South West Coast Path
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Walking Holiday in the West Country of England

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

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on the UK’s 630 mile long South West Coast Path, the longest of Britain’s 15 National Walking Trails.
The path starts in Minehead, Somerset, then goes along the north coast of Devon, around Cornwall and Land’s End, along the south coast of Devon, and then finally along the Dorset coast to Sandbanks and Poole Harbour.

We have a series of holidays which fit neatly into weekly holidays.  Here are the sections in Cornwall, from Bude on the north coast, around Land’s End, to Plymouth on the south coast.

South West Coast Path walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

We are based in the South West of England and all our team have detailed local knowledge of the whole of the South West Coast Path.
We don’t expect you to do the whole walking trail in one holiday!
Take your time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

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.

Minehead start of the South West Coast Path with Lets go Walking

The South West Coast Path is based on the paths trodden by generations of coastguards as they patrolled the cliffs and coves searching for smugglers.

Exmoor meets the South West Coast Path with Lets Go Walking

The South West coastline is stunning with many changes of scenery: magnificent cliffs with views of Lundy, one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain now designated an area of special scientific interest, long winding estuaries with large flocks of wading birds, and vast expanses of sandy beaches making this area one of the UK’s most popular with surfers.

Walking with Lets Go walking at Watermouth

The South West Coast Path passes through quaint Devon villages with cobbled streets, picturesque Cornish fishing villages, and headlands to rival Land’s End.

This is fast becoming the most popular walking holiday destination in the UK.

Port Isaac South West Coast Path letsgowalking.co.uk

Hartland Point Light House Lets Go Walking

Bedruthen Steps Soth west Coast Path Lets go Walking

South West Coast Bucks Mills Lets Go walking

Porthcurno on SWCP walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Osmington Mills on SWCP walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Bude to Newquay

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Newquay or Bude
Day 2: Bude to Crackington Haven            10 miles
Day 3: Crackington Haven to Tintagel       11 miles
Day 4: Tintagel to Port Isaac                       9 miles
Day 5: Port Isaac to Padstow                      12 miles
Optional Day to enjoy Padstow
Day 6: Padstow to Porthcothan                  14 miles
Day 7: Porthcothan to Newquay                 11 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£630pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Padstow from £49.50 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
56 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:

boat trip to Lundy (optional)
Clovelly
Hartland Point
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Bude to Newquay
Tarka Trail
Great Gardens of North Devon
Macmillan Way West

South West Coast Path 9 day itinerary
Bude to Newquay

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Newquay or Bude
Day 2: Bude to Crackington Haven            10 miles strenuous
Day 3: Crackington Haven to Tintagel       11 miles strenuous
Day 4: Tintagel to Port Isaac                       9 miles severe
Day 5: Port Isaac to Padstow                      12 miles strenuous
Optional Day to enjoy Padstow
Day 6: Padstow to Harlyn Bay                      7 miles easy
Day 7: Harlyn Bay to Mawgan Porth           12 miles moderate
Day 8: Mawgan Porth to Newquay              7 miles moderate
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£720pp
dbl/twin

£952pp
single occ

£992pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Padstow from £49.50 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
67 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:

Tintagel Castle
ferry across the River Camel
This route connects with:
Saints Way

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Newquay to Lands End

6 days walking and 7 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 Zennor                                             12 miles severe
Day 6: Zennor to Pendeen Watch or St Just              9 or 11 miles severe
Day 7: Pendeen Watch or St Just to Land’s End        9 or 7miles moderate
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£630pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
65 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
moderate to severe
Features:

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

South West Coast Path 9 day itinerary
Newquay to Penzance

7 days walking and 8 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 Zennor                 12 miles  severe
Day 6: Zennor to St Just                11 miles  severe
Day 7: St Just to Porthcurno         12 miles  moderate
Day 8: Porthcurno to Penzance    12 miles  strenuous
Optional Day: extra day in Penzance to relax or                           take day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 9: Depart Penzance

£720pp
dbl/twin

£904pp
single occ

£944pp
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

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
11/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
moderate to severe
Features:

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

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

£810pp
dbl/twin occ

£1,017pp
single occ

£1,062pp
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

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

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

South West Coast Path 11 day itinerary
Newquay to Penzance

9 days walking and 10 nights

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 Pendeen             9 miles  severe
Day 8: Pendeen to Sennen Cove       7 miles moderate
Day 9: Sennen Cove to Porthcurno  7 miles  moderate
Day 10: Porthcurno to Penzance    12 miles  strenuous
Optional Day: extra day in Penzance to relax or take day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 11: Depart Penzance

