Walk the Cornish Coastal Path
The Cornish Peninsula from Bude to Falmouth
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About the Trail:

Facts: The Cornish Coastal Path is part of the 630-mile South West Coast Path that stretches from Minehead to Poole, and offers breathtaking scenery encompassing some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Britain. The coast hugging path was originally developed in the 19th century to allow customs officers access to patrol the entire coast to discourage smuggling, today the route allows you to walk the beguiling coastline with the sea breeze in your hair and peer into every cove and inlet for the sheer joy of the view. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful long distance paths in Britain.

Highlights: The coast is recognised as having 12 separate Areas on Outstanding Natural Beauty and there is currently a campaign to have the Cornwall coast recognised with national park status.

The mild climate makes walking possible all year round. The ever changing views include fishing villages, sheer cliffs, pristine beaches and turquoise seas enabling you to have an experience that will encourage you to tackle the next section of the route. And then the next.This self-guided routes offer an insightful and comprehensive guide littered with historic notes and tales to embellish your walking experience. Take a look at the route options for walking the path for a holiday with a duration and daily walking distance to suit you.

The nature of the Trail:

As you leave Bude the path takes you onto grassy cliffs with sheer drops along the back of the secluded coves and beaches. However, as you progress further it proves challenging as it becomes rough and narrow in places and plunges down into steep valleys to climb back up to the cliff tops again. The terrain changes throughout the walk from rocky to tarmac and fairly flat heathland. The wild flowers covering the headlands add to the colour and drama of the spectacular views which you are rewarded with for your efforts.

You might also be interested in the St Ives & Cornish Coast Path organised group holiday as part of our Ramblers Walking Holidays programme.

St Ives to Penzance - 3 Days

3 days walking
4 nights accommodation
40 miles /64.5km
From:
£310  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£20 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£25  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn

Itinerary

  • Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in the St. Ives area
  • Day 1 - St. Ives to Pendeen Watch (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 2 - Pendeen Watch to Porthcurno (15 miles / 24 km)
  • Day 3 - Porthcurno to Penzance (11 miles / 17½ km)
  • Departure - Departure from Penzance after breakfast
  • Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

    Notes

    Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

    Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

    If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

    Newquay to St Ives - 4 Days

    4 days walking
    5 nights accommodation
    42.5 miles /62km
    From:
    £360  Per Person
    Single Supplement:
    £20 Per Person Per Night
    Solo Traveller Supplement:
    £25  Per Person Per Night
    Season:
    spring, summer, autumn

    Itinerary

  • Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in the Newquay area
  • Day 1 - Newquay to Perranporth (12 miles / 19 km)
  • Day 2 - Perranporth to Portreath (12½ miles / 20 km)
  • Day 3 - Portreath to Gwithian (7½ miles / 12 km)
  • Day 4 - Gwithian to St. Ives (10½ miles / 17 km)
  • Departure - Departure from St. Ives after breakfast
  • Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

    Notes

    Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

    Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

    If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

    Penzance to Falmouth - 5 Days

    5 days walking
    6 nights accommodation
    61.5 miles /99km
    From:
    £460  Per Person
    Single Supplement:
    £20 Per Person Per Night
    Solo Traveller Supplement:
    £25  Per Person Per Night
    Season:
    spring, summer, autumn

    Itinerary

  • Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in the Penzance area
  • Day 1 - Penzance to Porthleven (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 2 - Porthleven to Lizard Point (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 3 - Lizard Point to Coverack (10½ miles / 17 km)
  • Day 4 - Coverack to Helford Passage (13 miles / 21 km)
  • Day 5 - Helford Passage to Falmouth (10 miles / 16 km)
  • Departure - Departure from Falmouth after breakfast
  • Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

    Notes

    Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

    Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

    If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

    St Ives to Falmouth - 8 Days

    8 days walking
    9 nights accommodation
    101.5 miles /163.5km
    From:
    £605  Per Person
    Single Supplement:
    £20 Per Person Per Night
    Solo Traveller Supplement:
    £25  Per Person Per Night
    Season:
    spring, summer, autumn

