South West Coast Path
Bude to Newquay
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary
South West Coast Path Cornwall Bude to Newquay
8 nights and 7 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:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
easy to severe
ferry across the River Camel
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Cornwall
Bude to Newquay
8 nights and 7 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.
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.
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
Day 6: Padstow to Harlyn Bay. 7 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.
Day 7: Harlyn Bay to Mawgan Porth. 12 miles Easy/Moderate
From Harlyn Bay you walk around Mother Ivey’s Bay andTrevose Head to Constantine Bay. The lighthouse at Trevose Head was the last to be run on compressed air and paraffin. You walk through Porthcothan, around Park Head, and then the highlight of the day, the interesting rock formations of Bedruthan Steps.
Day 8: Mawgan Porth to Newquay. 7 miles Moderate upgrades available
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.
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.
South West Coast Path 9 day itinerary
Bude to Newquay
7 days walking and 8 nights
Day 1: Arrive Newquay or Bude
Day 2: Bude to Crackington Haven 10 miles strenuous
Day 3: Crackington Haven to Tintagel 11 miles strenuous
Day 4: Tintagel to Port Isaac 9 miles severe
Day 5: Port Isaac to Padstow 12 miles strenuous
Optional Day to enjoy Padstow
Day 6: Padstow to Harlyn Bay 7 miles easy
Day 7: Harlyn Bay to Mawgan Porth 12 miles moderate
Day 8: Mawgan Porth to Newquay 7 miles moderate
Day 9: Depart after breakfast
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
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
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
Victoria Hotel sea view room
Victoria Hotel non sea view room
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
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
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
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
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
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- Dingle Way in Ireland
- England Coast Path
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- Isle of Man
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- Jersey Coastal Footpath
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- Lecale Way in Northern Ireland
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- Norfolk Coast Path part of the England Coast Path
- Northumberland Coast Path part of the England Coast Path
- Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path part of the England Coast Path
- Pembroke Coast Path part of the Wales Coast Path
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