Encounter Walking


The "100 Mile Challenge" Cornwall Walking Holiday

Day 1 - Boscastle to Port Isaac - North Cornwall Coast Path

Distance 14 miles  - Grade 5 miles moderate grade and 9 miles severe grade - what these grades mean

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A tough first days walk along the best section of the North East Cornwall Coastline. Steep climbs and descents take you down to hidden coves, along twisted towering cliffs, past bronze age cliff carvings, King Arthur’s Castle and Merlin’s Cave at Tintagel. Rest up with a pub lunch overlooking one of Cornwall’s classic rocky cove beaches at Trebarwith Strand before an exhilarating afternoon climbing and crossing 7 valleys through cliff top mining remains on route to Port Isaac.

Click Here to read a more detailed description of the Boscastle to Tintagel section and then click here for Tintagel to Port Isaac

Overnight stops in the fishing village of Port Isaac

Day 2 - Port Isaac to Padstow - North Cornwall Coast Path

Distance 12 miles - Grade 9 miles Strenuous grade and 3 miles Easy grade what these grades mean

Stunning panorama’s are the highlight today as you pass through the abandoned village of Port Quinn and on to Pentire Head where the extensive views of the Camel Estuary and the offshore Mouls rocks are said to be the best on the whole 630 mile South West Coast Path.

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Round the dramatic Rumps headland with its Iron Age Cliff Fort pass the fabulous surfers beach at Polzeath and John Betjeman's heavenly St Endoc Church before a final foot ferry ride across the dreaded doom bar in the golden Camel Estuary to arrive in cosmopolitan bustling Padstow

Click Here to read a more detailed description of Port Isaac to Padstow on our South West Coast Path route pages

Overnight stops in the Fishing Harbour of Padstow - the restaurant capital of Cornwall

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