On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Port Isaac to Padstow

The Coast Path follows some truly beautiful, unspoiled sections of coast, including the remote inlet of Pine Haven and the historic promontory known as The Rumps. Views from here are spectacular. A strenuous first half to Polzeath, crossing small valleys and winding round exposed headlands, is followed by an easy walk and ferry crossing into Padstow. There is a foot ferry across the Camel Estuary from Rock to Padstow. Padstow is home to Rick Stein and his influence on this small town is significant, including a fish and chip restaurant, café, shop and B&B. The London Inn, Golden Lion, Old Custom House and Shipwrights are recommended pubs in Padstow. Once home to the composer Malcolm Arnold, Padstow is an idyllic, Cornish fishing town with beautiful surroundings and has been used as a backdrop for many films and television programmes, including the 70’s film The Eagle Has Landed, which was filmed in the sand dunes at Rock. Padstow is also home to a fine selection of cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect place to end a day of walking the South West Coast Path.

Distance: 
11.7 miles / 19.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
6 hours
Difficulty: 
Strenuous