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Walking Cornwall's North Coast Padstow to Perranporth

6 days
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$1,349 USD
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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
W05PP
Ways to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays, Premium Adventures
Activity:
Self-Guided Walking
Min age:
12

A wonderful walk along the Northern Cornish coastline awaits you as you get to know two of Cornwall's famous summer-getaways, Padstow and Perranporth.

Cornwall is famous for its beautiful and impressive coastline, the longest in the United Kingdom and much of which is designated as 'An area of natural beauty' (AONB). The Cornish coast is punctuated by pretty fishing villages, many of which are still working today.

A wonderful walk along the Northern Cornish coastline awaits you on this 5 night holiday where you explore this magnificent coast between two of Cornwall's most famous summer get-aways, Padstow and Perranporth. You can really get to know the towns of Padstow and Newquay as you spend 3 nights in pretty Padstow and 2 nights in popular Newquay on this twin centre holiday with transfers included at the start and the end of the walks as required. Padstow is a charming and picturesque working fishing port, at the head of the Camel river and is well know for its fish restaurants and its connection to the TV chef Rick Stein. Perhaps take a vist to the Lobster Hatchery during your stay - it is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the European lobster in the local waters. Newquay is a thriving tourist town and is famous for its surfing beaches, there's plenty of shops and restaurants to visit during your stay here.

The walks takes in headland to cove and on to golden sands, the scenery changing as fast as the weather (well, it is Cornwall!). The shorter daily distances give plenty of time to soak up the views and the wild rocky coastline has to be seen to be believed. Keep your eyes peeled for the local sea life, especially the sea birds in abudance in this area. Watergate Bay, Bedruthan Steps, Holywell Bay and Newquay town beaches all add their atmosphere and charm to this great coastal walk.

Highlights

  • Based in the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow, well known in the foodie community and the bustling resort of Newquay
  • Spectacular views of the magnificent North coast of Cornwall with its wild rocky coastline featuring headlands, coves and golden sands
  • Flora and fauna to delight, watch out for the sea birds including the Booby (local name for the Gannet)
  • Based on our popular 5 night, Walking the Lizard Peninsula

Key information

  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of 4 star hotels
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps 
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Countries visited: United Kingdom

What's included

  • All breakfasts 
  • All accommodation
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers 
  • Walking transfers as required

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations 
  • Single accommodation (available on request, compulsory supplement)
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

4

Days of Walking & Trekking
Terrain:

Walks on this holiday are on coastal paths. The paths do not include the rocky and hillier sections that you would find further west.

Day by day breakdown
Day 2 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 3 13.0km/8.0miles
Day 4 16.5km/10.0miles
Day 5 19.5km/12.0miles

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Itinerary

Padstow
to
Newquay
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Padstow

    Arrival in Padstow where you spend the next three nights

  • Day 2

    Padstow to Trevone Circular Walk

    A short but rewarding circular walk and a fine introduction to the Cornish Coast Path. After traversing the estuarine beaches and calm blue waters at the mouth of the River Camel, the barren cliffs of Trevose Head provide a stark contrast, setting the tone for the wilder coast ahead before returning to Padstow via inland footpaths and country lanes

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Trevone to Porthcothan

    With six beaches, one mighty headland and numerous sandy coves, the chances that you will take all day to cover this short and incredibly beautiful section are high. It is an easy and pleasant walk but on a sunny day the temptation to enjoy the sand or dip your toes in the sea can be too much. From the calm and sheltered (not to mention curiously named) Mother Ivey's to the wild and surf battered Booby's Bay (Booby is a local name for the gannet), there is good variety to be found even on such a short walk. Transfers at the start and end of the day

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Porthcothan to Newquay

    High cliffs and striking headlands dominate this section of the North coast. After a transfer to Porthcothan, once again the dramatic scenery is softened at regular intervals by long (and popular) beaches. With a blend of interesting geology, archaeology and stunning views, this walk remains fascinating throughout. With two popular resorts; Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth en route, the beautiful and fascinating Bedruthan Steps, dozens of small islands and thousands of sea birds, the miles seem to slip by until you arrive at the ever-popular Newquay, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Newquay to Perranporth

    Threading between two of Cornwall's busiest resorts, this walk takes you through some unexpectedly wild landscapes with magnificent views ahead to the west, and past some of the best beaches on the north Cornish coast. Transfer back to Newquay at the end of your walk.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Leave Newquay

    Depart Newquay after breakfast.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

United Kingdom

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts included.

Enjoy the local cuisine in a mixture of restaurants, inns, pubs and seaside cafes. Cornwall is famous for its fish and shellfish, dairy produce, wine, beer and of course the humble Cornish Pasty. There are also plenty of traditional fish and chip shops to choose from. 

Weather

With Cornwall being located on the Southern coast of the UK, it is no surprise that the sea has a noticeable influence on the weather and climate of the area. 
In the summer, the average maximum temperature is around 19°C but can get into the late 20's. 
Rain falls year round so bringing hooded waterproof coats and hats will ensure visitors are prepared for any spells of wind and rain the region may experience. 

Is this trip for you?

Walking Conditions
Classification: Self-Guided
Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)
Average daily distance: 15km (9ml) 
No. of days walking: 4
Terrain and route: This is a well balanced walk and is perfectly suited to walkers who want to experience the coastal paths of beautiful Cornwall without the rocky and hillier sections further west.
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodation, provide you with route directions so that you can walk at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next.

It is important that you are happy following route directions, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There maybe others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The routes directions contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local agent is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

SYMPLY PADSTOW, PADSTOW
Symply Padstow is an elegant Edwardian style house with it’s beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms with either views of the estuary or the sea. The breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the majestic rocks of the Cornish coastline, rolling cliffs and hills for miles and a postcard town right in the centre of it; Padstow is the best place to experience everything that’s best in Cornwall. Padstow, or Petroc Stow in the Doomsday Book means Petroc’s Place and is a treasure of the county of Cornwall. The greenery of the countryside surrounding it and the magnificent blue seas that cover the rocks gives Padstow one of the most striking views of the North Atlantic. The local friendly and proud people of Padstow have turned this town into a visitor’s hotspot and are always welcoming visitors. Symply Padstow waits for you to come and enjoy. The history of Padstow is long, varied and rich. While staying here be sure to learn of the Viking raids of the tenth century, driving out the local monks. Learn also of Padstow’s vital role in the colonising of the American continent, offering cheap passage to immigrants in vast timber vessels. Learn of the shipwrecks, the stories, the inspiration of poets, the generations of townspeople and Padstow’s very special place in a country that defines British maritime history

THE CARLTON, NEWQUAY
The hotel seamlessly blends elements of the original and the new creating a distinctive style and ambiance, with no children staying at the Carlton, our focus is on luxury, comfort and tranquility. A Charming late 19th Century period house wonderfully positioned in Newquay at Fistral Beach. The Carlton is a small private boutique style hotel with seven individually styled bedrooms offering bed and breakfast, two licensed lounges leading to an outside heated patio where you can relax and enjoy the evening ambiance.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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