South West Coast Path
Walking Holiday
Devon and Cornwall
Barnstaple to Bude
6 nights and 5 days walking

Walking holiday on South West Cost Path with Let's Go Walking

Hartland Point Light House Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Bucks Mills Lets Go walking

Sputh West Coast Barnstaple to Bude

South West Coast Path Devon and Cornwall
Barnstaple to Bude
6 nights and 5 days Walking Holiday

Enjoy and 56 mile self-guided walking holiday on this section of the South West Coast Path from Barnstaple, via Clovelly, around Hartland Point to Bude.

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 choices 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:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
56 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
easy to severe

boat trip to Lundy (optional)
Hartland Point
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Bude to Newquay
Tarka Trail
Great Gardens of North Devon

South West Coast Path Devon and Cornwall
Barnstaple to Bude
6 nights and 5 days Walking Holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Barnstaple  upgrades available 
You make your own way to Barnstaple for the start of your walking holiday. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk and we can return you to your car or station at the end of the holiday.

Barnstaple south West Coast Path with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Barnstaple    upgrades available

Bideford letsgowalking walking holidays

Day 2: Barnstaple to Bideford.    11 miles    Easy
At Barnstaple the South West Coast Path intersects with the Macmillan Way West. The trail crosses the River Taw via the Long Bridge and heads along the estuary using an old railway trail towards Instow. Here the beach offers the possibility of a swim before walking along the River Torridge into Bideford.

Optional Day to visit Lundy
Lundy, an island 3 1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, lies off the north Devon coast and is is a wildlife and walkers haven. Day return aboard MS Oldenburg. Dates for 2020.

Ferry to Lundy with Lets Go Walking

Walkers on the South west Coast path with Letsgowalking

Day 3: Bideford to Westward Ho!     8 Miles    easy
The South West Coast Path follows the other side of the River Torridge to Appledore, a village with a long history of shipbuilding. Then walk along the beach of Northam Burrows Country Park to Westward Ho! This the only place name in England with an exclamation mark!

Day 4: Westward Ho! to Clovelly.     11 miles    Strenuous    upgrades available      
From Westward Ho! the South West Coast Path slowly gains height until you are amid gorse and woodlands strewn with carpets of bluebells in May. After Buck’s Mills, a quaint Devon fishing hamlet, the path joins Hobby Drive, an old carriageway which takes you to the world famous Clovelly, a highlight of this walking holiday, with its cobbled streets and pretty cottages. On our Great Gardens of North Devon walking holiday you spend a whole day in Clovelly.

Lets go Walking clovelly south west coast path

Hartland Quay letsgowalking South west Coast Path Walking holidays

Day 5: Clovelly to Hartland Quay.    10 miles   Moderate to Strenuous  
The South West Coast Path makes its way through woodland before emerging on the cliff top above Blackchurch Rock and descending to Mouth Mill. After Hartland Point the scenery changes as the rocks below become jagged and dramatic.

Day 6: Hartland Quay to Bude.    15 miles  Severe
The path from Hartland Quay is perhaps the most scenic. There are stunning ravines and waterfalls as your walking holiday moves from Devon into Cornwall. The famous Reverend Hawker was the vicar at Morwenstow and you pass Hawker’s Hut perched on the cliff top on the South West Coast Path on your way to Bude.

Bude South west Coast Path Walking Holidays with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: 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  bus.

South West Coast Path 7 day itinerary
Barnstaple to Bude

5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Barnstaple
Day 2: Barnstaple to Bideford         11 miles easy
Optional Day to visit Lundy
Day 3: Bideford to Westward Ho!     8 miles easy
Day 4: Westward Ho! to Clovelly      11 miles strenuous
Day 5: Clovelly to Hartland Quay   10 miles moderate to strenuous
Day 6: Hartland Quay to Bude         15 miles severe
Day 7: Depart after breakfast


single occ

solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Bideford and day trip to Lundy from £90.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path Barnstaple to Bude

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Imperial Hotel
Park Hotel
Royal & Fortesque Hotel



New Inn



What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • 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 UK Walking Holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • 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
  • day trip to Lundy

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • 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.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bristol where we can arrange transfer to Barnstaple
  • By Car to Barnstaple where parking is available
  • By Train to Barnstaple
  • By Bus to Barnstaple

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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