Arrive in Cornwall
You may choose to arrive the day before the start of the tour, to settle in and explore the local area. Arrive into Bodmin Parkway, a 4.5 hour direct train from London Paddington and, after a short 10-15 minute transfer into Padstow (which we can help arrange), you’ll have the evening and next morning to look around this gorgeous harbour town.
Your guides will collect those arriving today from Bodmin Parkway Train station in the late morning, and transfer into Padstow in the support vehicle. Here, those who have just arrived meet the group members who have stayed in Padstow the evening before, and get to know our group over a café lunch or a traditional Cornish pasty on the beach.
Catch the foot ferry across the Camel estuary to the small seaside village of Rock and walk through the sand dunes to the famous and partially buried St Enodoc Church with its peculiar spire, which sir John Betjeman described as ‘bent like a crooked witch’s hat’
Though partially buried, the church remains in use to this day. You’ll spend the afternoon walking along the idyllic beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay before returning to Padstow by foot ferry in the late afternoon. You’ll dine on Rick Stein’s famous fresh caught Fish and Chips in the evening and then head to our hotel in the centre of town.
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