Book OnlineCornwall's Atlantic Coast - North
Total distance: 78 miles (124 km)
Duration: 8 nights, 7 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Season: 1st January - 31st December
Start of holiday: Westward Ho!
End of holiday: Padstow
Day 1: Travel to Westward Ho! where your first nights accommodation has been booked
Day 2: Westward Ho! to Clovelly. 11 miles (17.5km)
Day 3: Clovelly to Hartland Quay. 10.5 miles (17km)
Day 4: Hartland Quay to Bude. 15 miles (24km)
Day 5: Bude to Crackington Haven. 9.5 miles (14.5km)
Day 6: Crackington Haven to Tintagel. 11.5 miles (18.5km)
Day 7: Tintagel to Port Isaac. 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Day 8: Port Isaac to Padstow. 12 miles (19km)
Day 9: Depart from Padstow after breakfast
The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.
Extra nights / rest days
An extra night gives you a chance to explore some of the villages on the path or to simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches for which Cornwall is famous.
The pretty little village of Clovelly is a popular choice. Clovelly is also worth considering if you would like to visit Lundy Island, which is noted for its birdlife.
There is a lot to see at Bude and Port Isaac is also worthy of an extra night, but Padstow, with its lively harbour, is an ideal base for enjoying the unique Cornish atmosphere.
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- 8 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Emergency assistance.
Travel InformationDetailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below.
Most convenient International airport : London
Outward journey from London to Westward Ho!: There is a fast and frequent service from London Paddington to Barnstaple (4 hours) via Exeter. From Barnstaple it is a short bus or taxi journey to Westward Ho!
Return journey to London at the end of the holiday: The nearest railway station to Padstow is Bodmin Parkway. There is a regular bus service between Padstow and Bodmin Parkway. The journey time to London Paddington from Bodmin Parkway is 4 hours.
It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.
Click here for a summary of monthly average temperatures and rainfall for this trail.