Route: From Combe Martin to Sidmouth (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
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.

- Day 25:
Par to Polperro
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 26:
Polperro to Portwrinkle
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 27:
Portwrinkle to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

- Day 28:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Noss Mayo
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Noss Mayo, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 29:
Noss Mayo to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Bigbury on Sea, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 30:
Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 31:
Salcombe to Torcross
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Torcross, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 32:
Torcross to Dartmouth
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 33:
Dartmouth to Paignton
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

- Day 34:
Paignton to Dawlish
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 35:
Dawlish to Sidmouth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Ferry required Starcross to Exmouth

Day 36: Depart
Sidmouth
 

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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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

34 Days / 35 Nights 14.2 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £4,397 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £8,794

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