Route: From Barnstaple to Beer (Shorter Daily Distances)

The daily mileages of this itinerary are less than standard giving you a great chance to explore the villages you come across, stop and take photographs or just spend time sitting on beaches or cliffs. About 10% of our walkers choose this pace, and they are normally either new to walking holidays, or like to take their time.

Itinerary & Costs


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Barnstaple
- Day 2:
Barnstaple to Appledore
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Easy

Ferry journey required from Instow to Appledore.

Day 3:
Appledore to Westward Ho!
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 4:
Westward Ho! to Clovelly
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

IMPORTANT - Due to the restricted access in Clovelly village, it is not possible for your luggage to be delivered to the hotel. Instead, bags are delivered to a store room at the top of the village. You can either take out items you need for the evening/morning or carry your own bag to the hotel. In both instances, if your bag is to be moved on, it needs to be in the store room for 09:00. Please ask when booking for further information.

Day 5:
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 6:
Hartland Quay to Morwenstow
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Due to a lack of accommodation in Morwenstow, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 7:
Morwenstow to Bude
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 8:
Bude to Crackington Haven
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Due to a lack of accommodation in Crackington Haven, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 9:
Crackington Haven to Tintagel
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 10:
Tintagel to Port Isaac
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 11:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

- Day 12:
Padstow to Porthcothan
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Due to a lack of accommodation in Porthcothan, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 13:
Porthcothan to Newquay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 14:
Newquay to Perranporth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Short ferry ride, which is tide dependent or alternative footbridge.

Day 15:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 16:
Portreath to Hayle
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 17:
Hayle to St Ives
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 18:
St Ives to Zennor
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Due to a lack of accommodation in Zennor, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 19:
Zennor to Pendeen
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 20:
Pendeen to Sennen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
- Day 21:
Sennen to Porthcurno
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Due to a lack of accommodation in Porthcurno, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 22:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 23:
Penzance to Praa Sands
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Praa Sands, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 24:
Praa Sands to Mullion
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 25:
Mullion to The Lizard
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 26:
The Lizard to Coverack
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 27:
Coverack to Helford
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Gillan Creek is tide dependent.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Helford, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 28:
Helford to Falmouth
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 29:
Falmouth to Portscatho
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 30:
Portscatho to Portloe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Due to a lack of accommodation in Portloe, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 31:
Portloe to Gorran Haven
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Due to a lack of accommodation in Gorran Haven, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 32:
Gorran Haven to Charlestown
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 33:
Charlestown to Fowey
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 34:
Fowey to Polperro
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 35:
Polperro to Looe
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 36:
Looe to Portwrinkle
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Portwrinkle, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 37:
Portwrinkle to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Kingsand/Cawsand, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 38:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.

- Day 39:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Wembury
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Wembury, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 40:
Wembury to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Bigbury on Sea, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 41:
Bigbury on Sea to Hope Cove
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

Day 42:
Hope Cove to Salcombe
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 43:
Salcombe to Hallsands
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Hallsands, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 44:
Hallsands to Strete
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Strete, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 45:
Strete to Dartmouth
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 46:
Dartmouth to Brixham
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

- Day 47:
Brixham to Paignton
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Paington, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 48:
Paignton to Babbacombe
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 49:
Babbacombe to Dawlish
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Ferry required from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

- Day 50:
Dawlish to Budleigh Salterton
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Ferry required Starcross to Exmouth
Due to a lack of accommodation in Budleigh Salterton, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 51:
Budleigh Salterton to Sidmouth
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 52:
Sidmouth to Beer
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
 

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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
  • We now offer all our routes on the AllTrails 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.

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

51 Days / 52 Nights 9.2 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £6,426 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £12,852

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