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  • Established in 1990.
  • Unescorted
  • All accommodation and estuary crossings arranged for you.
  • Any length of holiday from 3 nights up to 4 weeks or more.
  • All the year round.
  • Walking at your own pace
  • .Progress round the coast while your luggage is taken round ahead of you.
We cater for free spirits who prefer to walk at their own pace, stopping to linger over their own particular interests such as flowers, butterflies, birds, seals, yachts or fishing villages.
The walking is neither a route-march nor a gentle afternoon stroll. You need to be reasonably fit and of any age, provided you can cope with the hardest day, which could be an hour longer than the average for your section - see walking map.

As the terrain varies considerably, an average walker's pace will range from 1½ mph on sections with many ascents to 3 mph on the flat cliff-top sections. This has been taken into account in the planning of itineraries.

An average day is 10 miles, so, if you do about 2 mph, you will only be actually walking for 5 hours, which leaves you plenty of time for your lunch and other stops.

As there is no group to fit in with, you can set off whenever you like after breakfast, as long as you leave enough time to reach your next port of call in time for the evening meal.
Cornish coast is very seldom humid, usually being kept fresh with a sea breeze. It is also generally quite warm, indeed in the winter it is the warmest county.

This means that the temperature is virtually always suitable for walking.

April, May and June are usually the driest months. Away from this period you should be prepared for some rain, especially during the equinoctial gales in October and, to a lesser extent, March and during the winter storms, mainly in December.

Provided you have good waterproofs, you may prefer these more dramatic times of year as you do get some very spectacular seas and lighting effects through mist or gaps between showers.
Some of the estuaries can only be crossed by ferries or tidal footbridges at certain states of the tide. The itineraries have been planned with this in mind.

Also, some of the ferries do not run during the winter months, so, in these cases we will arrange transport by some other means, usually by road, at no extra cost to you.

The places you stay in are carefully chosen and constantly vetted via clients’ feedback. The majority are farmhouses, ‘bed and breakfasts’, guest houses and small hotels, but you may have an occasional night in an inn or larger hotel.

Each is chosen for its particular asset, whether it be proximity to the path, a splendid view, rustic charm or exceptionally good cuisine or hospitality.

Single rooms are usually available for a supplement.

For en-suite rooms, see 'Tailor - made Options' on the next page.

Every day you will be provided with a full English breakfast, packed lunch and a substantial evening meal. However, some do not provide evening meals themselves, in which case you will be directed to (or booked in to, if necessary) a nearby recommended pub or restaurant and given an allowance (usually about £18) to cover a meal comparable to the in-house ones.

Generally, only one night is spent in each accommodation before moving on to the next, but there are three exceptions:-

If you want to spend extra nights anywhere along the way, for rest days or to explore inland, let us know when you book and we will adjust your itinerary to include the extra days.

Very rarely, usually during the school summer holidays when accommodation is hard to come by, we may be unable to book you in on a particular night’s stop. In that case you would spend an extra night at your previous accommodation and we would arrange transport so as your walking progress round the coast would continue as normal and at no extra cost to you.

Finally, you may wish to add extra nights at either end of your holiday, but bear in mind that one night at each end is already included.

When setting off along the coast towards your next accommodation, you will be travelling light, carrying just what you need for the day, for example, packed lunch, waterproofs (just in case), camera and binoculars.

The rest of your luggage will be taken by our own transport to arrive well before your evening meal time. Only in exceptional circumstances will this service by entrusted to one of our accommodation hosts who can be relied upon to deliver it on time.

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We are sorry to say that we are now only taking bookings for 2014 for our returning customers.
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