pm at the latest, however usually they will be there by 2pm.
The Cost for Luggage Transfers across the South West Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and Two Moors Way
The cost is as low as £6.50 per bag, but because that only applies to a handful of walking routes, we advertise that the cost starts from £7.50 per bag, as we feel that is a fairer representation. These costs are based on a minimum of a 2 bag transfer, so if you only have on bag or rucksack, then it works out a bit more than that, but we do apply a discount for single walkers. In general the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is less expensive for baggage transfers than the South West Coast Path, purely because the Pembrokeshire Coast Path has less estuaries and ferry crossings.
Some walking or hiking trails include estuaries or are much longer by road than the walk itself, particularly in Cornwall, and because of this we price band our transfers based on time and distance, so some walking routes are more than £7.50 per bag, however in all cases we will quote any baggage transfer enquiry usually within hours so that the walker can choose to accept or not. It tends to reassure walkers to know that we have a 90% quote acceptance rate and we have a price promise that will better the quote of any baggage transfer specialist out there.
Insurance for Bags
A key concern for walkers is damage to bags or contents and because a trekking holiday inevitably means a lot of moving about, some wear and tear will almost certainly occur, but Luggage Transfers Ltd. insure each of your bags for up to £250 for excessive damage and loss of the bags during the transfer process - see terms and conditions. We know of no other taxi or Kit Transfer specialist that does that.
How to Book:
Booking is easy, you will need to book your accommodation first, which is far easier to do if you use the specialist short break accommodation database on our web site, and then you will know where you are walking from and to, which will allow you to complete our baggage transfer enquiry form.
Please note that our one night friendly accommodation database is full of accommodations that are more than happy to accept bookings from you if you wish for more than just a short break, it is just that they will specifically accept short breaks and one night stays, where many don't.
Our enquiry form is pre-populated with pretty much all the walker friendly and short break friendly accommodation around the South West Coast path and Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, so you won't even have to write out the whole address - we know them already and have delivered to them before, often hundreds of times!
If you wish to gain an indication of price for your baggage transfer before booking your accommodation, that is fine, you can still use the enquiry form but just enter the towns/villages which will give the exact same price quote as if you entered the accommodation within that town.
When you receive your quote for baggage transfers, if you accept you will receive an e mail from us giving you payment options, and we accept cheque, credit cards, BACS, and if you are an international visitor, which 20% of all our transfers are for, then you can either pay by international bank transfer, card, or simply leave the cash with your bags on the first day of your transfer.
Pannier Transfers for Cyclists in the South West of England and Pembrokeshire
There are many cycle trails in the south west of England and Pembrokeshire, and although mostly they are in-land, we deliver across almost all of them. This is because both the south west of England and Pembrokeshire are both peninsular, so our coastal drivers cover almost all of these cycle trails, mostly at the same cost as our coastal transfers. So for all you cyclists out there that have been struggling with heavy panniers - you need struggle no more!
To book your pannier transfers, just complete our standard baggage transfers enquiry form which you will find in the relevant area - ie the South West Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path or Two Moors Way areas of our website (links at top of this page)
Other Services For Cyclists
Luggage Transfers Ltd started out as a service primarily for walkers, but we kept receiving enquiries from cyclists for all sorts of services, ranging from accommodation and pannier transfers to bike hire and cycle holiday arrangement, so we now provide all 4 of these services to cyclists, and by entering our website through the links at the top of the page, you will access the only comprehensive listings of short break friendly accommodation in both Pembrokeshire and the South West of England, and you will be able to enquire for pannier transfers and bike hire too.
If you like, you can go to our new website which we have created specifically for cyclists which is called Cycle Hire South West - This website deals primarily with enquiries for bike hire, but also links back to our other services for cyclists too. It is essentially a one stop shop - the only place we know of that deals with all cyclists needs across the whole of the South West of England and Pembrokeshire in Wales. If you are a tourist interested in a cycling holiday, you can contact us and we can arrange all the services you need without you even having to speak or write to the other local providers of the cycling services you might be using. It is simple and easy.
Cycle Hire South West works by pulling together localised bike hire providers (and charges no commission at all for this) and then offers the other services for cyclists that we provide direct. It seems to be working really well and saves tourists the bother of having to contact multiple cycle service providers to arrange one cycling holiday -this can be a nightmare if you have little experience in cycling or are maybe an international visitor. Give it a try at Cycle Hire South West
One night friendly accommodation
Our short break accommodation is a godsend for walkers booking their own walking holiday. This is because it only has short break friendly accommodation listed, and for this reason is really easy to search for hotels and guest houses that really want your one night stay business, which is utterly different from staying at other accommodations that really do not like short stays or short breaks. For a start is hard to get many to even accept your booking! So if you enquire using our walker friendly accommodation database, you will almost certainly get a warm response, at a cheaper price and ultimately stay at a place better geared up for walkers / cyclist or activity holiday enthusiasts - all of which need regular one night stays.
We consider our business to be a project, to combine as many kit transfers as possible in order to remove needless road journeys from our beautiful tourist routes which also reduces emissions. The combination of just 3 transfers will save on average 2 x 30 mile round trips in a car or van. Repeat that every day across 200 regular routes, 8 months a year, and it works out as a massive saving. Currently our annual carbon emissions saving is in the region of 200 tonnes, so please don't book a taxi or an accommodation owner as it hurts what is a good cause for almost everyone.
Please note: that by booking with Luggage Transfers you are not taking business from accommodation providers - most only do them because they think it helps to get the accommodation booking. The cost they will charge, usually of £20 to £40 often only covers fuel and other motoring costs so it is far better for them to be servicing their accommodation (especially as they accept short breaks so their is more linen to do!) while we transfer your bags at a reduced rate and save on emissions - this is not just what we think, we work regularly with over 3,000 one night friendly and short break accommodation providers and the vast majority of them say the same thing to us, that doing the luggage transfers themselves is a right pain!
The 2 most Frequently Asked Questions Regards Our Kit Transfer and Walk Planning Services
What constitutes Kit or Luggage or Baggage?
We regularly move tents, rucksacks, holdalls, big bags (please keep below 25kgs), and even carrier bags for those on a trekking holiday. Frankly we are not particularly concerned what it is you want delivering as long as it is not dangerous and is below 25kgs in weight. We do not fuss over what is a bag and what is 2 bags either. So if you have a large bag with a carrier bag attached to it, we are happy to call it one bag.
Do you deliver to places that are not on the one night friendly / short break accommodation pages of your web site?
Yes, we deliver anywhere on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, South West Coast Path and anywhere inland of those areas too. In 2014 we will be delivering across the entire Wales Coast Path too, that is another 870 miles of walking holiday routes for hikers to choose from. If you can't find the accommodation already entered within the booking form, you can fill it out manually with whatever address has agreed to accept your baggage.
Please click on Frequently Asked Questions to see many more.