The Cornish Coast of England 1
Includes lodging for 11 nights, all meals including pub lunches, transportation within England, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van will transfer guests from London Heathrow airport hotel to the start of the tour near Bude, and return to the hotel.
Not included: Airline service to London Heathrow International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
This tour ran in September of 2023 with a diverse group. It is now available as a custom tour with as few as 6 guests. Please call the office if you would like to discuss possible dates: 303-664-8388
“Cornwall was stunning, people lovely, and food great” – Marilyn H.
Hike the Cornwall Coastal Path in England
The Cornwall Coastal Path hugs the entire 299-mile seashore of County Cornwall, from Bude in the north to its southeastern terminus at Plymouth and embraces some of the wildest and most dramatic landscapes to be found throughout the U.K. As impressive as its 288-mile expanse may be, the Cornwall Coastal Path comprises only part of the greater 630-mile Southwest Coastal Path, all of which is a part of the National Trust network of trails, of which the Cotswold Path is also included. National Trust designation, among its many features, translates into excellently maintained trails and reliable, easily identifiable signage. Typical of National Trust Trails, the Cornwall Coastal Path embraces several areas of outstanding natural beauty throughout its length. This is a true village-to-village tour. Each day we walk the coastline heading southwest, and each night we stay in a new village. Our luggage will be transferred between villages.
Cornwall is situated at the southwestern tip of England, with the open Atlantic to the west and the English Channel to the south. Because of its geography, Cornwall boasts some of the mildest temperatures, the most amount of sunshine and the least precipitation in the U.K. In addition to its most southerly latitude, Cornwall is the beneficiary of the warming waters of the Gulf Stream current that travels northeastward from the Gulf of Mexico. During the summer months, the Cornwall coast is considered England’s Riviera, and once you have experienced the region’s magnificent white sand beaches and pounding surf, you’ll understand why. Another feature of the coastline is the high cliffs, or headlands that look out over the Celtic sea. Our route is continually climbing to another headland, then dropping to a beach, then up again. The views are astonishing and well earned. To complement the hiking on this inn-to-inn hike, we will frequently stumble upon numerous beachside pubs, cafes, and bakeries – further evidence of the importance of tourism to this region. Make no mistake, the pasty is an essential part of the total Cornwall experience. We’ll hike 100 miles during the course of this 12-day program (9 days of hiking).
|Assembly at London's Heathrow Airport; Shuttle to Bude, County Cornwall
|Bude to Crackington Haven
|Crackingtron Haven to Tintagel
|Tintagel to Port Isaac (port Gaverne)
|Port Gaverne to Padstow
|Layover in Padstow
|Constantine Bay to Mawgan Porth
|Mawgan Porth to Newquay
|Newquay to Trevaunance Cove (St. Agnes)
|Trevaunance Cove to Portreath
|Portreath to St. Ives
|Explore St. Ives in morning, shuttle to Heathrow