Encounter Walking


Westward Ho! to Padstow South West Coast Path

Your Walking Holiday Route along the North Coast

Standard Walking Holiday Options and Short Break "Highlights"

Remember we are flexible enough to provide whatever route you want - just ask !

Grade of Walking

More information and examples of these walking grades

  Standard Route  
Day 1  Westward Ho! to Clovelly - 11 miles More Details
Day 2  Clovelly to Hartland Quay - 10 miles More Details
Day 3 Hartland Quay to Bude - 16 miles More Details
Day 4 Bude to Crackington Haven - 10 miles More Details
Day 5 Crackington Haven to Tintagel - 11.5 miles More Details
Day 6 Tintagel to Port Isaac - 9 miles More Details
Day 7 Port Isaac to Padstow - 12 miles More Details
  Daily Average 11.4  miles  
  Fast Route  
Day 1 Westward Ho! to Clovelly - 11 miles More Details
Day 2 Clovelly to Hartland Quay - 10 miles More Details
Day 3 Hartland Quay to Bude - 16 miles More Details
Day 4 Bude to Boscastle - 16.5 miles More Details
Day 5 Boscastle to Port Isaac - 14 miles More Details
Day 6 Port Isaac to Padstow - 12 miles More Details
  Daily Average 11.4 miles  
  Relaxed Route  
Day 1 Westward Ho! to Clovelly - 11 miles More Details
Day 2 Clovelly to Hartland Quay - 10 miles More Details
Day 3 Hartland Quay to Morwenstow - 8 miles More Details
Day 4 Morwenstow to Bude - 8 miles More Details
Day 5 Bude to Crackington Haven - 10 miles More Details
Day 6 Crackington Haven to Boscastle - 6.5 miles More Details
Day 7 Boscastle to Tintagel - 5 miles More Details
Day 8 Tintagel to Port Isaac - 9 miles More Details
Day 9 Port Isaac to Padstow - 12 miles More Details
  Daily Average - 8.8 miles  

 

Suggested Rest Days - Bude sits roughly half way along the route with lots of facitilies and places to explore. Boscastle and Port Isaac are both stunning unspoilt harbour villages with good accomomdation and restaurants - well worth a rest in Tintagel for those who want to spend time exploring King Arthurs Castle, Rocky Valley and this dramatic historical area.

 

Suggested "Highlight" Short Breaks on this section of the Cornish Coast Path

Try Hartland Quay to Padstow 5 or 6 days walking from the very start of Cornwall at the Cornish Border with Devon - to finish at the Cosmopoliton harbour of Padstow.

Or Bude to Padstow 3 or 4 days walking along the most dramatic sections including Boscastle, Tintage and Port Isaac but with easier arrival and departure options

Shorter Options can include any of the following -

Two Days Walking Three Days Walking
Tintagel to Padstow (Std Walkers) 21 miles Crackington  to Padstow (Std Walkers) 32.5 miles
Boscastle to Padstow (Fast Walkers) 26 miles Bude to Padstow (Fast Walkers) 42.5 miles
Crackington to Tintagel (Slow Walkers) 11.5 miles Bude to Tintagel (Slow Walkers) 21.5 miles

 

Add 2 days of Inland Walking after reaching Padstow on The Saints Way Coast to Coast Route

Saints Way CrossAdd some inland variety to your coast walk by extending your walking holiday from Padstow onto the 2 or 3 day Cornwall Coast to Coast route The Saints Way Running from Padstow at the end of the South West Coast Path section leads to the stunning natural harbour at Fowey on the south Coast.

Inland Tors, Holy Wells, little visited villages are linked by old drove roads, ancient paths and tracks over 28 miles in a stunning and very different two days walking through remote Mid Cornwall.

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