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The "100 Mile Challenge" Cornwall Walking Holiday

Saints and Smugglers - The One Hundred Mile Challenge

 

A 100 mile challenging circular walking holiday linking the Saints Way,  Smugglers Way and the North and South Cornish Coastal Path.

Introduction to the Walk

South cornwall coast path, saints way footpath, uk walking holidaysFor fit and experienced walkers this is the ultimate and most varied weeks walking in Cornwall. Four very different sections of trail, completing two mid distance Cornwall Coast to Coast footpaths as well as two very different sections of the South West Coast Path and a crossing of the highest point in Cornwall.

From desolate moorland tors, to unspoilt fishing villages, experience precipitous cliffs, hidden coves, dramatic tors, golden deserted beaches, inland forests, rivers valleys and high moorland. Walking on ancient drove roads, tracing smugglers trails and the paths of the revenue men who tried to find them, you will track the Pilgrimage routes of ancient saints and holy men one day and follow in the well worn boot steps of hardy cliff top miners the next.

Kilmar Tor Bodmin Moor Cornwall South West England Walking HolidayEncounter ancient Celtic crosses, holy wells, old mine works and bronze age cliff top forts, passing locations that inspired and were adored by writers as diverse as Thomas Hardy, Tennyson, Daphne du Maurier and John Betjeman. For nature lovers keep aware as you pass through the habitat of seals, otters, deer, peregrine falcons, buzzards and if you are lucky puffins,  adders and basking sharks.

A 7 day walking challenge or up to 11 days for those who want to undertake the route at a slower rate it’s not all toil on the trail. Recover with overnight stops at cosmopolitan Padstow, the idyllic fishing village at Port Isaac, infamous lonely Jamaica Inn as well as the historically rich and unique natural harbours at Fowey and Boscastle.

saints way, cornwall Coast to Coast walking routes, uk walking holidays A superb weeks adventure for experienced walkers where the real prize is the variety and breadth of the walk - a trip through the many facets and faces of Cornwall old and New. 

Take the challenge and take a walking holiday that keeps you in the remote and real Cornwall away from the more crowded tourist trails whilst ensuring you make the occasional visit to some of its more stunning favourite locations.

 

 

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