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.
AND TIMES - NO AGE LIMITS
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.
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.
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.