£900pp
dbl/twin occ

£1,130pp
single occ

£1,080pp
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

Suggested Tour Duration:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
moderate to severe
Features:

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

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Lands End Circular


Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Penzance
Day 2: Penzance to Lelant, via St Michael’s                  12 miles  moderate
Day 3: Lelant to Zennor, via St Ives                               10 miles  severe
Day 4: Zennor to Cape Cornwall                                    11 miles  severe
Day 5: Cape Cornwall to Porthcurno, via Land’s End  12 miles  moderate
Day 6: Porthcurno to Penzance. via Lamorna               12 miles  strenuous
Day 7: optionsal day trip to Isles of Scilly, or extra day in Penzance
Optional Day: extra day in Penzance to visit gardens and museums
Day 8: Depart Penzance

Prices WITH day trip to Isles of Scilly
6 days walking and 7 nights

£630pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

Prices WITHOUT day trip to Isles of Scilly
5 days walking, extra day in Penzance, and 7 nights

£595pp
dbl/twin

£798pp
single occ

£833pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
64 miles
Min/max daily distance:
4/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:

St Michaels Mount
St Ives
tin miles and beam engines
Minack Open-Air Theatre
day trip to Isles of Scilly (optional)

South West Coast Path 9 day itinerary
Lands End to Falmouth

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Penzance or Land’s End
Day 2: Land’s End to Porthcurno                6 miles strenuous
Day 3: Porthcurno to Penzance                  11 miles strenuous, then easy
Optional Day: day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 4: Penzance to Porthleven                   14 miles strenuous
Day 5: Porthleven to Lizard                       14 miles moderate
Day 6: Lizard to Coverack                         11 miles strenuous
Day 7: Coverack to Helford                       13 miles moderate
Day 8: Helford to Falmouth          10 miles moderate
Optional Day: extra day in Falmouth
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£720pp
dbl/twin

£925pp
single occ

£996pp
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

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
79 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

Lands End
Porthcurno
Minack Outdoor Theatre
St Michaels Mount
Porthleven Sands
Lizard Point
Helford River
optional day trip to Isles of Scilly

South West Coast Path 7 day itinerary
Penzance to Falmouth

5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
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

£540pp
dbl/twin

£714pp
single occ

£744pp
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

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
62 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

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

South West Coast Path 10 day itinerary
Penzance to Falmouth

8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Penzance 
Optional Day: day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 2: Penzance to Prussia Cove         8 miles
Day 3:  Prussia Cove to Porthleven      6 miles
Day 4: Porthleven to Mullion Cove       7 miles
Day 5:  Mullion Cove to Lizard              7 miles
Day 6: Lizard to Coverack                     11 miles
Day 7: Coverack to Porthallow               5 miles
Day 8:  Porthallow to Mawnan Smith   10 miles
Day 9: Mawnan Smith to Falmouth        9 miles
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£810pp
dbl/twin

£1,071pp
single occ

£1,116pp
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

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
62 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
7 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

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

South West Coast Path 7 day itinerary
Falmouth to Looe

5 days walking and 6 night

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Falmouth or Looe
Day 2: Falmouth to Portloe                            14 miles easy, then strenuous
Day 3: Portloe to Mevagissey                        13 miles strenuous
Optional Day: to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 4: Mevagissey to Charlestown                7 miles strenuous
Optional Day: to visit Eden Project
Day 5: Charlestown to Fowey                        10 miles moderate
Day 6: Fowey to Looe                                     12 miles strenuous
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

£540pp
dbl/twin

£714pp
single occ

£744pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

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

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
56 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

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

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Falmouth to Plymouth

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Falmouth
Day 2: Falmouth to Portloe                     14 miles
Day 3: Portloe to Mevagissey                 13 miles
Optional Day: to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 4: Mevagissey to Par                       11 miles
Day 5: Par to Polperro                            13 miles
Day 6: Polperro to Portwrinkle              13 miles
Day 7: Portwrinkle to Plymouth             15 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£630pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Mevagissey from £48.00 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
79 miles
Min/max daily distance:
11/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

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

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

£990pp
dbl/twin

£1,309pp
single occ

£1,364pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

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

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

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

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

£679pp
dbl/twin

£882pp
single occ

£917pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Salcombe from £48.00 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
56 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

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

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.

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 Lundy
 

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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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: