South West Coast Path - Classic

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Complete the South West Coast Path in 6 days
> Enjoy the beautiful landscapes
> Accommodation before, during and after the South West Coast Path included

The South West Coast Path is the longest marked walking route in England. This route has been named England's best walking route twice, and for a good reason. After all, you'll be walking through some of the most dramatic landscapes in England. The route is 630 miles long, which is equivalent to 1014 kilometers and leads you from Minehead to South Haven Point through fishing villages, mountain passes, valleys and busy seaside towns. During this walk, you'll even have the opportunity to see dolphins, seals and whales!

The route is divided into 8 one-week sections and runs from Minehead to South Haven Point. The hike is basically there for everyone, but keep in mind that you'll be hiking an average of 18 kilometers a day, which will take you about 5 hours. If you do not have enough vacation days for the whole route you can also choose one of the most beautiful sections. The most beautiful section of the South West Coast Path is divided into 6 stages, starting in St. Ives and ending in The Lizard.



Arrival in St. Ives

Today you will have to make your way to St. Ives Here, you will spend the night preparing for your South West Coast Path adventure.

The St. Ives Bay Hotel (St. Ives)

The St. Ives Bay Hotel (St. Ives)

St. Ives to Pendeen

Duration: 07:55 h
Distance: 28.7 km
Ascent: 520 m
Descent: 420 m
This is one of the toughest sections of the entire route, partly due to the rocky and sometimes boggy ground. As a result, the walk is going slower than expected, but the views make up for everything. During this day you'll be doing a lot of climbing, while passing towering cliffs in beautiful bays.

The Commercial (St. Just - Pendeen)

The Commercial (St. Just - Pendeen)

Pendeen to Sennen Cove

Duration: 03:17 h
Distance: 11.9 km
Ascent: 170 m
Descent: 270 m
Today is a slightly easier walking day, with the exception of a small section at Aire Point, where you have to climb over a rocky point. The coastal path leads you past the shining lighthouse at Pendeen to the breathtaking beach at Sennen Cove. As you approach Whitsand Bay, it's time for a picnic with a spectacular view. Here you can spot seals while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The Old Success Inn (Sennen Cove)

The Old Success Inn (Sennen Cove)
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the South West Coast Path in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive South West Coast Path hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire South West Coast Path trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.


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  • Luggage Transport on the South West Coast Path

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