Sat, 28 Aug | Tintagel

Cornwall - St Ives, Tintagel, and Port Isaac - Beaching and Hiking weekend trip

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Cornwall - St Ives, Tintagel, and Port Isaac - Beaching and Hiking weekend trip

Time & Location

28 Aug, 07:00 BST – 30 Aug, 22:00 BST
Tintagel, Tintagel PL34, UK

About the Event

Go on a legendary adventure in Cornwall this summer holiday, with time to be lazy by the beach!

Our adventure starts at Tintagel - a Cornish castle with links to King Arthur. 

We will cross the spectacular new bridge to take in the unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland, the walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below.

Heading down to sea level for a stroll along the sandy beach and venture into Merlin's Cave. 

Following our Tintagel Castle visit, we head to our hike of the day to Boscastle, along the coast and back via Cornish countryside.

Soak up the natural beauty of the headland and look out for wildlife. You can often see seals playing in the water and the rugged cliffs teem with birds sheltering from the winds.

Our second day will be spent by Port Isaac, a charming little fishing village, set amidst the rugged north coast of Cornwall. 

We will start your holiday with a shorter hike followed by free time to explore Port Isaac and have a well deserved fish and chips for lunch.

You will be enchanted by the narrow winding streets that lead you on a historical journey, past white-washed cottages down to the atmospheric harbour front. 

Welcoming bars and restaurants sit within centuries-old buildings, where the echoes of traditional village life resonate with warmth and character. Fans of the long-running TV series, Doc Martin, will recognise Port Isaac as the setting for the fictional village of Portwenn.

Love swimming or beach time? Bring your beach gear as there could be a chance to chillax on sandy beaches if the weather permits.

ITINERARY

SATURDAY

  • 7 am meet at Hammersmith, near the station, exact location to be confirmed closer do the date.
  • Drive 5 hours to St Ive's, plus 3 service station stops, including a 45 minutes lunch break.
  • 1 pm Arrive at St Ive's and have takeaway lunch (Famous Cornish Pasty anyone?)
  • Free time to explore St Ive's, relax on the beach, hire a paddleboard or join me for a local hike
  • 6 pm Drive to Tintagel where our accommodation is located and have dinner
  • 8 pm Check into our accommodations

HIKE TECHNICAL NOTES

Length: 8.06 km / 5 miles

Time to complete: 2 hours

Surface: Moderate

Difficulty: Medium - some steep elevation

Total Ascent: 388 meter

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SUNDAY

Tintagel, Boscastle, Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley circular hike

  • 8 am Breakfast
  • 9 am Walk to Tintagel Castle and spend 3 hours exploring the grounds
  • 12 pm Go on a 5-6 hour circular hike ending back at our accommodation
  • 5 pm  Relax before dinner
  • 7 pm Dinner

This is an absolutely beautiful circular walk starting from Tintagel Castle, over the coast on a fantastic red cliff with spectacular views of the bay, then to Boscastle fishing village and finally inland through woodlands along a stream and then returning to our accommodation in Tintagel.

Please beware that this hike includes a lot of steep steps along the coast

HIKE TECHNICAL NOTE

Length: 16 km/ 10 miles

Time to complete: 5 hours

Surface: Moderate

Difficulty: Medium

Total Ascent: 598 meter

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MONDAY

  • 9 am  Breakfast
  • 10 am  Drive to Port Isaac
  • 11 am  Free time at Port Isaac or 2.5-hour hike with me
  • 3 pm  Drive back to London with 3 stops
  • 9 pm  Arrive back in London

FEE

Single hotel room £377

Shared twin hotel room £287 per person

Shared hostel room £257 per person (breakfast included)

Do you want to drive yourself? 

Please use code SELFDRIVE for a £58 discount if not using our minibus service.

INCLUDED IN FEE

Full travel in a private minibus

2 nights accommodation

Guided walks

Entrance to Tintagel Castle

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance

Meals (except for breakfasts in the hostel)

Anything else not included above

WHAT TO BRING

Sensible sports and comfortable clothes fit for the weather

Hiking or strong walking shoes as the ground surface will be quite rough

Backpack

Refillable water bottle

Waterproof jacket as there is always a risk of rain in the UK

REFUNDS

Possible up to 60 days before the trip starts.

We will make a full refund if we have to cancel for any reason, including government restrictions

You may resell your place but please speak with us first.

Terms and conditions apply, refer to our TM page for more details.

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