South West Coast Path: North Cornwall

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and National Trail. Our North Cornwall holidays take in tiny fishing villages, rocky headlands, remote coastal landscapes and golden surf-washed beaches.

You’ll enjoy overnights stays in the popular towns of Tintagel, Port Isaac, Padstow and St Ives. There are a great many historical points along this route as well as museums telling the story of North Cornwall’s hidden past. Highlights along this stunning stretch of coast include Tintagel Castle, the mythical birthplace of the legendary King Arthur. There are a number of Iron Age forts which are of huge interest. Also on display are abandoned engine houses, relics of a once prosperous tin mining industry.

This is a dramatic landscape with magnificent waterfalls crashing from the clifftops onto the rocky beaches beneath. Wildflowers and seabirds further enhance your experience of this awe-inspiring coastline.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along the entire length of the South West Coast Path. All routes are well worth undertaking in their own right and you can take on each section separately until you’ve completed the whole path.

We offer 2 holidays walking between Westward Ho! and St Ives on the North Cornwall section of the South West Coast Path. Firstly we have the 80 miles from Westward Ho! to Padstow, followed by the 64 miles from Padstow to St Ives.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Note on transfers: Many of the accommodations on the South West Coast Path operate a two night minimum policy, therefore when booking, you need to be prepared to be transferred to and from your accommodation on several nights of your holiday.

North Cornwall Coast Path: Westward Ho! to Padstow

Westward Ho! to Padstow 80 miles/128 km

We offer 2 itineraries from Westward Ho! to Padstow. Choose from 7 or 9 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This is one of the toughest sections of the coast path due to its many ascents and descents in a more remote environment.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CNE8 7 days walking (8 nights) 11 miles/18 km £750 - £889 Full Info Book
CNE10 9 days walking (10 nights) 9 miles/14 km £972 - £1150 Full Info Book

North Cornwall Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives

Padstow to St Ives 64 miles/102 km

We offer 2 itineraries from Padstow to St Ives. Choose from 4 or 6 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This walk hugs a rugged coastline past bays and beaches, along beautiful cliff tops, to the most strenuous section of the entire path taking in steep, overhanging cliffs and spectacular rock formations.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CNW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 16 miles/26 km £491 - £570 Full Info Book
CNW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £669 - £788 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Q: How likely is it that you would recommend Mickledore to a friend? A: extremely likely because my wife and I absolutely loved the 5 days walking along the South West Coast Path, partly because of the scenery but also we always felt relaxed and confident that with Mickledore’s professional organisation we would not come to any problems (which we didn’t, thank you).

South West Coast Path: North Cornwall, June 2019
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