South West Coast Path.
Northern section of Cornwall's Atlantic Coast
 Westward Ho! to Padstow.
80 miles/ 128 km

Walking the Northern section of 
Cornwall's Atlantic coast on the South West Coast Path
Starting in the seaside Village of Westward Ho! and finishing in the coastal Town of Padstow. 
Itinerary for 9 nights below. 

The mileage shown below is from where the South West Coastal path starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. Due to the rural nature of the walk, there are times when it is not possible to find accommodation in walking distance from the path.  You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation, unless otherwise informed.  On the occasions where a (T) has been placed on the itinerary, a transfer from the path will be provided as part of your holiday.  This will either be provided by taxi service or by your host.  You will then be returned to the path the following morning to continue your walk.  When an (L) has been used, there is limited accommodation.  You may need a transfer at this location.  Further transfers not listed, may be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy or the accommodations close to the path being already fully booked.   This will be discussed with you at the time of booking your accommodation. 

There are the occasional opportunities to use small ferry crossings long the South West Coast path route.  This will reduce your mileage during the day.  The cost for using the ferry is not included in your walking holiday but they provide a valuable service to visitors and locals alike. Offering a relaxing break to your days walking.  You will find one of these crossings at Padstow 

If you have any questions, please contact us here at Embark walking holidays - we are happy to help.  

Pretty fishing village of Port Isaac showing houses and port

SWCPAC9 9 Nights, 8 Days

This route is classed as challenging

Holiday Code SWCPAC9

9 Nights and 8 Days

Price per person ( based on two sharing) 


Arrival Day: Westward Ho (Your start point)

    Walk Day 1: Westward Ho to Higher Clovelly(L)

    11 miles / 18 km

    Walk Day 2: Higher Clovelly to Hartland Quay(L)

    11 miles / 18 km

    Walk Day 3: Hartland Quay to Morwenstow(L)

    8 miles / 13 km

    Walk Day 4: Morwenstow to Bude

    8 miles / 13 km

    Walk Day 5: Bude to Crackington Haven(L)

    10 miles / 16 km

    Walk Day 6: Crackington Haven to Boscastle

    7 miles / 11 km

    Walk Day 7: Boscastle to Port Isaac

    14 miles / 23 km

    Walk Day 8: Port Isaac to Padstow(L)

    12 miles / 19 km

    Departure Day: Padstow (Your finish point)

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