Route: From Abbotsbury to Portreath (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
Abbotsbury
Day 2: Walking
Abbotsbury to West Bay
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3: Walking
West Bay to Lyme Regis
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 4: Walking
Lyme Regis to Sidmouth
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 5: Walking
Sidmouth to Dawlish
Distance: 17 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 6: Walking
Dawlish to Paignton
Distance: 17.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 7: Walking
Paignton to Dartmouth
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 8: Walking
Dartmouth to Torcross
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 9: Walking
Torcross to Salcombe
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

- Day 10: Walking
Salcombe to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 11: Walking
Bigbury on Sea to Noss Mayo
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 12: Walking
Noss Mayo to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 13: Walking
Plymouth (Barbican) to Portwrinkle
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

- Day 14: Walking
Portwrinkle to Polperro
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 15: Walking
Polperro to Par
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 16: Walking
Par to Mevagissey
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 17: Walking
Mevagissey to Portloe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 18: Walking
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 19: Walking
Falmouth to Porthallow
Distance: 17 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 20: Walking
Porthallow to The Lizard
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 21: Walking
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 22: Walking
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 23: Walking
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 24: Walking
Porthcurno to Pendeen
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 25: Walking
Pendeen to St Ives
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 26: Walking
St Ives to Portreath
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 27: Depart
Portreath
 

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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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

25 Days / 26 Nights 14.0 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £2,315 per person

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Total Cost £4,630

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