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Visit the Great Gardens of Cornwall
while walking the UK's South West Coast Path
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Gardens Walking Holiday Cornwall
Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days
Total Distance:
63 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
easy to strenuous
Trebah, Carwinion
Glendurgan, Lamorran
Trist, Caerhays
Pine Lodge
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 1: Arrive at Helford Passage
You make your own way to Helford Passage. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary.
Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.
Day 2: Trebah Gardens, Carwinion Gardens and Glendurgan.
Spend the day visiting Trebah, Carwinion and Glendurgan. Trebah is a spectacular subtropical 26 acre ravine garden sweeping down to a secluded beach on the Helford Estuary. Carwinion Garden has 12 peaceful acres containing an outstanding collection of bamboo, camellias, hydrangeas, ferns, wild flowers and exotics. Glendurgan is a valley garden with many fine trees, rare exotic shrubs, magnolias, camellias and wild flowers.
Trebah Gardens, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday
Day 3: Helford Passage to Falmouth.    10 miles     moderate
The wooded path follows along the Helford River and there are occasional views of the estuary through the trees. You head out towards Rosemullion Head where you can see Falmouth and Pendennis Point in the distance. Pendennis Castle, and its counterpart at St Mawes, date from the mid-16th century.
Helford Passage, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday
Day 4: Falmouth to Portloe, via Lamorran House Gardens. 14 miles   easy, then strenuous  
You take the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes where you visit the 4.5 acres of Lamorran House Gardens (Wednesdays and Fridays only) set out in an Italianate style with an extensive collection of subtropical plants. Another ferry takes you to Place and you walk the South West Coast Path to Portloe.
Lamorran House Gardens, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday
Day 5: Portloe to Mevagissey, Caerhays Castle and Gardens.    12 miles    strenuous, then easy
You walk around Veryan Bay through the villages of West and East Portholland where there is an old limekiln on the beach. Caerhays has an informal woodland garden (open until mid-June) created by J C Williams who sponsored plant-hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the 19th century. National magnolia collection. Also camellias, rhododendrons and oaks.
Caerhays Gardens, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday
The Giant's Head at Heligan, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday Day 6: Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Spend the whole day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan where there are over 200 acres of working Victorian gardens with magnificent complex of walled gardens, summerhouses, lakes, huge productive gardens and fruit houses. Overnight at Mevagissey.
Day 7: Mevagissey to Charlestown.         9 miles   strenuous    
A pleasant day's walking along the coast to the 18th century port of Charlestown. The harbour is home to some fine old sailing ships and has been used as a location in many films.
Ships in Charlestown, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday
The Eden Project, Cornwall on SWCP Gardens Walking Holiday Day 8: The Eden Project.
A 4 mile inland walk or local bus takes you to The Eden Project. In the Humid Tropics Biome you can experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the rainforest in the world's largest greenhouse. The Temperate Biome you experience the diversity of the Mediterranean. No matter what the season, the terraced gardens will be a riot of colour. Overnight in Charlestown.
Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Other walks
in Cornwall include:

NE Cornwall

NW Cornwall

SWCP Land's End Circular

SW Cornwall

SE Cornwall

Saints Way

Copper Trail

Great Gardens of Cornwall

Isles of Scilly

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
to the gardens of Cornwall

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey maps 1:25,000
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
to the gardens of Cornwall

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
South West Coast Path
Great Gardens of Cornwall:
9 day itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Portloe Double/Twin Single
Lugger Hotel £47.50 £95.00
Charlestown Double/Twin Single
Rashleigh Arms £25.00 £55.00
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We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
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How to get there
By Plane to Newquay where we can arrange transfer to Helford Passage
By Car to Charlestown where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Helford Passage
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