At just over two hours from London, Devon and Cornwall are the jewels in England’s coastal crown. On our walking tours we take advantage of the stunning Dartmoor National Park and our incredible 630 miles of unbroken coastal footpath, with incredible views around every headland, clifftop and beachfront. Our biking tours trace the converted rail-to-trail tracks and paths that criss-cross this beautiful landscape.
The coast of Devon and Cornwall is steeped in mystery and intrigue, offering stunning coastal walks and dotted with beautiful coastal towns and villages, it immerses our guests in England’s glorious seascapes. Our guests make lifelong memories on our tours. With our rich and varied culture, stunning views around every corner, and through meeting the humorous, generous and sometimes eccentric locals!
And with a number of iconic places to visit including the seaside famous seaside towns of St Ives (with the new Tate Modern) and the foody heaven of Padstow. Wander along the beautiful North Devon beaches, cycle around the majestic and wild Dartmoor, and explore Plymouth, where the Mayflower set sail for America in 1620. Our guests are charmed by the region each day. Simply put, Devon and Cornwall has something for everyone.
Visit Tintagel, home to the legendary King Arthur, his knights of the round table, and quite spectacular island castle itself. Cycle Cornwall and experience the historical area, including the Minack Theatre, carved into the cliffs where guests can watch Shakespeare whilst looking out to sea. New modern-day heroes are also emerging in the form of Ross Poldark and Doc Martin!
Our guests are spoilt for choice, and with wonderful views around every headland. The beaches are unparalleled, with some wonderful names including Woolacombe, Booby’ Bay and Mousehole. These villages are hundreds of years old and set beautifully in the landscape, each with its own identity, full of local charm and great seafood. Get lost in their tiny streets, visit the art galleries and marvel at the houses often clinging to the cliffs!
Our partner hotels vary from famous manor houses on Dartmoor, through to boutique and charming hotels in in the heart of the small villages and inlets throughout the region. Known for wonderful seafood and home to some of the best restaurants in England; from Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant in Padstow to Nathan Outlaw’s in Port Isaac – recently voted as England’s best restaurant.
Experience the beauty of the England’s South West with this iconic tour along rail-to-trail converted tracks, around Dartmoor and North Devon. Cycle into St Ives and Padstow for some of the best seafood you have ever eaten. Immerse yourself in the legends of King Arthur and Ross Poldark atop those Cornish cliffs!
Experience up-close the stunning scenery of England’s South West walking through Dartmoor National Park and the stunning North Devon beaches. Walk along parts of the Cornish coastal path that runs a full 630 miles around Devon and Cornwall, visiting the charming seaside towns of St Ives and Padstow. Immerse yourself in the legends of King Arthur and Ross Poldark along the Cornish coast.
Here are five quickfire answers to your most common questions.
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.
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 in the centre, Devon is a must-see!
From villages nestled in valleys and national parks to stunning seaside towns, there are many great places to stay in Cornwall. On our tours we believe St Agnes is the perfect location for coastal and cliff-top walks (think Poldark!). We visit St Ives for its cobbled streets, famous beaches and as a cultural highlight. We love Padstow’s pretty harbour and Doc Martin’s home town of Port Isaac.
There is a vast variety of things to do in Cornwall. We have chosen the prettiest walking and cycling routes along the coast and through the countryside to allow you to explore the Cornish landscapes fully. Cornwall is known for its cultural heritage, from wonderful cuisine to its proud art traditions. Famous for its beaches, cliffs, coastline, surfing, walking, cycling and horticulture, there are plenty of options to suit everyone.
Cornwall’s name derives from the old English name ‘Cornwealas’. It stems from ‘Kernow’ the name that the Cornish used to refer to themselves, and the old English ‘wealas’ meaning ‘foreigners’, a term used by the Anglo-Saxons. It is the combination of these two that gives us Cornwall’s name today.