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Highlights of your Cornish Week Away

  • Walking along the South West Coast Path
  • Padstow
  • St Ives
  • Coast to Coast Walk – St Ives to Marazion
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Penzance
  • Mousehole


Why Book With Us?

  • Fun and Hassle-Free Walking Trips
  • Stunning, handpicked trails and footpaths throughout England
  • Easy to Follow Maps, GPS routes and Instructions Provided
  • Support Team and Emergency Support Vehicle on Hand
  • Friendly customer care team on hand 365 days a year
  • “The perfect vacation, much beyond anything that I could have imagined. Each day was filled laughter and complete joy as we hiked through the cliffs and coves of Cornwall, looking down on the churning waters of the Atlantic while surrounded by fields of heather and ancient ruins.” N.S.


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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Apr 01 - Oct 31
  • Type: Self-Guided
  • Difficulty : 3/5
  • Country
  • Pickup: Bodmin Parkway
What to Expect on your Cornwall Coast Walking Holiday

On our self-guide Cornwall walking tour, discover the UK’s longest and best loved National Trail. Explore the Cornish highlights of our incredible 630 miles of unbroken South West Coast Footpath, along beaches, over cliffs, crossing to incredible islands and staying in gorgeous seaside towns and villages. Be enchanted by the stories and history revealed within some of the finest coastal landscapes and views in the world, from smugglers coves and 19th century coast guard patrol routes, to Poldark tin mines and the pirates of Penzance.

No Hassle Self-Guided Walking Tours

We take all the hassle out of walking in Cornwall by including all luggage transfers, booking and organising all accommodation, maps, GPS instructions plus access to incredible iconic castles, islands, cliffs, beaches and ancient sites along the way. Rediscover the English coast by walking on your own, as a couple or bringing a group of friends to walk with you and return to nature.

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Cornwall Coast Self Guided Walking Itinerary

Pre-TripPadstow Town

Most guests choose to arrive the day before the start of the tour, to settle in and explore the local area. Arrive into Bodmin Parkway, a 4 hour direct train from London Paddington and, after a short 10-15 minute transfer into Padstow, you’ll have the evening and next morning to look around this gorgeous harbour town.

Day 1Walk the Coast from Rock - Sand Dunes, Cliff-tops and Sandy Beaches

Our guide will meet you to set you up for your week, providing maps and Ride With GPS navigation on your phones and provide recommendations for the week along the trails. At your leisure, set out in the morning from Padstow by catching the foot ferry across the Camel estuary to the small seaside village of Rock where our route takes you through the sand dunes to the famous and once partially buried St Enodoc Church, with its peculiar spire, ‘bent like a crooked witch’s hat’ as Sir John Betjeman once wrote. Enjoy an afternoon walking along the idyllic beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay before returning to Padstow by foot ferry in the late afternoon. Dine on Rick Stein’s famous fresh caught Fish and Chips in the evening or one of the many restaurant choices in town and rest your legs in your townhouse hotel for the evening.

Mileage: 5-8 miles

Day 2Stepper Point and Harlyn Bay, Panoramic Views over Estuary and Coast

Walking from your hotel out of town and along the coastal path the route leads along the cliffs at Stepper Point, past the observatory with panoramic views of ocean, town and estuary. Keep an eye out for Peregrine Falcons, the fastest birds in the world, known to fly and nest in this area, as you traverse the coast and beaches towards lunch in Trevone or Harlyn Bay. Catching the bus back across the headland in the afternoon will give you plenty of time to explore Padstow, with further afternoon walking options available. Dine out in town with a wealth of restaurants to choose from by the harbour.

