Cornwall - St Ives, Tintagel, and Port Isaac - Beaching and Hiking weekend trip
Time & Location
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.
- 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
Difficulty: Medium - some steep elevation
Total Ascent: 388 meter
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
Total Ascent: 598 meter
- 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
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
Entrance to Tintagel Castle
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
Refillable water bottle
Waterproof jacket as there is always a risk of rain in the UK
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.
- Sold OutSingle Hotel Occupancy£377£3770£0
- Hostel Bed£257£2570£0