Route: From Bude to Swanage (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 2:
Bude to Crackington Haven
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 3:
Crackington Haven to Tintagel
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 4:
Tintagel to Port Isaac
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 5:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 6:
Padstow to Porthcothan
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 7:
Porthcothan to Newquay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 8:
Newquay to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 9:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 10:
Portreath to Hayle
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 11:
Hayle to St Ives
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 12:
St Ives to Zennor
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 13:
Zennor to Pendeen
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 14:
Pendeen to Sennen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 15:
Sennen to Porthcurno
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 16:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 17:
Penzance to Praa Sands
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 18:
Praa Sands to Mullion
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 19:
Mullion to The Lizard
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 20:
The Lizard to Coverack
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 21:
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 22:
Helford to Falmouth
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 23:
Falmouth to Portscatho
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 24:
Portscatho to Portloe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 25:
Portloe to Gorran Haven
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 26:
Gorran Haven to Charlestown
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 27:
Charlestown to Fowey
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 28:
Fowey to Polperro
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 29:
Polperro to Looe
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 30:
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 31:
Portwrinkle to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 32:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.

- Day 33:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Wembury
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 34:
Wembury to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 35:
Bigbury on Sea to Hope Cove
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

Day 36:
Hope Cove to Salcombe
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 37:
Salcombe to Hallsands
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 38:
Hallsands to Strete
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 39:
Strete to Dartmouth
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 40:
Dartmouth to Brixham
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 41:
Brixham to Paignton
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 42:
Paignton to Babbacombe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 43:
Babbacombe to Dawlish
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Ferry required from Shaldon to Teignmouth.

- Day 44:
Dawlish to Budleigh Salterton
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Ferry required Starcross to Exmouth

Day 45:
Budleigh Salterton to Sidmouth
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 46:
Sidmouth to Beer
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 47:
Beer to Lyme Regis
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 48:
Lyme Regis to Seatown
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 49:
Seatown to Abbotsbury
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 50:
Abbotsbury to Weymouth
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 51:
Weymouth to Lulworth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 52:
Lulworth to Worth Matravers
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Lulworth Range is only open on certain dates to allow walkers to pass through. It includes most weekends, and public holidays. click here to check your dates

Day 53:
Worth Matravers to Swanage
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/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 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.

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Important Information

Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

52 Days / 53 Nights 9.4 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £5,771 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £11,542

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