South West Coast Path Cornwall's Far West
and The Lizard via Land's End
Padstow to Falmouth
15 nights and 14 days
Walking Holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

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National Trail Guide Padstow to falmouth walking holidays with letsgowalking

South West Coast Path with Letsgowalking.co.uk

South West coast path National Trail Guide Map letsgowalking walking holidays

 

South West Coast Path Cornwall’s Far West and The Lizard via Land’s End Padstow to Falmouth
  15 nights and 14 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 168 mile self-guided walking holiday on the South West Coast Path from
Padstow to Falmouth as per the National Trail Guide South West Coast Path book.
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, Land’s End, Lizard, the UK’s most southerly point.

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.
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:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
168 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
Padstow
tin mines
Land’s End
Porthcurno
Minack Open Air Theatre
Isles of Scilly
Lizard Peninsula
This route connects with:
Saints Way

South West Coast Path Cornwall’s Far West and The Lizard via Land’s End
Padstow to Falmouth
  15 nights and 14 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive at Padstow   
If arriving by car, you make your own way to Padstow 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.

 

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Optional day at the Padstow       upgrades available

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Day 2: Padstow to Porthcothan.    14 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. 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 the on to Porthcothan.

Day 3: Porthcothan to Newquay.    11 miles    Moderate
From  Porthcothan the South west Coast Path continues around Park Head, and then a highlight of the day, the interesting rock formations of Bedruthan Steps. 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.

Bedruthan Steps Cornwall Walking Holidays with Letsgowalking.co.uk

Newquay Cornwall Walking Holidays with Letsgowalking.co.uk

Day 4: 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 5: 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.r or you can depart by train or  bus.

portreath walking holidays with Letsgowalking

Day 6: 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 7: Hayle to Zennor    12 miles    Severe   
A pleasant morning’s walking around St Ives Bay and the River Hayle estuary. 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 Carrack

St Ives South West Coast Path with Letsgowalking

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Day 8: 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 9:  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.

Porthcurno on SWCP walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Mousehole South west Coast Path letsgowalking walking holidays

Day 10:  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.
Take 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. Alternatively have a rest day in Penzance and/or visit the many gardens in the area.

Isles of Scilly with Letsgowalking

Day 11: 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.

Day 12: 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.

Mullion Cove Cornwall with Letsgowalking

Coverack

Day 13: 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.

Day 14: Coverack to Mawnan Smith.   14 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. After crossing the Helford River the gardens of Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan are worth a visit before you commence on the coast path. The wooded path follows along the Helford River and there are occasional views of the estuary through the trees.

Helford Passage with Letsgowalking South west Coast Path

South west Coast Path Falmouth letsgowalking

Day 15 : Mawnan Smith to Falmouth.   10 miles      Moderate
After crossing the Helford River the gardens of Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan are worth a visit before you commence on the coast path. The wooded path follows along the Helford River and there are occasional views of the estuary through the trees. You head out towards 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.

Day 16: 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 16 day itinerary
Padstow to Falmouth

14 days walking and 15 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Padstow
Day 2: Padstow to Porthcothan                14 miles easy
Day 3: Porthcothan to Newquay               11 miles moderate
Day 4: Newquay to Perranporth               11 miles   Moderate
Day 5: Perranporth to Portreath              12 miles   Strenuous
Day 6: Portreath to Hayle                         12 miles    Moderate 
Day 7: Hayle to Zennor                             12 miles    Severe
Day 8: Zennor to St Just                             11 miles   Severe
Day 9: St Just to Porthcurno                      12 miles    Moderate
Day 10: Porthcurno to Penzance               12 miles    Strenuous
Optional day: optional day trip to Isles of Scilly and/or rest day in Penzance
Day 11: Penzance to Porthleven                 14 miles     Strenuous
Day 12: Porthleven to Lizard                      14 miles    moderate
Day 13: Lizard to Coverack                         11 miles    Strenuous 
Day 14: Coverack to Mawnan Smith         14 miles      Moderate
Day 15: Mawnan Smith to Falmouth         10 miles      Moderate
Day 16: Depart after breakfast

£1,350pp
dbl/twin

£1,785pp
single occ

£1,860pp
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 Padstow to Falmouth

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Padstow
Metropole Hotel sea view room

double/twin
£79.50

single
n/a

Metropole Hotel non sea view room

£54.50

£120.00

Old Ship Hotel

£27.00

£28.00

Old Custom House

£55.00

£105.00

Golden Lion

£17.50

£55.00

Newquay
Victoria Hotel sea view room

double/twin
£38.50

single
n/a

Victoria Hotel non sea view room

£27.50

£55.00

Harbour Hotel

£58.00

please ask

Carnmarth Hotel

£22.50

£35.50

St Just
Cape Cornwall Golf Club

double/twin
£22.98

single
£30.00

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.

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How to get there:

  • By Plane to Newquay where we can arrange transfer to Padstow
  • By Car to Padstow where parking is available
  • By Train to Bodmin where we can arrange transfer to Padstow
  • By Bus to Padstow

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: