Route: From Falmouth to Plymouth

Overview

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.


INCLUDED

All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.

NOT INCLUDED

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
  • Travel Insurance
ROUTE PROFILE

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.


The Daily Itinerary

Click on a day for further information.

Day 1: Arrive
Falmouth
- Day 2: Walking
Falmouth to Portloe
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 3: Walking
Portloe to Mevagissey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 4: Walking
Mevagissey to Charlestown
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 5: Walking
Charlestown to Fowey
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 6: Walking
Fowey to Looe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 7: Walking
Looe to Portwrinkle
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Please be advised that there is limited accommodation in Portwrinkle and this may be sourced nearby.

- Day 8: Walking
Portwrinkle to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

Day 9: Depart
Plymouth
 

What's Included

  • 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 every morning. 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.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Important Information

Please be advised that there is limited accommodation in Portwrinkle and Cawsand/Kingsand and this may be sourced nearby.

 

Reviews

5/5 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 Cheers
4.5/5 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!

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

7 Days / 8 Nights 11 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £650 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin room


Total Cost £1,300

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