Walking in Cornwall
Our Cornish spring, late summer or early autumn walking experience is based around the 28-mile Saint’s Way that runs coast to coast from Padstow to Fowey, continuing along the probable route of early Christian travellers making their way from Ireland to the Continent, which unlocks the atmosphere of the fascinating Celtic past and traditions of the region.
After walking the first section from Padstow to Withiel, we have a relaxing afternoon in the country house garden of Pencarrow before returning to our hotel in Lanhydrock. Next day, we walk the section from Withiel to Lanivery and in the afternoon explore the National Trust property that lies close to our hotel, Lanhydrock House and Gardens. After walking the final section of the trail from Lanivery to Fowey and enjoying some free time in this picturesque harbour village we transfer to Marsh Villa, situated in a former tidal creek made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s book, The House on the Strand.
Your Departure date
Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £195
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Day 1 -
Travel independently to our comfortable accommodation at the Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, Bodmin. The nearest railway station is at Bodmin Parkway. Please be aware that as this is a Bank Holiday there may be a revised railway timetable in operation.
Please note that packed lunches are available from the hotel, and should be ordered the previous evening – price from £10.00pp.
|Hotel||Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club|
Day 2 -
Following a healthy breakfast we transfer by coach to Padstow, the starting point of the 28-mile Saint’s Way, which is a well walked, signposted trail marked fully on the OS maps that follows public footpaths, quiet back lanes and leafy tracks (‘green lanes’) and unlocks the atmosphere of the fascinating Celtic past and traditions of the region. We will walk the first section, Padstow to Withiel, a distance of 10 miles.
After an opportunity for lunch we continue by coach to Pencarrow Garden, a 50-acre country house garden that has such diverse features as a Victorian rockery, Italian gardens, an ice house and an Iron Age fort. We return to our hotel where dinner will be served.
Day 3 -
Today, following breakfast, our coach will transfer us to Withiel and we will walk the section from here to Lanivery, a distance of 10 miles.
In the afternoon we transfer by coach to Lanhydrock Gardens, which feature a formal courtyard garden, beds of modern roses and a woodland garden, rich in flowering shrubs and trees, especially rhododendrons and magnolias (best in April). We then return by coach to the hotel.
Day 4 -
Following breakfast our coach will transfer us to Lanivery for the final section of the Saint’s Way from here to the coast at Fowey, a distance of 8 miles.
In the afternoon we can relax with a visit to the privately-owned garden of Marsh Villa, situated in a former tidal creek made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s book The House on the Strand. This three-acre garden is result of years of hard work by the enthusiastic owner – not to mention several lorry loads of manure. A passion for perennials brought about the construction of a secluded, rather formal garden set within escallonia hedges.
Later we return to the hotel for dinner, a little foot-sore and weary perhaps but with happy memories of 28 miles of glorious Cornish countryside and some wonderful gardens to boot.
Day 5 -
Following breakfast we are free to return home independently. Extended stays can be arranged on request.
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- Meals - as per the itinerary
|Tour Departure||Tour ID||Departure date||Return Date||Guided by||Price||Deposit||Single supplement||Availability|
|30 August 2021||BWIC210830||30 August 2021 (Monday)||3 September 2021 (Friday)||£995
|28 September 2021||BWIC210928||28 September 2021 (Tuesday)||1 October 2021 (Friday)||£995