Penzance to Falmouth Walk
This is an 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.
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.
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Extra nights can be taken anywhere, popular ones are extra nights in Penzance to allow one to explore St Michael’s Mount, Coverack to give you a well earned rest midway and Falmouth to allow you to explore the Fal Estuary and maybe take a trip on the ferry to come and see us in St Mawes.
NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, follow the acorn signs and keep the sea on your right. The guide notes provided will help you with the couple of tricky bits.
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 Penzance. Returning: From Falmouth it is a 30 min train ride to Truro, from there trains are direct to London Paddington (about 5 hr )
TRAVEL BY CAR: Arriving take the M5 from Bristol, then the A30 from Exeter, this takes you to within just a few miles of Penzance. Long term parking is available in Penzance. Returning: Take the train from Falmouth to Truro (30 mins) and then on to Penzance (30 mins).
TRAVEL BY AIR: Arriving, Newquay Airport has regular flights from London Gatwick. It is about a 40 minute taxi ride from the airport to Penzance. Returning: Falmouth to Newquay airport is about a 35 minute taxi ride.
5 Day Walking Itinerary (6 nights accommodation) from £575 per person
6 Day Walking Itinerary (7 nights accommodation) from £625 per person
Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £30 per night
Extra nights from £50 per person