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 $630 - $707 Full Info Book
CSW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 10 miles/16 km $761 - $864 Full Info Book
CSW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 8 miles/13 km $903 - $1032 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 $761 - $864 Full Info Book
CSL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 11 miles/18 km $916 - $1044 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 $955 - $1084 Full Info Book
CSE7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km $1092 - $1247 Full Info Book
CSE8 7 days walking (8 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1220 - $1400 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This is our second trip … Hadrian’s Wall being the first …and we find you and your support material, email communication, and general organisation excellent in all regards. It did help having had a previous trip to know how to use everything. It is comforting to know you are there to help if we need it. We look forward to booking another trip soon! Thanks.

Great Glen Way, June 2019
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We appreciate the world-class planning and detail that goes into Mickledore holidays. You put together a seamless combination of two walks. All we needed to do was pack and walk. No worries with the excellent pre-trip package. The B&B’s were all top notch. Each one unique, friendly and spotless. The restaurant recommendations were excellent and welcome. We have and will continue to recommend Mickledore with enthusiasm and without reservation to our friends.

St Oswald’s Way, May 2019
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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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