South West Coast Path - from Padstow

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 8 days
> Enjoy the beautiful landscapes
> Accommodation before, on, and after the South West Coast Path included

The South West Coast Path is the longest marked walking route in England. This route has twice 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. One of the most beautiful sections of the South West Coast Path is divided into 6 stages, starting in Padstow and ending in St. Ives.



Arrival in Padstow

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

The London Inn (Padstow)

The London Inn (Padstow)

Padstow to Porthcothan

Duration: 06:05 h
Distance: 22.6 km
Ascent: 290 m
Descent: 240 m
This section of The South West Coast Path offers a day of easy walking along low cliffs, with beautiful, tempting beaches below. The path leaves the attractive town of Padstow behind and leads you out to the Atlantic Coast. The path can become narrow in places and is quite rocky around Constantine Bay.

Macdonald's Farm (Porthcothan)

Macdonald's Farm (Porthcothan)

Porthcothan to Newquay

Duration: 04:44 h
Distance: 17.3 km
Ascent: 260 m
Descent: 280 m
This stretch of coast, with its vicious rocks and wild seas, was once particularly hazardous for ships and responsible for many wrecks before the lighthouse was built at Trevose Head. The South West Coast Path leads you in and out of little coves and headlands with generally fairly easy walking, with some steep steps to climb in places. If you feel like a picnic break and the tide is out, you may be tempted to take the long flight of steps down to explore the stacks as well as the many pools and caves on the beach.

The Beresford Hotel (Newquay)

The Beresford Hotel (Newquay)
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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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