Mileage: 5-12 miles

Day 3Walking Into St Ives, Afternoon Exploring

In the morning we provide a transfer further South to Lelant for a beautiful walk into the jewel of Cornwall that is St Ives. Best known for its spectacular light, as a haven for painters and now as home to the Tate St Ives, this town is truly magnificent. Whether this is your first time here or if you have visited before, this town reveals something new with each trip. The stunning coastal walk passes historic churches, sandy beaches and the idyllic Carbis Bay before entering the town itself. Lunch at one of the wonderful seafood cafes and, in the afternoon, enjoy a lovely walk around the harbour or visit to the Tate or Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture Garden. Dine in your hotel, the Gannet Inn, which also has access to the spa at Carbis Bay for those looking for some pampering in the evening, or in one of the many incredible restaurants along the sea front.

Mileage: 5-8 miles

Day 4Coast to Coast St Ives to Marazion, St Michael’s Mount

Walk out of St Ives on a coast-to-coast trip to Marazion. This beautiful inland walk, along the Monarch’s Way, forms a part of the Santiago Di Compostela pilgrimage! You reach the South Cornish coast at Marazion for lunch and in the afternoon cross the causeway – tide permitting – to the mysterious 14th Century castle on St Michael’s Mount, perched atop a great granite crag. Steeped in legend and folklore, the island has panoramic views across to Land’s End and to Lizard Point, the most Southerly point in Britain. Stay in a wonderful pub in Marazion, over looking the sea.

Mileage: 7-9 miles

Day 5Walk Through the Stunning Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole Harbour

Head out on a walk along the coast through Penzance, Newlyn and to Mousehole Harbour, with a variety of different looped routes depending on how far you would like to walk. This last day’s walk takes a leisurely and flat path with stunning views across the whole of Mounts Bay, the Bird Reserve, past tucked away coves and the busy harbour at Penzance.

Mileage: 6-10 miles

Day 6Farewells and Ongoing Travel

After a relaxed breakfast we organise your transfer to Penzance station, helping all guests with their ongoing travel arrangements. Regular trains depart from here to London and beyond.

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Cornwall Itinerary Map
Walking Trip Details

Meet and Greet Location

Bodmin Parkway Station

Pickup Time

12-4pm (we will pre-arrange a suitable pick up time with you)

Accommodation

Country accommodation along the coast

Price Includes

  • All Breakfasts
  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Walking Poles
  • Full GPS Routes (Ride With GPS downloaded onto your phones), Maps and Written Instructions
  • Transport throughout
  • Emergency Support

Price Excludes

  • International Flights and travel to and from the start / end of the tour
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entry tickets (e.g. to the Tate St Ives)
  • All Food, Meals and Drinks Other Than Breakfast
  • Gratuity for your local guide
FAQ

Why choose a self-guided walking holiday?

With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveler or groups of travelers; those who wish to walk at their own pace and speed. With GPS (our routes downloaded onto your phones) and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Hike at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is on standby

How do I get to Cornwall?

Your tour starts at Bodmin Parkway station in Cornwall, just 4 hours from London Paddington and as easy train journey from Bristol, the Midlands and beyond. There is station parking at Bodmin for those wishing to drive. Finish your day on the beach with your feet in the sea, ready for a wonderful week of walking.

What are the Hotels like in Cornwall on this tour?

We have handpicked a selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts in ideal locations along the beautiful Cornish coast, with great access into towns and views over the harbours and ocean. There is a wealth of great restaurants and gastro-pubs in each location and your hotels are the perfect place to rest your legs and relax during the evenings while on your tour.

Read M.W’s review of our hotels: “The accommodations were first rate — small inns scattered throughout the countryside. And the food — out of this world! […] It was so relaxing to have the whole trip prearranged.”

Source to Sea - Wye - 7 Day 

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Source to Sea - Wye - 7 Day 

Devon Adventure Holiday - North to South - 6 Day 

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Source to Sea - Devon and Cornwall - 7 Day 

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Devon Swimming Weekend - 3 Day

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Devon Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Cotswolds Autumn Cycling -   Self-Guided Weekend 

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Cotswolds Short Walks  Autumn – 4 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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