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 three different holidays from Westward Ho! to Padstow – choose from 9, 7 or 6 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 $1135 - $1316 Full Info Book
CNE10 9 days walking (10 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1468 - $1701 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 6 or 4 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CNW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 16 miles/26 km $752 - $856 Full Info Book
CNW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1019 - $1174 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

My holiday couldn’t have gone more smoothly. The organisation of accommodation, baggage transfers and packed lunches meant I could just enjoy the experience knowing everything had been arranged for me. It was great! We have framed up some of the photos we took so we can remember the amazingly dramatic landscapes we were in. It really was a mini break I will never forget.

West Highland Way, April 2018
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Hadrian’s Wall Walk, June 2018
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St Cuthbert’s Way, May 2018
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