||Travel to St Mawes
||St Mawes to Portloe
||Portloe to Mevagissey
||Mevagissey to Charlestown
||Charlestown to Fowey
||Fowey to Polperro
||Polperro to Portwrinkle
||Portwrinkle to Plymouth
||Travel home from Plymouth
Day 1: Travel to St Mawes where your first night's accommodation has been booked.
Day 2: St Mawes to Portloe. Take the Place ferry from St Mawes harbour across the harbout then walk around St Anthony Head, past the Lighthouse and our favourite beach (Porthbeor) before going through Portscatho. Just a a few hundred metres further along is the award winning beach cafe "The Hidden Hut". A great place to stop for lunch. Further on if the tide is right you can walk along Pendower beach before going around Nare Head with its great view of Gull Rock. Further on suddenly the tiny harbour of Portloe will appear.
Day 3: Portloe to Mevagissey. The day takes you past Porthlune Cove with Caerhays castle behind. The gardens in the grounds of the castle are a traditional Cornish spring garden and open from mid February through to early June. Onwards it is up and down a few steep climbs before rounding Dodman Point a notable landmark for sailors along the south Cornwall coast. There is little village of Gorran Haven to pass through before arring in the narrow streets of Mevagissey where the fishing boats moor up right in the heart of the town.
Day 4: Mevagissey to Charlestown. The path takes you around the great arc of St Austell Bay before arring at the perfectly preserved old port of Charlestown. You will find old wooden square riggers moored up in the harbour and a Shipwreck and Heritage Centre that is well worth a visit.
Day 5: Charlestown to Fowey. The path has a takes a slightly urban route through Par before passing through Polkerris and then on to Gribbin Head and the Fowey daymark ( a red and white striped tower that helps boats navigate into Fowey). The Fowey estuary is always full of visiting yachts and the town itself bustles with activity throughout the summer season. The Fowey Festival of Words and Music (previously the Daphne du Maurier Literature festival) is held here each May.
Day 6: Fowey to Polperro. The day starts with a short ferry ride to Polruan on the other side of the river. Although the distance is short this is a strenuous walk with a lot of ups and downs as the path makes its way to Polperro, however you are well rewarded with magnificent sea views.
Day 7: Polperro to Portwrinkle. Looe, a town divided by a river is a good place for a refreshment stop and a little bit of exploring before continuing on the coast. If the tide is right this section contains some very pleasant beach walking as an alternative to the coastal path.
Day 8: Portwrinkle to Plymouth. Spectacular views as the path rounds Rame Head before descending into Cawsand, a grat place for refreshment at one of its many pubs. The walk finishes with a different character as it passes through the woods of Mount Edgcumbe Country park. The Cremyll ferry then delivers you to Plymouth
Day 9: Travel home from Plymouth