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South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives (9 Days & 8 Nights)

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9 Days & 8 Nights
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South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives (9 Days & 8 Nights)

  • Walk the Padstow to St Ives section of the South West Coast Path.
  • Freshly caught fish and chips at Rick Stein’s in Padstow.
  • Walking for miles along white and pristine sandy beaches.
  • The wild Atlantic surf crashing into the cliffs below you.
  • Vast selection of local Cornish galleries and traditional culinary delights.
Walk along Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast from the charming seaside town of Padstow to bustling St Ives on the South West Coast Path. Golden beaches, picturesque fishing villages, wild seas crashing and secluded coves are all features of this wonderful week of walking. As you head south you will discover estuaries full of fauna and flora, some of the UK’s best beaches and relish each overnight stop, all of which are highlights. By the time you arrive in St Ives, the most famous of Cornwall’s holiday towns, all you will want to do is turn around and do it all over again.


Day 1 Arrive in Padstow and overnight Day 2 Walk Padstow to Porthcothan and transfer to Newquay 13 miles / 21 km Day 3 Transfer to Porthcothan and walk Porthcothan to Newquay 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 4 Newquay to Perranporth 11 miles / 18 km Day 5 Perranporth to Portreath 12 miles / 19 km Day 6 Portreath to Hayle 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 7 Hayle to St Ives 6 miles / 10 km Day 8 Free day in St. Ives or Optional (15km) Carracks & Rosewall Hill Loop Walk Day 9 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at the bar. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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  • The South West Coast Path

    Join us on a walk from St Ives to Penzance on the South West Coast Path. This remote and exhilarating walk along the clifftops visits the bustling towns, golden sands and secluded coves of Cornwall.

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  • Walking the South West Coast Path

    The South West Path stretches around the south-west peninsula of England, exposing dramatic coastal scenery as the walk unfolds.  The route is split into several delightful sections as walking the entire route at once would be rather time-consuming.  This video gives you an overview of the route and how best to tackle it.  

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