South West Coast Path: North Cornwall

The South West Coast path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and National Trail. The area is full of interesting wildlife and birdlife, and you may even spot dolphins and seals. There are lots of historical points you pass along this route and museums highlighting North Cornwall’s hidden past.

The North Cornwall Coast Path takes in tiny fishing villages, rocky headlands, remote coastal landscapes and golden surf-washed beaches. We offer two sections that cover North Cornwall along the South West Coast Path (SWCP) National Trail. These sections pass through a mixture of idyllic coastal villages with the most rewarding views over clifftops and beaches. Our holidays along this section of the South West Coast Path include stopover nights in the popular towns of Padstow, St Ives, Port Isaac and Tintagel.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along the South West Coastal Path focusing on the best sections. 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.

When choosing your route please bear in mind that the actual distance walked on any day may sometimes vary by up to 2 miles/3 km from the quoted distances, depending on the exact location of your accommodation. The mileages shown are typical door to door distances for each day.

Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each of the South West Coastal Path walking holidays that we offer.

North Cornwall Coast Path: Westward Ho! to Padstow

Westward Ho! to Padstow 80 miles/128 km

We offer two different holidays from Westward Ho! to Padstow – choose from 7 or 9 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This section of the SWCP is one of the toughest sections 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 $1261 - $1456 Full Info Book
CNE10 9 days walking (10 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1634 - $1885 Full Info Book

North Cornwall Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives

Padstow to St Ives 64 miles/102 km

We offer two different holidays from Padstow to St Ives– choose from 4 or 6 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. The walk hugs a rugged coastline with a hidden past, 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 $836 - $948 Full Info Book
CNW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1144 - $1312 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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We have used you about 6 times now and every time the quality of everything you do is outstanding. We booked late this year and were amazed you managed to get us such good accommodation, thank you! All the hosts say how brilliant Mickledore are and how they love working with you.

West Highland Way, July 2019
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All well planned and executed. Guest houses all good or excellent. Baggage pick up very timely. Second experience with Mickledore – Well done!

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, May 2019
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