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Falmouth to Plymouth - South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path at Pencarrow Head south coast of Cornwall

77 miles through atmospheric Harbours and Coves walking the South West Coast Path

Lantic Bay near Fowey Cornish Coast Long Distance Path UK National Trail Walking HolidayHistoric Harbours, picture postcard fishing villages, medieval fortifications, tall ships and towering daymarks, but best of all, in between the habitation is mile after mile of empty, protected coastline.

With endless panoramas of the sea, you climb and descend the cliffs through heather, gorse and uplands, away from the crowds, picking your own beach stops from the endless choice of coves and inlets that open up to you along the South West Coastal Path.

With options along this coastline to walk into the regions best attractions at The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan its a route that suits those who want to mix their walking with their exploring. That said, its the less known points of interest that will surprise the most on a trail linking impressive castles to historical harbours, lonely lighthouses to long lost China Clay Mines and lavish, folly filled Country Estates.

Polperro Village Cornwall

Arguably the most varied and fascinating walking along the whole of the Cornish Coast Path. The route from Falmouth marks the transition from west to east Cornwall and our walking holidays take you right through to the mighty Tamar River on the opposite bank to Plymouth and the endpoint of the Cornish landmass. En route you will find everything from tiny fishing villages to dramatic ports, towering cliffs to hidden smugglers coves.

 

For centuries seafarers and travellers have sought the comforts of the welcoming South Coast habours at Charlestown and Fowey to rest en route amongst the comings and goings of these natural shelters from the sea. The area around Fowey in particular has long inspired writers such as Daphne du Maurier,  its stunning wooded creeks and inlets also imortalised in Kenneth Grahams beautiful descriptions in Wind in the Willows. Today it remains one of Cornwall's less visited and most invigorating harbours, unspolit by mass tourism and surrounded by challenging and dramatic coastal walking.

Pridmouth Bay near Fowey on the South West Coast Path Cornwall UKThe day from Fowey to Looe striding high above the pristine golden sands of Lantic Bay before lunch at the medieval fishing harbour of Polperro and an evening meal of "straight off the boat" seafood at one of Looe's quayside restaurants is one of the hightlights of the whole South West Coast Path.

Whether resting overnight in magical harbours or choosing more remote and wild Cornish Inns you are always at arms length from your companion the mighty ocean - welcome to a walking holiday on the South Cornish Coast Path.

 

Enjoy a short video covering sections from The South Cornwall Coast Path walking route

 

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