Day 1 Arrival at the train station in St Austell and transfer to your hotel in Fowey. Fowey is situated on the west bank of the River Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has a unique charm and holds a special fascination for visitors. Its quaint cottages, narrow steep winding streets with glimpses of the shimmering river below, and bustling harbor all create an enchanting appeal. With time permitting there will be a short introductory walk in the afternoon. (D)
Day 2 Walking in the footsteps of the writer Daphne Du Maurier (Rebecca and Jamaica Inn), this walk takes in wonderful countryside, wooded creeks and stunning coastal views. There is a wealth of historical and literary interest as well as plenty of opportunities for refreshments. Walk to Polruan and then take the ferry back to Fowey. 6 miles (B, L, D)
Day 3 After breakfast we say goodbye to Fowey and head south. En route we stop at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, glorious gardens in typical 19th century fashion, neglected in the 20th century and only recently restored with award-winning international acclaim. From here we drive to the Lizard, the most southerly part of the British mainland. You will be dropped off along the path to walk to your hotel on Housel Bay on the Lizard.
Day 4 Spend a full day walking along the beautiful south coast path. Ramble a circular route from the Lizard, featuring wonderful Kynance Cove and the pretty fishing village of Cadgwith. 8 miles (B, L, D)
Day 5 After breakfast, we leave the Lizard. You will be dropped off along the route to walk another stretch of the southwest coastal path, before arriving in the pretty town of Marazion set on the shores of Mount's Bay. Check into the hotel, and in the afternoon walk to St Michaels Mount. The Mount is accessed by a causeway, revealed at low tide, once walked by pilgrims in honor of the alleged apparition of St. Michael. At other times, access is gained by means of small ferry boats. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Drive to Land's End via the Minack Theatre, an open-air amphitheater located on a cliffside in Portcurno. From Land's End walk to beautiful Sennen Cove before transferring to St. Ives via a route along the wild coast. You will have free time in St. Ives before returning to Marazion for dinner.
(B, L, D)
Day 7 Departure after breakfast. (B)