England’s western most peninsula is famous for its spectacular granite sea-cliffs. It is also home to fascinating remains of the former tin mining industry which are now part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our 5 or 7-night hiking tour follows the coastal footpath from the fishing village of Mousehole past Lands End to the artists’ mecca of St Ives.
Cornwall’s south coast faces the English Channel and enjoys an almost sub-tropical climate. Our 6-night tour follows the cliff-top path between the fishing villages of Polperro and Mevagissey. On the way, we spend two nights in the historic port of Fowey whose fortifications date back to Henry VIII. There are opportunities to visit the world-famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Cornwall’s north coast faces the Atlantic. West of Padstow, the coastal footpath overlooks wide sandy beaches that are popular with surfers. From Padstow, we take the ferry across the river Camel and follow the high and rugged coastal cliffs to the legendary coastal fortress of King Arthur at Tintagel. Our 6-night tour ends at the tiny rock-girt harbour of Boscastle.