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. Highlights include Gurnard’s Head, Sennan Cove and the Minick Threatre as well as St Michaels Mount and the magnificent Lizard Point.

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.

We offer 3 holidays walking between St Ives and Plymouth on the South and West Cornwall section of the South West Coast Path. Firstly we have the 39 miles from St Ives to Penzance. This is followed by the 60 miles from Penzance to Falmouth. Finally we have the 79 miles from Falmouth to Plymouth.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Note on transfers: Many of the accommodations on the South West Coast Path operate a two night minimum policy, therefore when booking, you need to be prepared to be transferred to and from your accommodation on several nights of your holiday.

Land's End Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance

St Ives to Penzance 39 miles/63 km

We offer 3 itineraries 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 $751 - $859 Full Info Book
CSW5 4 days walking (5 nights) 10 miles/16 km $906 - $1050 Full Info Book
CSW6 5 days walking (6 nights) 8 miles/13 km $1064 - $1244 Full Info Book

The Lizard: Penzance to Falmouth

Penzance to Falmouth 60 miles/97 km

We offer 2 itineraries 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 $881 - $1025 Full Info Book
CSL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1060 - $1240 Full Info Book

South Cornwall Coast Path: Falmouth to Plymouth

Falmouth to Plymouth 79 miles/127 km

We offer 3 itineraries 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 $1118 - $1298 Full Info Book
CSE7 6 days walking (7 nights) 13 miles/21 km $1276 - $1492 Full Info Book
CSE8 7 days walking (8 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1424 - $1676 Full Info Book