Route: From Zennor to Babbacombe (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:
Zennor to Pendeen
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 3:
Pendeen to Sennen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 4:
Sennen to Porthcurno
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 5:
Porthcurno to Penzance
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 6:
Penzance to Praa Sands
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 7:
Praa Sands to Mullion
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 8:
Mullion to The Lizard
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 9:
The Lizard to Coverack
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 10:
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 11:
Helford to Falmouth
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 12:
Falmouth to Portscatho
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

Day 13:
Portscatho to Portloe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 14:
Portloe to Gorran Haven
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 15:
Gorran Haven to Charlestown
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 16:
Charlestown to Fowey
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 17:
Fowey to Polperro
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 18:
Polperro to Looe
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 19:
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 20:
Portwrinkle to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 21:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.

- Day 22:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Wembury
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 23:
Wembury to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 24:
Bigbury on Sea to Hope Cove
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

Day 25:
Hope Cove to Salcombe
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 26:
Salcombe to Hallsands
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 27:
Hallsands to Strete
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 28:
Strete to Dartmouth
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 29:
Dartmouth to Brixham
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 30:
Brixham to Paignton
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 31:
Paignton to Babbacombe
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 32: Depart
Babbacombe
 

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.

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

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Itinerary

30 Days / 31 Nights 8.7 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £3,389 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £6,778

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