South West Coast Path
Walkng Holiday
South Cornwall and South Devon
Looe to Salcombe
7 nights and 6 days walking

Noss Mayo, South Devon

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


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South West Coast Path South Cornwall and South Devon
  Looe to Salcombe
  7 nights and 6 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 56 miles self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Cornwall and Devon from Looe, through the quaint villages of Portwrinkle, Kingsand, Bigbury on Sea, Newton Ferrers, and end in Salcombe.

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:
56 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
easy to strenuous

Cremyll Ferry
Burgh Island
This route connects with:
Two Moors Way

South West Coast Path South Cornwall and South Devon
  Looe to Salcombe
  7 nights and 6 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Looe
You make your own way to Looe. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.

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Optional Day: Looe
Spend an extra day in Looe.

Letsgowalking Portwrinkle walking holidays

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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.

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Optional Day: Kingsand
Spend an extra day in Kingsand

Day 4: 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 Sutton Harbour Lets Go Walking

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Day 5: Plymouth to Newton Ferrers    7 miles    Easy
Leaving Plymouth you make your way around to Mount Batten Point and follow a very pleasant path along the east side of Plymouth Sound towards Wembury Point. After a laze on Wembury Beach a short stroll takes you to Warren Point and the ferry across the River Yealm to Newton Ferrers. At Wembury the South West Coast Path connects with the Two Moors Way.

Day 6: Newton Ferrers to Bigbury-on-Sea  13 miles   Easy, then Strenuous
You start the day with another ferry across Newton Creek, followed by a delightful walk around to the River Erme, which you have to wade across at low tide. The path now becomes a little more undulating before it arrives at Bigbury-on-Sea. Burgh Island can be visited by walking across the sands, or by ‘sea tractor’ if the tide is in. The art deco hotel was an inspiration to Agatha Cristie.

Burgh Island with Letsgowalking

South West Coast Path Salcombe Letsgowalking

Day 7: Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe   14 miles      Strenuous
It’s the turn of the ferry across the River Avon today, and then a fairly easy walk until Outer Hope. After Hope Cove the path goes out to Bolt Tail and Bolt Head, after which you turn towards Starehole Bay and Salcombe.

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 station

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Looe to Salcombe

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Looe
Optional Day: extra day in Looe
Day 2: Looe to Portwrinkle                                   8 miles strenuous
Day 3: Portwrinkle to Kingsand                            9 miles moderate
Optional Day: extra day in Kingsand
Day 4: Kingsand to Plymouth via Cremyll Ferry   5 miles moderate
Day 5: Plymouth to Newton Ferrers                       7 miles easy
Day 6: Newton Ferrers to Bigbury on Sea            13 miles easy, then strenuous
Day 7: Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe                      14 miles strenuous
Day 8: Depart after breakfast


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All prices subject to change

Extra night in Salcombe from £48.00 per person

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 Looe
  • By Car to Looe where parking is available
  • By Train to Looe
  • By Bus to Looe

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.

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