Great Gardens of Cornwall
Walking Holiday
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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Great Gardens of Cornwall via The South West Coast Path
South Cornwall
Helford Passage to Charlestown
  8 nights and 7 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 63 mile self-guided Garden walking holiday on the south coast of Cornwall on this section of the South West Coast Path.
Offering the chance to visit the gardens of Trebah, Glendurgan, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project to name a few. 
This walking holiday also visits the picturesque fishing harbours of Falmouth, Portloe, Mevagissey and Charlestown.
There are options to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
63 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles

Trebah, Carwinion
Glendurgan, Lamorran
Trist, Caerhays
Pine Lodge
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Eden Project
This route connects with
Saints Way
South West Coast Path

Great Gardens of Cornwall
via The South West Coast Path in South Cornwall
Helford Passage to Charlestown
  8 nights and 7 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Helford Passage
You make your own way to Helford Passage. We can assist with rail and coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.

Helford Passage with Letsgowalking South west Coast Path

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Day 2: Trebah Gardens, Carwinion Gardens and Glendurgan
Spend the day visiting Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan. Trebah is a spectacular subtropical 26 acre ravine garden sweeping down to a secluded beach on the Helford Estuary. Carwinion Garden has 12 peaceful acres containing an outstanding collection of bamboo, camellias, hydrangeas, ferns, wild flowers and exotics. Glendurgan is a valley garden with many fine trees, rare exotic shrubs, magnolias, camellias and wild flowers.

Day 3: Helford Passage to Falmouth   10 miles     moderate
The wooded path follows along the Helford River and there are occasional views of the estuary through the trees. You head out towards Rosemullion Head where you can see Falmouth and Pendennis Point in the distance. Pendennis Castle, and its counterpart at St Mawes, date from the mid-16th century.

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Day 4: Falmouth to Portloe, via Lamorran House Gardens 14 miles Strenuous

You take the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes where you visit the 4.5 acres of Lamorran House Gardens (Wednesdays and Fridays only) set out in an Italianate style with an extensive collection of subtropical plants. Another ferry takes you to Place and you walk the South West Coast Path to Portloe.

Day 5: Portloe to Mevagissey, Caerhays Castle and Gardens    12 miles     Strenuous
You walk around Veryan Bay through the villages of West and East Portholland where there is an old limekiln on the beach. Caerhays has an informal woodland garden (open until mid-June) created by J C Williams who sponsored plant-hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the 19th century. National magnolia collection. Also camellias, rhododendrons and oaks.

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Day 6: Lost Gardens of Heligan
Spend the whole day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan where there are over 200 acres of working Victorian gardens with magnificent complex of walled gardens, summerhouses, lakes, huge productive gardens and fruit houses. Overnight at Mevagissey.

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Day 5: Mevagissey to Charlestown              7 miles    Strenuous

The first electric lights in this 13th century fishing village of Mevagissey were powered by generating fed on pilchard oil! The path becomes a little more adventurous as you pass through the old china clay port of Pentewan and round Black Head. The 18th century port of Charlestown comes into view. The harbour is home to some fine old sailing ships and has been used as a location in many films.

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Day 8: The Eden Project

A 4 mile inland walk or local bus takes you to The Eden Project. In the Humid Tropics Biome you can experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the rainforest in the world’s largest greenhouse. The Temperate Biome you experience the diversity of the Mediterranean. No matter what the season, the terraced gardens will be a riot of colour. Overnight in Charlestown.

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Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
We can transfer you to your car or you can depart by train or  bus.

Great Gardens of Cornwall 9 day itinerary
Helford Passage to Charlestown

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Helford Passage
Day 2: Visit Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan
Day 3:  Helford Passage to Falmouth                                   10 miles moderate
Day 4: Falmouth to Portloe via Lamorran House Garden   14 miles easy, then strenuous
Day 5: Portloe to Mevagissey via Caerhays                         13 miles strenuous
Day 6: Visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 7: Mevagissey to Charlestown                                         7 miles strenuous
Day 8: Visit Eden Project
Day 9: Depart after breakfast


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solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Mevagissey from £48.00 per person
Extra night in Charlestown from £48.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Great Gardens of Cornwall
Helford Passage to Charlestown

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Lugger Hotel



Rashleigh Arms



What’s included
in your Great Gardens of Cornwall UK Walking Holiday

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps

Optional Extras
for your Great Gardens of Cornwall UK Walking Holiday

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Great Gardens of Cornwall UK Walking Holiday

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
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Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT
CAN +1 (647) 4786251
Toronto 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Exeter or Newquay where we can arrange transfer to Helford Passage
  • By Car to Helford Passage where parking is available
  • By Train to Falmouth
  • By Bus to Falmouth

We have coastal walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.  This is one of our categories of walking holidays.