Route: From Combe Martin to Par (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
Combe Martin
- Day 2:
Combe Martin to Woolacombe
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 3:
Woolacombe to Braunton
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
- Day 4:
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 5:
Westward Ho! to Clovelly
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

IMPORTANT - Due to the restricted access in Clovelly village, it is not possible for your luggage to be delivered to the hotel. Instead, bags are delivered to a store room at the top of the village. You can either take out items you need for the evening/morning or carry your own bag to the hotel. In both instances, if your bag is to be moved on, it needs to be in the store room for 09:00. Please ask when booking for further information.

Day 6:
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 7:
Hartland Quay to Bude
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 8:
Bude to Boscastle
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 9:
Boscastle to Port Isaac
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 10:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 11:
Padstow to Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 12:
Mawgan Porth to Perranporth
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 13:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 14:
Portreath to St Ives
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 15:
St Ives to Pendeen
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 16:
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 17:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 18:
Penzance to Porthleven
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 19:
Porthleven to The Lizard
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 20:
The Lizard to Porthallow
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 21:
Porthallow to Falmouth
Distance: 16 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 22:
Falmouth to Portloe
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Portloe, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 23:
Portloe to Mevagissey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 24:
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.


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



23 Days / 24 Nights 14.2 miles daily avg


Rating: 4


Number in Group: 2

What's Included
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Cost £2,993 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £5,986

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