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South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives (8 Days & 7 Nights)

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South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives (8 Days & 7 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.
A medium paced itinerary which will give you enough time to take in all the sights. Stretching between the fishing villages of Padstow and St Ives, this section of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall is one of the best. Smell the crashing Atlantic rollers, taste freshly caught fish and relish the cliff top views on this 61 mile adventure. Tempting beaches, picturesque fishing villages, wild seas crashing and secluded coves are all features of this wonderful walk from Padstow to St Ives along Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast. Padstow has become synonymous with Rick Stein, the TV chef, and is a delightful mix of quaint houses, quays, inns, restaurants and gift shops. Heading south you will discover a collection of quiet villages, estuaries full of fauna and flora and some of the UK’s best beaches. 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. If you love walking, the South West Coast Path should be on your “must do” list and the Atlantic South Coast section from Padstow to St Ives is a real treat. Not only will you enjoy fabulous walking each day but each overnight stop is a highlight. With great walking, beaches, birdlife, restaurants, shops and a rich history you will be delighted with each and every day.

Itinerary

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 st. ives 19 miles / 30 km Day 7 Free day in St. Ives or Optional (15km) Carracks & Rosewall Hill Loop Walk Day 8 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 14kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 14kg is equivalent to 7 bottles of champagne. That’s a lot of bubbles!. 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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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  • South West Coast Path, Adventure Your Way

    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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