Route: From Abbotsbury to Westward Ho! (Popular Daily Distances)

The daily mileages of this itinerary are what 80% of our walkers choose to walk. These mileages will give you the chance to stop for lunch, and the opportunity to take photographs on most days, as occasionally there may be days with longer miles. Please consider the daily mileages if wishing to walk over the winter months due to shorter 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 Seaton
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 5: Walking
Seaton to Sidmouth
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 6: Walking
Sidmouth to Exmouth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 7: Walking
Exmouth to Babbacombe
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

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

Day 8: Walking
Babbacombe to Brixham
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 9: Walking
Brixham to Dartmouth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 10: Walking
Dartmouth to Torcross
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 11: Walking
Torcross to Salcombe
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

- Day 12: Walking
Salcombe to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 13: Walking
Bigbury on Sea to Noss Mayo
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 14: Walking
Noss Mayo to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 15: Walking
Plymouth (Barbican) to Portwrinkle
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.

- Day 16: 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 17: Walking
Looe to Fowey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 18: Walking
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 19: Walking
Charlestown to Mevagissey
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 20: Walking
Mevagissey to Portloe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 21: Walking
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 22: Walking
Falmouth to Helford
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Cross Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 23: 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 arranged nearby.

Day 24: Walking
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 25: Walking
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 26: Walking
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 27: Walking
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 28: Walking
Porthcurno to St Just
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 29: Walking
St Just to Zennor
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 30: Walking
Zennor to St Ives
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 31: Walking
St Ives to Portreath
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 32: Walking
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 33: Walking
Perranporth to Newquay
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 34: Walking
Newquay to Porthcothan
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 35: Walking
Porthcothan to Padstow
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 36: Walking
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Rock to Padstow.

Day 37: Walking
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 38: Walking
Tintagel to Crackington Haven
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 39: Walking
Crackington Haven to Bude
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 40: Walking
Bude to Hartland Quay
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 41: Walking
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 42: Walking
Clovelly to Westward Ho!
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 43: Depart
Westward Ho!
 

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

41 Days / 42 Nights 11.6 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £3,644 per person

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Total Cost £7,288

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