Highlights of Cornwall's South Coast

8 Days & 7 Nights
  • The best of Cornwall’s south coast from Falmouth via the Lizard to Marazion.
  • Traditional Cornish cream tea of scones, jam and clotted cream.
  • Reaching the Lizard, the most southern point on UK’s mainland.
  • Tropical and colourful gardens of Trelissick & Glendurgan.
  • Explore iconic St Michael’s Mount, a pilgrimage site full of myths & legends.
A self-guided walking tour experiencing the highlights of Cornwall’s south coast. Follow trails along coastal routes, through the famed gardens of Trelissick and Glendurgan to the rugged Lizard peninsula and the iconic St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Take local ferries that link peninsula’s jutting out into the Atlantic and walk through coves and beaches whilst viewing sparkling turquoise seas. At every turn you see ancient churches and areas steeped in history with legends of smugglers and pirates. Stop for gourmet pub lunches or delicious cream teas in fishing harbours and have your camera at the ready as you walk through the surrounding breath-taking scenery and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as the Roseland Peninsula.
Walking in South Cornwall will sooth your senses. Trails take you along pristine and stunningly beautiful coastlines, past little fishing harbours and through colourful gardens. If this sounds good to you and your dream of a perfect holiday involves relaxing in pubs for lunch or in tea shops for cream teas en route and staying overnight in adorable B&B’s or guesthouses then this highlights tour is definitely for you.

Tour Type:

Classic Routes | If you’re the active, outdoorsy type, who’s interested in taking on the great routes of the world or looking for a challenge, then our Classic Routes are for you. We’re talking the West Highland Way, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Passau to Vienna Danube Cycle Path, to name but a few!


Multi Centre Walking | With a mix of loop and point-to-point walks stay 2 or 3 nights in one place which offers the chance to slow down and really explore a destination.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal Walking

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded as moderate. Most of the walks are along coastlines and so do include elevations and losses as you walk up and down to the cliffs from the beaches. Walking inland at times will be more rolling and not as challenging.


When walking on the South West Coast Path the route is well way marked and easy to follow. However for all the walks we provide comprehensive route notes and OS maps, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding your way. You will have to be able to read a map and navigate. We also provide GPS tracks for those who wish to take a GPS unit.


You will stay in a mixture of carefully chosen B&B’s, small hotels and guest houses.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.

We welcome solo walkers on this trip although you should of course take extra care in the outdoors when walking solo.

  • 7 Nights in B&B’s, small hotels and guesthouses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Detailed Information Pack, route notes and map
  • Access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Travel to Falmouth
  • Travel from Marazion
  • Local ferries
  • Dinners & lunches
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional nights before or after the holiday

When To Go

This tour can be enjoyed from April to October and you can start on any date that suits your travel plans. Spring and Autumn/Fall are great because it is quieter on the paths.

Getting to the Start

You can reach Falmouth from London by train which takes about 5 hours and involves one change in Truro. For more information on train times and schedules please visit the Traveline website.

It's also possible to fly into Newquay Airport which is served by Flybe British Airways, Aer Lingus, etc. However, it is quite time-consuming and you will need to take a bus/train combination to get to Falmouth (an approx 2H45 journey). Again please see the Traveline website for details.

Getting from the End

The best way to travel from Marazion is to take a taxi (about £10-15 and takes 5 minutes) or a local bus (about £2 and takes 10 minutes) to Penzance Train Station. There are trains to London from here which take between 5 and 6 hours, depending on whether they are direct or not.  It is possible to fly out of Newquay Airport. The journey takes 3 hours on a combination of train/bus.

Information on trains and buses may be found on the Traveline or National Rail websites.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. 


Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Day 1 Arrive Falmouth and overnight Day 2 Ferry to Trelissick Gardens, walk to St Mawes, ferry to Falmouth 9.5 miles / 15.3 km Day 3 Transfer to Trebah Garden, walk to Coverack 11 miles / 17.7 km Day 4 Walk Coverack to the Lizard 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 5 Lizard Loop Walk via Kynance Cove 8 miles / 12.9 km Day 6 Transfer to Marazion. Free time explore St Michaels Mount Day 7 Marazion loop walk via Perranuthnoe 10 miles / 16 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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