South West Coast Path - Falmouth to Plymouth


Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 665.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Falmouth / Plymouth
> Distance: 77 miles (122.5 km)
> Duration: 6 - 8 days according to choice
> Availability: Year-round
> Grading: Moderate to Challenging
> Way-marked

South West Coast Path (Falmouth to Plymouth) Highlights

  • Journey through one of Cornwall’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Explore picturesque fishing villages and historic harbours such as Polperro and Mevagissey
  • Enjoy dramatic cliff-top scenery and hidden coves
  • Indulge in Falmouth’s vibrant foodie scene and sample the delights of fresh Cornish seafood
  • Walk through the historic Georgian harbour at Charlestown, featured in the popular period drama Poldark
  • Visit the Eden Project - the largest indoor rainforest in the world

This beautiful section on the southern edge of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) between Falmouth and Plymouth has a new delight at every turn. 77 miles of trail takes you on an ever-changing journey through some of Cornwall’s most loved spots.

The route begins in vibrant Falmouth, one of Cornwall’s hubs and home to art galleries and a wealth of excellent restaurants. The trail winds its way down through lovely fishing villages, where the original fishing industries remain and the pace of life is set by the sea.

Authors have long found inspiration in this idyllic part of Cornwall. The trail passes through sites associated with the renowned author Daphne Du Maurier, including the isolated and unique house on Chapel Point.

In Charlestown, the Georgian harbour may be a familiar sight from the BBC series Poldark, where the harbour poses as 18th-century Truro. Fantastically diverse walking follows, and in the final sections, the trail opens up to expansive views of the endpoint in Plymouth.

As this section of the trail includes challenging steep ascents and descents throughout, we would suggest that you consider walking shorter distances than normal. Additional rest days are recommended, as there is no shortage of wonderful destinations along the route where you could soak up all that the Cornish coast has to offer. 

Keen to find out more about walking from Falmouth to Plymouth on the South West Coast Path? Check out our blog - Cornish Charm: A Walking Holiday from Falmouth to Plymouth