South West Coast Path
Walkng Holiday
South Cornwall and The Lizard
Penzance to Falmouth
6 nights and 5 days walking

Mousehole, Cornwall

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

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South West Coast Path South Cornwall and The Lizard
Penzance to Falmouth
  6 nights and 5 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 62 mile self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Cornwall on the South West Coast Path from Penzance to Falmouth.
After leaving Penzance you walk along Mounts Bay with the stunning St Michaels Mount. Then you walk around the Lizard, the UK’s most southerly point before visitng Coverack and Helford.

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, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
62 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
easy to strenuous

St Michaels Mount
Porthleven Sands
Lizard Point
Helford River
optional day trip to Isles of Scilly

South West Coast Path South Cornwall and The Lizard
Penzance to Falmouth
  6 nights and 5 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Penzance
You make your ownway to Penzance. We can assist with coach or rail transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk .


Penzance mounts Bay letsgowalking

Isles of Scilly with Letsgowalking

Optional Day: day trip to Isles of Scilly
There are frequent day trip sailings to the Isles of Scilly. Check your date here.

Day 2:Penzance to Porthleven    14 miles     Strenuous   upgrades available
You start the day by walking to Marazion where, if the tide is out, you can walk across the causeway to St Michael’s Mount, or take the ferry. Not to be missed! Then around Cudden Point to Prussia Cove and Betsy’s Cove which were a haunt of an eighteenth-century smuggler named John Carter who called himself ‘King of Prussia’. After Hoe Point and Trewavas Head to will see Porthleven, the stop for tonight.


Porthleven with Letsgowalking

Day 3:  Porthleven to Lizard   14 miles    moderate
Porthleven Sands has been voted the 2nd best beach walk in Britain by Country Walking magazine. You walk across Loo Bar, the shingle spit that blocks the course of the River Cober from the sea and creates Loo Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in the West Country. After Mullion Cove and Kynance Cove you arrive at The Lizard, the most southerly point of England.

Day 4: Lizard to Coverack      11 miles    Strenuous 
Take a tour of the lighthouse and the famous wireless station before making your way on to Bass Point. At Cadgwith the route passes through National Trust land to Poltesco. Then along Kennack Sands and around Black Head to Coverack, which has a lovely little harbour.


Helford Passage with Letsgowalking South west Coast Path

Day 5: Coverack to Mawnan Smith     13 miles      Moderate
Rounding Coverack Beach to Lowland Point, then on past Godrey Cove and Porthoustock. When you get to Porthallow you will be pleased to know that you are at the halfway point of the entire South West Coast Path. At Gillian Greek you can take a shortcut via the stepping stones across to St Anthony-in-Meneage if the tide is out. All too soon you are in Helford. At Helford you take ferry across the Helford river to Helford Passage. After crossing the Helford River the gardens of Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan are worth a visit before you arrive at Mawnan Smith.

Day 6 : Mawnan Smith to Falmouth    9 miles      Moderate
After leaving Mawnan Smith the South West Coast Path soon reaches 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. Falmouth offers a good selection of shops, resturants and pubs.

South west Coast Path Falmouth letsgowalking

Optional Day in Falmouth

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 train or bus.

South West Coast Path 7 day itinerary
Penzance to Falmouth

5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
arrive Penzance 
Optional Day: day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 2: Penzance to Porthleven    14 miles
Day 3: Porthleven to Lizard          14 miles
Day 4: Lizard to Coverack            11 miles
Day 5: Coverack to Helford          13 miles
Day 6: Helford to Falmouth          10 miles
Day 7: Depart after breakfast


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 Penzance to Falmouth

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Ship Inn



If you would like to stay at Ship Inn in Mousehole, we can revise the itinerary so that this is an overnight stop.

Harbour Inn



Polurrian Bay Hotel



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

Coverack Bay 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 where we can arrange transfer to Penzance
  • By Car to Penzance where parking is available
  • By Train to Penzance
  • By Bus to Penzance

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: