South West Coast Path
Walking Holiday
Cornwall and Far West
Newquay to Penzance
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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

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South West Coast Path Cornwall and Far west
Newquay  to Penzance and The Isles of Scilly
  9 nights and 8 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 82 mile self-guided walking holiday on the South West Coast Path along the Far West coast of Cornwall from Newquay to Penzance.
Visit the incredible beaches at Newquay and Perranporth, the amazing sand dunes at Hayle, the quaint picuresque harbour at St Ives, the tin mining heritage at Zennor and Pendeen via Land’s End and finish Penzance. Then a relaxing day visiting The Isles of Scilly.

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:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
moderate to severe

ferry across the River Gannel
St Ives
tin mines and beam engines

South West Coast Path Cornwall and Far West
Newquay to Penzance
  9 nights and 8 days Walking Holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Newquay  upgrades available 
You make your own way to Newquay. We can assist with coach or rail 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.


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Day 2: Newquay to Perranporth   11 miles   Moderate
The route goes via Towan Head and Fistral Beach before you make you way over the River Gannel. Porth Joke is the first bay you come to and is a delightfully quiet cove. Then via Kelsey Head and Holywell Beach to Penhale Point and Ligger Point. Across the wide expanse of Perran Beach into Perranporth.

Day 3: Perranporth to Portreath   12 miles   Strenuous   
After leaving Perranporth you visit Travaunance Cove which was once a busy port for the tin and copper industry. Then there are interestingly named places such as Tubby’s Head, Tobban Horse, Sheep Rock, Horse Rock and Gull Rock. The cliff top is strewn with heather and gorse, and the surf rolls in over golden sandy beaches as you approach Portreath.

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Day 4: Portreath to Hayle     12 miles    Moderate 
Places like Ralph’s Cupboard, Deadman’s Cove and Hell’s Mouth are a testament to the power of the sea. The Godrevy Lighthouse now provides comfort to sailors. Iron worked in the foundry at Hayle went to make London’s Tower Bridge..

Day 5: Hayle to St Ives     6 miles    Easy
An easy walk along side the River Hayle estuary into St Ives.

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Optional Day in St Ives

Day 6: St Ives to Zennor    62 miles    Severe  
After St Ives this is the most deserted stretch of the south west coast path. On a clear day you can see as far back as St Agnes Beacon. Seals can sometimes be sighted on The Carracks.

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Day 7: Zennor to St Just.     11 miles   Severe
Zennor is a picturesque miniature village surrounded by interesting rock formations, both natural and man-made, the latter being Neolithic burial chambers and Bronze Age ceremonial sites. As you go further west the lighthouse at Pendeen Watch comes into view as you descend from Chypraze Cliff.

Day 8:  St Just to Porthcurno.    12 miles    Moderate
There is plenty of industrial archaeology from the days of tin and copper mining to poke around. Levant Beam Engine and Geevor Tin Mine are both worth a visit. On a clear day from Cape Cornwall you can see the Scilly Isles. Cape Cornwall is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the English Channel. You are now heading in a southerly direction towards Land’s End across Whitesand Bay and Sennen Cove. After Land’s End you start going south-east and before arriving in Porthcurno you can visit the Minack Open-air Theatre.

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Day 9:  Porthcurno to Penzance.    12 miles    Strenuous
The Telegraph Museum is worth a visit before leaving Porthcurno. The walking route goes through Mousehole, pronounced “Mouzel”, a quaint fishing village, then you walk around Mounts Bay via Newlyn back to Penzance.

Optional Day trip to Scilly Isles.    4 miles    easy      or Extra day in Penzance.
A day trip on the Scillonian from Penzance to St Marys in the Isles of Scilly.
Enjoy the peaceful town of Hugh Town and a gentle stroll around St Marys. Sailing times to and from the Isles of Scilly vary according to tides and so if the sailing times are not favourable to making the most of your day on the Isles of Scilly this day trip to the Isles of Scilly will be rescheduled for day 2 of the itinerary.
Alternatively have a rest day in Penzance and/or visit the many gardens in the area.

Isles of Scilly with Lets Go walking

Day 10: 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 10 day itinerary
Newquay to Penzance

8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Newquay
Day 2: Newquay to Perranporth   11 miles   moderate
Day 3: Perranporth to Portreath  12 miles  strenuous
Day 4: Portreath to Hayle             12 miles  moderate
Day 5: Hayle to St Ives                   6 miles  easy
Optional Day: extra day in St Ives
Day 6: St Ives to Zennor               6 miles  severe
Day 7: Zennor to St Just                11 miles  severe
Day 8: St Just to Porthcurno        12 miles  moderate
Day 9: Porthcurno to Penzance    12 miles  strenuous
Optional Day: extra day in Penzance to relax or take day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 10: Depart Penzance

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single occ

solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Penzance from £48.00 per person
Extra night in Penzance and day trip to Isles of Scilly from £105 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path Newquay to Penzance

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Victoria Hotel sea view room



Victoria Hotel non sea view room



Harbour Hotel


please ask

Carnmarth Hotel



St Ives
Pedn Olva Hotel



Queens Hotel



St Just
Cape Cornwall Golf Club



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 Isles of Scilly

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
  • By Car to Newquay or Penzance where parking is available
  • By Train to Newquay or Penzance
  • By Bus to Newquay or Penzance

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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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: