The Discerning Traveller – Hiking Cornwall

Lands End & St Ives

Porthcurno Beach

Carn Galver Tin Mine, Rosemergy

Polperro to Mevagissey

Lantic Bay

Views Overlooking Fowey from Polruan

Tintagel Coast Waymark

Padstow & Tintagel Coast

St Juliot Bridleway

Welcome to The Discerning Traveller
At the Discerning Traveller we offer a selection of carefully designed self-guided walking and hiking tour holidays throughout Cornwall. Our walking holiday tours range in duration from 4 to 10 nights, but you can add on extra nights when you book. Most of our routes are suitable for reasonably fit walkers who can walk 8 to 10 miles per day with some longer days.

We book your rooms, transfer your bags and provide hiking maps and detailed directions, including how to reach the starting point of your tour from airports and rail stations.

Hiking Tours in Cornwall and Britain
Cornwall’s long and dramatic coastline is a wonderland for hikers and walkers. We offer a choice of three different week-long self-guided walking holidays in Cornwall along the cliff-top footpath taking in tiny fishing villages and remote sandy beaches.

Each of our Cornwall tours can be extended to include a short visit to the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, the setting of Daphne du Maurier’s “Jamaica Inn”.

Lands End & St Ives
England’s western most peninsula is famous for its spectacular granite sea-cliffs. It is also home to fascinating remains of the former tin mining industry which are now part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our 5 or 7-night hiking tour follows the coastal footpath from the fishing village of Mousehole past Lands End to the artists’ mecca of St Ives.

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Polperro to Mevagissey
Cornwall’s south coast faces the English Channel and enjoys an almost sub-tropical climate. Our 6-night tour follows the cliff-top path between the fishing villages of Polperro and Mevagissey. On the way, we spend two nights in the historic port of Fowey whose fortifications date back to Henry VIII. There are opportunities to visit the world-famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Padstow & Tintagel Coast
Cornwall’s north coast faces the Atlantic. West of Padstow, the coastal footpath overlooks wide sandy beaches that are popular with surfers. From Padstow, we take the ferry across the river Camel and follow the high and rugged coastal cliffs to the legendary coastal fortress of King Arthur at Tintagel. Our 6-night tour ends at the tiny rock-girt harbour of Boscastle.

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