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!
Walk the Trail offers 3 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker. If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.
All our holiday packages include:
Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
A detailed holiday pack
Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
Our holiday packages do not include:
Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated. We can help you with your options.
Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
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.
Itinerary & Costs
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.
Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
If you are crossing a river using a ferry or on foot at low tide then we will provide you with the relevant information to assist.
Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.
We now offer all our routes on the Komoot App. Use one of the most popular route apps for turn by turn voice navigation, the ability to use offline, and sync with Garmin and Wahoo products.
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.
Corrie and Rob from Canada
Going through all our fabulous pictures of our hiking holiday of Cornwall from St.Ives to The Lizard. Despite some soggy days the hikes were enjoyable. Views were spectacular and very pleasant accommodations along the way. Loved that we could just arrive and start off on the trail with no worries of what lay ahead each day. Always arrived to a nice bed, all our bags and found a great pub for chats with the locals. Cannot wait to come back and continue on the coastal trail farther!
All the places we stayed were very pleasant and accommodating. Great ideas too on how to dry out our soggy boots!
Peter & Lisa from Australia
We are now two weeks back from our recent holiday......grim.....but could not let the opportunity pass to say a big thank you for your work in making the SWCP section of our holiday so fantastic
We could not fault anything - the guide book superb, the overall map invaluable, the accommodation absolutely perfect, the luggage transfer such a treat......just a shame about the fog at Lands End....we may as well have been in Perth!?!?
We are keen to use you again to do the section from Minehead to Hayle.....and I have been singing your praises to lots of people.....hopefully you will get a booking from my work colleagues - in due course
Till next time
Janine & Ruth from Switzerland
Having just returned from England I wanted to say thank you for your great organising of our holiday in Cornwall. Starting in Penzance and ending in Mevagessay with some sightseeing as well was a great idea. All places we visited were very nice and we could enjoy every step of our journey. All the accommodations were great and charming.The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful too. So thank you!
7 Days / 8 Nights11 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Cost £736 per person
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin room
Total Cost £1,472
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