Route: From Brixham to Porthleven (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 2:
Brixham to Dartmouth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 3:
Dartmouth to Torcross
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 4:
Torcross to Salcombe
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

- Day 5:
Salcombe to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 6:
Bigbury on Sea to Noss Mayo
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 7:
Noss Mayo to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 8:
Plymouth (Barbican) to Portwrinkle
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate

A ferry is required between Cremyll and Plymouth.

- Day 9:
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 10:
Looe to Fowey
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 11:
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 12:
Charlestown to Mevagissey
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 13:
Mevagissey to Portloe
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy
- Day 14:
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 15:
Falmouth to Helford
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy

Cross Helford River by small ferry.

- Day 16:
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 17:
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 18:
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 19: Depart
Porthleven
 

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

17 Days / 18 Nights 11.7 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £2,025 per person

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Total Cost £4,050

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