South Coast of Cornwall in Luxury

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  • The best of Cornwall’s south coast, staying in luxury hotels.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier in the historic town of Fowey.
  • Historic Charlestown Harbour, where TV drama Poldark was filmed.
  • Trelissick Gardens, with exotic and rare flowers and plants.
  • St Mawes fortress, one of Henry VIII’s best preserved castles.
Discover some of the best walks South Cornwall has to offer and stay in two of this area’s finest luxury hotels. Delightful and sophisticated accommodations in stunning locations set the tone for this self-guided walking tour which follows trails through creeks and coves, past old haunts of author Daphne du Maurier and to special places on the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hop onto local ferries for walks through iconic fishing villages, sandy beaches and to colourful gardens with truly exotic flowers and plants. Eat the delicious local seafood, Cornish Sardine, mussels, crab and scallops, to your heart’s content.

What To Expect

If you like the sound of the best walking in South Cornwall combined with luxurious overnight stays in two of the areas finest hotels, located in a couple of the prettiest villages in Cornwall, then this is the tour for you. The walks themselves take you through some of the most iconic Cornish locales.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded as moderate because 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 also have elevation gains and losses. Take extra care when walking along the cliffs and coastline, especially in wet or windy weather conditions.

You will need to be in good physical health in order to fully enjoy the walks on this tour. You will be walking on the South West Coast Path  and also on other way-marked trails, country lanes and through woods and farmland.

Navigation

When walking on the South West Coast Path the route is well way marked and easy to follow. You may also walk on other way-marked trails, but some of the trails may not be way-marked. 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. 

Accommodations

On this tour you will stay in carefully chosen and hand-picked luxury and boutique hotels. They are in stunning locations, with renowned restaurants and a staff that you will make you feel incredibly welcome.

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.

Included
  • 6 Nights in handpicked, luxury hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners (Nights 1 and 4)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Detailed Information Pack, route notes and map
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office
Excluded
  • Travel to Par Train Station
  • Travel from Truro Train Station
  • Local ferries
  • Gardens & Castle entrances
  • 4 Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
Extras
  • 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 Fowey from London via a direct train to Par, which takes about 4 hours (trains run approximately every 1-2 hours). From Par Railway Station a transfer will be provided to your hotel in Fowey. For more information on train and bus 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. You will need to take a bus/train combination to get to Par. Again please see the Traveline website for details.

Getting from the End

A transfer from your hotel in St Mawes to Truro Train Station is included. From here you can board a train to London.

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

Macs Adventure can also arrange private transfers to other destinations should that be required. Please contact your Destination & Adventure Specialist for a quote.

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. 

Ferries and Gardens

On this tour the itinerary involves taking local ferries (payable locally). For ferry times and schedules please check the Fal River, Fowey to Polruan, and Fowey to Bodinnick ferry websites, which have all the information. More detailed information will also be listed in your information pack.

Some of the gardens described in the day by day itinerary are open all year round, but some have limited opening to specific days of the week and certain months of the year. Please find the websites below of all the gardens which you can visit to get the details.

Lamorran Gardens, St Mawes

Trelissick Gardens, King Harry

Equipment

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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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Fowey and overnight Day 2 Creeks and Coves walk 6 miles / 9.7 km Day 3 Walk in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 4 Transfer to Portloe, walk to St Mawes 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 5 Ferry to Trelissick Gardens, walk to St Mawes 9.5 miles / 15.3 km Day 6 Free day to explore 12 miles / 19.4 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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