• Hike along the South West Coastal Path on the spectacular North Cornish Coast and through beautiful rolling farmland and open country, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Immerse yourself in mystery and legend with a visit to King Arthurs birthplace at Tintagel Castle, and the Arthurian Centre at Slaughterbridge.
  • Explore lovely Port Isaac, the fictional Port Wenn in the TV series Doc Martin.
  • Discover Cornish mining history and the glorious coast that inspired the Poldark series of novels and where the recent TV drama was filmed.
  • Taste the wine at one of Englands foremost vineyards, visit beautiful restored Victorian gardens and admire a perfect Elizabethan manor house.

Storms and pounding surf have shaped the wildly beautiful scenery of this northern coast of Cornwall where we hike the South West Coastal Path and discover tiny coves surrounded by towering cliffs and historic small harbors.

Centuries of legend still hold sway in this land of King Arthur and as well as the ancient, ruined Tintagel castle, we explore the picturesque settings for TVs Poldark and Doc Martin.

We see the haunting relics of Cornwalls mining past; visit a beautiful manor house; find an exotic restored garden; taste the produce of an award-winning vineyard and, of course, sample a famous Cornish cream tea!

Sunday Overnight: The Longcross Hotel

Transfer from Bodmin Parkway rail station (main London to Penzance line) to Port Isaac. Welcome reception and dinner in the hotel.

Monday Overnight: The Longcross Hotel

After a short transfer we visit the ancient fishing village of Boscastle before starting our walk along the dramatic North Cornish coast. After lunch in an English Heritage restaurant, we take a guided tour of Tintagel castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, before walking on to St Materiana's church perched on the cliff tops where we see ancient artefacts and treasures. We finish with tea in a lovely cafe and some time to wander through Tintagel before making the short transfer back to our hotel where we can also visit the beautifully restored Victorian gardens. Dinner in our hotel.

Tuesday Overnight: St Enodoc Hotel

Walk out from our hotel through open farmland and along the SW Coastal Path to Port Isaac, the setting for the TV series Doc Martin, where we take a guided tour of this idyllic fishing village. Lunch in a Port Isaac pub. Continue the walk through open farmland and along the coastal path through reserves maintained by the National Trust. We take a short transfer back to our next hotel for dinner.

Wednesday Overnight: St Enodoc Hotel

Walk out from our hotel and catch the passenger ferry across to Padstow. Meander through the streets of Padstow and visit the National Lobster Hatchery before striking out for a days walk in the local countryside on the Saint's Way. Lunch in an old mill Bistro at Little Petherick and then walking back along a creek and onto the Camel Trail back to Padstow. Ending with a visit to Prideaux Place and cream tea before catching the ferry back to Rock and our hotel.

Thursday Overnight: The Rose in Vale Hotel

Walk from our hotel along the valley of the river Camel through farms and lanes set amongst rolling hills and valleys. Lunch at a country pub in Chapel Amble and then a short afternoon walk through open countryside to visit an Iron Age hill fort. After a short transfer we finish the day with a visit to the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Transfer to our next hotel near St Agnes. Walk to supper in a local pub.

Friday Overnight: The Rose in Vale Hotel

Walk out from our hotel and visit the Blue Hills tin streams before reaching the ancient and unspoilt village of St Agnes. Discover the ruined harbour of Trevaunance Cove and have lunch in a local pub built from timber salvaged from wrecks in the 16th Century. We then continue the walk along the rugged coastline in this World Heritage Site to find the remains of the Wheal Coates tin mine where parts of the TV series Poldark were filmed. We return to our hotel for our farewell dinner.


After breakfast, The Wayfarers will take you to Truro rail station for your onward rail connections (this is on the main Penzance to London line).
In the southwest of England we visit picturesque North Cornwall, the stamping ground for TVs Doc Martin and the location for Poldark. A perfect companion Walk for our original Cornwall Walk!
Terrain: Contoured coastal paths, riverbank and estuary trails, with undulations of150-250 ft and occasional short steeper climbs and descents. 8-11 miles walking per day


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(Single Supplement $565.00)
Our Wayfarers friends Price is $4,175.00


From Oct 9 to Oct 15 (more dates)
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Arrival: Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
Departure: Truro Rail Station


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Hotels - Where we stay

The Longcross Hotel

The Longcross Hotel

Set in almost four acres of its own grounds and gardens, overlooking some 20 miles of the North Cornwall coast, the Longcross has been thoughtfully converted from a Victorian gentlemans residence into a secluded boutique hotel. The beautiful Long Cross Victorian Gardens, next to the hotel, retain their original layout and the hotel is named after the ancient stone standing near the east gate which once guided pilgrims to a nearby monastery. The 15 guest rooms have been recently and beautifully refurbished and all rooms have private bathrooms, central heating, flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities and broadband access. The glass-walled Longcross Restaurant offers diners exceptional views of the coastline while they enjoy a menu featuring the best of contemporary cuisine.

St Enodoc Hotel

St Enodoc Hotel

A classic seaside hotel re-invented, the St Enodoc overlooks the Camel estuary with sweeping views across the water. The emphasis is on comfort, design and great food. A chic, yet comfortable, boutique hotel, its light and airy with original art decorating the walls, complimented by Cornish slate and granite in the drawing room and reception. There is a spa and an outdoor heated pool (May to September). All the rooms are en suite, well-equipped and in contemporary style. Award-winning chef Nathan Outlaw is in charge of food. The hotel has two restaurants, which specialize in the freshest fish and seafood.

The Rose in Vale Hotel

The Rose in Vale Hotel

Tucked away in a valley by the sea, Rose in Vale is a Georgian gentlemans residence now carefully transformed into a hotel offering style and comfort in a tranquil environment. The 22 rooms blend ornate Georgian architecture with every modern convenience. Each has individually controlled central heating, a beverage tray, TV, radio, hairdryer and en suite bathroom. For the elegant Dining Room restaurant, the team of chefs prepares delicious fare, using the best of locally-sourced Cornish ingredients.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants