The journey from Falmouth to Plymouth provides an "away from it all" experience.
A fascinating and varied walk along mile upon mile of protected coastline on a cliff lined path, over gorse-covered granite headlands, through wooded valleys and along rocky coves, with endless panoramas and views across the ever present seas below.
Discovering tiny fishing villages, bustling ports and sleepy hamlets, such as majestic St Mawes, picturesque Portloe, and bustling Mevagissey.
Walk along the very same amazing estuaries that inspired Daphne Du Maurier and among the scenery that has inspired so many other writers and artists.
This part of the Coast Path is very scenic, with ferry trips over several rivers. It starts at one busy harbour and ends at another, with many small ones in between.
Sometimes seals can be seen in the sea below the cliffs which are very busy during the nesting season. When you pass through the ancient port of Charlestown, near St Austell, you may even see a sailing ship in the harbour. The route meanders over grassy hills and through little villages, finishing in a country park across the Tamar from Plymouth. The Cremyll Ferry travels across the river to the end of the walk.
If you're looking to escape from routine, bustle and stress, then immerse yourself in the gentle beauty of the south Cornwall coastline as this holiday is for you!
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Recommended dates to walk this route
This walk can be done all year round but the weather in the winter months may make the walk a little more difficult.
There are ferries are required on this section and some operate on a seasonal basis however outside these dates a taxi can be arranged to avoid this issue.
With a daily average of 11 miles (17.7km) this Falmouth to Plymouth itinerary is our most popular on this attractive part of the South West Coast Path. Allowing an "away from it all" experience, this varied and scenic journey starts at one busy harbour and ends at another, with many small ones in between.
A fascinating and varied walk along mile upon mile of protected coastline on a cliff lined path, over gorse-covered granite headlands, through wooded valleys and along rocky coves, with endless panoramas and views across the sea below.
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Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.
A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.
Please be advised that there is limited accommodation in Portwrinkle and this may be sourced nearby.
A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
Please be advised that there is limited accommodation
in Portwrinkle and Cawsand/Kingsand and this may be sourced nearby.
7 Days / 8 Nights 11 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin room
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