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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

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    9/25/2021

    star rating  We had a fantastic 3 day weekend in South Devon. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. They took us to lots of unique and different locations and we... read more

    EBlow
    9/11/2021

    star rating  Amazing trip. Super well organized and fantastic guides and driver. So much fun. The sites were good, swimming was not too difficult, the water was chilly so definitely recommend... read more

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    8/31/2021
  • star rating  I chose the 3 day swimming trip in Devon and it was fabulous! Varied swims in rivers, the sea and an outdoor lido and no pressure to do longer swims... read more

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    8/26/2021

    star rating  Great guides who made our trip really enjoyable. There was no pressure to swim beyond your ability and we had time to chill. I really liked the variety of locations... read more

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    8/26/2021

    star rating  My short midweek break was a delightful experience throughout with beautiful swimming and excellent organisation. The team were efficient yet relaxed and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The group was possibly... read more

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    8/25/2021
  • star rating  The variety was great - from coasts to rivers to lidos. However what elevated this to a fantastic few days was our guides. They were professional, fun, and paid such... read more

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    8/24/2021

    star rating  Devon Swim Tour. A fantastic experience, wonderful variety of swims. A fun bunch of people to swim with and great itinerary. The whole experience superbly executed by... read more

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    8/24/2021

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    8/13/2021
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    8/12/2021

    star rating  I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day swim trip with fabulous guides and friendly fellow swimmers, amazing locations and varied, highly enjoyable swims in clear waters. The guides were super friendly... read more

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    8/10/2021

    star rating  Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles

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    8/09/2021
  • star rating  Brilliant 3 day swimming trip to South Devon. Excellent organisation, value for money and leadership by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun guides. There was a good range of swimming... read more

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    star rating  A fantastic weekend of swims led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly guides. The two leaders and our driver could not have done more to make the weekend a memorable and... read more

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    8/09/2021

    star rating  We took the 4 days swimming tour in Cornwall. It was a great experience with plenty of opportunities to swim in this beautiful part of England. The tour was very... read more

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    8/05/2021
  • star rating  We had the most wonderful short break on Dartmoor, swimming and walking, our guides were enthusiastic and very well informed on local knowledge.

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    7/22/2021

    star rating  We had the most fantastic 4-day Devon swim tour with Active England - everything was perfectly organised making everything so easy for us, the swims were beautiful, varied and... read more

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    7/21/2021

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    1/16/2020

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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