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Self Guided Walking Holiday Exploring Cornwall and The Lizard Peninsula

  • Location Cornwall
  • Price from £669.00
  • Multi-activity
  • Mindful escape
  • Microadventure
  • Digital detox


This Cornwall Walking Holiday, explores the Lizard Peninsula which is the southern-most tip of England and offers a beautiful coastline combined with a relatively mild climate. The tour includes a great variety of coast and heathland, taking clients through picturesque fishing villages, as well as the tree-lined creeks that inspired the novels of Daphne du Maurier.
An exciting Cornish Walking Holiday which allows you to explore picturesque fishing harbours while following the spectacular Lizard Peninsula coastal path as well as allowing you to visit the tree-lined creeks that inspired the novels of Daphne du Maurier. Uses the longest National Walking Trail in the UK, at 630 miles long this follows a superb coastline with heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way which are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your short Cornwall walking tour, including:
Goonhilly Earth Station Helford Helston Lizard Village & Lighthouse Mullion Penrose Estate Porthallow Vineyard St Keverne Plenty of stops for Cornish pasties and cream teas!
NOTE - We’ve changed how we operate due to Covid-19 with your health and safety in mind. If you’ve got any questions on the steps we’ve taken, just drop us a message

Day 1

A: Circuit from Helston via Loe Pool (Full route: 8.5 miles / 13.7km | Short Route: 6.75 miles / 11 km)
Enjoy a gentle start to the day with an easy circular walk around the Loe Pool, Cornwall’s largest natural area of fresh water. This route then continues into the woodland of the Penrose Estate and on to the little fishing harbour of Porthleven before returning to Helston.
Overnight in Helston. No luggage transfer required.

Day 2

B: Linear route from Helston to St Keverne, via Manaccan (Full route: 9.5 miles / 15km | Short Route: 5.5 miles / 9 km)
Today begins with a short taxi transfer (included in the price) across The Lizard to Manaccan. From here you can explore the mysterious calm waters and wooded banks of Frenchmans Creek which inspired many novels from Daphne du Maurier. You will then follow the coast path south along beautiful rugged cliffs and sandy coves through the little harbour at Porthallow to the village of St. Keverne.
Overnight in St Keverne. Luggage will be transferred.

Day 3

C: Circuit from St Keverne via Coverack (Full route: 8.75 miles / 14 km | Short Route: 6.25 miles / 10 km)
This circular walk takes you south across the rich pastures to the coast of Coverack where pretty cottages cluster around the harbour. You then return along a section of the coast path that varies from rocky cliffs to flat and pebble covered. You will also pass the notorious offshore rocks on Lowland Point that has wrecked an estimated 150 ships.
Overnight in St Keverne. No luggage transfer required.

Day 4

D: Linear route from St Keverne to Mullion, via Arrowan (Full route: 8 miles / 13 km | No Short Route)
Today begins with a short taxi transfer (included in the price) to Arrowan. You then follow the South West Coast Path passing Kennack Sands, The National Trust “Old Serpentine Works”, Cadgewith and Church Coves before arriving at Housel Beach near Lizard Point. It then a short bus ride from Lizard to Mullion, the largest village on the Peninsula with shops, inns, restaurants and an art gallery to enjoy.
Overnight in Mullion. Luggage will be transferred.

Day 5

E: Circuit from Mullion via Kynance Cove (Full route: 8.5 miles / 13.7 km | Short Route: 6 miles / 9.7 km)
Take the bus back to Lizard Village, the most southerly point of the British mainland. It has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times and the coast around it still attracts modern travellers. From the famous lighthouse, follow one of the most dramatic and beautiful sections of the coast path back to Mullion, past the sheltered beaches and remarkable rock formations of Kynance Cove. Please note, the bus ticket costs £15 and is payable locally.
Overnight in Mullion. No luggage transfer required.

Day 6

Depart for home.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups
  • Dog Friendly

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


Comfort Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.

    What's included

  • Food Breakfast will be provided.
  • Other Luggage Transfers, Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps, Emergency Telephone Assistance, Smartphone App with GPS

    What you'll need

  • Other Transport to and from Cornwall


Custom Policy

As we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges shown in the table below – these show the proportion of the full holiday cost, including VAT. Cancellation more than 70 days prior to the holiday will result in loss of your deposit Cancellation between 56 and 69 days prior to the holiday will result in charges equivalent to 40% of the total price of the holiday. Cancellation between 55 days and 28 days before the holiday will result in charges equivalent to 60% of the total price of the holiday Cancellation between 27 and 9 days before departure will result in charges equivalent to 80% of the total holiday price Cancellation less than 8 days prior to the departure will result in charges of the entire cost of the holiday. If you are unable to come on your holiday due to serious illness, jury service or for any other serious reason the booking can be transferred to another person up to seven days before departure providing the replacement person pays the amendment fees.




Compass Holidays

Compass Holidays

Compass Holidays is the experience provider for Self Guided Walking Holiday Exploring Cornwall and The Lizard Peninsula