Our tour begins at the Haytor, a spectacular granite Tor in Dartmoor National Park. The walk offers stunning views across Dartmoor and the South Devon coast and makes a great start to the tour and introduction to Devon. We finish the day in the marvellous Mill End in Chagford.
Mileage: 6 miles
Today’s walk takes us through the heart of Devon, through both woodland and parkland, all set within the stunning Dartmoor National Park. We cross the ancient Mariner’s Way where, according to legend, seafarers used to land on the South coast of Devon and trek all the way up to the ports on the North coast. We return in the evening to our hotel in Chagford.
Mileage: 5-7 miles
We 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. Wander over cliffs, through fields and seaside villages and harbours. Visit with us the Lost Gardens of Heligan in the afternoon, which laid undiscovered for many years until the 1960s. There is also the option of visiting the Eden Project on this day.
Mileage: 5-8 miles
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 Rose in Vale hotel for the evening.
Mileage: 4-8 miles
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
We transfer the few miles to the King Arthur inspired Tintagel, with its castle perched on the dramatic cliffs for nome not to be missed walking along the Cornish coast. The legend of King Arthur and Merlin’s Cave is strong and the walk across the bridge and onto the castle is awe-inspiring. We then transport guests to Bodmin Parkway station for pre-booked travel all the way to London (4.5 hours).
Mileage: 4-8 miles
Guests stay in the best 3* hotels in the South West region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food – just see Trip Advisor for the Port Gaverne Hotel. Further options are available for those who want to stay in a country cottage location or in a selection of hand-picked bed and breakfasts or pubs. This tour includes four dinners.
Walk as much or as little as you like as there are options to suit all ages and abilities. Every day guest will be able to shorten the walk if required ensuring guests only need to walk the miles that suit them.
And if you need picking up, then, no problem, we are always on hand to help. A support vehicle is with the guided tours at all times.