Route: From Boscastle to West Bay (Longer Daily Distances)

This itinerary is slightly longer than most of our walkers walk. Whilst you will cover more miles, you will also have less chance to explore the villages you come across or stop and take photographs. About 10% of our walkers choose this pace, and they are normally walkers with plenty of experience of long distance paths. We would not recommend walking this itinerary in winter months, when there is reduced day light hours.

Itinerary & Costs


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Boscastle
Day 2:
Boscastle to Port Isaac
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 3:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 4:
Padstow to Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 5:
Mawgan Porth to Perranporth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 6:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 7:
Portreath to St Ives
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 8:
St Ives to Pendeen
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 9:
Pendeen to Porthcurno
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 10:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 11:
Penzance to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 12:
Porthleven to The Lizard
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 13:
The Lizard to Porthallow
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 14:
Porthallow to Falmouth
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

There are 2 river crossings on this day. Gillan Creek is tide dependent, and a short ferry is required to cross Helford River.

- Day 15:
Falmouth to Portloe
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 16:
Portloe to Mevagissey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 17:
Mevagissey to Par
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

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

- Day 18:
Par to Polperro
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 19:
Polperro to Portwrinkle
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 20:
Portwrinkle to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

- Day 21:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Noss Mayo
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 22:
Noss Mayo to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 23:
Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 24:
Salcombe to Torcross
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 25:
Torcross to Dartmouth
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 26:
Dartmouth to Paignton
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

- Day 27:
Paignton to Dawlish
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Ferry required from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

- Day 28:
Dawlish to Sidmouth
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Ferry required Starcross to Exmouth

Day 29:
Sidmouth to Lyme Regis
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 30:
Lyme Regis to West Bay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 31: Depart
West Bay
 

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)

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

29 Days / 30 Nights 14.3 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £3,338 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £6,676

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