This walking holiday starts from St Mawes. The walk from Falmouth to St Mawes is actually a ferry ride so since we are based in St Mawes we like to start the first night of your holiday if possible at our luxury bed and breakfast in St Mawes.
The walk takes in many varied coastal ports, St Mawes, Portscatho, Portloe, Mevagissey, Charlestown, Fowey, Polperro, Looe and Plymouth all with their own distinctive character. Many ports now survive on leisure boating but the fishing industry still survives and in Falmouth, Fowey and Plymouth large commercial shipping still thrives. Charlestown is a tiny harbour that still contains square rigged sailing boats.
WALKING DIFFICULTY: This is a coastal walk, for the most part along quite high cliffs with quite a lot of ups and downs. It will not be beyond the average walker but distance covered per hour will be low.
ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route. A full cooked breakfast is included.
Mevagissey is ideally placed for a visit to the outstanding Lost Gardens of Heligan. Charlestown is about 4 miles from the world famous “Eden Project” and has a fabulous harbour sheltering several tall ships. Fowey is has a lively harbour and lots of interesting shops and restaurants.
NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, follow the acorn signs and keep the sea on your right!
BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.
TRAVEL BY RAIL:
Arriving: London mainline trains go from Paddington to St Austell, then it is about a 35 min taxi ride to St Mawes. In summer it is possible to continue on the train to Truro and then catch the Ferry to St Mawes (see www.falriver.co.uk)
Returning: From Plymouth there trains are direct to London Paddington (about 3 hr 30mins)
TRAVEL BY CAR:
Arriving take the M5 from Bristol, then the A30 from Exeter, and then drop south through St Austell to St Mawes. Long term parking is available at our base in St Mawes.
Returning: Take the train from Plymouth to St Austell (45 min taxi to St Mawes) or Truro then the ferry see above..
TRAVEL BY AIR:
Arriving, Newquay Airport has regular flights from London Gatwick. It is about a 45 minute taxi ride from the airport to St Mawes.
Returning: Plymouth airport closed in 2012, so Exeter airport is the nearest. Take a train from Plymouth to Exeter, there are regular bus services from Exeter St Davids Station to the airport.
This walk can only be done between Easter and the end of October, this is due to reliance on ferries that only run between this two dates.
7 Day Walking Itinerary (8 nights accommodation) from £675 per person. The price assumes 2 people walking together and sharing a room.
Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £30 per night
Extra nights from £50 per person