Route: From Bude to Penzance (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 2:
Bude to Boscastle
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 3:
Boscastle to Port Isaac
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 4:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 5:
Padstow to Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 6:
Mawgan Porth to Perranporth
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 7:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 8:
Portreath to St Ives
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 9:
St Ives to Pendeen
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 10:
Pendeen to Porthcurno
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

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 11:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 12: Depart

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



10 Days / 11 Nights 14.8 miles daily avg


Rating: 4


Number in Group: 2

What's Included
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Cost £1,364 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £2,728

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