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Itinerary

Section 1

Penzance to Porthleven

An easy start today. take the cycleway or beach around Mounts Bay.

Section 2

Porthleven to Lizard

Trek across  2.5 miles of Porthleven Sands to reach the unique Loe Bar

Section 3

Lizard to Coverack

​Today you will come across the hole in the cliff top known as Lions den

Section 4

Coverack to Helford

​Start today with a diversion round the Gabbro producing Dean Quarries

Section 5

Helford to Falmouth

A more gentle walk into Falmouth, yet the Helford River is a special place

Kynance Cove on The Lizard, Cornwall

Serpentine bedrock beneath you and surrounded by craggy outcrops and lush tropical gardens, the Lizard peninsula gives you a real sense of the power of the sea and how it has shaped this area throughout history, still relatively untouched by the modern day and with small coves such as Cadgwith you will really experience the ‘True Cornwall’.

Raegan -  Walking Co-Ordinator at Encounter

South West Coast Path Section 5,

Penzance To Falmouth.

South West Coast Path Section 5,

Penzance To Falmouth.

Welcome to The Lizard Peninsula - Cornwall’s wild and imposing outpost. This rocky, battered headland has an untamed, end of the world feel to it. It’s an area that sometimes feels like its largely forgotten and walking the South West Coast Path draws you through an isolated and dramatic landscape that provides some of the best walking and coastline, as well as the rarest flora and geology to be found in Cornwall and indeed the...

Overview

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Pricing On This Route

A single walker staying in single or single occupancy en-suite rooms can expect to pay somewhere between £160 and £180 per night, including luggage transfers.

Two people sharing a double or twin en-suite room can expect to pay somewhere between £120 and £150 per person, per night, inclusive of luggage transfers.

 

Please be aware that these prices depend on accommodation chosen, time of year, etc. and are indicative only. Pricing is based upon an average cost between 2021 and 2023 For accurate pricing please request a quote.

Our prices include -

- Your choices of good quality en-suite B&B, Inn and small hotel accommodation with full breakfast (where available), together with upgrade options.

- Detailed walking route planning and ongoing support from specialist walking advisors from your enquiry through to the end of the walk

- A full booking administration and holiday management service including information on travel to and from your walking routes

- Secure and reliable daily luggage transfers between accommodations

- The best available maps & guidebooks along with your own personal detailed route notes & itinerary posted to you whether you are based in the UK or overseas

Please see below for six factors which affect your quoted price - 

1 - The time of year you are walking -  The low season (outside of May to September) is generally cheaper than the peak months.

2 - How early you book. Cheaper accommodation tends to book out first so to get the best prices and choice of accommodation we recommend you book as early as you can. Bookings open for the season the previous summer.

3 - Which routes and areas you choose - Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset are the more expensive regions while Wales, Somerset, North Devon and Dartmoor tend to offer better prices. We also often run seasonal special offers on certain routes so ask if these would be of interest.

4 - Type of accommodation  -  You can choose to upgrade to luxury hotels or downgrade to basic B&B's and we will try to match your walk to your budget. Quotes will show standard options and the costs for any upgrades so you can pick and choose to suit your plans.

5 - The number of walkers - rates are generally based on 2 walkers -  the more walkers the cheaper prices get as we split the costs of providing the walk between the group.

6 - Luggage Transfers - our quotes include two prices - with and without luggage transfers so if you want to keep the costs down you can choose to carry your own luggage to avoid those charges.

If you want to try to get the lowest prices let us know your budget - we can advise honestly and openly what is possible - we don't want to see anyone unable to walk the routes due to costs.

 

To request a quote costs nothing and there is no commitment to book - so do try us! We usually have quotes emailed back to you within a few days and these documents are very detailed with accommodation choices, website links to the accommodations, route descriptions, daily walking grade and mileage, travel info to the trail and of course a guaranteed price to consider.  All for the specific walk YOU want.

Route Profile And Options

Standard Route
Day 1
Penzance to Porthleven
14 miles
Day 2
Porthleven to Lizard
14 miles
Day 3
Lizard to Coverack
10.5 miles
Day 4
Coverack to Helford
Day 5
Helford to Falmouth
13 miles
10.5 miles
Daily average 12.4 miles
Relaxed Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Daily average 9.75 miles
Marazion to Porthleven
Porthleven to Mullion
Mullion to Cadgwith
Cadgwith to Porthallow
Porthallow to Helford
Helford to Falmouth
11 miles
7 miles
10 miles
12 miles
8 miles
10.5 miles
Fast Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Penzance to Porthleven
Porthleven to Lizard
Lizard to Porthallow
Porthallow to Falmouth
14 miles
14 miles
15 miles
18 miles
Daily average 15.25 miles

Travel To And From The Route

Train Arrival  - Fast direct trains run from London, The Midlands and the North to Penzance station in Cornwall taking around 5 hours for the fastest trains from London. There is also an overnight sleeper service.

Train Departure -  From Falmouth Town station a short 1/2 hour branch line journey takes you to Truro station on the mainline where you join the services back to London

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