South West Coast Path South Cornwall
Walkng Holiday
Falmouth to Plymouth
11 nights and 10 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Fowey, Cornwall

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South West Coast Path
South Cornwall
Falmouth to Plymouth
  11 nights and 10 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 79 mile self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Cornwall on this section of the South West Coast Path.
You visit the picturesque fishing harbours of Falmouth, Portloe, Mevagissey, Charlestown, Fowey and Looe. There are options to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

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:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
79 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
8 miles
easy to strenuous

St Mawes
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Eden Project
This route connects with:
Saints Way

South West Coast Path
South Cornwall
to Plymouth
  11 nights and 10 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Falmouth   
If arriving by car, you make your own way to Falmouth for the start of your walking holiday. We can assist with rail or 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.

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Helford gardens Letsgowalking

Day 2: Falmouth to Portscatho        6 miles   Easy, then Strenuous    upgrades available   
You begin today with two ferry rides, first across Carrick Roads to St Mawes and then across the Percuil River to Place. The gardens of Lamorran in St Mawes are worth a visit. It is a very pleasant stroll around St Anthony Head and Porthmellin Head to Portscatho

Day 3: Portscatho to Portloe    7 miles    Strenuous    upgrades available
From Portscatho the South West Coath Path passes Gerrans Bay to Nare Head. After a few ups and downs the little coastal village of Portloe suddenly comes into sight.

Portloe with Letsgowalking South west coast path

mevagissey south west Coast Path with Letsgowalking

Day 4: Portloe to Mevagissey    12 miles     Strenuous
Today you walk around Veryan Bay through the villages of West and East Portholland where there is an old limekiln on the beach. After passing Caehays Castle and Gardens you head towards Dodman Point which has a tall granite cross at its summit. Through the small harbour and village of Gorran Haven and then an easy stroll around Chapel Point to Mevagissey.

Optional Day: to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Spend an extra day in Mevagissey to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

ships charlestown with letsgowalking

Day 5: Mevagissey to Charlestown    7 miles    Strenuous  
The first electric lights in this 13th century fishing village of Mevagissey were powered by generating fed on pilchard oil! The path becomes a little more adventurous as you pass through the old china clay port of Pentewan and round Black Head. The 18th century port of Charlestown comes into view. The harbour is home to some fine old sailing ships and has been used as a location in many films.

Optional Day: to visit the Eden Project
Spend an extra day in Charlestown to visit the Eden Project.

eden project with letsgowalking

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Day 6: Charlestown to Fowey  10 miles    Strenuous  
From Charlestown the South West Coast Path passes through Carloyn Bay to Par. Then an easy stroll to Polkerris. From Polkerris you head up to the red and white daymark tower on top of Gribbin Head, . Relax and enjoy the view before a challenging walk into Fowey. This attractive town is still a working harbour but is home to many sailing boats. In Fowey the South
West Coast Path connect with the Saints Way.

Day 7:  Fowey to Polperro     7 miles    Strenuous  
 From Fowey you take the ferry to Polruan to begin the day and then climb uphill from the harbour to the Coastwatch Station. You head for Pencarrow Head and around Lantivet Bay before arriving at Polperro with its tiny alleyways and narrow streets.

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Looe with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Polperro to Looe      5 miles    Strenuous  
Leaving Polperro the South west Coast soon reaches the village of Porthallow  and Talland Bay. Then on to Cornish fishing village of Looe with a fine harbour and good beaches together with a selections of shops resturants and pubs.

Day 9: Looe to Portwrinkle   8 miles     Strenuous     
Leaving Looe the path follows the cliff top past Seaton and Downderry when the Long Stone comes into view.

Letsgowalking Portwrinkle walking holidays

Cawsands with Letsgowalking walking hoildays

Day 10: Portwrinkle to Kingsand     9 miles   moderate
Today you walk along the stunning Whitsand Bay, past Tregantle Fort and heading towards Rame Head. Dive boats are often moored over the Scylla, the naval frigate sunk in 2004 as an artificial reef. Once you round Penlee Point Plymouth Sound comes into view.

Day 11: Kingsand to Plymouth         5 miles     Moderate
After walking through Mount Edgcumbe Country Park you take the Cremyll Ferry across the River Tamar to Plymouth. This historic city has many points of interest; the Aquarium, Smeaton Tower, the Barbican and the Hoe to name but a few.

Plymouth Hoe with Lets Go Walking walking holidays

Day 12: 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 12 day itinerary
Falmouth to Plymouth

10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Falmouth
Day 2: Falmouth to Portscatho         6 miles
Day 3:  Portscatho to Portloe            7 miles
Day 4: Portloe to Mevagissey           12 miles
Optional Day: to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 5: Mevagissey to Charlestown    7 miles
Optional Day: to visit Eden Project
Day 6:  Charlestown to Fowey           10 miles
Day 7: Fowey to Polperro                     7 miles
Day 8: Polperro to Looe                       5 miles
Day 9:   Looe to Portwrinkle                8 miles
Day 10: Portwrinkle to Kingsand          9 miles
Day 11:  Kingsand to Plymouth              9 miles
Day 12: Depart after breakfast


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All prices subject to change

Extra night in Mevagissey from £48.00 per person
Extra night in Charlestown from £48.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path Falmouth to Plymouth

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Lugger 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 Exeter or Newquay where we can arrange transfer to Falmouth
  • By Car to Falmouth where parking is available
  • By Train to Falmouth or Plymouth
  • By Bus to Falmouth or Plymouth

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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: