South West Coast Path: South and West Cornwall

The South West Coast path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and National Trail. The area is full of interesting flora and fauna, and you may even see dolphins and seals. The path follows in the footpaths used by coastguards and officers back in the 19th century who would have been on watch for smugglers. There are lots of historical points you pass along the route and museums highlighting Cornwall’s hidden past.

Our south and west Cornwall holidays include stopover nights in the popular towns of St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth and Plymouth. The Cornwall Coast Path takes in tiny fishing villages, rocky headlands, lively resorts and golden surf-washed beaches. We offer three sections that cover the south and west of 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

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.

Land's End Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance

St Ives to Penzance 39 miles/63 km

We offer three different holidays from St Ives to Penzance – choose from 3, 4 or 5 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This is a great route in its own right along a wild, rugged coastline with a hidden past. Passing bays and beaches, along beautiful clifftops, to the most strenuous section of the entire path taking in steep cliffs and spectacular rock formations.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CSW4 3 days walking (4 nights) 13 miles/21 km £330 - £372 Full Info Book
CSW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 10 miles/16 km £399 - £455 Full Info Book
CSW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 8 miles/13 km £499 - £569 Full Info Book

The Lizard: Penzance to Falmouth

Penzance to Falmouth 60 miles/97 km

We offer two different holidays from Penzance to Falmouth– choose from 4 or 5 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This is a great route in its own right allowing you to explore the most southerly point of Great Britain (Lizard Point), walking along the rugged coastline with hidden coves steeped in history.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CSL5 4 days walking (5 nights) 15 miles/24 km £399 - £455 Full Info Book
CSL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 11 miles/18 km £480 - £550 Full Info Book

South Cornwall Coast Path: Falmouth to Plymouth

Falmouth to Plymouth 79 miles/127 km

We offer three different holidays from Falmouth to Plymouth – choose from 5, 6 or 7 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This section follows the South West Coastal Path along the rugged coastline. Each overnight location is filled with character and highlights Cornish charm.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CSE6 5 days walking (6 nights) 16 miles/26 km £499 - £569 Full Info Book
CSE7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km £570 - £654 Full Info Book
CSE8 7 days walking (8 nights) 11 miles/18 km £640 - £738 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This holiday with lodging and luggage transfers was perfect for us – it was the highlight of our 2 week trip – the whole trip was great, but Hadrian’s Wall was a unique adventure for us. Thanks.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, September 2017
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We had never done a walking holiday before, and we’re completely hooked. Thank you very much.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, August 2017
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Our holiday with Mickledore walking the Northumberland Coastal Path was the first time we have been on a holiday like this. The organisation before we went was very detailed and the resources sent, book and maps, very comprehensive. We enjoyed the ‘unknown’ of what our accommodation was like each night as we had deliberately not looked them up on-line beforeheand. We enjoyed the reading of the next day’s wak each night giving ourselves a refresher over the very tasty and filling breakfasts we had at every stop. The scenery along this route is stunning, the sandy beaches stretch for miles and we were lucky enough to see them with sunshine and blue skies and blue sea.We were proud of our walking achievements each day and we would definitely consider another walking holiday.

Northumberland Coast Path, September 2017
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