South West Coast Path Cornwall
Walking Holiday
Bude to Newquay
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Newquay, Cornwall

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

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South west Coast Path Newquay to Lands End Cornwall with Lets Go Walking

South West Coast Path Cornwall Bude to Newquay
7 nights and 6 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 67 mile self-guided walking holiday on the Cornwall coast section of the South West Coast Path from Bude to Newquay.

This section visits the quaint villages of Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow.
Port Isaac is the location for the filming of Doc Martin.
At Padstow the South West Coast Path connect with the Saints’ Way.

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:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
67 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
easy to severe

Tintagel Castle
ferry across the River Camel
This route connects with:
Saints Way

South West Coast Path Cornwall
Bude to Newquay 
7 nights and 6 days Walking Holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bude or Newquay  upgrades available 
If arriving by car, you make your own way to Newquay 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 on the South West Coast Path, and we can return you to your car or station at the end of the holiday.


Bude South west Coast Path Walking Holidays with Lets Go Walking

crackington haven Swcp

Day 2: Bude to Crackington Haven    10 miles   Strenuous
We can transfer you to Bude to commence your walking holiday.The South West Coast Path continues at the lock where the Bude Canal reaches the sea and climbs up to Compass Point. Then along Widemouth Bay to Millook Haven with its chevron folded rock strata in the cliff.

Day 3: Crackington Haven to Tintagel    11 miles   Strenuous   ugrades available
You have a stunning cliff top walk to Boscastle with its beautiful harbour inlet and quaint Cornish cottages. There are opportunities to see seabirds, especially puffins, and seals, and the ruined Tintagel Castle.

Port Isaac South West Coast Path

Day 4: Tintagel to Port Isaac     9 miles    Severe   ugrades available  
This part of the South West Coast Path has interesting and complex geology. Mine workings and quarries are in evidence and you can see echoes of the sailing ships that used to be loaded with slate. The path goes through Trebarwith Strand and Port Gaverne to arrive at the wonderful little Cornish fishing hamlet of Port Isaac.

Day 5: Port Isaac to Padstow     12 miles    Strenuous    upgrades available    
Along the path to Port Quin you may see peregrine falcons hunting along the cliffs and seals basking on the rocks below. Further along you could see puffins nesting on The Mouls island or wild orchids growing on the cliff.  You take a ferry across to Padstow. The South West Coast Path connects with The Saints Way in Padstow.

Optional day at the Padstow       upgrades available

South West Coast Bucks Mills Lets Go walking

Day 6: Padstow to Porthcothan.    14 miles   Easy
As you make your way back along the Camel Estuary to Stepper Point and Gunver Head you may see nesting sites for razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes in the summer. Then a gentle stroll along coast path to Harlyn Bay. From Harlyn Bay you walk around Mother Ivey’s Bay and Trevose Head to Constantine Bay and then on to Porthcothan.

Day 7: Porthcothan to Newquay.    11 miles    Moderate
From  Porthcothan the South west Coast Path continues around Park Head, and then a highlight of the day, the interesting rock formations of Bedruthan Steps. The South West Coast Path goes along the cliffs above Watergate Bay to Trevelgue Head, which is actually an island which can be reached by a foot bridge. If the tide is out you can stroll to Newquay the famous Cornish seaside town along the beach.

Bedruthan Steps Cornwall Walking Holidays with

Day 8: 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.

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Bude to Newquay

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Newquay or Bude
Day 2: Bude to Crackington Haven            10 miles
Day 3: Crackington Haven to Tintagel       11 miles
Day 4: Tintagel to Port Isaac                       9 miles
Day 5: Port Isaac to Padstow                      12 miles
Optional Day to enjoy Padstow
Day 6: Padstow to Porthcothan                  14 miles
Day 7: Porthcothan to Newquay                 11 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast


single occ

solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Padstow from £49.50 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path Bude to Newquay

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Wellington Hotel



If you would like to stay at the Wellington Hotel in Boscastle, we can revise the itinerary so that this is an overnight stop.

Camelot Castle Hotel



Port Isaac
Old School Hotel



Port Gaverne Inn



Slipway Hotel sea view room



Slipway Hotel non sea view room



Metropole Hotel sea view room



Metropole Hotel non sea view room



Old Ship Hotel



Old Custom House



Golden Lion



Victoria Hotel sea view room



Victoria Hotel non sea view room



Harbour Hotel


please ask

Carnmarth Hotel



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

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 Newquay from where we can arrange transfer to Bude
  • By Car to Bude or Newquay where parking is available
  • By Train to Newquay
  • By Bus to Bude or Newquay

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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Coastal Walking Holidays
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.

Our Coastal Walking Holidays include: