Highlights


  • Hike along the South West Coast 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 a visit an ancient Iron Age Hill Fort.
  • Explore lovely Port Isaac, the fictional Port Wenn in the TV series Doc Martin.
  • Discover Cornish mining history and the glorious coast, now designated a World Heritage Site, that inspired the Poldark series of novels and where the recent TV drama was filmed.
  • Visit the studios of one England's leading potters and have tea there, see beautiful restored Victorian gardens and admire a perfect Elizabethan manor house.

Storms and pounding surf have shaped the wildly beautiful scenery of Cornwall's northern coast. We hike the South West Coast 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. We explore the ancient ruins of Tintagel castle and the picturesque settings for TVs Poldark and Doc Martin.

We see the haunting relics of Cornwalls mining past, visit a beautiful Elizabethan manor house, find an exotic restored garden, visit the studios of the internationally acclaimed potter Paul Jackson and, of course, sample a famous Cornish cream tea!

Sunday Overnight: The Longcross Hotel

Meet at Bodmin Parkway railway station, then transfer to our hotel in Port Quin. Tonight, we'll enjoy a Welcome Reception and Dinner in the hotel.

Monday Overnight: The Longcross Hotel

A short transfer takes us to the ancient fishing village of Boscastle to begin our walk along the dramatic North Cornish coast. After stopping for lunch in an English Heritage restaurant, we make our way to Tintagel castle, birthplace of King Arthur, for a guided tour. Walk from here to explore St Materiana's church, built on the cliff tops in the 11th century. We'll return to Tintagel for tea before returning to our hotel.

Tuesday Overnight: St Enodoc Hotel

Walk from the hotel through open farmland and along the coast path to Port Isaac, setting for the ˜Doc Martin' TV series. After a guided tour of this idyllic fishing village and a pub lunch with the locals, we'll continue through farmland and along the coast through reserves maintained by the National Trust.

Wednesday Overnight: St Enodoc Hotel

This morning we catch the ferry to Padstow. Meander through the streets and visit the National Lobster Hatchery before we strike out for a day's walk in the local countryside. Lunch is at an old mill, then we'll follow a small creek all the way to Padstow, where a delicious cream tea awaits.

Thursday Overnight: Rose in Vale Hotel

Today's route follows the River Camel as it winds along farms and lanes in rolling hills and valleys. We'll lunch at a country pub, then walk through open countryside to visit an Iron Age hill fort. Our final stop is the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard, where we'll have a tour and wine tasting.

Friday Overnight: Rose in Vale Hotel

Cornish mining history and nature take center stage today, walking from our hotel to the Blue Hills tin streams, then the ruined harbor of Trevaunance Cove. We'll lunch in a local pub built from timber salvaged from wrecks in the 16th century, then walk along the rugged World Heritage coast to find the remains of ˜Poldark's Wheal Coates tin mine. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner at the hotel.

Saturday

After breakfast, The Wayfarers will take you to Truro railway station for your onward rail connections.
Moderate-Energetic
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

TRIP DETAILS

6 nights from
$4,595.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement $675.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $4,365.00

Dates

From May 27 to Jun 2 (more dates)
Request booking
Arrival: Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
Departure: Truro Rail Station

Activities

Walk Adventure
North Cornwall Map

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.

Rose in Vale Hotel

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.

Start planning your trip

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