Route: From Barnstaple to Dawlish (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: 7.5 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 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 5:
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 6:
Hartland Quay to Morwenstow
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 7:
Morwenstow to Bude
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 8:
Bude to Crackington Haven
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 9:
Crackington Haven to Tintagel
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 10:
Tintagel to Port Isaac
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 11:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 12:
Padstow to Porthcothan
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 13:
Porthcothan to Newquay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 14:
Newquay to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 15:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 16:
Portreath to Hayle
Distance: 11.5 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
Day 19:
Zennor to Pendeen
Distance: 7 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
Day 22:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 23:
Penzance to Praa Sands
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 24:
Praa Sands to Mullion
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 25:
Mullion to The Lizard
Distance: 7 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 this will be sourced nearby.

- Day 28:
Helford to Falmouth
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 29:
Falmouth to Portscatho
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 30:
Portscatho to Portloe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 31:
Portloe to Gorran Haven
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
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 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

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

Day 37:
Portwrinkle to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 38:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 6 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.

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

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- 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 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 44:
Hallsands to Strete
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 45:
Strete to Dartmouth
Distance: 7 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
Day 48:
Paignton to Babbacombe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 49:
Babbacombe to Dawlish
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Ferry required from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

 

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 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.

Optional Extras

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

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Important Information

Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

48 Days / 49 Nights 9.1 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £5,331 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £10,662

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