SWCP - South West Cornwall

Leaving Penzance behind the route soon arrives in Marazion with views over Mounts Bay and the magical island and castle of St Michael's Mount on its roller coaster ride.

Sandy beaches turn to granite and slate resulting in dramatic cliffs as the route heads towards The Lizard and the most southerly point of the UK. The route passes through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a National Nature reserve.

Beyond Coverack the route passes through a variety of landscapes, from dramatic cliffs, fishing villages, beaches, woodland and even a working quarry before reaching the Helford River. From here its a fairly gentle walking through fields and wooded

 


Highlight's

  • The dramatic Atlantic coastline with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches.
  • Visiting The Lizard, the most Southerly point in the UK.
  • Reaching the half way point of the South West Coast Path at Porthallow.
  • Visiting the picturesque villages and harbour's along the route.

Route Facts

Start: Penzance
Finish: Falmouth
Total Distance: 61 miles (98 km)
Season January - December

 

Itineraries

 
SWCO1 South West Cornwall - 4 days / 5 nights £450.00 per person (based on 2 sharing)
     
Day 1 Arrive in Penzance    
Day 2 Penzance to Porthleven 14 miles (22 km)
Day 3 Porthleven to The Lizard 14 miles (22 km)
Day 4 The Lizard to Porthallow 15 miles (24 km)
Day 5 Porthallow to Falmouth 18 miles (29 km) 
Day 6 Depart after breakfast
       

 

 
SWCO2 South West Cornwall - 5 days / 6 nights £545.00 per person (based on 2 sharing)
       
Day 1 Arrive in Penzance    
Day 2 Penzance to Porthleven 14 miles (22 km)
Day 3 Porthleven to The Lizard 14 miles (22 km)
Day 4 The Lizard to Coverack 10 miles (17 km)
Day 5 Coverack to Helford River 13 miles (21 km)
Day 6 Helford River to Falmouth 10 miles (17 km)
Day 7 Depart after breakfast

 

 
SWCO3 South West Cornwall - 6 days/7 nights £630.00 per person (based on 2 sharing)
       
Day 1 Arrive in Penzance    
Day 2 Penzance to Praa Sands  10 miles (17km)
Day 3 Praa Sands to Mullion 11 miles (18 km) 
Day 4 Mullion to The Lizard   7 miles (12 km) 
Day 5 The Lizard to Coverack 10 miles (17 km)
Day 6 Coverack to Helford River 13 miles (21 km)
Day 7 Helford River to Falmouth 10 miles (17 km)
Day 8 Depart after breakfast

 

 

 
Supplements / Options
       
  Extra Night (Standard) £48.00 per person / per night
  Single Supplement £20.00 per person / per night
  Solo Walker Supplement £30.00 per person / per night
 
 

Travel

We provide travel information for your guidance only, we are happy to assist with more detailed travel arrangements or arrange taxi's (where necessary).

If you require any assistance with travel planning, please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance.

Getting to Penzance

By Air - The closest airports are Exeter and Bristol, both having connecting bus / rail connections with major towns.

By Train - The nearest mainline rail station is Penzance (0 miles). Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information. 

By Bus - Penzance has local bus services to major towns along with coach / rail connections, for timetable and information visit www.travelinesw.com 

Returning from Falmouth

By Air - The closest airports are Exeter or Bristol, both having connecting bus / rail connections from major towns.

By Train - The nearest station is Falmouth (0 miles). Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information.

By Bus - Falmouth has local bus services to major towns along with coach / rail connections, for timetable and information visit www.travelinesw.com

 

Map

 

 

Route Info

General Information

The distances and ascents / descents are approximate and for guidance only. The individual making the booking is responsible for ensuring that each member of the party is suitably equipped with standard / survival equipment as necessary for the route / terrain involved.

Insurance

It is advisable that you and each member of your party, takes out holiday insurance to protect yourselves, equipment, luggage and to cover against non-refundable costs should you have to cancel your trip due to unexpected circumstances or ill health. You should ensure that any such policy covers you for the activities being undertaken during your holiday.

Navigation

The route is well way-marked and generally easy to follow. We provide a detailed route guide along with maps to assist you along the way.

Experience & Fitness

The tour is suitable for most people with good physical fitness. The route is graded as moderate to strenuous, there are many steep ascents and descents and much of the route is along isolated coastal / cliff top paths.

Equipment

You should always ensure you are properly equipped for your walking holiday and prepared for varying weather conditions along the route. Your holiday pack contains a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking / survival equipment for a days walking.

Luggage Transfers

Your luggage will be transferred each day between each overnight accommodation as detailed within your itinerary. Please check with your accommodation provider where your bags should be left for collection each morning. Luggage transfers are one bag with a maximum weight of 20kg per person.

 

 

Accommodation

Accommodation

We use comfortable hotels, country inns, guest-houses and B&B's in selecting your accommodation and aim to provide these as close to the trail as possible. We work closely with all of our accommodation providers, each one being selected based on their quality of accommodation and the warm welcomes they provide. We will always request accommodation with private en-suite facilities, but in remoter locations this may not always be available. Please note, that due to the route and location of available accommodation you may need to walk / travel a short distance where accommodation is not available along the route (We can provide taxi transfers if required and booked in advance), your holiday pack will contain directions and location map of each nights accommodation.

Meals

All of our holidays are provided on a Bed & Breakfast basis, thus giving you the flexibility to choose your own options for lunch and evening meals. Your holiday pack will contain information on the options available along the route to stop for lunch and places to obtain an evening meal locally, along with places to obtain packed lunches. Accommodation providers may be able to offer evening meals and packed lunches by prior arrangement if this should be required.

Single Rooms and Solo Walkers

If you require single room either as an individual or as part of a group we would be happy to accommodate you although a single room supplement is payable.

Additional Nights

You can book as many extra nights as you wish, just tell us during your booking where you would like to spend extra days and we would be happy to arrange this for you and provide a quotation and personalised itinerary for this.

 

Included

What's Included

  •  Accommodation in comfortable hotels, country inns, guest-houses and B&B'
  •  Breakfast each morning for the duration of your holiday.
  •  Luggage transfers each day between each overnight accommodation.
  •  A detailed holiday pack, route guide and maps.
  •  Assistance with travel arrangements (where required).
  •  Emergency support during your holiday.