Walking

Walking in Cornwall

Discover Cornwall from the South West Coast Path, Britain's longest and most beautiful walking trail.

We offer a variety of walks from gentle stretches to more demanding climbs depending on how much you want to challenge yourself!

The path takes us past dramatic headlands, beautiful coves and steep coastal valleys. Look forward to a wonderful walking week with us!

       Our week

Tag(e)

  • Day 1

    Once you have arrived and settled in, we will meet for a drink in a local pub where we can get to know each other and discuss the week’s schedule.

  • Day 2

    After a good breakfast we start our walk at  Kynance Cove, a spectacular cove on the most Southern coast of England, the Lizard Point. The views are  stunning and with a bit of luck we will spot the Cornish chough or hear its rough voice in the wind! This walk takes us to Lizard village where we can take a refreshment break. Approx. 7 km, 3 hrs, easy - moderate walking.

  • Day 3

    Today we walk one of the most beautiful sections of the path  from the famous Minack Theatre to Land's End, on the most westerly point of England. If we are lucky we will  spot dolphins or basking sharks and watch sea birds breeding on the cliffs, or diving into the sea. Easy walking, approx. 3½ hrs.

  • Day 4

    A trip to St. Ives, the Cornish home to the arts. We will stroll through the cobbled streets, you can visit the Tate Gallery and have the best fish and chips in Cornwall, taking care that the herring gulls don’t steal our food! St Ives boasts beautiful coastland and fascinating shops and really does have a touch of the Mediterranean!

  • Day 5

    Today we head off to the north coast, walking from Cape Cornwall to Gurnard's Head, one of my favourite places by the sea. The coastline here is rugged and the sea is truly wild and beautiful. The walk takes us past several disused tin mines, a silent memory of Cornwall’s industrial history. Approx. 4 hrs, mostly moderate but strenuous in parts.

  • Day 6

    Today we will be constructing a sweat lodge with Toby. Afterwards we will join together for this ancient shamanic cleansing ritual which serves to rid us of whatever no longer serves us, thereby welcoming in the new. It’s a powerful event and a wonderful experience. Toby, who has many years of experience, will be guiding and supporting us in this.

  • Day 7

    A visit to Mousehole, the prettiest village in Cornwall and a ginger beer, or something stronger, at the harbour. This is our last evening together and to mark the occasion, you are invited to a BBQ on the beach, as a thank you for a lovely week!

  • Day 8

    Travel back home, bye bye! Hope to see you soon.

My promise:

You will -

- enjoy the best cream tea in Cornwall

- meet friendly locals

- have a picnic in the most beautiful theatre with
  extraordinary sea views

- visit mystic places

- enjoy nature and wildlife

- have a great time in a small group

- change your mind about the English food

- regret going back home..! 

 

Dates 2017:

18.03. - 25.03. 15.07. - 22.07.
15.04. - 22.04. 16.07. - 23.07.
13.05. - 20.05. 23.09. - 30.09.
10.06. - 17.06.

We are also happy to provide you with a personal offer for you and your friends.

Please note that it is your responsibility to arrange adequate and effective insurance.

 

We

are a group of maximum 8 people aged between 30 and 65 and like walking in a relaxed pace; are flexible regarding a change of the programme should the weather not allow walking (which is very seldom the case...)

No minimum number of members!

What my customers say:

"Our walking holiday with Astrid was one of the best holidays ever! We were surprised about the beautiful landscape, there is so much to discover and to see here and also the food was delicious."

 Manfred und Ursula from Germany, September 2009

" Breathtaking views from the South West Coast Path, you feel so close to the nature and can really unwind so well. Mousehole and Marazion, St. Ives and the Minack Theater are a dream, I am looking forward to coming again."

Anne from Germany, May 2010

"Thanks to Astrid, a well experienced tour guide who showed us secret places and went walking with us very relaxed. With her we learnt a lot about Cornwall and the special way of life, I really loved it down here and enjoyed every day."

Bettina from Germany, July 2011

"I did not want to leave, I really fell in love with Cornwall. Thanks to Astrid, a very open minded and personally working tour guide and to Chris, who runs the Tremont Hotel in Penzance, she made my stay very pleasant!"

Britt from Germany, September 2012

"We were so lucky with the weather and discovered the magical landscape with Astrid, her favourite beach was on a very remote place where we had a great break at the turquoise sea. Also our daughter loved it down here and went walking with us for hours!"

Peter and Tzveta from Germany, May 2013.

"An amazing abundance of flowers, plants, beautiful colours of the sea and the mystical sites of Cornwall - a great adventure in a small group!"

Andreas from Germany, September 2013.

"We came back to this magical place for the 3rd time and will come back again. Relaxed walking holidays in a small group, we saw more than we had expeceted. Thank you Astrid!"

Hildegard from Germany, September 2013.

"Even in October we could swim in the beautiful sea - the highlight after a long beautiful walk!"

Susanne from Germany, October 2013.


Accommodation

Hotel:

My friend Chris is a very friendly host who runs the Tremont Hotel in Penzance, 5 minutes away from the sea and town centre. You will feel very comfortable here and will be surprised by the wonderful breakfast. The hotel also provides a lounge where you can  read  or  watch TV. Chris will help you have a wonderful stay and is always there for you.

The price for a single room is 34 - 50 GBP / night, depending on the size of your room.  A  double room is 70 GBP/night, a rich breakfast included.

For more information please see:  www.tremonthotel.co.uk

Cottage:

For a wonderful stay in a lovely cottage please see: www.aspects-holidays.co.uk

 

Walking holiday

1 week personal guided walking holiday is 520 EUR / person.

Features:

- 4 guided walking tours on the South West Coast Path

- Information about the main sights on the Penwith Peninsula

- Mystical stone circles

- Personal tour guide

- Meeting the locals

- A visit of St. Michael`s Mount

- Transport to the walking sections and back to your accommodation

- A day trip to St. Ives

- BBQ on the beach

 How to get here:

I recommend flying to Bristol, Exeter, Newquay or London; Newquay is the only airport in Cornwall, from there I am happy to pick you up.

Bristol is approx. 3½ hrs from Penzance, Exeter 2 hrs and London 5½ hrs. by train.

Let me know if I should arrange the transport from one of the airports for you.

You can also come by train, please see www.nationalexpress.com for further information.

Flights:

www.easyjet.com

www.britishairways.com

www.ryanair.com

www.flybe.com

www.klm.com

Please let me know if you do need any assistance regarding your journey, I am happy to organize it for you.

 Information and tips:

You only need a valid identity card if you are a member of the EU.

There are plenty of cash machines and banks down here where you can get your money.

Please think of bringing a rain jacket and trousers, a small rucksack for packed lunch,  good walking boots and a hat as it can be hot and windy.

Food in the pubs is of good quality and pretty cheap, about 8 - 10 GBP for a nice dish.

The famous and delicious pasties are a good alternative and cost you approx. 2,70 GBP.

The climate in Cornwall

...is mild, even in autumn and winter it is approx. 12 - 15 as we do have the gulf stream. The weather can change very quickly, after a grey sky in the morning you often have a sunny day later.

Should you have any inquiries please send me an email or phone me, I will call you back:

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