St Ives to Penzance and Plymouth to Torquay

Liv Berit - Sep 2023

Dear Tim,
We had a fantastic walk. We are four very happy Norwegians. We were very lucky with the weather it was only on the two last days of our walk that we had rain. The weather walking from Brixham to Torquay was terrible we were all dripping wet, luckily that was the last day so we could pack all our soak clothe sand boots in our luggage.
The walking distance were ok, except the walk from Plymouth to Wembury, we did take the Mount Batten Ferry and that made the walk a bit short. We arrived early in Wembury, by the way the cafe in Bovisands was closed.
The walk from Wembury to Banthham proved impossible. We took the Ferry from Warren Point at 10:00 and the ferry man, Bill Gregor, told us that we would not make it to the River Erme in time to wade across and he proved right.
Tregenna Castle, Gunards Head and the Airbnb in Kingsbridge were excellent.
The others were fine except Shearwater, the rooms were not very pleasant and it was only one bathroom and the owner seemed a bit tired of having guests. Ashleigh Guest House had one of the bathrooms a step down from the bedroom, and that was not ideal.
We have walked through lovely and beautiful landscapes and meet nice people and dogs on our walk.
The transfer of luggage was excellent, our bags were waiting for us every day.

Kind regards
Liv Berit

Exmouth to Poole

Arne Kambo - July 2023

Dear Tim,

Thanks for another successful walking holiday. Well organized as always. In spite of some rain showers and two of the daily distances exceeding 30 km and were a little bit strenuous, we enjoyed the walk very much. A lot of cliff walking and beautiful view along the coast. The accommodation was mostly excellent, but can be improved in Abbotsbury. We were placed in an annex in the backyard and the facilities and the service were not the best. Except that, friendly and service minded hosts and excellent breakfast all over.

This was the fifth walk and we reached the goal in Poole. However, the walk from Padstow to St. Ives is still outstanding, so this may be the holiday next year.

Thanks again and best regards,


Associated Walks:

Penzance to Mevagissey Walk

Karen Van Der Merwe - July 2023

Hi Tim, I am finally back home and wanted to say thanks again for an amazing walk!
We loved it.

The mix up of walking lengths, grade of accommodation, and the extra day in Falmouth were great!

We obviously loved The Harbour Inn, The Lugger and being able to do our washing at the Budock ! We were so bleak though that we missed the Sea Shanty singers in Cadgwith, apparently they are amazing,
We also got to swim loads at all the lovely coves.
I’ve attached some pics

All the best


St Ives to Penzance

Silvia Helmreich - June 2022

Everything was organized perfectly: the the pick up from the airport and back to airport, the luggage transfer, the high quality of the accommodation.
We also highly appreciated your flexibility to organize the walk from St. Ives to Penzance in three days. Normally you can just buy fixed days and routes. That sets you apart from other providers.
Regarding walking distance we were cheating the first day, because we had 28 km on our schedule. We decided that this is too much for the first day and we took a taxi from St. Ives to Zennor.
But the other two days we followed your suggestion. And we really had luck with the weather - sunshine the whole day, not too hot, not too cold.

So in total: many thanks for organizing these wonderful holidays for us, for your flexibility and assistance.

Kind regards

Associated Walks:

Padstow to St Ives

Nina Marx - May 2022

Dear Tim,

First and foremost I had a really lovely experience walking from Padstow to St. Ives.

I have walked parts of the SWCP in Devon and have done similar walking tours in Ireland and Germany but I’ve never done it alone so I really appreciated your super organisation. It was perfect and everyone was nice, friendly and helpful if needed. The accommodations were comfortable, clean and good to get to although the Pub in Newquay was a bit loud.

All the paths were well maintained and I didn’t find the walking too strenuous. Due to the tide it was quite difficult to cross the Grannel river in Newquay and unfortunately the ferry wasn’t operating and I had to walk inland to cross over the footbridge. That added about 45 minutes of walking but I was able to walk across the beach at Perranporth which totally made up for it.

In addition to your guide book I used a free walking app on my phone which I used quite a bit to find the way back to the path after passing through villages. As I don’t tend to take long breaks during the day I usually got to the destination relatively „early“ and then enjoyed relaxing at the beach or in a café.

Kind regards

Associated Walks:

Penzance to Falmouth

Catherine Wilson - June 2022


Our holiday went very well. We had spectacular weather. It wasn't crowded, and we met a lot of nice people along the way. The third day I had to take the bus to Coverack from Lizard as my hips were worn out from all the hills -- but my daughter completed the whole five days. It was a little more strenuous in places than I expected.

Our accommodations were mostly good. It was especially nice when we had breakfast at our accommodations as we could chat with other visitors and the hosts -- Lizard, Coverack, and Glendurgan. Those three places were our favorites and the hosts were so friendly. The host at Glendurgan, Caroline Fox, had contacted us about dietary preferences and had some dairy-free options for us. And the gardens were wonderful to walk through. The Westbourne Guest House in Penzance (which did not have breakfast) was a little far from the train station (and the trail). It would be nice to have a place closer to the train station.

Thanks for all you did to make our trip so enjoyable.

Catherine Wilson

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"We just wanted to say how perfect our walking holidays were! Nice bed & breakfast, lovely people and a wonderfull landscape! And every day our luggage was in the next bed & breakfast. Thank you for organizing it!"