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Highlights of your Week Away in the South West

  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Hay Tor
  • Walking along the South West Coast Path
  • Padstow
  • St Ives
  • Port Isaac, home of Doc Martin


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  • Carefully curated hassle-free cycling tours with groups of like-minded people
  • Stunning, handpicked cycle trails and country lanes throughout England
  • Exceptional guides to lead you on your walking journey
  • 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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Devon & Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

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  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Apr 01 - Oct 31
  • Type: Guided
  • Difficulty : 2/5
  • Country
  • Pickup: Exeter Station
What to Expect on your Walking Trip in the South of England

On our guided Devon and Cornwall walking holiday, discover the UK’s longest and best loved National Trail and journey on foot through the stunning Dartmoor National Park. Escape the crowds with us to explore Devon’s moorlands and wild ponies, travelling down into Poldark country, along mineral tramways, into historic ports and coastal villages, and along the South West Coast with its 630 miles of unbroken footpath. Be enchanted by the stories and history revealed within some of the finest landscapes and views in the world.

Flexible Walking Distance Options Each Day

Don’t feel obliged to walk the full distance each day. There are shorter options for guests, with opportunities to spend more time at the iconic sites, gardens, beaches, coves and in the towns for those wishing to walk fewer miles each day.

Guided Devon & Cornwall Walking Itinerary

Day 1North Dartmoor, Lydford and the heart of Devon

We pick guests up from Exeter St David’s station at 11am and travel to the North of Dartmoor National Park for lunch. Our walk takes us through the heart of Dartmoor, through both woodland and moorland, all set within the stunning National Park. We return in the evening to our hotel in Chagford.

Mileage: 6 miles

Day 2Dartmoor National Park – Hay Tor, Bovey Tracey

This walk up and around the stunning Hound and Hay Tor, spectacular granite Tors high up in Dartmoor National Park, offers incredible views across Dartmoor and all the way to the South Devon coast. With lunch in the pretty town of Bovey Tracey and the options for a woodland afternoon walk tracing the river Bovey. We finish the day in the village of Chagford, nestled in the moor.

Mileage: 5-7 miles

Day 3Mevagissey and the South West Coastline, Lost Gardens of Heligan

We transfer to Cornwall and walk along the Cornish coast from Goran Haven to Mevagissey, park of the National Trail – the South West Coast Path – that encompasses 630 miles of Devon and Cornwall’s coastline. We walk over cliffs, through fields and seaside villages and harbours. We visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan in the afternoon, which laid undiscovered for many years until the 1990’s. We stay at the Plume of Feathers in the middle of Cornwall. 

Mileage: 5-8 miles

Day 4Walking the Coast Into St Ives, the Jewel of Cornwall, Seafood and Art

In the morning we walk along the coast into the jewel of Cornwall that is St Ives. Best known for its spectacular light, as a haven for painters over the last few hundred years, and now home to the Tate Modern. St Ives is truly magnificent. We lunch at one of the wonderful seafood cafes and have plenty of time to walk around the town and visit the Tate Modern gallery before returning to the Plume of Feathers hotel for the evening.

Mileage: 4-8 miles

Day 5Padstow and the Camel Trail, Rick Steins, Rock and Port Isaac

We arrive at Bodmin where we walk around Padstow to join the magnificent Camel Trail into the quaint seaside town for lunch on the harbour at the famous Rick Stein’s fish and chip shop. After catching the ferry over the Camel to Rock we will visit the archetypal Cornish village of Port Isaac in the next bay over from our hotel in Port Gaverne.

Mileage: 4-9 miles

Day 6Farewells and Ongoing Travel

After a relaxed breakfast in your hotel which overlooks the sea, cliffs and little cove that is Port Gaverne, we transport guests to Bodmin Parkway station for pre-booked travel all the way to London (4.5 hours).

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Cycling Trip Details

Meet and Greet Location

Exeter Station

Pickup Time

11:00am

Accommodation

Country Accommodation

End Of Tour Location

Bodmin Parkway Station, Cornwall

Price Includes

  • All Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Transport throughout
  • Walking Poles
  • Entry tickets (e.g. to the Tate St Ives, Lost Gardens of Heligan)

Price Excludes

  • International Flights and travel to and from the start / end of the tour
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 2 Dinners
  • Lunches and café stops
  • Gratuity for your local guide
FAQ

Why choose a guided walking holiday?

Join a group of like-minded people, looking for an active walking holiday exploring the Cornish coast. Let by our team of exceptional guides, we know every turn in the path, every gate, trail, café and cove. Dine together some evenings, share the stories of the day and fully enjoy the magical experience of walking the Cornish coastal paths and through Dartmoor National Park. On our guided trips, all of our routes can be tailored for those wishing to walk less or further, just ask your guide and they will be able to extend or shorted the planned routes to suit you and your group.

What are the Hotels like in Devon and 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, and in Dartmoor village, Chagford, in the heart of the National Park. 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.”

How do I get to Devon?

Devon is an easy train journey from London, Bristol and the Midlands, taking you to the start of your walking trip, straight off on a leisurely afternoon walk to into the heard of Dartmoor. Exeter Station is a direct 4.5 hour train journey from London.

Where is Devon, England?

Devon is a large county in southwest England, with Cornwall to the West, and Dorset to the East, bordered in the North and South by the ocean. With two stunning wild coastlines and the Dartmoor mountains and hills in the centre, Devon is a must-see!

Where is Cornwall, England?

Cornwall is in the far west and southern tip of England, bordered by the famous English Channel and Celtic Sea. Known for its natural beauty, rugged coastline, idyllic coastal villages, beaches and walking and cycling trails, Cornwall is an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal playground.

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