Nearwater Walking Holidays

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Lands End
"Cornwall's Wild West" - St Ives to Penzance is the most remote section of the South West Coast Path and offers some challenging walking (in our standard itinerary daily distances have been kept short because of this). Its rugged path hugs the coastline around Cape Cornwall and then down to Lands End which is the most westerly tip of Britain.
A walk starting in Padstow "The Food Capital of Cornwall" and finishing in St Ives "The artists capital". The itinerary below is for 6 days of walking which we think would be ideal for most people.
The Lizard
Exhilarating Walk around the beautiful wild and secluded Lizard, Britain's most southerly point. The Lizard is almost an island, girded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by the meandering waters of the Helford river, only a tiny land bridge connecting it to the rest of Cornwall. Golden beaches and pebbly coves, dramatic cliff tops, still rivers and creeks full of bird life. Freshwater lakes, open heathland, fabulously hued Serpentine rock outcrops and gardens full of sub-tropical plants warmed by the Gulf Stream, you will come across them all on this walk.
A 102 mile walk through historic England, following the limestone escarpment on the western edge of the Cotswolds.
Pendower Beach - The Roseland
This is a mixture of official coastal path walking and interesting local additions along a part of the coastal path that includes fabulous views across bays, rivers and inlets that constitute Cornwall's best sailing areas.
Saints Way - Helman Tor
An old pilgrimage route taken by pilgrims voyaging from Ireland and Wales on route to France, in order to avoid the dangerous voyage around Lands End. The Saints' Way crosses mid-Cornwall from coast to coast.
Starting in our home village of St Mawes this walk leads you along the cliff lined coast past tiny fishing villages, bustling ports and sleepy hamlets to the city of Plymouth. This section of coast provides a gentle beauty with great headlands and secluded sandy beaches.
Howgill Fells
A 78 mile 6 day walk. The walk is mostly quite gentle except for a slightly more strenuous day on day 4. The Dales Way is one of Britain's best loved, most popular and most beautiful long distance walks.
This is a tough walking holiday for the fit and regular walker. It takes the official coastal path along a stretch of coast that includes fabulous views across bays, rivers and inlets that constitute Cornwall's best sailing areas.
A wonderful walk through the heart of the Thames Valley. Taking in the delightful historic riverside towns of Abingdon, Henley, Marlow and Windsor amongst others and giving you time to explore them as you progress down the Thames Path.
A gentle walk starting from the source of the Thames down stream through England's countryside and history including the great University city of Oxford and finishing in Pangbourne, famed for the rowing prowess of its famous naval boarding school.
From North Devon to Padstow "The Food Capital of Cornwall". A challenging walk but one that rewards with some spectacular views and magnificent high cliffs.
Sennen Cove
This is a 630 mile walk of the entire South West Coast Path averaging 13 miles per day, with 2 rest days, total 54 day itinerary. To do it you would need to be in good physical shape.
Woody Bay
Stage 1 of the South West Coast Path takes in a great variety of scenery and landscape. From the soaring cliffs of Great Hangman (nr Combe Martin) with its 244m of cliff face and to the shingle estuaries of Lynton and the River Taw.
Devon Coast
A 9 day walk along South Devon's South West Coastal Path.
The south coast of Cornwall is slightly gentler than those used to the North and West Coasts. Life revolves more around sailing and fishing. During this walking holiday you will get a wonderful view of maritime Cornwall.