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Cornwall: Coastal England
Explore Miles of the Beautiful Cornish Coastline, Unspoiled Beaches and Stunning Scenery

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Ramble with us along the Cornish coast- the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain- and discover a piece of heaven. Located on a peninsula in the far west of Great Britain, Cornwall’s magnificent coastline extends for nearly 300 miles. Discover countless spectacular beaches, towering cliffs, sweeping bays, turquoise seas, tiny Cornish fishing villages, bustling harbors, smuggler’s coves, beautiful moorland and lush green countryside.

The Southwest Coastal Path in Cornwall provides quiet and scenic walks in the more tranquil areas of Cornwall. The gentle beauty of the coastline lies in its sheltered river valleys and isolated coves, giving the visitor a sense of spaciousness and intimacy. Inland, the moorland is a dramatic background for the romantic tales associated with King Arthur.

In addition to majestic coastal views you will also enjoy:

Exmore National Park and Cow Castle
St. Michael’s Mount – iconic rocky island with a medieval church and castle
St Ives- a classic Cornish fishing village

Cornwall also has a tremendous history based on its Celtic roots, its Celtic Cornish culture, the warmth and friendliness of the people and the Cornish language that can be seen in the village names.

Day 1 Arrival and overnight in Simonsbath, Exmoor. Meet guide, welcome dinner.

Day 2 You take a walk in one of the smallest national parks in England, Exmoor National Park. Walking on cultivated pastures, surrounded by trees and the Heather and gorse-covered moor to reach Withypool. In good weather you can see buzzards circling high above on the thermals. Walk back through the beautiful landscape of the River Barle and you encounter an ancient fortified Celtic settlement, Cow Castle. Walk: 21.5 km, 400 m ascent and descent, 7 hours (possibly shortened to 11 km in 3.5 hours). Overnight in Simonsbath House Hotel

Day 3 The walk today is on the wild moors and grasslands, still used for grazing sheep. Groups of wild Exmoor ponies roam the moors and with any luck you will see herds of deer grazing peacefully. Pass Brendon Two Gates and Hoar Oak Tree, along the border of the former lands of the Knight family from Simonsbath and at the same time the border between Devon and Somerset, you can walk over the old Hercynian platform and through a walkway that is part of a 12,000 km ‘footpath’ Exmoor to Blue Gate and back to Simonsbath. Walk: 17.5 km, 400 m rise and fall, 6 pm Overnight in Simonsbath House Hotel

Day 4 After breakfast we transfer to the lovely seaside town town of Marazion set on the shores of Mount’s Bay (3 hrs). Meet guide and go for a short walk along the South Coast Path along Prussia Cove to the lovely Praa Sands, 6.5 miles. Return to Marazion Overnight Mount Haven Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 5 After breakfast we walk to the famous St Michaels Mount – Once a Benedictine Priory, a fortress and tin mining port it is accessed by a causeway, revealed at low tide, once walked by pilgrims in honor of the alleged apparition of St. Michael. At other times, access is gained by means of small ferry boats. After lunch we return to the mainland and will visit one of the great Cornwall gardens and sculpture park at Tremenheer for a gentle walk. (B, L, D) Overnight Mount Haven Hotel

Day 6 After breakfast we transfer part of the way and then walk into St Ives, the classic Cornish fishing village which has caught the imagination of artists for a century or more and let to the development of the St Ives school of art. As a result there are several museums including the Barbara Hepworth museum and the Tate Gallery. Spend time in this wonderful village followed by a walk along the coast path before returning to Marazion for the final night. Overnight Mount Haven Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 7 Departure after breakfast. (B)


Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.

September 10 to 16, 2017 $3,675 $475
Interested in a different departure date?
Consider a private tour or a self guided tour.

Your trip price includes the following. For additional information, please call or email us at and one of our exceptional Travel Advisors will be happy to share with you all kinds of details.

  • 6 scenic and guided walks
  • 6 nights' lodging in stunning and historic country hotels
  • Double-occupancy room with private bath
  • 6 sumptuous breakfasts, 5 packed or pub lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admission fees
  • Luggage transported between hotels

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“I've traveled to many different countries and this trip ranks as one of the best. Spectacular! We're planning to return with ELR. I've been recommending you to all my friends and colleagues.”
J Ambrozaitis    Waterbury, CT

“The walks were a good mix of gentle and challenging. Spectacular countryside and fascinating villages. The meals were delicious. I enjoyed all the inns! The whole trip, down to the smallest detail, was admirably organized.”
V Macy     Somerville, MA

“The walks and hikes were wonderful! From the lovely, craggy hills to the villages! When you work indoors at a desk job all day, it’s breathtaking (sometimes literally!).”
V Richard     Tulsa, OK


Best Time to Go

May through September

Convenient Airport

London Heathrow (LHR)
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Birmingham International Airport (BHX)

From Gatwick Airport there are 3 direct flights to Newquay Airport daily.                                                       

Traveling By Rail

The best connected station for Exmoor National Park is Taunton, to the east of the park on the main line through the South West of England with regular connections to Bristol, London, Birmingham and the North. 

We HIGHLY recommend booking your train tickets early as this particular route can sell out or be quite expensive.

On return to London, we recommend a train from Penzance. Taxi from Marazion to Penzance is about £10 - £15.00 and there are plenty of taxis at station and the journey is quite short.

Flights from Gatwick to Newquay Airport is the quickest options - flights by - transfer from Newquay about £100.00.

For details on schedule and fares please contact BritRail at (800)677-8585 or 

Another resource is The Train Line at 


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