South Cornwall Short Break

Polperro to Plymouth along the South Cornwall section of the South West Coast Path.

3 nights
25 miles
Moderate / Demanding

From £275 per person

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About this route

Take a short break along the second half of the South Cornwall trail, where quiet coastal scenery mingles with quaint harbour villages. With stunning vantage points at Rame Head and Penlee Point, this is an incredibly scenic route.

It even enjoys a ferry trip across the mouth of the River Tamar before reaching its end in spectacular naval Plymouth.

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South Cornwall Short Break map
Polperro to Plymouth
25 miles (40 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Wandering along sandy beaches and tranquil clifftop paths.

Discovering the local history of harbour towns and fishing villages.

Arriving in vibrant Plymouth at the end of your walk, with its impressive fortress and lively harbour.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
SCORSB From Polperro to Plymouth 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate / Demanding£275

South Cornwall Short Break 3 nights, 2 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Polperro where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Polperro to Portwrinkle. 12 miles (19km)

Day 2

Portwrinkle to Plymouth. 13 miles (21km)

Finish

Depart from Plymouth after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Plymouth, with its vast number of historic buildings, is a good choice for an extra night.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 25 miles (40 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13 miles (21 km)
Code: SCORSB Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Polperro
End of holiday: Plymouth

Route Profile

South Cornwall Short Break Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Exeter and Newquay.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Polperro) are either Looe (about 5 miles away) or Liskeard (about 14 miles away). There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Plymouth).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Polperro and from Plymouth.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Looe. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Polperro.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a bus from Plymouth to Polperro.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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