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Walk the Cornwall Coast

Walking the South West Coast Path - and beyond!

Walk the South West Coast Path as it winds around the sensational coast of Cornwall. The rugged cliffs, rippling sand dunes and golden beaches are breathtaking, set off by the azure sea. With highlights of the UK’s longest walking trail combined with the artistic haven of St Ives, the mysterious St Michaels Mount, and the wonder of Mousehole – reckoned to be the prettiest fishing village in Cornwall – this tour is a delight.

Hike at your own pace away from the crowds and relish getting back to nature, walking with the wind in your hair and carefree. Explore with friends, family, as a couple or join a group on this entrancing tour of Cornwall.

South West Coast Path

Explore the highlights of 630 unbroken miles of the South West Coast Path 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 locations and the Pirates of Penzance.

We also offer National Trails including the Cotswold Way, as well as the classic Coast to Coast walk from the Lakes to the North Sea. 

Your Coastal Adventure Starts Right Here

Self-Guided Tours

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Cornwall Walking

6 Day Self-Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays

Guided Tours

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Devon & Cornwall Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
St Agnes Cornish Coast stunning footpath and tin mine

Cornwall Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more


    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H

    star rating  Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more

  • star rating  I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more

    Emily B

    star rating  I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more


    star rating  My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more

  • star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Peyton M

    star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Emerson M

    star rating  We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more

  • star rating  What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more

    Anita W

    star rating  My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more


UK Walking Tours Near London

At just under four hours from London, Cornwall is the jewel in England’s coastal crown. Your walking tours will trace the cliffs and beaches as well as converted rail-to-trail tracks, paths and country lanes that criss-cross this beautiful landscape.

If you wish to explore as a group, we offer private guided tours for groups or families, that we can develop to suit your needs, allowing you to spend quality time with those close to you, knowing we’ve got everything covered. 

Visit Iconic Places on our Cornwall tours

With a number of iconic places to visit including the seaside famous seaside town of St Ives (with the Tate St Ives), the foody heaven of Padstow, and some of the lesser known little villages both on the coast and inland.  Our guests are charmed by the region each day. Simply put, England’s coast has something for everyone.

Top things you need to know before visiting the coast

Why go on a self-guided walking holiday?

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

Where is Cornwall?

Cornwall is in the far South West 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!

What is the best way to get to Cornwall?

The best way into Cornwall is by train, from London Paddington direct to Bodmin Parkway in four hours, with good connections across the country. From the station we’ll take you down by the sea at Padstow in 15 minutes. You can drive if you prefer, using parking at Bodmin Parkway. 

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