Route: From Combe Martin to Portscatho (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 1: Arrive
Combe Martin
Day 2:
Combe Martin to Ilfracombe
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 3:
Ilfracombe to Woolacombe
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4:
Woolacombe to Croyde
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 5:
Croyde to Braunton
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 6:
Braunton to Barnstaple
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 7:
Barnstaple to Appledore
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Easy

Ferry journey required from Instow to Appledore.

Day 8:
Appledore to Westward Ho!
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 9:
Westward Ho! to Clovelly
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 10:
Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 11:
Hartland Quay to Morwenstow
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

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

Day 12:
Morwenstow to Bude
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 13:
Bude to Crackington Haven
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

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

Day 14:
Crackington Haven to Tintagel
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 15:
Tintagel to Port Isaac
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 16:
Port Isaac to Padstow
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

- Day 17:
Padstow to Porthcothan
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

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

Day 18:
Porthcothan to Newquay
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 19:
Newquay to Perranporth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 20:
Perranporth to Portreath
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 21:
Portreath to Hayle
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 22:
Hayle to St Ives
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 23:
St Ives to Zennor
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

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

Day 24:
Zennor to Pendeen
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 25:
Pendeen to Sennen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
- Day 26:
Sennen to Porthcurno
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

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 27:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 28:
Penzance to Praa Sands
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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

Day 29:
Praa Sands to Mullion
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 30:
Mullion to The Lizard
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 31:
The Lizard to Coverack
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 32:
Coverack to Helford
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Gillan Creek is tide dependent.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Helford, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 33:
Helford to Falmouth
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 34:
Falmouth to Portscatho
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 35: Depart
Portscatho
 

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 AllTrails 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

33 Days / 34 Nights 9.2 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £4,180 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £8,360

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