Route: From Abbotsbury to Crackington Haven (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
Abbotsbury
Day 2: Walking
Abbotsbury to Seatown
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3: Walking
Seatown to Lyme Regis
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4: Walking
Lyme Regis to Beer
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 5: Walking
Beer to Sidmouth
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 6: Walking
Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 7: Walking
Budleigh Salterton to Dawlish
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 8: Walking
Dawlish to Babbacombe
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Two ferry journeys required. One from Shaldon to Teignmouth and one from Starcross to Exmouth.

Day 9: Walking
Babbacombe to Paignton
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 10: Walking
Paignton to Brixham
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 11: Walking
Brixham to Dartmouth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 12: Walking
Dartmouth to Strete
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 13: Walking
Strete to Hallsands
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 14: Walking
Hallsands to Salcombe
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 15: Walking
Salcombe to Hope Cove
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 16: Walking
Hope Cove to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 17: Walking
Bigbury on Sea to Wembury
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 18: Walking
Wembury to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 19: Walking
Plymouth (Barbican) to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

Day 20: Walking
Kingsand/Cawsand to Portwrinkle
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 21: Walking
Portwrinkle to Looe
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Please be advised that there is limited accommodation in Portwrinkle and this may be sourced nearby.

Day 22: Walking
Looe to Polperro
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 23: Walking
Polperro to Fowey
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 24: Walking
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 25: Walking
Charlestown to Gorran Haven
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 26: Walking
Gorran Haven to Portloe
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 27: Walking
Portloe to Portscatho
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 28: Walking
Portscatho to Falmouth
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 29: Walking
Falmouth to Helford
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 30: Walking
Helford to Coverack
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Gillan Creek is tide dependent.

Due to a lack of accommodation in Helford this will be sourced nearby.

Day 31: Walking
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 32: Walking
The Lizard to Mullion
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 33: Walking
Mullion to Praa Sands
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 34: Walking
Praa Sands to Penzance
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 35: Walking
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 36: Walking
Porthcurno to Sennen
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 37: Walking
Sennen to Pendeen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 38: Walking
Pendeen to Zennor
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 39: Walking
Zennor to St Ives
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 40: Walking
St Ives to Hayle
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 41: Walking
Hayle to Portreath
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 42: Walking
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 43: Walking
Perranporth to Newquay
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 44: Walking
Newquay to Porthcothan
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 45: Walking
Porthcothan to Padstow
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 46: Walking
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 47: Walking
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 48: Walking
Tintagel to Crackington Haven
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 49: Depart
Crackington Haven
 

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 every morning. 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

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Itinerary

47 Days / 48 Nights 9.1 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £4,131 per person

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Total Cost £8,262

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