Route: From Bigbury on Sea to Combe Martin (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
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.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Noss Mayo, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- 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

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Portwrinkle, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 5:
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 6:
Looe to Fowey
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 7:
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 8:
Charlestown to Mevagissey
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 9:
Mevagissey to Portloe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Due to a lack of accommodation in Portloe, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 10:
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 11:
Falmouth to Helford
Distance: 9.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Cross Helford River by small ferry.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Helford, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 12:
Helford to Coverack
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Gillan Creek is tide dependent.

Due to a lack of accommodation in Helford this will be arranged nearby.

Day 13:
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 14:
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 15:
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 16:
Penzance to Porthcurno
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Porthcurno, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 17:
Porthcurno to St Just
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 18:
St Just to Zennor
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Due to a lack of accommodation in zennor, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 19:
Zennor to St Ives
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 20:
St Ives to Portreath
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 21:
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 22:
Perranporth to Newquay
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 23:
Newquay to Porthcothan
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Porthcothan, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 24:
Porthcothan to Padstow
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 25:
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Padstow to Rock.

Day 26:
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 27:
Tintagel to Crackington Haven
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

Due to a lack of accommodation in Crackington Haven, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 28:
Crackington Haven to Bude
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 29:
Bude to Hartland Quay
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 30:
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

IMPORTANT - Due to the restricted access in Clovelly village, it is not possible for your luggage to be delivered to the hotel. Instead, bags are delivered to a store room at the top of the village. You can either take out items you need for the evening/morning or carry your own bag to the hotel. In both instances, if your bag is to be moved on, it needs to be in the store room for 09:00. Please ask when booking for further information.

Day 31:
Clovelly to Westward Ho!
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 32:
Westward Ho! to Instow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Ferry journey required from Instow to Appledore.

Day 33:
Instow to Braunton
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 34:
Braunton to Woolacombe
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Due to a lack of accommodation in Woolacombe, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 35:
Woolacombe to Combe Martin
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 36: Depart
Combe Martin
 

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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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

34 Days / 35 Nights 11.8 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £4,423 per person

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Total Cost £8,846

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