Route: From Bigbury on Sea to Clovelly (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
Bigbury on Sea
- Day 2:
Bigbury on Sea to Noss Mayo
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 3:
Noss Mayo to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 4:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Portwrinkle
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl and Plymouth.

- Day 5:
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 6:
Polperro to Par
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

- Day 7:
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 8:
Mevagissey to Portloe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 9:
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 10:
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 11:
Porthallow to The Lizard
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 12:
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 13:
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
Day 14:
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 15:
Porthcurno to Pendeen
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 16:
Pendeen to St Ives
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 17:
St Ives to Portreath
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 18:
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 19:
Perranporth to Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 20:
Mawgan Porth to Padstow
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 21:
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Padstow to Rock.

Day 22:
Port Isaac to Boscastle
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 23:
Boscastle to Bude
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 24:
Bude to Hartland Quay
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 25:
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 26: Depart
Clovelly
 

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

24 Days / 25 Nights 14.2 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £2,820 per person

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Total Cost £5,640

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