Route: From Dartmouth to Porlock (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
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/Easy

A ferry is required between Cremyl 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 Polperro
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Please be advised that there is limited accommodation in Portwrinkle and this may be sourced nearby.

- Day 9:
Polperro to Par
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

A ferry is required between Fowey and Polruan.
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 10:
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 11:
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 12:
Portloe to Falmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Two ferry crossings are required on this stretch.

- Day 13:
Falmouth to Porthallow
Distance: 18 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 14:
Porthallow to The Lizard
Distance: 16 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 15:
The Lizard to Porthleven
Distance: 14.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 16:
Porthleven to Penzance
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 17:
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 18:
Porthcurno to Pendeen
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 19:
Pendeen to St Ives
Distance: 14 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 Mawgan Porth
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

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

Day 23:
Mawgan Porth to Padstow
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
- Day 24:
Padstow to Port Isaac
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Short ferry ride from Padstow to Rock.

Day 25:
Port Isaac to Boscastle
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 26:
Boscastle to Bude
Distance: 16.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 27:
Bude to Hartland Quay
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 28:
Hartland Quay to Clovelly
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 29:
Clovelly to Westward Ho!
Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 30:
Westward Ho! to Braunton
Distance: 18 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Today's walk will include either a ferry or a bus between Instow and Appledore. Alternatively, you can walk the additional 6 miles around the estuary.

Day 31:
Braunton to Woolacombe
Distance: 15.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Day 32:
Woolacombe to Combe Martin
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 33:
Combe Martin to Lynmouth
Distance: 13.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 34:
Lynmouth to Porlock
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate
 

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

33 Days / 34 Nights 14.0 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 4


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £4,329 per person

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Total Cost £8,658

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