Route: From Babbacombe to Penzance (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

Click on a day for further information.

Day 1: Arrive
Babbacombe
Day 2:
Babbacombe to Paignton
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3:
Paignton to Brixham
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 4:
Brixham to Dartmouth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 5:
Dartmouth to Strete
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 6:
Strete to Hallsands
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 7:
Hallsands to Salcombe
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 8:
Salcombe to Hope Cove
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 9:
Hope Cove to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 10:
Bigbury on Sea to Wembury
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

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

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 12:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

Day 13:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Portwrinkle
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 14:
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 15:
Looe to Polperro
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 16:
Polperro to Fowey
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 17:
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 18:
Charlestown to Gorran Haven
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 19:
Gorran Haven to Portloe
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 20:
Portloe to Portscatho
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 21:
Portscatho to Falmouth
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

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

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 23:
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 24:
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 25:
The Lizard to Mullion
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 26:
Mullion to Praa Sands
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 27:
Praa Sands to Penzance
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 28: Depart
Penzance
 

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.

Not Quite Right?
Try our Tailor Made Service here »

Important Information

Holiday Summary

Select:

Itinerary

26 Days / 27 Nights 8.7 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon
  • Icon

Cost £3,004 per person

--


Total Cost £6,008

You will be redirected to a booking form to confirm your details and make secure payment.


Ask questions about this holiday.


Other options for this route:

Popular Daily Distances >

Longer Daily Distances >

About Walk The Trail

Speak to an expert on:

+44 01326 567252

Click here to email us

Our office hours are:
09:00-16:30 Monday-Friday

Walk the Trail
The Old Stable
Rear of 12 Wendron Street
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 8PS

SWCPA
Green hosting from 20i
Just one tree

Signup for News

Payment cards

A message from
Walk the Trail

 


Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented demand for accommodation in the UK, the website will not allow bookings giving less than 8 weeks notice.  If you're looking to walk sooner than this, please send us an enquiry.
  


Please click here for more information