Route: From Dartmouth 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
Dartmouth
- Day 2:
Dartmouth to Torcross
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

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

- Day 3:
Torcross to Salcombe
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

- Day 4:
Salcombe to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Bigbury on Sea, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 5:
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 6:
Noss Mayo to Plymouth (Barbican)
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 7:
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 8:
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 9:
Looe to Fowey
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Moderate

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.

Day 10:
Fowey to Charlestown
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Day 11:
Charlestown to Mevagissey
Distance: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 12:
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 13:
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 14:
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 15:
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 16:
Coverack to The Lizard
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 17:
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 18:
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 19:
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 20:
Porthcurno to St Just
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 21:
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 22:
Zennor to St Ives
Distance: 6.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 23:
St Ives to Portreath
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 24:
Portreath to Perranporth
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 25:
Perranporth to Newquay
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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

- Day 26:
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 27:
Porthcothan to Padstow
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 28:
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Padstow to Rock.

Day 29:
Port Isaac to Tintagel
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
- Day 30:
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 31:
Crackington Haven to Bude
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 32:
Bude to Hartland Quay
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 33:
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 34:
Clovelly to Westward Ho!
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 35:
Westward Ho! to Instow
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy

Ferry journey required from Instow to Appledore.

Day 36:
Instow to Braunton
Distance: 12 miles Difficulty: Easy
- Day 37:
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 38:
Woolacombe to Combe Martin
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 39: 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

37 Days / 38 Nights 11.9 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £4,807 per person

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Total Cost £9,614

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