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6 Day Cornwall Walking Adventure in a Private Group

From £1952 pp

Devon and Cornwall, England

5 nights/6 days

Private group of 2-8

6 Day Cornwall Walking Adventure in a Private Group


What You'll Do

Head to rugged, beautiful Cornwall for a private walking adventure over 6 days, that will see you get off the beaten track and discover some of the most incredible walking trails in the world with your local guide, whilst enjoying a number of offbeat and unique Cornish experiences that really help you to get under the skin of this stunning corner of England.

This Cornish Walking Tour starts in the beautiful seaside town of Padstow and finishes in the jewel of Cornwall that is St Ives, immersing you in Cornwall’s stunning coast and history.

On this private adventure, you’ll also get the opportunity to experience those magic moments you simply don’t experience on a standard group holiday. Meet local coastguards and learn about this most vital responsibility, take a whirlwind trip in a speedboat around the incredible coast, and try stunning local cuisine at renowned eateries like Rick Stein’s very own fish and chip shop.

This tour is ideal for those who want to get back to nature, walking through Poldark country, along beautiful stretches of coastal paths and visiting incredible sites including St Michaels Mount and Sennan Cove.

Cornwall’s rugged coastal trails are part of a 630 mile Coast Path stretching around the edge of the entire South West. You take full advantage of its trails to create a walking week full of beautiful views, high cliffs, beaches, harbours and charming coastal villages, where you’ll discover the real Cornwall.

Our exceptionally curated tours with our magical mix of the best trails in England will immerse you in the best of the countryside and coast. With breath-taking panoramas around every corner, excellent accommodation, wonderful pubs and delicious cuisine, you can be sure you’ll have an experience you won’t forget.


Discover some of the most incredible walking trails in the world with your local guide

Walk along the idyllic beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay

Swim in the UK’s largest and most celebrated art deco seawater lido with views over Penzence Bay

Your Local Host:


Will was born and raised in the Cotswolds. Following a family cycle trip in France, Will discovered a passion for active travel and brought it home with him. With the goal of showing off our beautiful English countryside in all its glory, through beautifully crafted active cycling, walking and adventure tours.

Experience Itinerary

Arrive in Cornwall

Many guests 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.

Day 1.

We collect guests arriving today from Bodmin Parkway Train station in the late morning and transfer into Padstow in our support vehicle. You’ll  get to know your guide over a café lunch, or a traditional Cornish pasty on the beach.

We then 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, ‘bent like a crooked witch’s hat’ as Sir John Betjeman once wrote.

Though partially buried the church remains in use to this day. We spend the afternoon walking along the idyllic beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay before returning to Padstow by foot ferry in the late afternoon.

There is the option for a shorter walk in the early afternoon followed by a cycle ride along the wonderfully flat and traffic-free Camel Trail that traces the Estuary.

Or perhaps take a ride in ‘Jaws’, Padstow’s very own speedboat, for a whirlwind trip out and around the harbour and to Polzeath, to see the sights from the sea and learn the fascinating history of this boat from its owner and driver Peter.

We dine out in the evening at Rick Stein’s famous Seafood Restaurant on the harbour front.


Handpicked hotel or bed and breakfast

pool with a sea view cornwall

A Day of Coastal Activities

From Padstow we walk out of town and along the coastal path to the East. Heading up to the cliffs at Stepper Point, take the opportunity to chat to the volunteer coastguards about their job at the lookout, with panoramic views, they proudly guard the entrance to the Camel estuary and have many stories to tell!

Keep an eye out for Peregrine Falcons, the fastest birds in the world, known to fly and nest in this area, as we traverse the coast and beaches towards lunch in Trevone or Harlyn Bay.

Try your hand at surfing on the beach at Harlyn Bay or take a coasteering journey, swimming, climbing and jumping your way along the cliffs, playing in the waves, fully exploring the coastline.

Catching the bus back across the headland gives guests plenty of time to explore the town, with further walking options available. Guests dine on their own in town with a wealth of restaurants to choose from by the harbour.


Hand-picked hotel or bed and breakfast

the london inn pub in cornwall

Explore St Ives

In the morning we transfer further South to Lelant for our walk into the jewel of Cornwall that is St Ives. Best known for its spectacular light and as a haven for painters for the last few hundred years and now home to the Tate Art Gallery, St Ives is truly magnificent.

