A hiking tour along the subtropical south coast of Cornwall with its rugged cliffs, quaint fishing villages and world famous gardens.

A self-guided walking tour
2019 dates: April to mid-October, starting on any day.
Duration: 6 or 8 nights.
Grade: Moderate hiking. The gradients on the well-marked coastal path are in some places steep and strenuous. However most days can be shortened by using buses.
Tour prices: See “Tour prices” below.
Tour code(s): F6 or (with private bathroom throughout) F6E. With 2-night Bodmin Moor extension F8 or F8E.

The Bodmin Moor extension includes prehistoric stone circles and high moorland capped with granite ‘tors’.  The relics of the former copper-mining industry are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Tour Map





Images from our Polperro to Mevagissey tour…


  • Mevagissey Harbour

  • Charlestown tall ships

  • Fowey waterfront


More images of this tour…


  • Lantic Bay

  • Trethevy Quoit

How to Book

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Request our detailed factsheet for this tour - code FSF - to find out more about daily walking distances, places of interest to visit and more!

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Other hiking tours in Cornwall


Discerning Traveller offers 2 other walking tours in Cornwall:


Lands End & St Ives

A moderate 5-night or 7-night hiking tour taking in magnificent coastal scenery, prehistoric monuments and picturesque fishing harbours. The numerous evocative relics of the former tin-mining industry are now included in a UNESCO World Heritage site. The artists’ mecca of St Ives has its own branch of London’s Tate Gallery.

St Ives

Padstow & Tintagel Coast

From Padstow, known for its fish restaurants and surfing beaches, this energetic tour follows the rugged north coast of Cornwall to the legendary island fortress of King Arthur at Tintagel and the rock-girt harbour of Boscastle. A 2-night extension takes you across the granite upland of Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn and the Minions stone circles.

Padstow Main Street

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