Thanks to the folks at Country Walkers, we are on our way to England for a self-guided walking tour of the rugged seaside landscapes of Cornwall.
Fear not, self-guided doesn’t mean that we will be left to fend for ourselves. Every aspect of the trip has been carefully planned and detailed maps with route notes ensure that we’ll always find our way.
While we are following these comprehensive itineraries, seamless luggage transfers will whisk our bags from hotel to hotel. Even many of the meals are included, making it so easy to Explore the World One Step at a Time®.
By being able to go on our own we can set our perfect pace, hiking harder when we feel rough and ready, or lingering longer when the spirit moves us.
We will be hiking along England’s longest marked walking route, the famous South West Coast Path.
At over six hundred miles, we can’t possibly cover it all, (OK, it might be possible but we’d rather not commit an entire year to the trek) so our week-long adventure will focus on a portion in Cornwall.
This Cornish quest begins in the fishing port of Padstow, where we expect to work up an appetite for its some of famous, fresh seafood.
Next, we will explore the beaches of St. Ives, where unexpected palm trees give the beach a Mediterranean feel.
We finish our excursion at St. Michael’s Mount near Penzance. Pirates or not, we will be checking out the 12th-century monastery and castle that rises out of the sea just off the coast. Our timing has to be good, because it is only accessible by a narrow cobblestone path that rises above water at low tide.
Then, after we return we will be posting in depth stories detailing every step along the way.
So come with us as we discover the invigorating and intriguing pleasures of Cornwall while exploring it the most intimate way possible, on foot.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com