Route: From Bigbury on Sea to Braunton (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
Bigbury on Sea
- Day 2:
Bigbury on Sea to Wembury
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 3:
Wembury to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 4:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Kingsand/Cawsand
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

Day 5:
Kingsand/Cawsand to Portwrinkle
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 6:
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 7:
Looe to Polperro
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 8:
Polperro to Fowey
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 9:
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 10:
Charlestown to Gorran Haven
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 11:
Gorran Haven to Portloe
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
Day 12:
Portloe to Portscatho
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 13:
Portscatho to Falmouth
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 14:
Falmouth to Helford
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Crossing Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 15:
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 16:
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 17:
The Lizard to Mullion
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 18:
Mullion to Praa Sands
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 19:
Praa Sands to Penzance
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 20:
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 21:
Porthcurno to Sennen
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 22:
Sennen to Pendeen
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 23:
Pendeen to Zennor
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 24:
Zennor to St Ives
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 25:
St Ives to Hayle
Distance: 6 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 26:
Hayle to Portreath
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 27:
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 28:
Perranporth to Newquay
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

Day 29:
Newquay to Porthcothan
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 30:
Porthcothan to Padstow
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 31:
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Padstow to Rock.

Day 32:
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 33:
Tintagel to Crackington Haven
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate
Day 34:
Crackington Haven to Bude
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 35:
Bude to Morwenstow
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 36:
Morwenstow to Hartland Quay
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 37:
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 38:
Clovelly to Westward Ho!
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 39:
Westward Ho! to Appledore
Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 40:
Appledore to Barnstaple
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Ferry journey required from Instow to Appledore.

Day 41:
Barnstaple to Braunton
Distance: 5.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 42: Depart
Braunton
 

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.

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Important Information

Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

40 Days / 41 Nights 9.3 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 2


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £4,531 per person

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Total Cost £9,062

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