Our stunning coastal walk passes by historic churches, beaches, and Carbis Bay before entering the town. Why not take dip and swim along Carbis Bay. Look out for seals, regularly spotted perusing this coastline and, with their natural curiosity, happily floating alongside swimmers.

We lunch at one of the wonderful seafood cafes and have plenty of time to walk around and explore town. Be led on a private tour by an art expert around the Tate St Ives or Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture Garden.

We dine out in the Gannet Inn, our hotel for the evening, which also has access to the spa at Carbis Bay for those looking for some pampering in the evening.


The Gannet Inn

double bed in hotel in cornwall

Lizard Point and Ancient Pilgrimages

We walk out of St Ives on a CoastToCoast trip to Marazion. This beautiful inland walk, along the Monarch’s Way, forms a part of the Santiago Di Compostela pilgrimage!

Passing through high cliffs and narrow valleys to discover the real Cornwall, this is a walk you will not forget. We reach the South Cornish coast at Marazion for a late lunch and in the afternoon cross the causeway – tide permitting – to the mysterious 14th Century castle on St Michael’s Mount, perched atop a great granite crag for a guided tour of the castle.

Steeped in legend and folklore, the island has panoramic views across to Lands End and to Lizard Point, the most Southerly point in Britain. If you fancy a dip in the sea, why not go Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking from Marazion and out into Mounts Bay.

For something a little different, we can take you for a swim in the UK’s largest and most celebrated art deco seawater lido in Penzance, with views out over the bay! We transfer back to St Ives and our hotel for the night, dining on your own in one of the many great restaurants in town.


A hand-picked hotel or bed and breakfast

living space in hotel cornwall

Land’s End

Today we transfer to ‘the end of the world’ at Land’s End. This stretch of coast marks the most Westerly point of England and one of the world’s most famous landmarks.

From the breath-taking 200ft high granite cliffs you can see the Isles of Scilly and, beyond that, out to the Atlantic Ocean and North America. We walk the rugged coast to lunch at the beach café in Sennan Cove and transfer back towards St Ives for a pretty afternoon coastal walk from Zennor into town.

We celebrate our last night together with a dinner out at the Porthminster Kitchen in the centre of the harbour and enjoy our last evening by the coast.


Hand-picked hotel or bed and breakfast

Departure Day

There is no walking on the last day. After a relaxed breakfast, we transfer to St Erth station, just outside town, helping all guests with their ongoing travel arrangements.

Reviews (1)

Nancy S

Monday 27th August, 2018

Each day was filled laughter and complete joy as we hiked through the cliffs and coves of Cornwall, looking down on the churning waters of the Atlantic while surrounded by fields of heather and ancient ruins. The accommodations were so unique and lov...

Each day was filled laughter and complete joy as we hiked through the cliffs and coves of Cornwall, looking down on the churning waters of the Atlantic while surrounded by fields of heather and ancient ruins. The accommodations were so unique and lovely, the food was outstanding and Will and Frances and Jimmy made us all feel special, taking care of our every need and always sharing knowledge of their beautiful country with us. Highest recommendation and hope that I have the opportunity to experience another tour with them again in the near future.

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Location Information

The tour begins in Bodmin Parkway, a direct 4.5 hour train from London Paddington. Many guests choose to arrive a day before the tour begins, so that you will have an evening to relax, settle in and explore your surroundings before the first day of your itinerary.

From Padstow, the location of your first accommodation, you’ll explore the beautiful region of Cornwall, also staying in St Ives, before your final transfer back to St Erth Station at the end of the tour, where we are happy to lend advice for any ongoing travel arrangements.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Transport throughout
  • Professional local guide
  • Walking Poles


We have handpicked a selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts in ideal locations along the beautiful Cornish coast, with great access to into towns and views over the harbours and ocean.

There is a wealth of great restaurants and gastro-pubs in each location and your hotels are the perfect place to rest your legs and relax at the end of each adventure-filled day.

This tour is rated 3/5 for difficulty meaning it’s appropriate for guests going for a good walk and able to handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some gently rolling hills and a few steeper walks which will be a bit more demanding.

Your holiday, however, will be tailored by your guide to suit each group. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 4-10 miles and options for shorter or longer walks are available on all days.