South West Coast Path: South and West Cornwall

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and National Trail. Our South and West Cornwall holidays include overnight stays in the popular towns of St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth and Plymouth.

The path follows the footpaths used by coastguards and officers back in the 19th century who would have been on the look out for smugglers. There are a great many historical points along this stretch of coast as well as museums telling of Cornwall’s hidden past.

This is a contrasting coastline serving up a mix of rocky headlands overlooking idyllic coastal villages as well as lively resorts with their golden surf-washed beaches.

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.

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 take a look at the details for each of the South West Coast Path walking holidays we offer in South and West Cornwall.

Land's End Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance

St Ives to Penzance 39 miles/63 km

We offer three 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 and rugged coastline with a hidden past.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CSW4 3 days walking (4 nights) 13 miles/21 km $754 - $868 Full Info Book
CSW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 10 miles/16 km $911 - $1063 Full Info Book
CSW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 8 miles/13 km $1079 - $1269 Full Info Book

The Lizard: Penzance to Falmouth

Penzance to Falmouth 60 miles/97 km

We offer two 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 fantastic section of path allowing you to explore Lizard Point, the most southerly tip of Great Britain.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CSL5 4 days walking (5 nights) 15 miles/24 km $911 - $1063 Full Info Book
CSL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1096 - $1286 Full Info Book

South Cornwall Coast Path: Falmouth to Plymouth

Falmouth to Plymouth 79 miles/127 km

We offer three holidays from Falmouth to Plymouth. Choose from 5, 6 or 7 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day. This is a rugged section of coastline with hidden coves steeped in history. 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 $1144 - $1335 Full Info Book
CSE7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km $1305 - $1534 Full Info Book
CSE8 7 days walking (8 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1458 - $1724 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly team. Everything went very smoothly and we had a fantastic family holiday. Can’t thank the Mickledore team enough in helping us plan our walk, the quick turn around on any questions and the very clear breakdown of costs and confirmations were gratefully received.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, October 2019
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