Route: From Braunton to Salcombe (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
Braunton
- Day 2: Walking
Braunton to Westward Ho!
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Today's walk will include either a ferry or a bus between Instow and Appledore. Alternatively, you can walk the additional 6 miles around the estuary.

Day 3: Walking
Westward Ho! to Clovelly
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 4: Walking
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 5: Walking
Hartland Quay to Bude
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 6: Walking
Bude to Boscastle
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 7: Walking
Boscastle to Port Isaac
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 8: Walking
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 9: Walking
Padstow to Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 10: Walking
Mawgan Porth to Perranporth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 11: Walking
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 12: Walking
Portreath to St Ives
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 13: Walking
St Ives to Pendeen
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 14: Walking
Pendeen to Porthcurno
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 15: Walking
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 16: Walking
Penzance to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 17: Walking
Porthleven to The Lizard
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 18: Walking
The Lizard to Porthallow
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 19: Walking
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 20: Walking
Falmouth to Portloe
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 21: Walking
Portloe to Mevagissey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 22: Walking
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 23: Walking
Par to Polperro
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 24: Walking
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 25: Walking
Portwrinkle to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

- Day 26: Walking
Plymouth (Barbican) to Noss Mayo
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 27: Walking
Noss Mayo to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 28: Walking
Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

Day 29: Depart
Salcombe
 

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

27 Days / 28 Nights 14.2 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £2,641 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £5,282

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