    Itinerary

  • Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in the St. Ives area
  • Day 1 - St. Ives to Pendeen Watch (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 2 - Pandeen Watch to Porthcurno (15 miles / 24 km)
  • Day 3 - Porthcurno to Penzance (11 miles / 17½ km)
  • Day 4 - Penzance to Porthleven (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 5 - Porthleven to Lizard Point (14 miles / 22½ km)
  • Day 6 - Lizard Point to Coverack (10½ miles / 17 km)
  • Day 7 - Coverack to Helford Passage (13 miles / 21 km)
  • Day 8 - Helford Passage to Falmouth (10 miles / 16 km)
  • Departure - Departure from Falmouth after breakfast
  • Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

    Notes

    Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

    Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

    If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

    Bude to St Ives - 9 Days

    9 days walking
    10 nights accommodation
    108 miles /175km
    From:
    £700  Per Person
    Single Supplement:
    £20 Per Person Per Night
    Solo Traveller Supplement:
    £25  Per Person Per Night
    Season:
    spring, summer, autumn

    Itinerary

  • Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in the Bude area
  • Day 1 - Bude to Boscastle (16 miles / 25½ km)
  • Day 2 - Boscastle to Port Isaac (13½ miles / 21½ km)
  • Day 3 - Port Isaac to Padstow (12 miles / 19 km)
  • Day 4 - Padstow to Porthcothan (13 miles / 21 km)
  • Day 5 - Porthcothan to Newquay (11 miles / 17½ km)
  • Day 6 - Newquay to Parranporth
  • Day 7 - Parranporth to Portreath (12½ miles / 20 km)
  • Day 8 - Portreath to Gwithian (7½ miles / 12 km)
  • Day 9 - Gwithian to St. Ives (10½ miles / 17 km)
  • Departure - Departure from St. Ives after breakfast
  • Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

    Notes

    Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

    Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

    If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

    ACCOMMODATION ON THE ROUTE

    Accommodation:

    Depending on where you are on the trail you’re following, your overnight accommodation can vary from a B&B, guest house or hotel, which is all part of enjoying the countryside. Here are examples of the type of accommodation you can expect on The Cornish Coastal Path. Wherever possible, we will reserve rooms with ensuite or private bathrooms. There may be locations or times of the year when accommodation with only shared facilities are available.

    If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.


    Included in the holiday arrangements and package cost:

  • Accommodation in B&Bs, guest houses, inns and small hotels on, or close by, the route
  • Breakfast daily
  • Daily baggage transfer - one bag per person up to 20kg (44lbs)
  • If you are booked off route for the evening, we will provide any necessary transportation between the route and your accommodation and back to the path again the next morning
  • A detailed map and/or guidebook of the long distance path chosen per room
  • Support and planning in implementing your trip
  • Information pack with full contact and location details on your overnight accommodation and baggage transfer company
  • Assistance of a 24/7 Duty Officer who will do everything to help you in case of an emergency.

  • Not included in the holiday arrangements and package cost:

  • Transportation to the start of your holiday or from the final night’s accommodation
  • Any parking costs for the duration of your holiday
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches or dinners (or any travel costs in getting to nearby pubs or restaurants)
  • Arrival and Departure:

    Return transport back to your car at the end of the holiday is not included, however is often available by public transport or taxi.

    Rail timetables, fare and route information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950.

    Coach travel information is available at www.nationalexpress.com or by calling National Express on 0871 781 8181

    Route Planning: The Traveline and Rome2Rio both offer free and detailed online route planning facilities on their websites which may help you find your way to and from your holiday location. Details can be found at: www.traveline.info and www.rome2rio.com

    Rest Days and Extra Nights:

    If you wish to add rest days into your itinerary or add extra nights, please contact us.

    'Accommodation Only' package:

    Some walkers travel very light or want to carry all their belongings with them. We understand that, so why not choose our 'accommodation only' package. We will book your overnight stays in an eclectic mix of accommodations along the route and provide you with location maps for each property, so you won't struggle to find it at the end of a walking day. Please contact us for details.

    "Thank you I had a wonderful time. The walks were very good and all the people we met were lovely." Ingrid W.


     

     

    "In general we have been extremely pleased with the organisation and quality of the trip. The guide is excellent and made it very easy to plan and do the day's march. The luggage was picked up and transferred without any problems whatsoever. This is the second time I booked a hiking trip (...) and both times it worked out just beautifully. Thank you very much for your professional work." Heidi S.B.

    A faultless holiday! Even the weather was good! Verified Client Review
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